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Taiwanese Restaurant Los Angeles

Four Sea: Tracking Taiwanese Breakfast in Hacienda Heights

A lot of people seem to have the misconception that eating Chinese food in the San Gabriel Valley is as easy as heading to a concentrated Chinatown. In reality, the sprawling area east of...
Restaurant Vancouver

Cafe Medina: Combining Coffee with North Africa in Vancouver

Throughout my week-long stay in British Columbia, certain restaurants came up repeatedly. One of them was Chambar. While my itinerary (and bonus stops) never resulted in a meal at the Belgian restaurant from chef...
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Elements Urban Tapas Parlour: Alpine Bites in Whistler Triangle

Every alpine resort needs a good breakfast option that lays the necessary carb base for skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers to burn on the mountain, at the very minimum. On the south end of...
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Alabama Hills Café: Finding Comfort in the Mount Whitney Flats

The road to Mammoth Mountain was littered with desiccated elk burgers, habanero jerky, bacon-wrapped jalapeños and nut-crusted pullaway bread produced by a seemingly magical “dough finger,” but until we arrived at Alabama Hills Cafe,...
Restaurant Mexico City

Fonda Margarita: Soulful Cazuelas and More in Colonia del Valle

When we first walked up to Fonda Margarita and saw the line stretched down the block, it made me wonder whether the restaurant succumbed to the Bourdain effect since appearing on “No Reservations.” However,...
Mexican Breakfast Los Angeles

La Casita Mexicana (Breakfast): Brilliant Chilaquiles in Bell

The most frustrating aspect of covering restaurants is my inability to eat where I want, since a good chunk of my career revolves around what’s new or upcoming. Proven winners would make my regular...