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Craft Beer Los Angeles

Look for the Helpers

I have yet to run across a kind word for the year 2020. Even graphics are not nice, images such as “Rated 1 Star – Do not recommend” or the commemorative candle for the...
Kebabs Glendale

Which Restaurant Closures Would Hurt the Most?

Which restaurants would hurt you the most to lose? Diners participating in pickup and delivery during the crisis should ask themselves that question when deciding where to order food. Restaurants currently face devastating limitations...
COVID-19 Sign

What Food Writing Looks Like in the COVID-19 Era and My Hopes For the Future

My digital scrapbook was dozens-deep with ideas, including an exploration of the term “chef-driven,” a story titled “5 Misconceptions About Kid-Friendly Restaurants,” and round-ups of items ranging from brownies to fish sandwiches. After March...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Which Closed Restaurants Do L.A. Chefs and Food Writers Miss Most?

I’ve been feeling nostalgic and asked prominent people in the L.A. food world to answer one question: “Which closed L.A. restaurant do you miss most and why?” Learn what eight lifelong Angelenos had to...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: Chef Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs)

Chef Minh Phan is leading a new wave of highly personal Historic Filipinotown restaurants at Porridge + Puffs. Her seasonal restaurant builds on lessons learned at California School of Culinary Arts and at farm-to-table...
Thermometer California

Do Restaurants Deserve Second Chances?

When somebody lives in a place like Baker, a desolate California town in the Mojave Desert with only 735 residents that’s best known for The World’s Tallest Thermometer, it gets tougher to write off...