Los Angeles: Interviews


LuLu at the Hammer

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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

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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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Taco Maria Carlos Salgado

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Carlos Salgado Sees the Future For Taco María, And It Will Be More Focused

When the Michelin guide returned to Southern California in 2019, Taco María was the only Mexican restaurant to receive a Michelin…

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At Union, Being There for Pasadena Means Taking Care of People First

Some restaurants are so integral to a neighborhood, it’s hard to believe they haven’t been there for decades. Union is…

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Kismet

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The Duo at Kismet Has Seen the Future, and It Will Be Better

In Arabic, the word “kismet” means destiny, which is fitting for Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson’s popular Los Feliz restaurant.…

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All Time

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At All Time, It’s About Keeping Hospitality in the Neighborhood

When Ashley and Tyler Wells opened All Time in 2018, it was done in waves: breakfast first, followed by expanding…

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Govind Armstrong

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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

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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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Josiah Citrin Melisse

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‘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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Broken Spanish at NeueHouse

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Whether Permanent or Pop-Up, Ray Garcia Insists Broken Spanish Is Here to Stay

Broken Spanish was just catching a groove when it announced that it would close. Open for five years, the Downtown L.A.…

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