Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Restaurant & Food Guide

Spoon & Pork’s adobo belly nigiri

Published March 14, 2022, in my The Bold Italic (TBI) column:

My fall 2021 return to Los Angeles, the region I partly grew up in and spent over 12 years of my youth and, later, young adulthood living in was a busy one. I visited over 35 places, from cafes and coffee roasters, to restaurants and eateries — like pre-pandemic times. While the bar scene was clearly struggling on the service end even more than restaurants were, restaurants were coming back to life.

Here’s the good, the bad and the damn delicious (my Coffee, Snacks, Bottle Shops & Bar Guide here):


In this issue: Found Oyster, Damian, Agnes, Hayato, Spoon & Pork, Connie & Ted’s, Kaviar Sushi, Joy Taiwanese, HomeState, Bé Ù

My Medium Travel Series:
— Honolulu Guide 2022, Part Two: 10 Top Restaurants + Where to Stay
— Honolulu Guide 2022, Part 1: Coffee, Bites, Bakeries & Bars with Good Food
Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Restaurant & Food Guide
— Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Coffee, Snacks & Drinks Guide
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Guerneville Edition
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Healdsburg Edition
— Staycations, Santa Cruz Edition: Where to Eat, Stay & Drink Now
— South Lake Tahoe: Where to Eat, Drink & Stay Now
— Weekend-ing: Affordable, Hidden Gems in Nevada’s Capital, Carson City
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sonoma Edition
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sebastopol Edition

Agnes’ chicken liver mousse eclairs
Found Oyster’s scallop tostada
Hayato DTLA
Agnes’ Big Dill cocktail
Damian’s duck al pastor
Connie & Ted’s stuffies
Hayato eel
Damian patio