Category: Best Bite

Smoked Fish Sandwich

There are certain bites of food that get that huminuh-huminuh-huminuh going. AKA every bite of food you eat at the Venice, California eatery, Gjusta. After a leisurely brunch at Gjelina, the mama bear to this bakery/deli iteration, I drove over to the new space – I had a few days home in LA and needed to know what all the fuss was about.

Best Bite: Salt Cod Fritters

Let’s discuss for a moment, the word “foodie.” A word that for some is a badge of honor, while for others it’s enough to make them groan in annoyance. The naysayers categorize foodies as those who write late night Yelp reviews about pork belly, Instagram every spoonful of their tasting menu, and whose food gets cold because they’re too busy taking pictures of it instead of eating it.

Soft Shell Crab

It’s only in recent years that I jumped aboard the whole soft shell crab thing. It’s not that I couldn’t wrap my head around it, or had any aversion to it, because Lord knows I very rarely meet a food group I don’t like – it simply wasn’t for me.