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Jon Yao Kato

Chef Features

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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The Road Back

Pandemic Pop-Ups Are Changing How We Dine — For the Better

Like many of us, chef Amy Yi had big plans this year. She’d just left her job of the past…

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Resy Spotlight

For Mozza’s Nancy Silverton, Flexibility Is the Future of Restaurants

Even by the standards of what the typical restaurateur has endured during the pandemic, Nancy Silverton has had a time…

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Chef Features

How Chefs Are Trying to Keep Their Favorite Farms and Fishmongers in Business

Any Los Angeles chef will tell you that a dish is only as good as its ingredients, from highly prized…

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Chef Features

At Dialogue, Dave Beran keeps pushing the conversation in new ways

When Dave Beran opened Dialogue in 2017, you could sense his wonder at his newly adopted city. “We had strawberries…

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