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Eggs Marks the Spot

City Guide Los Angeles May 9, 2019 0 Comments

The story behind LA’s secret egg-obsessed street artist, Black Palms Even for locals, Los Angeles can often feel big and sprawling and lacking in nuance, a city whose close-knit neighborhoods offer nothing if not directly asked. But there is one artist, the enigmatic and longstanding Black Palms, who is trying to change that perspective, and he’s doing it with tiny,…

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LA Times Critic Lauds the Big Second Efforts at Jon & Vinny’s and Petit Trois

City Guide Los Angeles May 9, 2019 0 Comments

Plus Patricia Escárcega takes on Phillip Frankland Lee’s Encino Sushi Bar With so many brand new restaurants and out-of-town chefs colliding into LA’s dining scene right now, it can be tough to make room in the media for all those still-busy second restaurant efforts. But that’s exactly what LA Times co-critic Bill Addison has done this week, knocking off truncated…

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‘Chef’s Table’ Star Virgilio Martínez Interrogated at LAX Over Duffle Bag Full of Frozen Piranhas

City Guide Los Angeles May 8, 2019 0 Comments

The acclaimed Peruvian chef was interrogated for five hours until he was cleared to bring the fish to a dinner at Somni Last week, acclaimed chef Virgilio Martínez flew into Los Angeles International Airport with a duffel bag full of frozen, vacuum-sealed piranhas from his native Peru. Martínez owns Central, a popular and influential restaurant in Lima, and arrived ready…

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Former LA Mag Critic Writes New Book on Hardship and Triumphs of Owning a Restaurant

City Guide Los Angeles May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Koreatown’s Here’s Looking At You is the subject of Patric Kuh’s new book Former Los Angeles Magazine restaurant critic Patric Kuh’s new book Becoming a Restaurateur gives readers an inside look at the restaurant industry through the lens of Here’s Looking At You, the Koreatown hot spot that’s been critically acclaimed and perpetually packed since opening in 2016. The restaurant…

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Massive San Pedro Public Market Development Reveals New Look

City Guide Los Angeles May 7, 2019 0 Comments

If the Harbor Commission approves, phase one of the waterfront development could open by 2021 Last summer, developers demolished the remainder of Ports O’ Call Village to make way for the massive forthcoming development, San Pedro Public Market. It’s looking quite spiffy with new architectural renderings showing off the space, which includes five restaurants and a 15-stall food hall. The…

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