Richard Foss

Seven tasty meats at Yamaya

Seven tasty meats at Yamaya

The Japanese’s relatively young tradition of eating beef is gloriously celebrated at Yamaya

by Richard Foss You wouldn’t know it from the number of Japanese steakhouses that have been popping up around town, but the Japanese are relatively new at eating beef. The overwhelmingly Buddhist country banned most cattle consumption in the year 675 and only legalized it in 1868. When it was announced in 1872 that the […]

 Judy Rae

Salsa Verdes restaurant: Chef Rafael’s second act

Salsa Verdes restaurant: Chef Rafael’s second act

by Richard Foss Upscale Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles often serve a curiously distorted cuisine. We have talented chefs who know Mexican traditions because they grew up with them, and they have better produce and meat than is generally available south of the border. Unfortunately their audience is used to a bland, homogenized version of […]

 Richard Foss

Il canto Italiani [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Il canto Italiani [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Chef Aliaga’s in-house pastas and sausages and co-owner Lou Giovanetti voice make for magical meals

Chef Aliaga’s in-house pastas and sausages and co-owner Lou Giovanetti voice make for magical meals