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Los Angeles Food People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food people are remarkably resilient. Even a pandemic can’t dissuade chefs and restaurateurs from feeding people, whether that’s in a restaurant, from home or a parking lot. Through the COVID-19 crisis, I still encountered...
Filipino Food Los Angeles

LASA XO Pancit (Dose of Vitamin P)

The two best meals I’ve eaten in L.A.’s Chinatown are at LASA, the modern Filipino concept from brothers Chase Valencia and Chad Valencia that started as a pop-up and is now fully entrenched in...
Filipino Food Los Angeles

LASA Kohlrabi Cake (Food of the Week)

Not many chefs would even attempt an edible study of kohlrabi, the root vegetable that’s a crunchy, fibrous cousin to cabbage. Thankfully, Chad Valencia is just that ambitious at LASA, the modern Filipino pop-up...