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Californian

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,...
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...
Dessert Los Angeles

Croft Alley at The Standard Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (Food of the Week)

When The Standard, Hollywood, first opened in 1999, the Sunset Strip hotel was a hotspot for the poolside scene, lobby-based DJ, and bikini-clad women lounging in a fish tank behind the reception desk. Nearly...
Pork Napa Valley

The Charter Oak Roasted Pork Shoulder (Dose of Vitamin P)

“The greatest oak was once a tiny nut that held its ground.” That saying lines the stairway wall inside The Charter Oak, a terrific seasonal wood-fired restaurant from Meadowood executive chef Christopher Kostow and...
Duck San Francisco

The Morris Smoked Duck (Food of the Week)

The Morris is a San Francisco revelation from seasoned sommelier Paul Einbund and chef Gavin Schmidt in the Mission. Their corner restaurant serves some serious seasonal California comfort food, with smoked duck serving as...