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Grand Central Market was declared the 10th best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine, a pizza box connoisseur talks about why pizza box design is better overseas and an artist uncovers the unseen world of pollinators.

Banner Image Credit: Michael Berman

Lunch at the Shop

Peter Miller

Producers:
Gillian Ferguson
Laryl Garcia
Sarah Rogozen
Caroline Chamberlain

LA Wins Big in Bon Appetit’s List of Best Restaurants in America 8 MIN, 25 SEC

Andrew Knowlton is the restaurant editor for Bon Appetit Magazine. This week he announced that Grand Central Market is #10 in his list of best new restaurants in America. And while the eatery certainly isn’t new (it’s 97 years old), he explains why it made the cut. Plus, he shares his other LA picks that made his top 50: Orsa and Winston, Night Market Song, Q Sushi and Trois Mec.

The Best of LA Food, from Russian Delis to Slippery Shrimp 10 MIN, 5 SEC

Lesley Bargar Suter is the Dine editor for Los Angeles Magazine. She discusses the food highlights in the magazine’s Best of L.A. issue, from the best Russian Deli to the best slippery shrimp.

Pizza Box Design 8 MIN, 49 SEC

Scott Wiener is author of Viva La Pizza! Art of the Pizza, leads pizza tours of NYC and he has the largest - and perhaps only - pizza box collection in the world. He talks about his favorite pizza box artist and why America lags in pizza box design.

Check out photos of the boxes in his collection on our blog.

Viva la Pizza!

Scott Wiener

The Secret World of Pollinators 8 MIN, 44 SEC

Artist Sarah Rara’s film, The Pollinators, is a look at the insects, birds, animals and vectors that pollinate flowers. It is currently on view at Made in LA, a biennial survey of LA artists at the Hammer Museum. The exhibition is on view through September 7th.

The New Face of Hunger in America 8 MIN, 23 SEC

Tracie McMillan is an award-winning journalist and author. Her latest story for National Geographic documents food insecurity in the U.S.. It’s called "The New Face of Hunger in America".

Market Report 6 MIN, 35 SEC

Laura Avery talks to Matt Poley of Heirloom LA about summer shelling beans. Poley likes using beans because they taste good, but they also nourish the soil - a win win for farmers and eaters.

Arturo Reyes is farmer Phil McGrath’s right hand man. He gives us a rundown of the shelling beans they offer from Tongue of Fire to Christmas Limas. Look for fresh shelling beans at your local market.

Guests:
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Jonathan Gold Reviews Attari Sandwich Shop 4 MIN, 32 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he talks about one of his favorite lunch spots, Attari Sandwich Shop, where you can find some delicious Persian sandwiches.

Jonathan recommends the shirazi salad, stewed eggplant, kookoo, tongue sandwich, ab-goosht (Friday’s only) and the tea.

Attari Sandwich Shop
1388 Westwood Blvd
Westwood

All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions can be found on the Good Food restaurant map.

Guests:
Jonathan Gold, Host of 'Good Food on the Road' (@thejgold)

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