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The must-order tarte tatin from Perle in Pasadena

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 5, 2021
Even after the luxurious French onion soup, a charcuterie board that rivals the one at the late Church & State (the one that would forever change the way we measure charcuterie boards in Los Angeles), the moules with a mountain of frites and the...

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• Los Angeles Times • January 5, 2021

A New Series of Books Is Helping Beloved L.A. Restaurants Raise Much-Needed Funds

Liz Ohanesian • Los Angeles Magazine • January 4, 2021
Ever wanted to know the stories behind Los Angeles restaurants like Sonoratown, Kato, or Hop Woo? A new series of books, Take Away Los Angeles, tells those stories while helping local restaurants get through the pandemic. The series, published by...

Chinatown restaurants from The Times' 101 list: 2020 edition

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • January 4, 2021
[It’s here: The Los Angeles Times’ 101 restaurants, dishes, people and ideas that define how we eat in 2020.] Over the years, Chinatown has become one of the most dynamic places to eat in Los Angeles. Despite a tumultuous 2020 in dining, it...

L.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Has Temporarily Closed Due to the Pandemic

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • January 4, 2021
The historic Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood is taking a hiatus after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant’s owners say they’re making the decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of staff and customers and plan to...

Critic’s Notebook: With takeout and delivery, packaging is everything

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 31, 2020
After ordering takeout or delivery hundreds of times in 2020, I have some thoughts about packaging. First, I never eat from paper or plastic at home, no matter where the food comes from. Everything I order via takeout and delivery gets transferred...

New natural wine options in WeHo and Pasadena

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • December 30, 2020
When Auburn, Eric Bost's celebrated build-your-own tasting-menu restaurant fell victim to the pandemic earlier this year, wine director Rick Arline was out of a job. At Auburn, he had orchestrated a thoughtful, intentional wine list that paired...

Keep an Eye on These L.A. Chefs in 2021

Heather Platt • Los Angeles Magazine • December 30, 2020
From Nancy Silverton’s new Italian steak house to a Suzanne Goin project in a downtown hotel, these big-name chefs have tasty things in store. Nancy Silverton Brian Busch The Mozzaplex star opened her Italian steak house, the Barish, in the...

Our Favorite At-Home Meal Deal of the Year Upgraded Many a Pizza Night

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • December 30, 2020
When it comes to ordering takeout, I love a meal deal. And the one I’ve turned to time and again to liven up sad quarantine birthdays and average Tuesday nights is this pizza, ice cream, salad, and wine package. It’s a parade of simple pleasures...

Best thing I ate: Sticky toffee pudding really is the best pudding

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 30, 2020
To quote a recent contestant from “The Great British Baking Show,” “Sticky toffee pudding is the best pudding.” I enthusiastically agree. Sticky toffee pudding might very well be the best thing ever to come out of Britain. And the sticky toffee...