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Pasta Los Angeles

Felix Trattoria Strascinati (Food of the Week)

Rains must have thinned out the crowds, but more than a dozen people were still waiting for Felix Trattoria to open at 5:30 p.m. Evan Funke and business partner Janet Zuccarini have made their...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Porchetta Truck Porchetta Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

People deal with impatience with varying degrees of success. The most proactive chefs don’t just wait for things to happen. For instance, Michael Voltaggio surprised the public with a sandwich concept called ink. Sack...
Chef Los Angeles

Off Duty Drinking: Los Angeles Chefs

Buy this man Jameson on the rocks if you see him away from Rustic Canyon. I recently asked five of L.A.’s top chefs one simple question: “Where and what do you like to drink...
Restaurant Logo Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon Monday Burger Night [N/A]

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen is running a summer special: Monday Burger Night. Every week, Chef Evan Funke prepares two specialty burgers. One recent offering incorporated Crescenza cheese and mushroom ragout. Funke...
Restaurant Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen: A Rising Star

Sometimes it’s unclear why food writers become enamored with certain restaurants. In March, LA Times critic S. Irene Virbila anointed Wilshire the city’s vanguard for seasonal California cuisine. Wilshire may be wonderful, but it’s...