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L.A. restaurants and the unprecedented state of things
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 21, 2020
Josef Centeno is one of the chefs I admire most in Los Angeles. The owner of four restaurants — Bäco Mercat, Orsa & Winston and Bar Amá downtown, and Amacita in Culver City — he’s the kind of leader I’d nominate for a chef of the year award. On...

The coronavirus has shut down L.A. restaurants. What is a restaurant critic to do?
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 20, 2020
I cooked dinner at home last night for the first time in months. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking — I’m a competent if unimaginative cook, with more cookbooks than time to use them all. I stopped cooking regularly five years ago when I came on...

Apple Pan, Dan Tana’s, and Other Classic L.A. Restaurants Offering Pick-Up and Delivery
Natalya Jaime • Los Angeles Magazine • March 20, 2020
Over the course of the past week, the coronavirus pandemic has turned L.A.’s restaurant industry upside down. When the city implemented a temporary ban on in-house dining, eateries had to decide whether to make quick adjustments and focus on...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Antico Is Selling Its Incredible Ice Cream by the Pint
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 20, 2020
Take comfort. Some of the city’s best ice cream is now available to take out. Chef Chad Colby has converted his Larchmont Italian restaurant Antico into a take-out focacceria and ice cream shop, taking phone orders Monday through Saturday. ‪Antico...

Easy cocktails for the coronavirus quarantine
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 20, 2020
Long before Mayor Eric Garcetti shut down all the bars in Los Angeles, Aaron Polsky was thinking about cocktails in a can. This week, he launched LiveWire, a line of canned cocktails featuring his own recipes and ones from a slew of other local...

Line stretches down the block as unemployed restaurant workers look for relief at Mozzaplex
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 20, 2020
Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Robert Rios, 26, Carmen Galen, 23, and their 1-year-old daughter, Alani, stood in line on Highland Avenue, just south of Melrose. They joined about 150 other restaurant workers who had lined up for a free meal and some...

People Are Pitching In to Help L.A.’s Independent Restaurants and Their Workers (and So Can You)
Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • March 19, 2020
Across the country, an untold number of bartenders, servers, and other service industry workers have already been laid off or had hours dramatically cut due to the pandemic. Some small businesses are trying to keep workers paid for as long as...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Bar Restaurant Is Packing Market Boxes with Whole Chickens and Wine
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 19, 2020
Already low on essential provisions like vegetables, milk, and wine? Head to Bar Restaurant, the “neo-bistro”  from restaurateur Jeff Ellermeyer, chef Douglas Rankin (who worked for Ludo Lefebvre for years), and manager and beverage director...

Come and ravage us: Scenes from the fire sale at one of L.A.’s hottest restaurants
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 18, 2020
All Day Baby   
At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the line to enter All Day Baby in Silver Lake trailed around the block, even though the sign on its door said “closed/cerrado.” People had turned out to support the modern American diner, which opened in late November, for...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Schmaltz, Pantry Staples, and Jiggling Pie from Birdie G’s
Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 18, 2020
The Rustic Canyon Family, which includes some of the city’s top spots like Cassia and Birdie G’s, announced a slew of new delivery, take-out, and curbside-pickup options. (Its namesake restaurant, Rustic Canyon, has closed temporarily.) Highlights...