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LITTLE DAMAGE

Step into the wall-to-wall black and white checker print decor at Little Damage and you’ll…

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Cento

When you step into Cento Pasta Bar you’re greeted with a smile from the man…

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Harbor House

The key to a happy life is a healthy work-life balance. It can help relieve…

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P.Y.T.

Ask any L.A. native, or even a tourist dipping into L.A. and they’ll tell you…

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Brothecary

Warm broths have this power to evoke a childhood memory of a savory savior releasing…

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CRAFTED KITCHEN

Starting a small food business can feel like a huge hurdle – so many unknowns,…

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MILLA CHOCOLATES

No longer spritely tikes who tirelessly covet candy, has Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory become a…

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FRITZI COOP

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! We’ve all heard the saying but have you ever tasted it?…

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BELLE BELLE’S CUE

More than a thousand miles from the heart of Texas, nestled in the shadow of…

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GRESESCENT

You need a bouquet of ice cream. We could just end this article there because…

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TOMGEORGE

In less than a decade, Downtown LA has evolved from neglected city center to a…

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DI ALBA

An expression of the heart served on a slice of focaccia. The nostalgia of Italian…

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Baldoria

There’s no need to traverse the Atlantic to wine and dine like you’re in Europe.…

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Lao Tao

Savory scents of Taiwanese beefy soups, braised pork belly and popcorn chicken can be found…

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Yuko Kitchen

In a postmodern culinary world where deconstruction of the classics and molecular gastronomy bleed wallets…

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Manuela

When’s the last time your brunch plans included a chicken house and a 30-foot rose?…

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MACCHERONI REPUBLIC

Nearly four years ago, restaurateurs Antonio Tommasi and Jean Louis De Mori launched a new…

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The Chairman

“We started Chairman in San Francisco because back in 2008-2009 that food scene was very…

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Chimney Coffee House

Chimney Coffee House occupies an unassuming space in the hinterland of Chinatown.  East of the…

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P.O.V. SNACK SHOP

Everyone needs something from the convenient store whether it’s aspirin, soda, or wings.” Located inside…

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Shibumi

Enter the refined style of “kappo” dining: a front row seat to traditional Japanese cuisine…

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OFFICINE BRERA

From the moment you open the door to Officine Brera your eyes are ready to…

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LASA

Influenced by early Spanish colonization and Chinese merchants, the uniqueness of traditional Filipino food was…

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Comfort LA

We’ve all been there. An idea so simple, so right, that it’s hard to believe…

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Mex Peru Gipsy

The face of Los Angeles is always getting some kind of makeover. Every weekend, new…

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Birdies

It’s the simple pleasures that manage to bring together swaths of people from all walks…

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Orsa & Winston

Can fine dining be accessible? Maybe even cozy? Upon walking inside Orsa & Winston, all…

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Smorgasburg LA

By now, the accolades and testimonials have established Smorgasburg LA as a hit culinary platform…

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Miro

On the outside, miro is sleek and you could even say a bit sexy. Upon…

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Simbal

You’re a young chef from Los Angeles who has nurtured a solid culinary career in…

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THE ORIGINAL PANTRY CAFE

Your night may have started off slow as you took a vow to “take it…

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The Taste proves Filipino food has arrived

It’s true, Angelenos love to eat so there’s no surprise that we’re always looking for…

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FYF Fest: Food

Live music makes us feel alive, but it also makes us feel dangerously hungry after…

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Chicas Tacos

In a parking lot between two nondescript, vaguely Art Deco buildings, a cheery neon sign…

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Au Lac

Back in 1997, when Mai Nguyen officially opened the doors of Viet-vegan concept Au Lac,…

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The Fruit of Downtown

Mayo-dipped elotes, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, al pastor tacos, fresh blue corn quesadillas — just a…

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Crispy Orange Chicken Sandwich

Sometimes East meets West in the most glorious of ways. Golden Boys Chinese, newest pop…

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Bringing Heat to the Kitchen

Downtown LA’s favorite one-stop health and wellness center has unveiled a brand new plant based…

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GUERO’S COCINA MEXICANA

When you walk into Guero’s Cocina Mexicana, you’re walking into Gerardo Elizalde’s home. You’re meeting…

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Redbird

To sit and talk with Chef Neal Fraser about his culinary gem — the lauded…

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HOWLIN’ RAY’S

Like all good tales, it started with revenge. A scorned lover decided to teach her…

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GRAND CENTRAL MARKET SUMMER NIGHTS

This summer, Grand Central Market will be hosting #GCMSummerNights to celebrate every night of Summer…

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Madame Monsieur

An early day ritual is a grounding, meditative practice; one that provides a welcome respite…

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MEXICALI TACO & CO.

Setting out to find a go-to taco shop in this city is like setting out…

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KNEAD & CO.

She’s known by many names — nonna, abuela, lola, oma and so on. She’s your…

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Gill’s

A sun bleached sign stands outside the Stillwell Hotel enticing passersby to partake in an…

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First Thursdays

It happens in the blink of an eye. As the last golden hues linger in…

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Spread MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

High-end meets low fuss. It’s the alluring siren call of the burgeoning new “fine-casual” dining…

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Uncle John’s Cafe

Uncle John’s Cafe serves a plate full of WTF. This Chinese-American diner proudly concocts righteous…

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Bombo

A massive line snakes around the Broadway side of the Grand Central Market. Faces are…

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Poppy + Rose

In the heart of the Flower District, an unexpected aroma wafts in the air, and…

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The Briks

If you’ve never heard a punk rocker gush about the miraculous power of love, you’ve…

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Unit 120

Alvin Cailan is sitting at his office, which is to say he’s sitting at one…

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Prufrock Pizzeria

It starts off slow — a rolling purr that resonates beneath layers of clothing and…

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Otium

Last December, Downtown’s historical neighborhood of Bunker Hill was treated with Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s latest…

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Nick’s Cafe

It’s Monday morning and there’s barely a seat available inside Nick’s Cafe. Located in Chinatown,…

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San Sui Tei

Walk in and you’ll notice an open kitchen situated just a few feet away from…

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Le Petit Paris

“Woah.” It’s the word that’s muttered under the breath of all who walk in. Glittering…

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Pok Pok LA

A year ago, Pok Pok Phat Thai — the brainchild of America’s culinary darling Andy…

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Zinc Cafe

Coffee, toast, eggs. Three simple staples. That’s what John Secretan, owner of Zinc Cafe &…

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Bestia

Service at Bestia is less than 4 hours away and Christina Raptis is on the…

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Eat Drink Americano

A warm 4 o’clock sun streams through the blinds of Eat Drink Americano like it’s…

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Burgerlords

Say no to the fried egg and skip the bacon marmalade; it’s just you, the…

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Pitchoun!

It’s been half a year now since Pitchoun Bakery and Café opened its doors across…

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Osso

“Restaurant owners are not cool,” grins Akira Akuto, one of the two chefs at Osso.…

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LAS MORELIANAS

Shards of pork leap into the air as a butcher knife strikes into its tender…

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Pizzanista!

Much like a good man, a good slice is hard to find. . . in…

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Clifton’s Cafeteria

At the height of the Great Depression, Clifton’s Cafeteria was born with the greater good…

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Daily Dose Cafe

Within the bustling, industrial grid of Downtown LA’s east side lies a haven from 18-wheeled…

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Badmaash

“You say Badmaash however you want to say Badmaash . . . and now you’ve…

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Factory Kitchen

“I want them to feel in Italy for a second,” says The Factory Kitchen’s CEO…

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Peking Tavern

We like authenticity. We like hole-in-the-walls, mom and pop shops. We like the old-world, the…

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Rice Bar

Sometimes rice is just a fixin’ that sits on the sidelines waiting to be scooped…

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Tabachines Cocina

Consuelo Alvarado is not a restaurateur, nor a chef. Professionally, she’s in it for construction…

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Artesana Popsicles

Summer downtown—the sidewalks are on fire and just the walk from office to the coffee…

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Madcapra

Take a seat at Madcapra’s marble countertop, lean forward and you’re in their kitchen —…

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Woodspoon

After long, hot days under the South American sun, friends and neighbors would gather outside…

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Fisherman’s Outlet

This isn’t a date place nor is it a place to impress clients. This is…

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Auntie Em’s Kitchenette

New comers from the land of Eagle Rock, Auntie Em’s Kitchenette graces the Historic Core…

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Bronzed Aussie

Just two years since Samantha Bryan, a native Australian, opened up The Bronzed Aussie, the…

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Guisados

Home style braises of stewed meat, chiles and spices ooze over fluffy scrambled eggs and…

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Grand Central Market

The Grand Central Market is a hub for good eats. Latin vendors from the past…

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The Black Sheep

   With the fancy Mignon Wine and Cheese Bar on one side and the age-old…

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Gelateria Uli

Cold, velvety and exotic, it only takes one spoonful to send shivers across taste buds…

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Shojin

Tucked away on the third floor of an indoor mall in Little Tokyo is Shojin,…

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Golden Dragon

  Eating dim sum takes a bit of mental preparedness. It’s loud, it’s chaotic, it’s…

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Marugame Monzo

Marugame Monzo sits coolly in the shadow of the day’s completed lunch rush in Little…

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The Little Jewel of New Orleans

The Little Jewel of New Orleans is a regional deli and grocer located in the…

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The Oyster Gourmet

The Oyster Gourmet is a wooden, nautical-like shell that makes Robinson Crusoe relevant again. Christophe…

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Urban Radish

Urban Radish is an epicurean mecca of the Art’s District. Within an 8,000 square foot…

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Hero Shop

A concept by chef Eric Park and Jonathan Kim, the team behind Silver Lake’s Black…

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The Pie Hole

Pie, like Thanksgiving, is a moveable feast. It’s formidable for a baked good, able to…

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Peddler’s Creamery

As you walk into Peddler’s Creamery on 5th and Main for a scoop of ice cream,…

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KAZU NORI

Quietly taking a sheet of seaweed paper in one hand and some rice in the…

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Wexler’s Deli

Having taken part in a so-called “Pastrami Palooza” food tour around Los Angeles this past…

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Phillipe the Original

While you won’t find James Dean’s red jacket hanging in the corner, or a Johnny…

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Nickel Diner

A traveling family of five sits at one of the booths at Nickel Diner on…

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Guerrilla Tacos

Parked outside of Blacktop Coffee in the Arts District sits a former renegade on wheels,…

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Eggslut

Los Angeles is a city known for great eats — and long waits. But even the most…

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Bread Lounge

A baker dressed in his all-white uniform pops out of the kitchen of the Bread…

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