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Worth The Wait? L.A. Chefs + Food Writers Describe Their Tests of Time to Eat

Some restaurants, food trucks and stalls are known for testing patience, while other experiences take aspiring diners by surprise. Not everybody’s down to wait. I asked a dozen L.A. chefs and food writers, “What’s...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Republique Cuban Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Cuban sandwich is a glorious misnomer that was actually created in Tampa in the 1800s to feed cigar factory workers. Since many of those laborers were Cuban, the name stuck. The sandwich’s popularity...
Breakfast Sandwich Los Angeles

Sari Sari Store Filipino Breakfast Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

Republique cemented the fact that Margarita Manzke and Walter Manzke have considerable culinary range. While the couple’s Mid-City French-global restaurant has drawn substantial crowds for brunch, dinner, and baked goods, they’ve also built an...
Breakfast Sandwich Los Angeles

Republique Breakfast Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

One sign of a great restaurant is when they experience early success, but still continue to dial up their offerings and ambition. I enjoyed Republique right out of the gate, and chefs Walter Manzke...
Pork Los Angeles

Republique Arroz Caldo (Dose of Vitamin P)

Walter Manzke and wife/chef Margarita Manzke have created a Cali-French culinary wonderland in Los Angeles with Republique, the ambitious brasserie they run with Bill Chait’s Sprout Restaurant Group. Across the Pacific Ocean, they’ve carved...
Chef Los Angeles

Who Makes Great Los Angeles Chefs Nervous?

Leading chefs must have composure in their kitchens in order to turn out consistently great food. However, they can still get rattled. I recently asked 10 of L.A.’s best chefs, Who was the last...