Jun 29 • 45M

Analyzing L.A.'s Vibrant Food Scene

With Eater L.A.'s Senior Editor, Farley Elliott

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Hey podcast listeners,

This year’s James Beard awards COMPLETELY shut L.A. out of the mix, awarding the country’s second largest city zero citations for what is commonly considered one of the most vibrant, exciting, and relevant food scenes in the country.

Here to talk us through the controversy is Farley Elliott, Senior Editor of Eater L.A., who has lots to say, not just on this subject, but on many others too. We cover everything from food trucks to fine dining, from Wolfgang Puck to Jordan Kahn, from Union in Pasadena all the way to Pasjoli in Santa Monica.

It’s a great talk! Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Your pal,
Adam