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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...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Tacolandia: Turning Hollywood into L.A.’s Taco Epicenter

On June 23, the Hollywood Palladium, an iconic live music venue that dates to 1940, played host to Tacolandia, a first-time event from LA Weekly. Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza curated the taco...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Coni’Seafood: Showcasing Mexican Seafood in Inglewood

The Cossio family saga seemingly has more twists and turns than a Southern Gothic novel, and it’s probably best to leave plot analysis to my friend Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA, who turned...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Coni’Seafood Langostinos (Food of the Week)

One of the distinguishing dishes at Coni’Seafood is the pescado zarandeado, a massive butterflied snook that’s marinated and grilled. Most tables attempt to tame Sinaloa-born chef Sergio Penuelas’ flaky sea beast. However, there are...
Shabu Shabu Los Angeles

Week in Pictures: A-Frame AYCE, Caged Gnome, dineLA + More

July 9, 2012 – Coni’Seafood changed names from Mariscos Chentes last year, but the Inglewood restaurant still has the same owner – Connie Cossio – and the same chef – Sergio Penuelas. They also...
Chef Los Angeles

Week in Pictures: Caffeinated Cookies, Chef Choi + More

Every week involves a seemingly continuous stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Here are some of...