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Izakaya Pop-Up Budonoki Sets Down Roots in Virgil Village

When college friends and industry vets Eric Bedroussian and Josh Hartley decided to open a restaurant of their own, they…

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Santo Gives Silver Lake’s Sushi Scene a Mexican Twist

To hear Santo co-owner Rafael del Riu tell it, the sushi and sake specialist was fated to come to Los…

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Ubuntu Brings Vibrant Vegan West African Cuisine to West Hollywood

Shenarri Freeman was fresh from culinary school when she opened Cadence, her very personal vegan soul food restaurant in New…

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Say Hello to Donna’s, Echo Park’s Hip New Red Sauce Italian Joint

In some ways, Donna’s has been 20 years in the making. The new red sauce Italian restaurant along Echo Park’s…

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Dante in Beverly Hills Is More Than Just A World-Class Cocktail Bar

Beverly Hills has plenty of flashy restaurants, from Massimo Bottura’s Gucci Osteria to the massive new Funke to Rafael Nadal…

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Introducing Queen St., From the Folks Who Brought Us Found Oyster

This month, Ari Kolender of the perpetually packed East Hollywood raw bar Found Oyster opened the doors to Queen St.…

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Meet Bar Monette, a New Santa Monica Destination for Hot Pizzas and Cool Wines

In 2021, destiny (in the form of a dating app) brought Sean MacDonald, a chef living and working in Toronto,…

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All About Isla, Santa Monica’s New Destination From the Crudo e Nudo Team

The West Side continues its parade of noteworthy new openings with Isla, the sophomore effort from Santa Monica’s beloved Crudo…

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Meet Coucou, Venice’s New Cali-French Bistro

The once-sleepy Venice stretch of Main Street between Rose Avenue and Pico Boulevard is suddenly popping with new and notable…

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Funke Is Finally Here, and It’s Fabulous

Funke, the latest and arguably most hotly anticipated entry in chef Evan Funke’s growing Italian restaurant empire, is finally here.…

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