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Chef FeaturesCharleston

In Charleston, a Chef Embraces His Own Chinese American Story

These days, Shuai Wang, the chef and co-owner of Jackrabbit Filly in Charleston, S.C., feels like he’s finally cooking the…

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Jon Yao Kato

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

Jon Yao’s Taiwan-Inspired Cooking at Kato, As Seen Through Five Dishes

When Kato opened in West Los Angeles in 2016, Taiwanese food had just begun to creep westward from the San…

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Madre West Hollywood

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

Madre’s Ivan Vasquez Is On a Mission to Show the Roots of Oaxacan Food

“I am Ivan Vasquez, and I am indigenous Oaxacan by birth, and restaurateur and owner of Madre Restaurant by trade.…

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Josiah Citrin Melisse

InterviewsLos Angeles

‘It Always Comes Back’: Josiah Citrin on the Upcoming Restaurant Boom

To veteran restaurateur and chef Josiah Citrin, the pandemic was just another wrench thrown in his 30-plus-year career. Having weathered…

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Chef JJ Proville. // Courtesy of L'Oursin

The Road BackSeattle

Shellfish Towers, Comfort Food, and Dreams of Normal: How L’Oursin Is Making Things Work

Like many chefs who weathered the pandemic, JJ Proville realized early on that the key to success was giving the…

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Resy SpotlightHouston

From Lucille’s to Late August (and Beyond), Chris Williams Is Poised to Expand — and Uplift

At some point last year, Chris Williams was convinced the pandemic would destroy the business he built with his brother,…

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Resy SpotlightWashington D.C.

A Conversation with Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate

After seeing and being directly impacted by a surge of hate-related incidents directed toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community that’s only intensified over…

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The ClassicsLos Angeles

At the Heart of L.A., Harold & Belle’s Preserves a Legacy and Looks Ahead

Ryan Legaux says that he’s probably eaten more po’ boys than most people alive. Having at least three or four…

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The calamar from the Niu Kitchen menu. // Courtesy of Niu Kitchen

Chef FeaturesMiami

As Niu Kitchen x Arson, Two Miami Talents Offer a Double Dose of Ingenuity

From the moment Niu Kitchen opened in downtown Miami in 2014, it was clear that chef Deme Lomas and wine…

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"The cuisine is never static in Thailand, especially as compared to here. It’s at 100 miles an hour and never the same." Justin Pichetrungsi cooking in Anajak's kitchen. // Courtesy Anajak Thai

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

At Anajak Thai, a New and Californian Vision of What It Means to Be a Thai Restaurant

Anajak Thai has been part of Justin Pichetrungsi’s life since birth. Like many children growing up around a restaurant, he…

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