Author: Lesley Balla


GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to Late-Night Dining in Los Angeles

True, a lot of L.A. restaurants do go dark relatively early, but don’t for one moment believe the city rolls up…

By

Dish By DishLos Angeles

Five Dishes That Reveal How Bar Restaurant Flips the Script on French Food

At Bar Restaurant, which debuted to big crowds and great reviews in November 2019, executive chef Doug Rankin and owner…

By

GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of Los Angeles

Women do so much of the essential work in restaurants. And yet women struggle for recognition and visibility in so…

By

The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need To Know About N/Soto, Niki and Carole Nakayama’s New Izakaya

When chef Niki Nakayama quietly opened N/Naka in 2011, she intended to stay there until she retired, never opening a…

By

The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need to Know About Ray Garcia’s Asterid

For some chefs, taking over a legacy restaurant at one of L.A.’s most iconic cultural destinations is a task too…

By

The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need to Know About Gusto Green, LA’s New Hemp-Centric Destination

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

By

Dish By DishLos Angeles

Bolita’s Love Letter to Family, Cuba, and Virgil Village, in Five Cocktails

Los Angeles-born cousins and industry veterans Daniel Navarro and Chris Raba always hoped to team up to open a bar…

By

The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need to Know About Grandmaster Recorders, in Hollywood

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

By

InterviewsLos Angeles

Wes Avila Wants You to See His Mexican Cooking At Ka’teen As Pure L.A.

When Wes Avila left Guerrilla Tacos, the concept he built from street cart to brick-and-mortar space in the Arts District,…

By

More Stories