Stefano De Lorenzo is the chef/owner of La Botte, a restaurant in Santa Monica with 1 Michelin star. He is buying baby purple artichokes for a salad. He slices them raw and adds arugula, celery and a Sicilian olive oil. His recipe is here.
Steve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch now has pomelos, including the Tahitian variety. Pomelos are similar to grapefruits but they are much larger and have a thicker skin.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week, he reviews Playa, the new restaurant from John Sedlar of Rivera fame. Jonathan recommends the maize cakes, the humitas (like a tamale in a clamshell), chiles rellenos, the grilled octopus with hearts of palm, and the tortillas florales.
7360 Beverly Blvd.
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Gustavo Arellano is the food editor of the OC Weekly where he reviews restaurants. This week, he takes us to Zait and Zataar, a Lebanese restaurant in Anaheim serving wraps, which he calls "Lebanese Burritos." He likes the sojuk, lahm b'ajeen and some of their fusion wraps. Read his full review here.
Zait and Zataar
510 N Brookhurst St #106
Anaheim, CA 92801
All of Gustavo's restaurant recommendations are in green on the Good Food Restaurant Map.