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LA Weekly Critic Thinks Lost at Sea Has Personality But a Little Too Much Salt

City Guide Los Angeles October 25, 2016 0 Comments

Despite some flaws in execution, this Pasadena restaurant has soul This week, LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell returns to share her take on Lost at Sea, the new project by restaurateur Santos Uy (Mignon, Rice Bar, Papilles) and executive chef Tim Carey (Papilles). The Weekly critic describes Uy’s restaurants as having “more personality in their door frames than many restaurants exhibit…

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The Essential Guide to Los Angeles Doughnuts, Sweets Week Edition

City Guide Los Angeles October 25, 2016 0 Comments

Does LA have one of the best donut scenes in the country? Doughnuts happen to be LA’s most iconic breakfast item (though they’re also tasty at any hour of the day), thanks mostly to a slew of Southeast Asian immigrants who came and proliferated the concept in every strip mall across the Southland. However, the fried dough fritters aren’t just a sweet…

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Breads, Cakes, and Pastries in Los Angeles: Where to Find the Best

City Guide Los Angeles October 24, 2016 0 Comments

Oh sweet, sweet carbs Los Angeles has plenty of sweet shops, cake spots, and bakeries around the city, many adopting styles and flavors from around the world. It’s perhaps the best trademark of LA’s approach to baking: it’s not tied to any particular style, such as classic European. Instead, you get a wonderful amalgam of Asian influence in pastries (which…

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SBE’s Cleo Mediterranean Concept Plots Global Domination

City Guide Los Angeles October 24, 2016 0 Comments

The popular restaurant chain is pushing hard into the Middle East Looks like more expansion plans in the works for Cleo, the Mediterranean restaurant with outlets in Hollywood and (more recently) at L.A. Live. According to parent company SBE, you can expect more than a dozen new locations across the Middle East by the end of next year. SBE’s subsidiary…

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Jonathan Gold Uncovers a Little Corner of Hong Kong in San Gabriel Valley

City Guide Los Angeles October 21, 2016 0 Comments

The LA Times critic is best when he finds hidden gems in the 626 This week Jonathan Gold reverts to his natural habitat of San Gabriel Valley, openly declaring the humble Delicious Food Corner, across the street from the grill-your-own-steak Venice Room just north of the 10, a little slice of Hong Kong. The Goldster pontificates on the authenticity of…

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