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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....
Sandwich Los Angeles

Daughter’s Deli Papa Sandwich (Food of the Week)

Trisha Langer, daughter of legendary L.A. deli man Norm Langer, clocked a lot of time at MacArthur Park’s iconic Langer’s Deli growing up, learning valuable lessons that She and her husband now apply at...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Madre Costillas en Salsa de Chile Morita (Dose of Vitamin P)

For Food & Wine, Andy Wang spotlighted Ivan Vasquez, an Oaxacan chef who transformed longtime Palms neighborhood haunt El Nopal into Madre after launching the concept last year in Torrance. His restaurant honors mother...
Pizza Los Angeles

Ronan Sweet Cheeks Pizza (Dose of Vitamin P)

More people should be talking about Ronan, a new pizzeria-plus next to The Groundlings on Melrose from chef Daniel Cutler and wife/partner Caitlin. The couple’s welcoming family-run restaurant houses a white Neapolitan oven that...
Coffee Los Angeles

Milla Chocolates Gibraltar (Drink of the Week)

Chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz and creative director Goktug Sarioz built on the success of their ROW DTLA pop-up by opening a stylish Milla Chocolates boutique in downtown Culver City. I enjoyed sleek pistachio, hazelnut...
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...