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Spring Strozzapreti (Food of the Week)

For years, big parts of downtown L.A.’s Douglas Building sat vacant on the corner of Spring Street & 3rd Street. However, Church & State owner Yasminn Sarmadi and chef/partner Tony Esnault saw potential in...

Church & State: Bringing Culinary Firepower to Urban Brasserie

The outlying area of downtown’s Arts District was always an unlikely place to find a good meal, until last September, when Steven Arroyo and Yassmin Sarmadi opened Church & State at the base of...