Show 508, January 21, 2023: Farley Elliott, Senior Editor, Eater Los Angeles Part Two

Farley Elliott

We’re delighted to welcome food journalist Farley Elliott back to the show and he continues with us. Farley is the Senior Editor of the widely read Eater LA, covering the daily restaurant news beat in Los Angeles, Orange County and environs. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks, a book about the long, winding saga of street food in Los Angeles. Find him all over the internet.

The Michelin Guide California was released last December. Chefs consider Michelin recognition to be of great importance. The Guide (now only online) conveys its restaurant awards through a series of recognitions. There are “Stars” awarded for restaurant of distinction in addition to the Bib Gourmands recognizing skillful cooking at an affordable price. Farley has covered the Michelins for years (Michelin is apparently a bit media shy when it comes to interviews) and we’ll discuss all the levels of possible awards and where the funding for the Guides comes from.

We’ll also discuss with Farley the revamping (and reopening on February 1st) of the fine dining Angler in the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. It’s a totally new menu and direction.

Happily Eater Los Angeles is devoting more resources to covering the Orange County dining scene. Just last week Eater published their guide to the “15 Best Breakfast Burritos in Orange County.”