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Bakery Los Angeles

Los Angeles Flatbreads Worth Seeking from the Middle East and Caucasus

I moved closer to Glendale right before COVID-19 shut down California. This brought me closer to L.A.’s highest concentration of flatbreads from the Caucasus and Middle East, which I’ve enjoyed for 20 years, but...
Kebabs Los Angeles

Hamlet’s Kitchen Baby Pork Wrist

“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...
Armenian Food Los Angeles

Su Beoreg Sini-Monta

“In Armenia, this is every child’s favorite food.” Grant Yegiazaryan waxed poetic about monta, a specialty of his family at Su Beoreg & Monta Factory in the Armenian hotbed of north Pasadena. “When you...
Pork Chop Los Angeles

Elena’s Greek-Armenian Pork Chops

It’s now been well over a decade since my first visit to Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine, an institution from Elena Pitkyan and her family on a residential stretch of Glendale that dates to 1976....
Restaurant Los Angeles

DarbinZ Kebab: Studio City Hot Zone Standout [CLOSED]

The Studio City dining scene has become hot in the past few years, but my favorite everyday food in the neighborhood isn’t at one of the many gastropubs or sushi bars that litter Ventura...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Adana: Melding Middle Eastern Cuisines in Glendale

Edward Khechemyan, who’s of Armenian descent and whose father grew up in Iran, has run Adana, a humble restaurant with notable cuisine, since 1997. Adana is the name of a city in southern Turkey,...