What would a game-changing L.A. vegetarian restaurant look like?

Bill Addison considers the state of Los Angeles vegetarian restaurants in the latest Tasting Notes newsletter
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 19, 2019
My first meal ever in Los Angeles was dinner at Campanile in 1997; for breakfast the next morning I went straight back for pastries from adjoining La Brea Bakery. Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton were the omnipresent power couple in the food world...
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