FROM Gillian Ferguson
Officine Brera This week we visit Officine Brera in LA's Arts District. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Angelo Auriana and restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and the menu is focused on the Northern Italian cuisine eaten in Brera, a district in Milan. Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times, recommends the frisceu, the lardo al pepe, the pisarei e fasö, the bassa padana risotto, the cannelloni with braised beef shank and bechamel, and the semifreddo with honey and amarena cherries. For Evan, the risotto alla Milanese with bone marrow is "perfection," and that's not a word she uses lightly when it comes to Italian food. Read Jonathan's LA Times review and get more of his weekly restaurant recommendations on the Good Food blog . Officine Brera 1331 East 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 While you're on our blog, check out Evan's post on the Carbonara-gate scandal that broke out this week. You'll find instructions there for her version of how to make the Roman classic.
Aburiya Raku Not to brag or anything, but LA's got some pretty good Japanese food too. Now you can add the best known izakaya in Las Vegas to the list. Mitsuo Endo's Aburiya Raku has put down roots in West Hollywood and Jonathan Gold says it's worth a visit.
Alma at The Standard It was one of the biggest restaurant stories of 2015 when Alma shuttered its doors in October. Luckily for all the fans of Alma's tasty seaweed-tofu beignets, Ari Taymor's restaurant has since popped back up at The Standard hotel on the Sunset Strip.
Making Bánh Chung, Super Bowl Diet, Eating Off-road in Japan For the Vietnamese new year, Chef Diep Tran shares her spin on traditional lunar new year cakes. Retired NFL center Shaun O'Hara reveals what players eat leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Matt Goulding of Roads & Kingdoms talks about exploring some of the lesser-known spots and dishes of Japan.
Building homes near freeways, 'Rick Owens: Furniture' The White House wants to roll back fuel economy standards. Could that mean more air pollutants coming out of car tailpipes -- just as LA is seeing a surge of home construction along freeways? And a fashion world provocateur, Rick Owens, talks about designing furniture inspired by land art and brutalist architecture, and raising existential questions on the runway.
Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud' Ryan Murphy oversees a small TV empire on FX, with series including American Horror Story, American Crime Story and his latest effort, Feud. The first cycle of that show focuses on the rivalry between movie icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. On all his shows, Murphy now has a strict rule: at least half of the directors and crew members must be women or minorities.
Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel Gary Groth, editor of Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the most notable graphic novels today, discusses the rise of comics, what makes a good graphic novel, and what his selection process is like.
California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.