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Sandwich Los Angeles

BäcoShop Roast Pork Trompo (Dose of Vitamin P)

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....
Sandwich Los Angeles

Republique Cuban Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Cuban sandwich is a glorious misnomer that was actually created in Tampa in the 1800s to feed cigar factory workers. Since many of those laborers were Cuban, the name stuck. The sandwich’s popularity...
Pasta Orange County

Ocean At Main Dungeness Crab Cavatelli (Food of the Week)

Craig Strong is the latest chef to downsize from fine dining. Don’t get me wrong. The longtime chef of STUDIO at Montage Laguna Beach has hardly turned his back on premium ingredients or flair,...
Cocktail Los Angeles

Mister O’s Trade Secret (Drink of the Week)

The former Studio City home to Take A Bao is now a Midcentury Modern dream called Mister O’s from longtime L.A. restaurateur Michael Cardenas, who coincidentally first got started down the street at Teru...
Banana Bread Los Angeles

Botanica Banana Buckwheat Poppyseed Bread (Food of the Week)

Botanica kind of looks like a lifestyle magazine come to life, and that’s pretty much the point from longtime food editors and first-time restaurateurs Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling. Their picturesque Silver Lake establishment...
Pork Los Angeles

Manuela Pork Collar (Dose of Vitamin P)

Culture and cuisine are intertwined at Manuela, a seasonal restaurant from art titans Manuela Wirth and husband Iwan within the airy Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel compound in the DTLA Arts District. Chef Kris Tominaga...