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Pork Los Angeles

Officine Brera Pork Shank

A downtown Arts District building from the 1920s that produced gas meters is now home to Officine Brera, an ambitious Italian restaurant with towering ceilings named for a neighborhood in Milan. Chef Angelo Auriana...
Brewmaster Los Angeles

Interview: head brewer Devon Randall (Arts District Brewing)

Devon Randall is associated with San Diego due to her time at The Lost Abbey and Pizza Port Solana Beach, but she was actually born and raised on L.A.’s Westside in Santa Monica and...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Arts District Busy Bee Honey Golden Ale

Arts District Brewing debuted to start December in the former downtown home of Crazy Gideon’s. The space is like a playground for adults, with skee-ball, ping-pong and darts indoors, and a patio with jumbo...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Ori Menashe (Bestia)

Childhood bode well for Ori Menashe’s culinary development. The up-and-coming chef, who was born in Los Angeles, raised in Israel, and came of age with Gino Angelini restaurants like Angelini Osteria, first started eating...
Coffee Los Angeles

Handsome Coffee Roasters Strip Away Specialty Coffee Conventions in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District

Most new specialty coffee companies are interested in adding new wrinkles to the coffeebar experience, but Handsome Coffee Roasters co-founders Chris Owens, Michael Phillips and Tyler Wells are more interested in stripping away conventions...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Cousins Plan to Open Wurstkuche in Los Angeles Arts District

While working on a story about the Lime Café in June, consulting chef Dan Parrott told me about his other assignment in the Los Angeles Arts District: Wurstkuche. Nearly three months later, I finally...