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Six Old and New School Babkas in Los Angeles

City Guide Los Angeles February 18, 2016 0 Comments

This classic Jewish breakfast pastry is gaining in popularity, and it’s getting a new wave. Babka, the buttery bread that’s rolled into loaves and rings, has roots in homes of Eastern European Jews. The name babka translates from languages like Ukrainian and Yiddish as “little grandmother.” The baked good has deeper roots in immigrant hubs like New York, and is…

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Coffee Commissary Enacts Mandatory Tip Pooling at Burbank Shop

City Guide Los Angeles February 18, 2016 0 Comments

Owner Tyler King hopes to change the way money flows at his coffee shops. Coffee Commissary is wading into the Great Tipping Debate, albeit tenuously, with a new plan put forth at their Burbank store that equalizes both front and back of house work. Owner Tyler King operates other locations on Fairfax, Hollywood and Palms, but has worked with employees…

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Five Excellent Reasons to Try Thai Breakfast in LA

City Guide Los Angeles February 17, 2016 0 Comments

One rule for Thai breakfast: Eat whatever you want. Bangkok, Thailand is the definition of a city in organized chaos. Motorcycles weave perilously between buses and vans, and being a pedestrian on a busy street grants few of the legal (and thus physical) protections afforded to jaywalkers in the US. It’s a larger metaphor for Thai culture itself: The greater…

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Geoffrey Zakarian Taking Over Scarpetta Space in Beverly Hills

City Guide Los Angeles February 17, 2016 0 Comments

The Montage Beverly Hills hotel has a high-profile new tenant. Looks like the Scarpetta space won’t be down for long, as news comes today that none other than Geoffrey Zakarian, Iron Chef winner and East Coast mega-restaurateur, will be running things inside the Montage Beverly Hills resort in no time. There are plans, per an insider, to open both a restaurant…

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