Eat Out: Vietnamese Eatery Red Medicine
by Eric Rosen
After months of false starts, partners Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger, former Mina Group corporate beverage director Noah Ellis and culinary prodigy Jordan Kahn finally opened Red Medicine—a punkish Vietnamese canteen that brings to mind a late-night Chinatown dive with a farmers’ market twist. Though the corner store-style storefront in Beverly Hills has a no-frills interior, the food (much of it presented with an artful flair) gets special treatment, such as crispy spring rolls with Dungeness crab, calamansi and pea pods; and black-vinegar-and-honey-caramelized pork with prunes, sorrel, white poppy and dried almond. It's all perfect for washing down with a Krome vodka cocktail, a blend of “chili-anise shrub,” lime, grapefruit, Peychaud’s bitters, Thai basil and house-made ginger beer. 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
photographs by jessica boone
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.