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Find Carb Heaven at These Great Pasta Spots in Los Angeles

City Guide Los Angeles March 2, 2016 0 Comments

Ravioli, lasagna, tagliatelle, spaghetti Forget what people say about L.A. being a carb-fearing town. The City of Angels is positively stocked with great places for Italian pasta, from the Eastside to the Westside. If there’s one bankable restaurant concept, it’s one that serves up great house-made or quality pasta that either delves deep into the Italian tradition, or captures the…

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Park Slope Farm-to-Table Restaurant Applewood Abruptly Shutters

City Guide New York March 2, 2016 0 Comments

The restaurant was in business for almost 12 years. Last night, the proprietors of Applewood announced the closure of their Park Slope farm-to-table restaurant on Facebook and Twitter, and in an email to customers. “We had a great run, but it is time for the next chapter in our story,” owners David and Laura Shea tell their fans. The husband-and-wife duo…

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Classic East Village Greasy Spoon Stage Restaurant Is Closed For Good

City Guide New York March 2, 2016 0 Comments

Manhattan just lost one of its classic luncheonettes. Stage Restaurant is not coming back. The 35-year-old diner next to the Orpheum Theatre was forced to closed eleven months ago when a Con Ed worker found a gas connection in the building that was not up to code. The issue was discovered a week after the horrific explosion across the street that…

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Taco Fiesta Serves Delightful Hard-Shelled Nostalgia in Highland Park

City Guide Los Angeles March 1, 2016 0 Comments

It’s the hard shelled taco destination of your dreams. If you’re anything like me, your first interaction with a taco came via those grocery store hard-shelled party packs, where predetermined amounts of “taco seasoning” could be tossed in with a lump of ground beef and, just like that, dinner would be served. Long a staple of the Midwestern midweek diet,…

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Food Mashup Ramen Burger Closes Koreatown Brick & Mortar

City Guide Los Angeles March 1, 2016 0 Comments

Yesterday was the window’s last day of service. Ramen Burger’s lone Los Angeles brick & mortar has closed as of yesterday. The burger-noodle mashup, which initially gained a massive following at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg, first opened at the corner of 3rd and Vermont as a kiosk next to Lock & Key bar. Owner Jeff Shimamoto confirmed the news today, stating that while…

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