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Coffee Los Angeles

Interview: Caffe Luxxe co-founder Gary Chau

Coffee professional Gary Chau first befriended Mark Wain when they were both in school at USC. They went their separate ways, Wain to Seattle, where he worked for Microsoft, and Chau to London, where...
Burger Los Angeles

Tavern Triple Pork Burger (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

A golden rooster pointed the way to this week’s Dose of Vitamin P, a triple pork burger that the Tavern/A.O.C./Lucques family of restaurants served at Wally’s 7th Annual Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration....
Coffee Los Angeles

Caffe Luxxe Brentwood Expansion and Update

Rumors have been swirling about Caffe Luxxe, the Westside espresso house from Mark Wain and Gary Chau. Wain recently clarified the news and even announced an additional opening. Let’s start in Brentwood, at the...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Coral Tree Café Panini Competition

A kitchen fire ripped through Coral Tree Café in September 2008, leaving the popular Brentwood restaurant closed for a year. To celebrate Coral Tree’s phoenix-like rebirth and to raise money for the firefighters who...
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La Provence opens in Brentwood Gardens [CLOSED]

Chef-owner Farshid Hakim previewed the larger Brentwood outpost of La Provence Patisserie & Café on September 16 and subsequently debuted the restaurant on September 29. The 2,500-square-foot space on the top floor of Brentwood...
Sushi Los Angeles

sugarFISH by Sushi Nozawa: Making Chef-Driven Sushi Accessible

“Cult of Personality” isn’t just a song by Living Colour. It’s also the basis for the success of many premium sushi establishments. Masa Takayama used to charge hundreds of dollars per person for the...