Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Barrel & Ashes, an upscale barbecue joint in studio city. Chef Timothy Hollingsworth was the chef de cuisine at French Laundry in Yountville before opening Barrel & Ashes last November.
What to order: the hoe cake, brisket, jalapeño-cheddar sausage, pork short ribs, spicy pork rinds and banana pudding.
Where is it? 11801 Ventura Blvd Studio City CA 91604, 818-623-8883