All Cities: Chef Feature


Taco Maria Carlos Salgado

InterviewsLos Angeles

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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Govind Armstrong

InterviewsLos Angeles

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

InterviewsLos Angeles

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 DishLos 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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Photo by Maureen M. Evans, courtesy of Damian

Chef FeaturesLos Angeles

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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Chef FeaturesCharleston

FIG Chef Mike Lata On Hospitality

In 2003, Chef Mike Lata and co-owner Adam Nemirow opened the now-iconic FIG. “What we stand for goes back to the…

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Chef FeaturesAustin

Where Theres Smoke, There’s Izakaya and Texas Whiskey

Japanese and Texan cuisines combine at hot Austin smokehouse/izakaya, Kemuri Tatsu-Ya.

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