LA Weekly

Daina has covered arts, culture and food for the LA Weekly since 2011 and was once the Food intern specializing in Latin American cuisine. 

BEST OF L.A.

Best of L.A. 2013

Best of L.A. 2012

 

PEOPLE ISSUE

Ramiro Gomez: Making Menial Meaningful

May 14, 2014

Melissa Barak: The Rebel Ballerina

May 15, 2013

Pablo Alvarado: The Man Who Organized Day Laborers

May 15, 2013

Rocio Camacho: The Goddess of Mole

May 15, 2013

Jonny Edwards: Ax in the Box

May 22, 2012

 

“PUBLIC SPECTACLE” ARTS BLOG

A Cabaret-Ballet Mash-up at the Swanky Alexandria Ballroom

March 30, 2012

 

“SQUID INK” FOOD BLOG

Q & A With USC Professor Sarah Portnoy: On Latino Food in L.A

February 28, 2013

10 Best Eats in Little Tokyo: Neighborhood Grub Crawl

February 15, 2013

The Lazy Ox Chef Cycle: Josef Centeno to Travis Chase

February 11, 2013

Ikemen Ramen Open Today in Little Tokyo

January 28, 2013

Langer’s Pastrami Delivery: From L.A. to You

December 20, 2012

10 Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Los Angeles

November 16, 2012

10 Best Moles in Los Angeles

October 10, 2012

Feria de los Moles This Weekend: Puebla Vs. Oaxaca

October 5, 2012

Emmy Awards Governors Ball: 3 Courses, 656 Servers + 1,425 Pounds of Beef

September 25, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Nastassia Johnson of Let Me Eat Cake

August 2, 2012

Casey Lane’s The Parish Opens Friday

July 25, 2012

Mario Alberto’s Laurel Hardware Now Open in West Hollywood + Brunch Starts Tomorrow

July 20, 2012

Los Angeles Chefs Discuss Downtown L.A. at ALOUD

July 19, 2012

Tamale Trivia: 10 Fascinating Facts

July 9, 2012

10 Best Tamales in Los Angeles

July 2, 2012

15 Great Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles

June 26, 2012

Diana Kennedy at LACMA: Oaxacan Foods, Book Signing + Proper Tortillas

June 13, 2012

Chef Jet Tila’s Coffin Knife Case: More Fun With Kitchen Gear

June 4, 2012

Ricardo Zarate’s New Mo-Chica: Sangrecita, Paiche + More Ceviche

May 25, 2012

Ricardo Zarate Closes One Mo-Chica May 24 + Opens Another May 30

May 22, 2012

Q & A With Joel Stein: The “Intolerable Foodie” on Organics, Foodie Culture + Man Food

May 18, 2012

Josef Centeno’s Bar Amá Coming This Fall

May 9, 2012

Cookbooks Panel at LitFest Pasadena

May 7, 2012

Where to Eat on Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles: Food, Drink, Party

May 3, 2012

Highland Park Kitchen Opens on York Blvd. + What’s Happening in Highland Park

April 9, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Valentino Herrera of Trippy Food

March 19, 2012

Gold Standard 2012: Photo Slideshow

March 7, 2012

Cocktail Recipe: Sadie’s The Nautilus

March 7, 2012

Eat This Now: Pambazo at Metro Balderas

March 6, 2012

10 Restaurants for Mardi Gras

February 21, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites

February 20, 2012

The Escondite: Burgers, Beer + A Downtown View of Skidrowkyo

January 26, 2012

Read This Now: The New Yorker on Misión 19′s Javier Plascencia

January 26, 2012

Sushi Nozawa Closing

January 26, 2012

Cafe Bolívar’s 10th Anniversary, With Arepas

January 23, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Amy T. Shuster of Backyard Bite

January 18, 2012

Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012 Attempts Healthy L.A. Dining Guide

January 9, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Adam Roberts of The Amateur Gourmet

January 9, 2012

Meet Your Food Blogger: Billy Vasquez of The 99 Cent Chef

December 30, 2011

15 Food and Dining Sniglets: Your Daily Vocab Quiz

December 28, 2011

Jason Michaud’s Local Express to Replace Chimu; Red Hill to Open Dec. 1

November 3, 2011

Chimu, Mario Alberto’s Peruvian Eatery, Closes

November 1, 2011

Deconstructing Tuna: Woori Market’s Tuna Cutting Performance

October 19, 2011

Your Bäco Update: Josef Centeno’s Bäco Mercat Opens Next Week

October 19, 2011

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