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Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: Restaurateur Michael McCarty on 40 Years of Michael’s Santa Monica

Michael McCarty opened Michael’s Santa Monica in 1979, helping to signal the rise of seasonal California cuisine, which predated the debut of the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market by two years. He followed that...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Miles Thompson (Michael’s Santa Monica)

Nobody can say that Miles Thompson’s trajectory has ever hit a plateau. In 2014, Star Chefs named him a Los Angeles Rising Star. This fall, Jeff Gordinier honored Thompson as Esquire magazine’s “Rising Star...
Seafood Los Angeles

Michael’s Nantucket Bay Scallops with Mangalitsa Pork Belly Lardons (Dose of Vitamin P)

Michael’s chef-owner Michael McCarty has had more than 30 years to fine-tune relationships with farmers, and his connections were certainly on display at the Santa Monica Farmers Market (and on the plate) for his...