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BäcoShop Roast Pork Trompo (Dose of Vitamin P)

It’s ironic that chef Josef Centeno’s new roast pork trompo at BäcoShop in downtown Culver City features “Uyghur spices.” The Muslim minority, which China continues to persecute in Xinjiang province, would never eat pork....
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Baco Mercat Pistachio Cheesecake (Food of the Week)

Fluid is the best way to describe what Chef Josef Centeno is doing in the downtown Los Angeles Old Bank District. Concepts and menus shift frequently at his four properties, but crave-worthy dishes are...
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Orsa & Winston Porchetta Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

At Orsa & Winston in downtown L.A.’s Old Bank District, chef Josef Centeno straddles the line between Italy and Japan. This year, he started offering sandwiches at lunch on house-baked milk bread brioche. I...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Josef Centeno (Bäco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles)

Chef Josef Centeno grew up in San Antonio and spent time cooking in New York City and for David Kinch at Manresa, but he developed his unique personal cooking style in L.A. He’s been...
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How Los Angeles Chefs + Restaurateurs Stay Eco-Friendly

The environment has never been under more duress. With that in mind, leading chefs and restaurateurs are taking sustainable steps to benefit their businesses, diners, and the greater community. I recently asked nine chefs...
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BacoBeer, Edelstoff + Beer Hotline

The concept of a house wine is entrenched in restaurant culture, but the idea of a house beer is less prevalent. If you find yourself in one of restaurateur Josef Centeno’s four establishments in...