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Fish Los Angeles

Rivera Loup de Mer a la Plancha [CLOSED]

In the new movie, “Chef,” Jon Favreau plays Carl Casper, a Los Angeles chef who agrees with his restaurant’s owner to “play the hits” for an influential critic, resulting in a horrible review, a...
Pork Los Angeles

Picnik Three Bean Stew

Growing up in New Jersey, I never had picnics with jagerwurst, sardines, and craft beer. I also didn’t spell picnic with a K. Clearly, this picnic idea needs rethinking, and Eduardo Ruiz, a Corazon...
Latin Food Los Angeles

Corazon y Miel Burrata y Tomate [CLOSED]

Pretty much every Italian restaurant in L.A. has some sort of boring burrata preparation on their menu. Sure, places like Osteria Mozza or Bestia have been known to step things up, but it took...
Pork Los Angeles

Corazon y Miel Ensalada de Cueritos [CLOSED]

Corazon Y Miel, a primarily Mexican but occasionally pan Latin restaurant with a art-lined brick walls from chef Eduardo Ruiz, chef Traffis Hoffacker and Robin Chopra that quickly became a culinary destination in Bell,...
Pork Los Angeles

Playa Puerco [CLOSED]

Playa has been open for less than two weeks, and chef/co-owner John Rivera Sedlar is still turning the screws on a playful menu that furthers his exploration of urban Latin cuisine. However, he’s already...
Latin Restaurant Los Angeles

Rivera (Conexiones): A River Runs Through Latin America [CLOSED]

When chef John Rivera Sedlar opened Rivera with Bill Chait and designer Eddie Sotto in January 2009, their pan-Latin concept signaled a quantum leap forward for the downtown dining scene. Restaurant critic S. Irene...