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L.A. to Vegas: The First Sin City Nightlife Venue to Celebrate 25 Years

Joe Siyam • Los Angeles Magazine • October 20, 2022
Welcome to LAMag’s semimonthly update on major restaurant openings, club news, hotel announcements, celebrity and influencer sightings, and everything else you need to know before you venture to Sin City. Ciara stepped on stage for a surprise...

Seabirds Kitchen Brings Mood-Lifting Vegan Comfort Food to Los Feliz

Maureen Harrington • Los Angeles Magazine • October 19, 2022
I arrived at Seabirds Kitchen stressed, tired and hassled after a long drive to Los Feliz. To top it off, I couldn’t find the entrance (It’s to the right of Starbucks). But when I was seated, the hospitality magic began. The attractive staff,...

Where to find a spectacular seafood platter in Los Angeles

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 17, 2022
Here are my weekly recommendations on where to eat — and what to order — right now. The Deck Hand from the Lonely Oyster Lately, my social media feeds have been crowded with plateaux de fruits de mer: Elaborate platters and towers of pebbled ice,...

Damian: everything a modern L.A. Mexican restaurant should be

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 13, 2022
Part of me still blinks in surprise whenever I walk into Damian and see its sleek dining room brimming with people. It’s not that I ever expect to find the restaurant, housed in a former Arts District warehouse, empty. It shouldn’t be; the cooking...

Eat to support L.A.'s Oaxacan community amid city council scandal

Bill Addison, Stephanie Breijo, Jenn Harris, Lucas Kwan Peterson • Los Angeles Times • October 12, 2022
Los Angeles is still reeling from appalling comments among City Council members in a private recorded conversation revealed on Sunday. L.A. is home to one of the largest Oaxacan populations outside Mexico, so when Councilmember Nury Martinez made...

In search of excellent wontons. Crab Rangoon, anyone?

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 10, 2022
The history of the wonton in America, like the history of any food, is a string of adaptations to circumstances. So, how exactly did we get to a place where my TikTok feed is full of crab and cheese wontons? Wontons may be the most ubiquitous of...

Jenn searches for the perfect wonton | The Bucket List

• Los Angeles Times • October 10, 2022

3 inventive tacos to try now in Los Angeles

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 3, 2022
There’s no shortage of tacos in Los Angeles. All the carts, trucks and stands I encounter daily hold a promise of something to obsess over. Everyone has their favorites. Here are three to try now. Tacos dorados estilo San Marcos from the Birrieria...

How to go on a dumpling crawl in Koreatown

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 3, 2022
Los Angeles is home to a vibrant, bustling Koreatown with the largest population of Korean people outside of Korea. It’s a sprawling food mecca where you can find a seemingly endless variety of Korean dishes, and plenty of dumplings. Korean mandu...