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L.A. coronavirus closures: Bon Temps in the Arts District

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 29, 2020

Less than a year ago, Lincoln Carson opened Bon Temps, a modern American restaurant in the Arts District that quickly received local and national acclaim. But the restaurant won’t survive to see its first anniversary. The career pastry chef said

Wednesday that he has closed Bon Temps permanently, a casualty of the shutdown forced by the COVID-19 crisis. “We’re a new place, and regardless of how well we were written about, it was a big build-out, and the costs have been formidable in the first year

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Review: At Bon Temps in Downtown L.A., the brilliant desserts are only the beginning

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 29, 2019

Servers at Bon Temps in the Arts District don’t explicitly advise you to save room for dessert at dinnertime, but they should. The sweets alone are reason to come to the restaurant. Chef and owner Lincoln Carson’s savory dishes convey the memo

cake with squid ink pan de mie, avocado, greens and mustard beurre blanc at Bons Temps. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) All the blueprinting and technique pay off — in this dish and with so much of the cooking at Bon Temps. As a pastry chef

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Bon Temps, One of the Best New Restaurants of 2019, Is Closing

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 29, 2020

In a blow to the city’s dining scene, chef Lincoln Carson has announced he is closing Bon Temps for good. The Arts District restaurant was one of the most—if not the most—lauded openings of 2019. It was one of Los Angeles’ Best New Restaurants, was

, and the whole chicken was exquisite. After the shutdown, Bon Temps experimented with various takeout options. Donut pop-ups and weekend bake sales sold out quickly, and rightfully so. In an email, a representative for the restaurant cited the

The Future of Dining in Downtown Los Angeles Is Looking Bright

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • August 18, 2021

-trotting fare to an airy dining room and lovely courtyard patio. Nearby, in the former Bon Temps space, Yangban Society (712 S. Santa Fe Ave.) will offer Korean American deli food from two Mélisse alums when it debuts in September. The Arts District

Newsletter: Los Angeles is a fantastic pastry town. Here are four places our critic loves.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 31, 2019

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and I’m at Bon Temps in the Arts District. The morning scene at the downtown restaurant has a quiet but steady bustle. Customers arrive in waves, ordering coffee and studying the pastries displayed behind glass

from television is meeting with a friend and greeting other food industry players as they drift through for breakfast. I’m glad to see pros are embracing the place. I wrote an enthusiastic review of Bon Temps this week. Lincoln Carson stepped beyond his

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3 New Restaurants You Have to Try in September

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • August 30, 2019

From a breakfast burrito truck’s brick-and-mortar to a rustic Italian spot in Larchmont, here are three new restaurants you need to try in September. Bon Temps View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bon Temps ( on Aug 6, 2019 at

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L.A.’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2019

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • December 17, 2019

Lyft. Over 90 wines are offered by the carafe (half bottle). Birdie G’s, 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica | $$ All-day restaurants are all the rage, but at Bon Temps, 50-year-old chef and partner Lincoln Carson takes the idea to new heights. In the

—chicken paillard, a great burger oozing with raclette. Come evening, when most all-day operations pump the breaks, Bon Temps goes full throttle with exciting, ambitious food. There are various canapes—yes, canapes— to start, great seafood dishes and a

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L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

more like springtime than a brisk walk. Pickup only. Bavel: 500 Mateo St., Los Angeles, (213) 232-4966,; Bestia: 2121 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles, (213) 514-5724, A selection of pastries available on weekends from Bon Temps in

the Arts District. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) Bon Temps Looking to celebrate at breakfast time? Lincoln Carson is one of California’s most accomplished pastry chefs, and his weekend assortment of viennoiserie is a spectacular display of talent

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Add This New Restaurant to Your List of Reasons to Visit Solvang

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 27, 2021

In 2019, Lincoln Carson had one of the city’s most acclaimed new restaurants. With its elegant, perfectly executed continental fare and gorgeous desserts, Carson’s Bon Temps made it onto just about every “best of” list. Then COVID-19 hit, and Carson

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 7, 2020

) 22. Bon Temps At a time when many restaurants write off desserts as an afterthought — throw together a sundae, outsource a Key lime pie — Bon Temps swerves strategically in the opposite direction. Lincoln Carson, a lauded pastry chef who opened his

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