Past Stories
The 626 Night Market brought a distinctly South Asian experience to Los Angeles
Photo by R. E. Photography courtesy of Jonny Hwang

A Taste of Asia

The wildly popular 626 Night Market is taking a test run in Santa Monica By Christina Campodonico The 626 Night Market brought a distinctly South Asian experience to Los AngelesPhoto by R. E. Photography courtesy of Jonny Hwan...


The only surprises at Ronnie’s Diner are good ones, especially the zesty tomatillo 
eggs benedict
Photo from Yelp.com/Justin K.

Where Food Can Lift Spirits

The only surprises at Ronnie’s Diner are good ones, especially the zesty tomatilloeggs benedictPhoto from Yelp.com/Justin K. Ronnie’s Diner hits the spot with big portions of American favorites that won’t break your budg...


The deceptively simple but deliciously complex blue cheese, apple and pecan pizza 
is worth seeking out inside the Mariners Village Apartments
Photo by Krystina Marie P./ Yelp.com

A Marina del Rey Hideaway

By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The deceptively simple but deliciously complex blue cheese, apple and pecan pizzais worth seeking out inside the Mariners Village ApartmentsPhoto by Krystina Marie P./ Yelp.com For a ...



East African rice pilaf, Somali spaghetti, roast goat leg, and curried grilled chicken 
with peppers and onions
Photo by Richard Foss

East Africa’s Kitchen

By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) East African rice pilaf, Somali spaghetti, roast goat leg, and curried grilled chickenwith peppers and onionsPhoto by Richard Foss Though I drive thousands of miles a year around Los ...


Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is upping Ocean Park’s game with dishes like 
this dry-aged New York strip steak served with green beans, crème fraîche, crispy shallots and smoky jus

Ocean Park’s Local Hero

Chef Maire Byrne already had one superb restaurant in the neighborhood, and now she has two By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is upping Ocean Park’s game with dishes likethis dry-aged New...


Shrimp and antebellum grits with bacon, mushrooms and scallions (left), and a fried oyster and bacon omelet topped with a creamy and tart gribiche sauce
Photo by Richard Foss

Southern at Heart

Hatchet Hall is on the cutting edge of an often neglected culinary tradition By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Shrimp and antebellum grits with bacon, mushrooms and scallions (left), and a fried oyster and bacon omelet...



B Sweet’s hipster-friendly exterior belies the homemade goodness inside

Sawtelle’s Sweet Spot

B Sweet Dessert Bar balances innovation and authenticity with classic fresh-baked treats By Bethney Bonilla (bethney.bonilla@gmail.com) B Sweet’s hipster-friendly exterior belies the homemade goodness inside Los Angeles is ...


The Poutine Bulgogi: Crispy potato wedges topped with broiled pork belly, cheese curd, miso bulgogi glaze, garlic aioli, green onion, cilantro and toasted sesame seeds
Photo by Tiffany C. / Yelp.com

The Future Takes Off at Astro Pub

Healthy eats meet craft brews in a relaxed café that pays homage to “The Jetsons” By Shanee Edwards The Poutine Bulgogi: Crispy potato wedges topped with broiled pork belly, cheese curd, miso bulgogi glaze, garlic aioli, ...


The Ashland Hill Burger is served with sharp white cheddar, paprika aioli, watercress and herb, red onion bacon jam and a side of parmesan fries 
Photo courtesy of Ashland Hill

Something for Everyone

Ashland Hill defies expectations with dishes that are beautiful, exciting and unique By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The Ashland Hill Burger is served with sharp white cheddar, paprika aioli, watercress and herb, red...



The Godmother with the works: Genoa salami, prosciutto, mortadella, coppacola, ham, provolone cheese, mayo, mustard, Italian dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and a chopped pepper blend — all between fresh-baked bread.
Photo by Tim Costner / thirstyreader.com

Good Subs are Always in Style

A Santa Monica tradition for 90 years, the Bay Cities experience is rewarding with every bite By Bethney Bonilla (bethney.bonilla@gmail.com) The Godmother with the works: Genoa salami, prosciutto, mortadella, coppacola, ham, p...