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Manuela Pork Collar

Culture and cuisine are intertwined at Manuela, a seasonal restaurant from art titans Manuela Wirth and husband Iwan within the airy Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel compound in the DTLA Arts District. Chef Kris Tominaga...
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Mardi Pork Chops [CLOSED]

Pork chops, as in more than one? This must be a misprint. How could one plate be so giving? Mardi, a refined, open-air restaurant with black and white checked flooring and plenty of plantlife...
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The Hart & The Hunter Pork Collar [CLOSED]

Co-founding chef Kris Tominaga recently returned to The Hart & The Hunter, a Southern meets California café located inside L.A.’s Palihotel. The vibe is very similar to when he cooked alongside Brian Dunsmoor (Hatchet...
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The Hart + The Hunter (Brunch): Expanding Cal-Southern Repertoire in West Hollywood [CLOSED]

It’s not exactly like The Hart + The Hunter chef-owners Brian Dunsmoor + Kris Tominaga were tentative out of the gate. Hell, their opening dinner menu at West Hollywood’s Palihotel included a dish of...
Pork Chop Los Angeles

The Hart + The Hunter Pork Chop [CLOSED]

The Hart + The Hunter is one of L.A.’s newest restaurants to capture my attention. Since the Cali-Southern spot resides in a hotel (West Hollywood’s Palihotel, to be specific), talented chef-owners Brian Dunsmoor +...
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Interview: chefs Brian Dunsmoor + Kris Tominaga (The Hart + the Hunter)

Initially, Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga were key players in a very Venetian story. The chefs met while cooking at Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Dunsmoor was the daytime sous chef, and Tominaga...