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Happy Ice Hopes to Offer Something Sweet in Challenging Times

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • June 19, 2020
When Happy Ice opens its brick-and-mortar shop on Melrose this weekend, it will represent the culmination of years of work for founder Lemeir Mitchell, bringing a taste of his native Philadelphia out to L.A. “I moved here from Philadelphia after...

In the Waning Days of the Shutdown, L.A. Takeout Has Gotten Elaborate

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • June 19, 2020
With the lockdown dragging on and on, fine-dining chefs are taking takeout to new levels—and there’s a hunger for it. “Initially we just wanted to give people comforting things to feel safe and homey, but now that experience has to evolve,” says...

Review: These Orange County pizzerias let you do the work

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 18, 2020
Editor’s Note: 2145 Pizza is temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant posted on its Instagram account June 17 that it is testing all employees and doing a deep clean and will not reopen until staff...

Critic’s Notebook: Takeout vs. dining out, what’s working and what’s not

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 17, 2020
I want my normal dining routine back. But I keep looking at the daily infection and hospitalization numbers, and it is crystal clear: We haven’t beaten the coronavirus yet. Yes, we all have quarantine fatigue. Yes, businesses must reopen if they...

Here's what L.A. dining looks like now

Peter Meehan, Andrea Chang, Garrett Snyder, Bill Addison, Amy Scattergood, Jenn Harris, Lucas Kwan Peterson, Patricia Escárcega, Brian Park • Los Angeles Times • June 13, 2020
In the last few days — after a months-long shutdown, an abrupt and immediate allowance to reopen their dining rooms and the most significant protests on the streets of Los Angeles in decades — restaurants are beginning to welcome diners inside...

Tasting Notes: Bon Appétit, food media and the need for change

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 13, 2020
“What is happening at Bon Appétit?” a barrage of friends texted this past week. A lot of them weren’t “food people,” but they knew the 64-year-old magazine’s brand. Social media was ablaze with the news of editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport’s...

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These 9 Black-Owned Bakeries

Emma Kopelowicz • Los Angeles Magazine • June 12, 2020
Despite the stereotype that Angelenos are carb-averse, local bakeries are the pride and joy of so many communities across Los Angeles. Whether they’re your go-to breakfast spots or your afternoon pick-me-up stops, these indie businesses have...

Critic’s Notebook: Where to find great cocktails to-go

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 11, 2020
Man, I could use a drink. I’ve found myself saying that a lot lately. And if there’s one marginally good thing to come out of the pandemic, it’s that restaurants get to sell cocktails to-go. Bartending is a lot harder than it looks. Plus, my bar...

Best thing I ate: Extremely limited sashimi takeout from Hana re

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 10, 2020
March 17 feels like an eternity ago. That was the day when I reconfirmed my reservation and was looking forward to dining the following night at Hana re in Costa Mesa. Moments later came another text from the restaurant: “The city of Costa Mesa is...

How an L.A. restaurant served brunch with coronavirus rules

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 8, 2020
“Landing zone” might sound more at home on an Air Force base, but at Faith & Flower restaurant in downtown L.A., there are now 17 of them. On Saturday morning, about 90 minutes before the restaurant planned to reopen its doors for the first time...