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Chef Features

David Kuo Brought the Westside the Taiwanese Soul Food It Needed

Since 2016, Little Fatty has been a sole source of Taiwanese comfort food west of the 405. That’s notable because it’s…

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Guelaguetza

Dish By Dish

The Oaxacan Traditions of Guelaguetza, As Seen Through Five Dishes

Guelaguetza, one of L.A.’s most iconic restaurants, has been a haven for the city’s vast Oaxacan population who miss dishes…

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Govind Armstrong

Interviews

Govind Armstrong Has Seen It All, and Now He’s Paying It Forward

Imagine what you were doing after school at age 13. Chances are good it wasn’t peeling carrots at Wolfgang Puck’s…

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Crudo e Nudo

Interviews

The Owners of Crudo e Nudo Believe Now Is the Time to Transform Restaurants

If there’s one thing the pandemic has afforded some people, it’s a chance to start over, reinvent themselves or their…

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Jon Yao Kato

Dish By Dish

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 Features

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

Interviews

‘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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The Classics

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 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 Features

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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Photo by Maureen M. Evans, courtesy of Damian

Chef Features

Enrique Olvera on Opening Damian During a Pandemic, L.A.’s Many Cuisines, and More

Even in a region filled with thousands of restaurants, loncheros, taquerias, and other small family-run food businesses featuring myriad regional…

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