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Michael Voltaggio Doesn’t Believe in All the Hype

City Guide Los Angeles January 6, 2017 0 Comments

The ink. chef tells LA Weekly he’s got a different perspective now Here’s a fun one: in a wide-ranging interview with LA Weekly, chef Michael Voltaggio says that he honestly doesn’t believe that his restaurant ink. “deserved the hype” it received when first opening. The statement is part of a larger story on the reformatting of the restaurant into a…

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Tartine Partners With Chris Bianco on Massive New Projects in Downtown LA

City Guide Los Angeles January 6, 2017 0 Comments

The Manufactory lands at the ROW DTLA project, and has very big plans Last we checked on all things Tartine in Los Angeles, the plan was to drop a massive outlet of their new Bay Area-based Manufactory concept somewhere in Downtown. Now it seems the location has been solidified as ROW DTLA, the gigantic business-and-pleasure compound near the Arts District…

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Hermosa Beach’s New Laurel Tavern Proves the Power of South Bay’s Dining Scene

City Guide Los Angeles January 5, 2017 0 Comments

Now open and serving daily The beach scene is booming lately, thanks in no small part to a cadre of keen-eyed folks working relatable concepts (at workable price points) out near the ocean. Among them is the brand spankin’ new Laurel Tavern, which only just officially arrived in Hermosa Beach. Plans for the place have been in the works for…

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Gulfstream Floats Away From Century City, Leaving Hundreds of Empty Seats in its Wake

City Guide Los Angeles January 5, 2017 0 Comments

What’s to become of the massive restaurant space? The massive Century City location of Gulfstream seems to have jettisoned away forever, adding to the tumultuous times at the still ongoing construction zone known as the Westfield Century City mall. The Hillstone Group project was by most accounts a busy one, offering both lunch and dinner with a seafood focus. Add…

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Ayara Lūk Is Popping Up In Westchester With Thai Favorites

City Guide Los Angeles January 4, 2017 0 Comments

Open while parent restaurant Ayara Thai closes for renovation The go-to Thai restaurant near LAX, Ayara Thai, is opening a spinoff pop-up restaurant, Ayara Lūk, this Saturday, January 7. “Lūk,” or child in Thai, is an appropriate name for the concept, as the menu will reflect the chefs’ experiences as first generation Thai-Americans. That means some signature dishes from the…

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