Local Scene

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Chef SeriesLos Angeles

For Off Menu Week, Lasa is diving deeper into its Filipino roots

Tables covered in ceramic bowls and plates, various sizes and hues, some holding a stewed meat, maybe a dry-rubbed pork…

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Chef SeriesLos Angeles

Adamae’s Matt Cheek channels Los Angeles (and a little bit of Pok Pok)

Named for Ada May Sharpless, the woman whose The Lady of the Lake sculpture watches over Echo Park, Adamae is…

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Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

At Charcoal in Venice, dishes literally rise up out of the ashes

There’s something magical that happens when you throw a whole yam in a pile of hot ash. The skin acts…

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GuidesLos Angeles

LA’s Ode to Italian Red-Sauce Eateries

Though Los Angeles will never have the piazzas, Vespas, and romantic charm Italy has, there are two things the City…

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GuidesLos Angeles

Neighborhood Spotlight: Santa Monica

A quintessential Southern California beach city, Santa Monica is made up of several wonderful little neighborhoods, stretching from the tourist-filled…

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Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

Reimagining Kaiseki Through the Lens of Three Award-Winning LA Chefs

L.A. is buzzing with kaiseki right now—the tradition of serving multi-course meals to celebrate the seasons with exacting technique and…

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GuidesLos Angeles

Neighborhood Spotlight: Los Feliz & Silver Lake

When non-Angelenos complain nobody walks in L.A., they clearly haven’t spent time strolling around Los Feliz or Silver Lake. Called…

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Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

15 Questions With Birdie G’s Jeremy Fox

For his brand-new Santa Monica restaurant, Birdie G’s, chef Jeremy Fox has teamed up with Colby Goff and partners Josh…

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Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

Mei Lin Gets Up Close and Personal at Nightshade

With mashups like Korean tacos, Sichuan pizza, and Mexican hummus, these Los Angeles chefs are changing the way we eat today. Enter Mei Lin—the chef and agent of change behind buzzy eatery, Nightshade.

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