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Try the pan-fried jeon at L.A. Koreatown gastropub 'HanEuem'

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 30, 2021
The shapes of HanEuem’s modeum jeon — a platter of various meat, seafood and vegetable flatcakes — are soothing and striking in their unevenness: rough circles, tapering oblongs and wobbly rectangles, browned like diner omelets but with the...

3 New and Notable L.A. Restaurants to Try in October

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • September 29, 2021
From a Brooklyn-bred casual all-day spot on Melrose to Texas-style barbecue in Lincoln Heights, here are some new spots to check out this month. Stone Street L.A. This all-day cafe, which hails from Brooklyn, has been opening in phases for several...

Baroo, Chengdu Impression dinner celebrates L.A. diversity

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 28, 2021
Many of us believe that Los Angeles is the best food city in America. National recognition started to trickle in about a decade ago, but chefs and gourmands —and everyone in between — have celebrated its pluralism and appreciated its greatness for...

La mejor (y peor) comida en el SoFi Stadium

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 25, 2021
Esta es la primera de una serie llamada Stadium Eats, que explora la mejor (y peor) comida en los estadios deportivos de California. El sándwich submarino de hamburguesa con queso del nuevo SoFi Stadium en Inglewood parece la versión en...

Review: New omakase in Laguna Beach officially lights the sushi scene on fire

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 23, 2021
One of the most dreadful things in the world is a single serving of nigiri sushi so large that it doesn’t fit into your mouth in a single bite. Yet it exists in abundance — the norm rather than the exception. The sushi at the Rebel Omakase in...

How Melody Went from Struggling Restaurant to Pop-Up Hot Spot

Danny Palumbo • Los Angeles Magazine • September 22, 2021
When Eric Tucker first opened Melody inside an aging bungalow on Virgil Avenue in 2017, he had a chef, a menu, and a plan. But when the going got tough, he scrapped it all and went in a different direction, hosting up-and-coming cooks for a parade...

New mandate requires vaccinations for L.A. County bars

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 18, 2021
A new mandate will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for customers and employees at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges in Los Angeles County. My colleagues Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II and Stephanie Breijo reported on the...

Highland Park Sandwich Speakeasy Jeff’s Table Is Branching Out with a Big Ol’ Pig Roast

Danny Palumbo • Los Angeles Magazine • September 16, 2021
Jeff’s Table exploded onto the scene early in the pandemic, and just in the knick of time. People were thrilled to discover affordable, elevated versions of otherwise monotonous classic sandwiches inside Flask Fine Wine & Whisky in Highland Park....

Best thing I ate: a Vietnamese pho that stands out from the crowd

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 16, 2021
I’ve lost track of how many bowls of Vietnamese pho I’ve consumed over the years in Orange County. It’s a big number. Eighty? Ninety? Something in that ballpark, many of which have been very, very good. As I was thinking about this, I began to...

How Two Friends Made Their Dream of a Delicious Dairy-Free Dessert a Reality

Jean Trinh • Los Angeles Magazine • September 15, 2021
When Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei met in 2015, they became fast friends. The duo bonded over their both being Taiwanese Americans and alums of Café Gratitude. “Our friendship was forged over eating a lot of vegan food,” Cherng recalls, “but when...