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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...
Restaurateurs Los Angeles

Interview: Zoe Nathan + Josh Loeb on Huckleberry 10-Year Anniversary

The seeds for Huckleberry Bakery & Café sprouted in 2008 when pastry chef Zoe Nathan and restaurateur husband Josh Loeb started serving Saturday Morning Breakfasts at sister restaurant Rustic Canyon. Her father would make...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Mom & Bop Fat Belly (Dose of Vitamin P)

Mix-and-match with Mom & Bop, a family-run Korean Asian Kitchen located across Pico Boulevard from Santa Monica College in a strip mall called Pico Center. The menu specialize in salads and bowls, but customers...
Sausage Los Angeles

Rustic Canyon Cotechino Sausage (Dose of Vitamin P)

Executive chef Jeremy Fox, chef de cuisine Brittany Cassidy and their finely tuned team somehow found a higher gear for Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, a Santa Monica standby that keeps getting...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Bay Cities Italian Deli Spaniard (Dose of Vitamin P)

Some people probably go to Bay Cities Italian Deli for years and never stray from The Godmother, a sandwich starring an array of Italian meats and cheeses on a soft, crusty, house-baked Italian bread....
Bacon Los Angeles

Native Farmhouse Bacon (Dose of Vitamin P)

The return of chef Nyesha Arrington to a Westside kitchen has been triumphant. At Wilshire in Santa Monica and Leona in Venice, she already proved to be one of L.A.’s leading practitioners of seasonal,...