What does the history of plastic straws tell us about U.S. capitalism? Growing up in Tehran, Naz Deravian watched her parents entertain with classic Persian dishes; now she’s carrying on the tradition in LA. Stressed about cooking brisket this Rosh Hashanah? Help is here. Plus, Zach Brooks stops by to discuss Jonathan Gold’s review of Vespertine.
Plastic straws, Persian cuisine, and Meathead Goldwyn
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California may soon become the first state in the U.S. to ban the distribution of plastic straws in full-service restaurants.
Gustavo's Great Tortilla Tournament update
As the Great Tortilla Tournament approaches its public showdown on September 16, Gustavo Arellano joins Evan to review the bracket’s latest survivors: the “Eso Eight.”
'Bottom of the Pot'
Naz Deravian’s tahdig is full of crunchy, buttery goodness. Photo by Eric Wolfinger.
Brisket: a Rosh Hashanah favorite
Smoked brisket is a popular dish year-round but during Rosh Hashanah, wet brisket is a tradition with deep cultural roots. Photo via Meathead Goldwyn.
Market Report: Grapes
Vicki Fan Matsusaka is the executive chef of The Gables , a stylish all-day cafe that recently opened near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.
Jonathan Gold on Vespertine
Smorgasburg LA general manager Zach Brooks joins Evan to share his favorite piece of Jonathan Gold’s writing: his 2017 review of Vespertine , chef Jordan Kahn’s...