LA Weekly’s Javier Cabral Is Lukewarm About Crying Tiger

City Guide Los Angeles November 17, 2017 0 Comments

The writer had just denounced the Weekly’s Tintorera review After Karen Palmer’s three-article stint at LA Weekly following Besha Rodell’s departure, it looks like the publication is giving a new food writer the opportunity to review a Los Angeles-area restaurant. That writer just happens to be Javier Cabral, who very publicly denounced the alt-weekly’s publication of Palmer’s one-star Tintorera review…

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A TLC Sugar Celeb Brings a Colorful Candytopia to East LA Next Month

City Guide Los Angeles November 17, 2017 0 Comments

The candy warehouse party starts in December Yet another sweets-themed pop-up exhibit is landing in Los Angeles next month. This one’s called Candytopia, and it is the creation of TLC’s The Candy Queen star, Jackie Sorkin. First reported by Los Angeles Magazine, the interactive Candytopia event boasts candy-themed art installations throughout a large interactive warehouse space. It’s happening at LA…

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Checker Hall Is a Gorgeous New Second-Floor Highland Park Jewel Box

City Guide Los Angeles November 16, 2017 0 Comments

Throwback vibes and an attached music venue Highland Park’s rapidly changing restaurant scene welcomes another name this week, as Checker Hall looks to make a mark as soon as this Saturday. And as the restaurant arm of the recently-opened Lodge Room music venue just off Figueroa, there’s already a lot of buzz. Checker Hall is the work of Kyle Wilkerson…

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Studio City’s Take a Bao Exits Stage Left Permanently Next Week

City Guide Los Angeles November 16, 2017 0 Comments

Final service is November 22 The last Los Angeles location of Take A Bao will close next week in Studio City, with the restaurant serving its final buns the day before Thanksgiving. The loss means there are no more current locations for the steamed bun mini-chain despite, operating several different spaces over the years. From 2008 to 2016, Take A…

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18 Succulent Roast Chickens To Try in Los Angeles, 2017 Edition

City Guide Los Angeles November 14, 2017 0 Comments

A true measure of a restaurant’s greatness While roast chicken is sometimes considered a throwaway dish on a menu, restaurants worth their cachet in the kitchen know the versatility that comes with a properly roasted bird. A truly great roast chicken dish showcases a restaurant’s unique character while allowing a proper preparation speak for back-of-house technique. Eater went on a…

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