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New L.A. ordinance says grocery stores will let elderly and disabled shop first
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 27, 2020
The City of Los Angeles has passed an ordinance that will require retail food stores such as supermarkets and convenience stores to dedicate the first hour of business to the elderly, the disabled and those who care for them. It’s a move many...

What the coronavirus shutdown has meant for two L.A. bars
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 26, 2020
Zach Negin turned down the volume on the Hugh Masekela album he was playing at his Thai Town wine bar Tabula Rasa. “Last call,” he shouted. The bleak new meaning of the phrase bloomed suddenly. It was March 15, the day that Mayor Eric Garcetti...

Coronavirus sends L.A.'s beloved taco trucks into survival mode
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 26, 2020
On the evening of March 19, shortly after Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles would be placed under a “Safer at Home” ordinance in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the rolling avenues of Boyle Heights were unusually quiet. At...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Take-and-Bake Meals at Akasha
Gwynedd Stuart • Los Angeles Magazine • March 26, 2020
Akasha Richmond and Alan Schulman have been serving up classic California cuisine at their Culver City spot since 2008. For the time being, they’ve scrapped the regular menu in favor of a menu of comforting dishes you can pick up there and then...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: 3-Course Meals To-Go at Dialogue
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 25, 2020
Dialogue    Pasjoli   
Even fine-dining establishments are pivoting to takeout. Chef Dave Beran’s acclaimed Santa Monica tasting-menu restaurant Dialogue is offering three-course meals to-go for $35. Tonight, there’s a slow-cooked pork belly served with Italian wedding...

Best L.A. takeout for coronavirus quarantine, per our critic
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 24, 2020
Since the shutdown of dine-in restaurants on March 15, I’ve been eating mostly carryout, doing what little I can to help while watching chefs, restaurateurs and their employees fight for their livelihoods. These businesses are devising...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Bavel and Bestia Are Making Family Meals To-Go
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 24, 2020
Bestia    Bavel   
There’s a bright spot on this bleak Tuesday. Beloved restaurants Bestia and Bavel have announced that they will be starting curbside takeout Wednesday. ‪Both of chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’s restaurants will offer family-style diners...

These Boyle Heights Bar Consultants Are Helping Undocumented Restaurant Workers During the Coronavirus Crisis
LaShea Delaney • Los Angeles Magazine • March 24, 2020
As thousands of L.A. restaurants either switch their focus to takeout or temporarily shutter amid the coronavirus outbreak, the hospitality community has kicked into high gear to help its own. There are free meals, produce boxes, and innumerable...

Coronavirus tips: Free food for restaurant, healthcare workers in L.A.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 24, 2020
Thousands of Los Angeles restaurant employees have lost their jobs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Below is a list of L.A. restaurants offering meals to people in the hospitality industry who have been laid off or had their hours cut due...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Creative Sandwiches from Eszett in Silver Lake
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 23, 2020
The lovely Silver Lake wine bar Eszett, which just opened in December, has drastically changed to suit the times. It’s now operating as Eszett Luncheonette and serving creative sandwiches (for curbside pickup or delivery via Caviar), like a...