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.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
What Trump's first 100 days does to the planet President Trump has struggled to deliver on campaign promises like health care and immigration, but he’s delivered promises to roll back environmental protections. He’s installed climate deniers at the head of major agencies, and approved huge oil pipelines.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.