Jonathan Gold Meets Your Parents; BP Oysterette Scores with Super Ninja/Critic Virbila

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Jonathan Gold isn't going to make moms go to Cypress Park Photo: Hadley Tomicki via LATaco

Got 'rents in town paying the bill? If potato tacos and "porno burritos" in Cypress Park aren't good enough for them, have them take you to Allston Yacht Club, suggests Jonathan Gold, narrowly keeping your family from falling apart. [L.A. Weekly]

S. Irene Virbila finds BP Oysterette's take on east coast seafood to be the real deal and "another neighborhood hit" for Jennifer Morton, even if every detail isn't perfect and the "longer, bigger around" Kobe dog is quite intimidating. [L.A. Times]

Virbila herself receives due props for stalking the city like a ninja and retaining her anonymity. [The Dallas Morning News]

Chinese cuisine mastermind Jonathan Gold is with us, saying Philippe Chow basically bites unless you're dying for Diddy. [L.A. Weekly]

Los Angeles enjoys Jean-François Meteigner's more casual approach to La Cachette's cuisine. [Los Angeles]

Merrill Shindler loves Mr. Cecil's new Manhattan Beach location and the fact that you can get an excellent glass of wine with your ribs. [Daily Breeze]

Jonathan Gold finds Palms' Indo Cafe "a conundrum: a user-friendly Indonesian restaurant whose dishes are among the most challenging in town," and he likes it. [L.A. Weekly]