About Josef Centeno | Betty Hallock

Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock

Josef Centeno is a James Beard–nominated chef and owner of five restaurants in downtown Los Angeles: Bâco Mercat, Bar Amá, Orsa & Winston, Ledlow, and P.Y.T. @chefjosefcenteno

Betty Hallock is a food writer and former deputy editor of the Los Angeles Times food section. She and Josef live together in downtown Los Angeles with their two dogs. @bettyhallock

A big bowl of Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with sliced Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, croutons, Pecorino cheese, and Caesar dressing

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

The traditional Parmesan and anchovy dressing of a classic Caesar. But this little number swaps in charred sprouts for romaine, caraway bread crumbs in place of croutons, and adds pickled onions. Wowza.

Three glasses of mezcal negroni garnished with orange peel.

Mezcal Negroni

Smoky mezcal and Damiana liqueur stand in for gin in this Mexican-inspired riff on the classic Negroni. Caution: You may never go back to your old ways.