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Author: Lesley Balla


The ClassicsLos Angeles

Daniel Navarro Kept El Cochinito in the Family. Now He’s Made Sure It Reflects the Community

In the days before COVID-19, there’s a good chance you drove by El Cochinito  a million times without noticing it.…

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The ClassicsLos Angeles

The Golden Bull Has Been a Cornerstone for Santa Monica Canyon and the LGBTQ Community

Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, author Christopher Isherwood, and painter Don Bachardy walk into a bar.  This isn’t a joke. It’s…

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Little Pine's vegan burger.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The October Hit List: Post and Beam, Ludobab, Bar Restaurant, and More

It doesn’t entirely feel like fall yet, but we’ve moved into another season and another month of dining only outdoors…

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All the uni, at Sushi Tama.

New on ResyLos Angeles

New on Resy: Sushi Tama, Post Script, Casa Vega and More

With the color-coded state guidelines, dining indoors remains elusive in Los Angeles County for the beginning of fall. But with…

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The ClassicsLos Angeles

The Formosa Cafe is a Masterclass in Restoration

Like an aging Hollywood star, the Formosa Cafe’s light may have dimmed a bit over the years, but it never…

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Chinatown USALos Angeles

How Genghis Cohen Won Hearts, One Egg Roll (and a Big Helping of Shtick) at a Time

When Marc Rose first moved to Los Angeles almost 20 years ago, one thing he missed was the kind of…

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Botanica's vegetable-focused bounty is now available for outdoor dining.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The September Hit List: Botanica, Everson Royce Bar, Nueva, Pukinico, and More

It still feels like the height of summer, even if fall is on the way. Good thing the LA Al…

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Blue Plate brings oysters to the Santa Monica sidewalk.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The August Hit List: Petit Trois, Blue Plate Oysterette, All Day Baby, and More

Summer travel is most likely on hold this year, but at least dining around Los Angeles can feel like a…

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The Hit ListLos Angeles

Little Fatty, APL, Pizzana, Ceviche Project, and More: New on the Resy Hit List

The rules for dining out keep changing at breakneck speed in California, but one thing’s for sure: Your favorite restaurants…

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GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles

No one really needed a mandate from the mayor to dine out on a patio around Los Angeles during the…

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