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Cuisines

Sandwich Los Angeles

Mendocino Farms Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich (Food of the Week)

Charity doesn’t have any distinct flavor or aroma, and scientifically can’t make food taste better, but when paired with a dish or drink, can still have a powerful effect. For the last two weeks...
Hainan Chicken Los Angeles

Cluck2Go Hainan Chicken (Food of the Week)

Hainan chicken, the poached birds that originated in China’s Hainan province and became synonymous with Singapore, have become increasingly popular in Los Angeles. Find my favorite version at Cluck2Go near Pasadena City College. Qui...
Nanaimo Bar Nanaimo

Nanaimo Bars from Mon Petit Choux + Bocca Cafe

Nanaimo, a town on the northeast coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is the birthplace of the Nanaimo bar, a chilled square crafted with layers of chocolate, buttercream, and a base made with ingredients...
Coffee Napa Valley

The Cup & Star Irish-ish Coffee (Drink of the Week)

Ritual Coffee Roasters founder Eileen Rinaldi, a Bay Area coffee leader, built upon the success of her bustling Oxbow Public Market stall by opening The Cup & Star last summer, featuring a beautiful hardwood...
Kebabs Los Angeles

Hamlet’s Kitchen Baby Pork Wrist (Dose of Vitamin P)

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” Armenian-Russian owners Nick and Mila inherited a Shakespearean name when they took over Hamlet’s Kitchen in 1997, but that famous quote certainly applies to their...
Coffee Los Angeles

KAFN Julio’s Pamplemousse (Drink of the Week)

Cold brew and citrus might seem counter-intuitive, but I’ve started to taste successful versions at several coffee bars. KAFN is a surprisingly ambitious café across from Adams Square Mini Park in Adams Hill, a...