'Beverly Hills' on Serious Eats
The slice. It's the basis by which many of us judge pizza. If it sucks, why waste stomach room on toppings... This is the very thinking that made me call quits on Mulberry Street Pizzeria after a bad slice encounter. But for the sake of Slice-super-science, I tagged myself back in.
Chef J's Lemongrass Pizza was born the way many menu favorites are—as a late night 'friends and family' kitchen special. While working in an Asian fusion kitchen, Chef J combined his pizza with the house flavors. For this edition of Top This, we learn how to make his Lemongrass Pizza.
Steps away from the streets of Los Angeles hide the al fresco dining patio at Culina at the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills. Instantly relaxing when the shade of the billowing canopy hits your face, the modern Italian menu offers a perfect mellow lunch. The buzz over Executive Chef Victor Casanova's Crudo Bar is deafening and the pasta dishes are killer—but not much has been said about Culina's pizza... yet.
On the streets of Istanbul, Alex Sarkissian and Chef Matt Carpenter discovered the irresistible Etli Pide. This Turkish street food is practically non-existent in the US. For this edition of Top This, we learn how to make their Etli Pide, an open-faced calzone brimming with seasoned minced beef, kasseri cheese, organic farm egg and thyme spiked oven roasted tomatoes.
Among several sandwich options at Jack n' Jill's is the JNJ chicken "burger" -- a half-pound of pulled rotisserie chicken with your choice of cheese, plus tomato, lettuce, and caramelized onion.
There are few burgers that will satisfy your simple, soulful desire for ground beef on a bun like the 12 ounces of grilled pleasure you'll find at The Grill on the Alley.
Although the chef and owner of Cabbage Patch, Samir Mohajer, is associated with a few restaurants in Los Angeles who make great burgers, his latest burger doesn't measure up to the others. The good quality beef is brought down by a too fine grind. At least there's bacon and cheddar to make things better.
The enterprising Thomas Keller is opening a Bouchon restaurant and an accompanying Bouchon Bakery in Los Angeles in 2009....