Review: Sambar brings an enlightened plane of Indian cuisine to Culver City

Counter Intelligence: Jonathan Gold reviews Sambar, Akasha Richmond's new Indian restaurant in Culver City
Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • August 14, 2015
Your ideas about porchetta may have been formed in the hills east of Rome or at a truck parked in Umbria, or perhaps with the fennel-scented suckling pig they sometimes serve at Sotto, the stuffed roasts in the case at McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. or...
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