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Chengdu Taste

Charcuterie Los Angeles

Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
Shrimp Spain

Top 10 Foods of 2014

Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles and was lucky enough to travel to incredible eating cities like Madrid, San Sebastian...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Chengdu Taste Shrimp and Potato (Food of the Week)

Local publications have heaped so much praise on Chengdu Taste since the Sichuan-style restaurant opened in 2013 that it’s barely possible to tell the front wall exists beneath a sea of framed write-ups. I...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Chengdu Taste Cabbage Sweet & Sour Sauce (Food of the Week)

Chengdu Taste is a Sichuan-style restaurant in Alhambra that’s generated enough interest to warrant hour-plus waits and, at least during my visit, nearly enough animosity to incite a fist fight. That’s what happened when...