margy rochlin

chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: The Varnish

(LOS ANGELES) - Go to The Varnish for a dimly lit, mahogany-paneled drinking experience that feels part Los Angeles Prohibition-era dream, part cocktail-purist-gets-his-own-exclusive-clubhouse.
chefs + restaurants

Taco Madness in L.A.

In a town where the best tacos are generally considered to come from street vendors, a bracket-based taco tournament is sparking an uproar.
chefs + restaurants

Free Dinners in L.A.—For a Price

One restaurant owner came up with a surefire way to raise cash for a pledge drive.
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: Wurstküche

(LOS ANGELES) - Wurstküche (“sausage kitchen” in German) is the perfect bridge between an old no-frills neighborhood and a future one that doesn’t quite exist yet.
food politics

Oscars® Honor a Community Garden

The Academy Awards nominate a documentary film that looks at the tragedy of a once-verdant plot in South Central L.A.
chefs + restaurants

The Best Beef

Which venerable L.A. restaurant serves the best French dip?
travel + culture

North Carolina’s Pig Heaven

Barbecue in this state means pork and nothing but pork—and that’s a good thing.
chefs + restaurants

Of Thai Food and Civic Duty

L.A.’s Renu Nakorn provides delicious rewards for early voters.
travel + culture

Tamale Time in Tucson

The entire town celebrates the harvest of green chiles and corn with a lively assembly-line party.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: Animal

This tiny neighborhood bistro is a full-on salute to pork, and that doesn’t seem to bother the owners of the kosher bakery next door.
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