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Sandwich Los Angeles

BäcoShop Roast Pork Trompo (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

It’s ironic that chef Josef Centeno’s new roast pork trompo at BäcoShop in downtown Culver City features “Uyghur spices.” The Muslim minority, which China continues to persecute in Xinjiang province, would never eat pork....
Juice Los Angeles

Peckish Snack Bar Amazing Sorrel Juice (Drink of the Week) [CLOSED]

Park Mesa Heights, a neighborhood just south of Leimert Park, has a new charmer with Peckish Snack Bar. The fast casual cafe from chef Angela White, sister Natasha White, niece Evadne “NeNe” White and...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Rib Service Salted Pork Spare Ribs (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Korean-style pork spare ribs are not cut like other styles I’ve experienced. Thin wing-like flaps are kept attached during the butchering process, leaving a lot more surface area to pick up char on the...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Mr. Fish Szechuan Bistro Steamed Eggs with Clams (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Despite the fact that I cover restaurants for a living, my in-laws have always shown less confidence in my ability to find good food than anybody else in my life, not to mention complete...
Filipino Food Los Angeles

Ma’am Sir Crispy Pork Lechon (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Charles Olalia is a talented chef who traded in his fine-dining credentials to focus on Filipino comfort food with finely honed technique at a tiny DTLA restaurant called Ricebar that features heirloom Filipino rice bowls. This...
Coffee Los Angeles

Tactile Coffee Blackstrap Latte (Drink of the Week) [CLOSED]

The corridor between DTLA and Koreatown is slowly filling in with mixed-use development. Tactile Coffee, a coffee bar from Mike Yi and brother Eric, is one of the latest bright spots along Beverly Boulevard...