Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, www.nightshadela.com. Only a month since my last visit, there were already changes to the menu. Gone was the Green Jade Tomatoes appetizer, and new was the Squid Ink Bucatini. Modified was the…

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, http://www.nightshadela.com. Much highly anticipated restaurant opening by Mei Lin, ever since she became the winner of BravoTV’s Top Chef, Season 12. Lin followed in the footsteps of her former boss, Michael Voltaggio, who…

My Last Call at Michael Voltaggio’s ink

My Last Call at Michael Voltaggio’s ink   There was so much anticipation back in 2011 when it was announced that the new winner of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” Michael Voltaggio was opening his first restaurant on Melrose Avenue.  When it finally opened in September 2011, I dined there at least 3 times in the…