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New L.A. Breweries, Nitro Merlin + January Anniversaries

Someone “liberated” a “tarantula” in a “common space” in “Hermosa” while a “Dojo” searches for Dankness masters, but it all flows back to the fact that it is “Chinatown.” Yes, that was a bit...
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...
Donuts Los Angeles

Isa Fabro Malas (Food of the Week)

At Unit 120, “LA’s Culinary Incubator” from chef Alvin Cailan in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza, plenty of talented people pass through the kitchen each day. This month, pastry chef Isa Fabro started popping up...
Vietnamese Food Los Angeles

Pok Pok LA Cha Ca La Vong (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

At Pok Pok LA in Chinatown, chef-owner Andy Ricker preaches Thai authenticity, but still finds room on his menu for some Vietnamese dishes, including Pok Pok’s famed Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings and a...
Ribs Los Angeles

Pok Pok LA Baby Back Ribs (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

The transformation of L.A. Chinatown is now in gear, and Chef Andy Ricker is playing a key role. The Portland-based chef, who spends considerable time in New York, Thailand, and now L.A., debuted a...
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