Otium, DTLA

David: Just outside the walls of LA’s newest and grandest contemporary art museum, the Broad, sits Otium, one of LA’s newest and grandest contemporary restaurants. Opening his first solo project, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth, who recently departed the French Laundry, has designed a restaurant and menu that are equally inspired. Whether you visit day (they are now serving…

Broken Spanish, DTLA

David: I really love Mexican food. And Los Angeles has some of the best. We have great taco trucks and an abundance of solid old school spots (Paco’s, Casablanca, El Coyote, etc.) for a classic carne asada steak, fresh tortillas and a strong margarita. But recently some pretty exceptional, and fairly pricey, high-end Mexican fare have…

Mo-Chica, Downtown

Jen: After a beach day in Malibu full of sun, sand and naps (but lacking in snacks because we forgot to pack any) we were looking for a good meal. We settled on Mo-Chica, a restaurant we’ve been to before, but in its original location (Zorn will tell more about that—it involves a decrepit 80s…

Father’s Office, Culver City

David: When it comes to Father’s Office, there are two types: those who think the F.O. burger is the holy grail of its category, and those who think it’s hype in a bun served in an establishment run by tyrants (because there are no substitutions and they don’t allow ketchup). I’m of the first camp. I…

Littlefork, Hollywood

Jen: For our first entry on Corned Beef and Rice, we are starting off in a big way with something little and small, as in littlefork and their thoroughly impressive small plates. Rarely do you pop into a new spot and find yourself completely charmed by the trifecta of food, décor and service. Starting off with…