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Dale Talde and Co. Are Planning a New Restaurant Empire in a Chinatown Hotel

City Guide New York February 2, 2016 0 Comments

They’re opening four new venues in the Joie de Vivre hotel. Brooklyn hitmakers chef Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush are eyeing Chinatown for their next restaurant empire, with plans for four different venues at new hotel Joie de Vivre, as first reported by The Lo-Down. The crew, known for Talde, Thistle Hill, and Pork Slope, filed documents to…

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Where to Celebrate ‘Singles Awareness Day’ in Los Angeles

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2016 0 Comments

For those over endless Tinder swiping. Does the mere thought of walking through the candy heart-lined walls of drug stores make you gag? The barrage of Valentine’s Day Singles Awareness Day dining guides got you feeling blue? Well boo to all that Cupid nonsense, this is the guide for you. While most restaurants are celebrating the worst dining day of…

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Lowlife Excels in All Areas But Value

City Guide New York February 2, 2016 0 Comments

Borscht, a hearty soup of such humble origins it comes as a free side at Veselka, New York’s premier Ukrainian diner, takes the form of a $12 starter at Lowlife, a spendy small plates place helmed by a chef who once hawked 25-course tastings. This is, in theory, a commendable development, as Eastern European cuisine is underrepresented and underpriced throughout…

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Rustic Kitchen’s Comfort Food Marketplace Now Open in Mar Vista

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2016 0 Comments

There’s a takeaway component as well. A former photography store in Mar Vista has been turned into Rustic Kitchen Market & Cafe, a new comfort food spot for the neighborhood. Owners Noelle and John Fanaris opened the restaurant right around the turn of the New Year, bringing in easy-eating options like fried egg sandwiches for breakfast, mac & cheese for lunch,…

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Your First Look at Kogi Taqueria, Dunkin Donuts to Atwater, and More A.M. News

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2016 0 Comments

Plus free dinner this month for anyone who works the back of house. Free dinner for the back of house LA Times posts a note about Scratch Bar in Encino and their new dinner promotion for all back of house staff this month. Basically, chef Phillip Frankland Lee wants to buy you dinner, no strings attached. All month long (except…

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