10 must-eat taco spots
The LA Times is back on the taco beat, listing out their current favorite trucks and stands around town. A few stalwart options — El Chato, Tacos Leo — mix it up with some lesser known favorites in what is, ultimately, a pretty solid list.
It's ticket day for Trois Mec
Today at 10 a.m., tickets go on sale for the next run of experiences at Trois Mec, Ludo's tasting menu strip mall spot off Highland. The national Eater 38 hotspot tends to sell out fast, so better get on it.
Gwyneth does Tempura Endo
The celebs are starting to circle at Beverly Hills newcomer Tempura Endo, the new Japanese spot doing pricey omakase tempura. Here's Gwyneth Paltrow on Instagram, extolling the virtues of the place.
LA's best new ramen
LAist has a tidy round up of great new-ish ramen spots around town, from Ramen Yumeya in Palms to Pasadena's stellar new Ramen Tatsunoya, which has drawn lines down the street since its first day.
Joe's signs off for lunch
Joe's restaurant on Abbot Kinney is ceasing their lunch service, but don't worry because the place promises to bring it back by springtime. Apparently in the restaurant's history this is the first time they've taken lunch service away. Brunch and dinner hours continue as usual.
Jeremy Ford at Scratch Bar
Phillip Frankland Lee's co-Top Chef contestant Jeremy Ford will be sitting in next to the big wood-fired grill on Sunday. But rather than crafting a set new menu of his own flavors, Ford will simply be cooking in the kitchen, adding just a couple dishes that will be available a la carte to weekend diners.
Learning from the land
KCET has a nice read on fourth-generation farmer Phil McGrath up in Oxnard, who chats about everything from water issues to land use policy and California's growing preference for local food.