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Get Into the Guts of LA Dining With 15 Tasty Offal Dishes

City Guide Los Angeles April 16, 2019 0 Comments

Discover awesome innards in every corner of the city With a growing appreciation for nose to tail cooking among Los Angeles’ diners, chefs across the city are experimenting with underused trimmings in creative and unexpected ways. Menus will never be devoid of crowd pleasing cuts like filet mignon or chicken breasts, but the uptick in livers and gizzards is cause…

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Talented LA Bartender Opens Ambitious New Cocktail Spot in Thousand Oaks

City Guide Los Angeles April 16, 2019 0 Comments

Creative infusions, quality spirits, and a classic ambience in Conejo Valley Oak and Iron, which claims to be Thousand Oaks’ first “craft” cocktail bar as of its April 4 opening date, is another step forward in the revitalization plan of the city’s downtown. Sitting between a salon and a barbecue restaurant, the small bar is poised to be Conejo Valley’s…

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Racism Forced LA’s Oldest Mexican Restaurants to Call Themselves ‘Spanish’

City Guide Los Angeles April 15, 2019 0 Comments

The city’s campaign of whitewashing dates to the 1800s Los Angeles has a few Spanish restaurants dotted around the city these days. There’s Otoño, the new dinner place out in Highland Park that tackles the usual offerings like conservas and paella. But around a century ago, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles (Los Angeles’s original name,…

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Downtown Japanese Donburi Spot Takasan Calls It Quits Today After One Year

City Guide Los Angeles April 12, 2019 0 Comments

The fast casual spot couldn’t hang on It’s still tough times for some restaurant operators around Los Angeles, as evidenced further by today’s closure for Takasan Japanese Rice Bowl in Downtown. The donburi spot made an early splash for its prime location on 7th Street and its unique menu, but couldn’t hold on through 2019. The final day of service…

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