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Taco Tuesday: DIY crispy cheese tacos and ready-to-drink margaritas

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 26, 2020
I thought it would come with instructions. But I guess Puesto thought people should already know how to assemble a taco. Granted, I’ve already finished my first margarita, and the tequila is messing with my spatial coordination. I pick up the...

6 ways to help undocumented restaurant workers

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 23, 2020
Recently I wrote about Tony Ruiz and Oscar, two restaurant workers in L.A. facing extreme economic insecurity after losing their jobs to the coronavirus shutdown. Because they are undocumented, Tony and Oscar have no access to unemployment...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Alimento Is Back with All Your Faves

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 22, 2020
Silver Lake favorite Alimento is back. Zach Pollack reopened his trattoria this week, with some of the restaurant’s most-loved dishes available for takeout and delivery. You can order up various salads, the chicken Milanese sandwich, or pastas...

The L.A. City Council Has Voted to Cap the Fees Delivery Apps Charge to Local Restaurants

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 20, 2020
Ordering food from local restaurants during the pandemic is a great way to help the economy and your community–but how you place your order can mean radically different things for a restaurant’s bottom line. Placing an order directly with the...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Hand Rolls to Go at Sōgo Roll Bar

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 20, 2020
Feeling like you’ve sought a bit too much comfort in pasta in recent weeks? Perhaps it’s time for some sushi takeout. Handily, Sōgo Roll Bar, the excellent new hand roll bar in Hollywood, whose owners include some of the guys behind the acclaimed...
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Vespertine makes the most creative takeout food in Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 19, 2020
Before Jordan Kahn’s unearthly project Vespertine took up residence in the four-story building at 3599 Hayden Ave. in Culver City, architect Eric Owen Moss simply called his structure “Waffle.” No nickname could be more apt: Its form resembles...
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New Restaurants Have Continued to Open During the Pandemic—Some with Surprising Success

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 19, 2020
The build-out was complete. Staff had been hired and trained. The kitchen was stocked. The opening party was on the calendar. Everything was in place for Go Get Em Tiger to debut its Culver City café in late March—until Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
Go Get Em Tiger    Interstellar    Skinny Fish    Krispy Rice   

Not all restaurants support a 15% delivery fee cap

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 18, 2020
In an unexpected move, more than 20 Los Angeles restaurants, including Canter’s, Sichuan Impression and Sweetfin, have signed a petition opposing a City Council proposal to cap third-party delivery app fees. It’s a stance that’s in direct...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Nicole Rucker Is Selling Her Incredible Pastries in Two Locations

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 18, 2020
Plan ahead for your sweet treat needs. Supremely talented pastry chef Nicole Rucker is now offering her Fat + Flour goodies for curbside pickup from Grand Central Market (on the Hill Street Side) or at Dinosaur Coffee in Silver Lake. Last week was...

What Wolfgang Puck thinks the restaurant industry needs most

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 17, 2020
Wolfgang Puck is one of the most famous chefs in the world. Arguably the first celebrity chef, he built a culinary empire with a catering company and dozens of restaurants. In Los Angeles, the Austrian chef is known for helping to start a dining...