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The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need to Know About Gusto Green, LA’s New Hemp-Centric Destination

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

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Dish By DishLos Angeles

Bolita’s Love Letter to Family, Cuba, and Virgil Village, in Five Cocktails

Los Angeles-born cousins and industry veterans Daniel Navarro and Chris Raba always hoped to team up to open a bar…

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The RundownLos Angeles

Everything You Need to Know About Grandmaster Recorders

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

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InterviewsLos Angeles

Wes Avila Wants You to See His Mexican Cooking At Ka’teen As Pure L.A.

When Wes Avila left Guerrilla Tacos, the concept he built from street cart to brick-and-mortar space in the Arts District,…

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LuLu at the Hammer

InterviewsLos Angeles

David Tanis on Building Lulu, and Making a New Debut in L.A.

When the doyenne of seasonal California cooking calls on you to open a new restaurant in a new city, any…

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Great White Larchmont

InterviewsLos Angeles

How Great White Became the Quintessential Cafe for Los Angeles

By Australian standards, Great White is about as Southern Californian as it gets. Equal parts great food, airy design, and…

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Best of The Hit ListLos Angeles

Hanchic, Damian, Anajak Thai, and More: L.A. Dining’s Best in 2021

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, another COVID wave had restaurants going back to outdoors dining…

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The Hit ListLos Angeles

The December Hit List: Lulu, Bridgetown Roti, Tokki, and More

It feels downright festive in L.A. right now. Dining rooms are packed, drinks are flowing, dishes are being shared, there’s…

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The Hit ListLos Angeles

The November Hit List: Horses, Cobi’s, Barbrix, Superba, and More

Who doesn’t love autumn in L.A.? The best produce — apples, squashes, and really the most delicious persimmons you’ll get…

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