Pat Saperstein, EatingLA and Senior Editor, Variety
Take-Out Windows Are the New Food Trucks; East Hollywood is the New Silver Lake; Good Bread is Finally More Popular Than Cupcakes
Jeff Miller, Editor, Thrillist LA
Baroo expands to second (and third) location.
Tony Chen, Eater LA Contributor
Every Portland transplant in LA closes because: overrated; their leases replaced by new outlets of Knuckles and Claw.
Eddie Lin, Deep End Dining
Just like Miss Philippines was recently crowned Miss Universe, her country's food will be crowned L.A.'s hot cuisine in 2016. Particularly when chef Alvin Cailan drops Amboy, his Filipino concept, Filipino food will, at last, be a restaurant category to be taken seriously.
Chinatown, where Cailan's Amboy will reside, continues to attract talent and diversity. Furthermore, Chinatown's Far East Plaza gets even hotter with the openings of Howlin' Ray's Hot Chicken, Amboy, and Lao Tao. Chinatown, in general, will keep reinventing itself and be one of the most fascinating restaurant destinations in the city thanks to the unofficial mayor of Chinatown, George Yu.
Harry Potter-inspired plates will start popping up all over town. Care for some Engorgio pork belly?
Esther Tseng, EstarLA
Cost of Dining Out Skyrockets as L.A. Restaurants Struggle To Keep Up With New Minimum Wage Law
Nancy Silverton Adds Modern Mediterranean to Her Empire
Diners Order One Dish Per Person Without Sampling Each Other's Food
Lesley Balla, LA Magazine, Angeleno, Zagat
LA: Don't Stop, Won't Stop
Euno Lee, Eater LA Contributor
If an overpriced, mediocre Thai restaurant falls in L.A., does it make a sound? 16 Places to Get Meat on a Stick, The Proto-Hipster's Final Frontier: An East L.A. Dining Guide, Ray Garcia just put foie gras and macerated huckleberries in a taco so stop acting like you're not going to pay $20 for it, Bill Chait Graciously Spares Career of Writer Who Alleges He Is Monopolizing the LA Restaurant Game
Lucas Peterson, Eater LA Contributor
Mast Bros Opens Storefront in Old Fig & Olive Space
Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch, Food is the New Rock
Instagram Solves World Hunger; Procures Free Food For Everybody With More Than 1000 Followers
Caroline Pardilla, LA Magazine, Eater Drinks
I said it last time but I'll say it again, LA bar wins World's Best Cocktail Bar. Our city gets overlooked for all the amazing things it's been doing in the cocktail world.
Bill Esparza, LA Magazine, Streetgourmet LA
L.A. continues to be the best dining city in the U.S. for its range of dining, while antiquated lists and national critics stick with the old and tired narrative of NYC as the center of the universe. And, South America, especially Brasil, will make strides in Los Angeles, due to the Olympics--saude!
Chefs and restaurateurs will actually take responsibility when and if their restaurant closes and not come crying to Eater, blaming the media. It's a risky business and not for the faint of heart. Hey, ya know, if you can't handle the heat...
Hadley Tomicki, Urban Daddy LA
David Chang Looks At Venice, Gjelina Bulldozes Senior Center To Open Gjentrified
Nicole Iizuka, Senior Producer, Popsugar
Japan's Gudetama-inspired Bacon Blankets are all the Rage! Eat Yours Today.
Forget Beer Pong, World Series of Rage Cage is where it's at.
Farley Elliott, Senior Editor, Eater LA
Filipino Chefs Return to the Cuisine They Know. Even Fancy Restaurants Make Room for Craft Beer at the Table. The Great Wage Debate: Why Paying 20% More For Your Meal Just May Be Worth It.
"Guerrilla Tacos Brick & Mortar Debuts"
"Adam Perry Lang Opens Permanent Los Angeles BBQ Shop"
"Jessica Biel's Au Fudge Refuses Banana-Suited Starry Kitchen Baby Entry"
Stacey Sun, DineLA
Falafel is the new uni
Crystal Coser, Associate Editor, Eater LA
JK! Eataly NOT Headed To Westfield Century City
Your Favorite Restaurant Is Now Only Serving Poke
Stan Lee, Eater LA
Avo Toast Bar Brings Chipotle-type Eatery to West LA
Lesley Bargar Suter, Food Editor, LA Magazine
How LocoL Changed the World
Joshua Lurie, FoodGPS
Arts District Becomes So Popular That the City of L.A. Finally Installs Parking Meters
Rising Wages Thin Out L.A. Restaurant Herd
Meghan McCarron, Associate Features Editor, Eater
Baroo And Sqirl Launch Sqirloo, a Fermented Jam Cafe
Matthew Kang, Editor, Eater LA
Everyone Realizes LA Has a Better Dining Scene Than NYC, But the Big Apple Still Gets All the Attention From National Food Media
Indian Food Becomes the Most Popular Cuisine in Los Angeles