Los Angeles

Longstanding Koreatown Dessert Specialist Iota to Close By May 1

City Guide Los Angeles April 27, 2016 0 Comments

Get your brick toast fix now Late night Koreatown coffee stalwart Iota Brew Cafe is moving on from their longstanding Western Avenue address. But rather than put down roots somewhere else in the city, it seems owner Brian Chong is up and moving to Texas of all places. The news was first announced yesterday on Iota’s Facebook page, with an insider…

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KazuNori Strikes Santa Monica Next

City Guide Los Angeles April 26, 2016 0 Comments

The Nozawa empire’s hand roll concept goes even farther west SugarFish’s more casual, hand roll-specializing counterpart, KazuNori, has been supplying Downtown office works with relatively affordable sushi fixes for the past two years. It was just a few months ago that we learned the sushi counter would be expanding to Westwood, but today comes confirmation that a third location will…

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The Chicharrón Is Broken Spanish's Killer Dish

City Guide Los Angeles April 26, 2016 0 Comments

Ray Garcia’s Broken Spanish is the Mexican-American chef’s homage to the food of his upbringing. And one of the staples of the Mexican-American canon is the crispy, crunchy chicharrón, which is commonly found in meat markets in East LA. This version at Garcia’s classy Downtown restaurant takes nearly five days to prepare, but it’s worth the effort. Upon first glance,…

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Bondi Harvest in Santa Monica Shows Off Australia's Booming Cafe Culture

City Guide Los Angeles April 25, 2016 0 Comments

Now open off Olympic The latest name in Australian expat dining is Bondi Harvest Cafe, now open in Santa Monica. The casual ocean-inspired eatery sits well back from the water, right off Olympic between Bundy and Cloverfield in an industrial stretch full of studio spaces and startups. The name is a nod to Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand, Bondi Beach,…

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