A fresh take on L.A. eats.

You’ll be in good hands with our new food critics Bill Addison and Patricia Escárcega as you explore the best of this year’s L.A. food scene. In celebration of our new 101 Best Restaurants list, join us for signature bites from 30 of their premier picks.

Featured Restaurants
Alta Adams
Bar Amá
Bon Temps
Broken Spanish
Burritos La Palma
Carnitas El Momo
Chaak Kitchen
Here's Looking At You
Kobee Factory
Ma'am Sir
Mayura Indian Restaurant
Meals by Genet
Northern Thai Food Club
Pizzeria Mozza
Porridge & Puffs
Spoon by H
X’tiosu Kitchen
Yours Truly
Plus bites from host venue’s Redbird

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Curated by wineLA
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Beekeeper Cellars
Bouchaine Vineyards
Château de Berne
LaBarge Winery
Louis Latour
Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Petrichor Vineyards
Riboli Family Wines
Riverbench Vineyard Winery
Tenute Nicola Chiaromonte
Wrath Wines

Curated by L.A. County Brewers Guild
Alosta Brewing
Angel City Brewery
Brewyard Beer Company
Brouwerij West
Cellador Ales
Common Space Brewery
Dry River Brewing
El Segundo Brewing
Los Angeles Ale Works
MacLeod Ale Brewing
Mt. Lowe Brewing
Old Stump Brewery
Pacific Plate Brewing
Surfridge Brewing
Three Weavers
Trademark Brewing

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How do you capture the essence of dining in Los Angeles? In the beauty of a just-puffed tortilla pulled fresh from the comal, or in the benediction of a chef silently placing a single, perfect piece of nigiri on the sushi bar? In the moment a bubbling cauldron of soondubu jjigae finally cools enough to sip its broth, or on the early fall morning when figs replace peaches in the local bakery’s pastries? There’s no one way to express our food culture’s mix of transience and tenacity, to fully fathom its greatness.

Still, it’s our job to give readers some guidance. Between us we’ve logged more than 1,000 restaurant meals in the last year, including the visits that inform our weekly reviews. This list is our current working definition of where and how to eat in L.A.

We began our jobs as The Times’ restaurant critics last December, days after the release of 2018’s 101 list written by our Food section colleagues Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris and Amy Scattergood — with collected contributions from the late Jonathan Gold’s last year of reviews.

Our living portrait of L.A.’s culinary preeminence caps a decade in which the city received the national and international attention it deserved — for our bleeding-edge creativity married to peerless abundance, for our pop-up chefs who become household names, for the wealth of immigrant communities that inform our tastes and, by extension, America’s tastes. Everyone knows our tacos are superior; our tasting menus probably are as well. Who knows what delicious revelations the next year will bring?

—Bill Addison and Patricia Escárcega

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