The Tasting Kitchen Rocks Los Angeles and Gold's World

Tasting Kitchen Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Venices The Tasting Kitchen prepared some of the most delicious food Ive eaten all year, states Jonathan Secret Santa Gold, enthusing about plates so surrealistically sublime that you rather suspect theres an art director. [L.A. Weekly]

New chef Tony DiSalvo's cooking is so good, ho-ho-hos S. Irene Virbila of a yet-again re-launched Whist, even if the formulaic service could be better. [L.A. Times]

Dipping again into Westfield Culver City (or maybe he never found his car), Merrill Shindler finds the activity at B.J.s Brewhouse, a de rigeur family destination for any new mall, very impressive. Flipping the partridge-in-a-pear-tree to the foodie police, he calls it just plain good chow. [Daily Breeze]

Though Mark Peels menu at The Tar Pit is heavy on Mad Men-era classics, Jonathan Gold says, his heart seems to be in the reinvented bar snacks like clams casino, deviled eggs, and fried oysters. Basing a major chefs eats around cocktails still feels revolutionary. [L.A. Weekly]

Theres gleeful disorder at The Tasting Kitchen chimes in Los Angeles, and Cocktails are just as daring. [Los Angeles]

S. Irene Virbila thinks Joseph Centeno and Michael Cardenas are providing just what Little Tokyo could use: an eclectic tavern at Lazy Ox Canteen, and calls it a Good start! [L.A. Times]