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The story behind why some Italian delis serve sandwich relish.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 14, 2020
In my survey for the best Italian subs in Los Angeles, I came across a handful of delis, all in the San Fernando Valley, where a chopped relish involving onions and tomatoes — and at some places pickles — supplants the more common thinly sliced...

Tasting Notes: The last day in the life of L.A. legend Art's Famous Chili Dogs
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 14, 2020
Art's Famous Chili Dogs   
I stood in line for four hours to eat a chili dog last weekend. You’re probably wondering whether it was wrapped in gold leaf or covered in rare-breed truffles or otherwise so extraordinary that I had to devote a whole afternoon to getting it. In...

The best Italian subs in Los Angeles
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 14, 2020
All About the Bread    Angelo's Italian Deli    Bay Cities    Black Hogg Sandwiches    Claro's Italian Market    Corsica's    Cosa Buona    Eastside Market    E. Stretto    Foggia Italian Market and Deli    Giamela's    Heroic Italian    Pizzana    Rocco's Italian Market    Roma Deli    Santoro's    Uncle Paulie's Deli   
Grinder, hoagie, hero, sub, torpedo. The name differs based on where you’re eating it. In Los Angeles, to most, it’s an Italian sub. Regardless of what you call it, a split roll stuffed with cured meats and cheese is generally a good idea. Adding...

Review: Silver Lake's All Day Baby shine at breakfast and lunch
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 12, 2020
All Day Baby   
If you’re thinking about which hour to visit Silver Lake’s buzzing new morning-to-night restaurant All Day Baby, start by going for breakfast. Open the double-glass door and walk into a daydream of the American corner diner. A compact coffee...

After 21 Years, West Hollywood Restaurant Lucques Is Closing
Merle Ginsberg • Los Angeles Magazine • March 12, 2020
Here’s one restaurant closing that has nothing to do with Coronavirus and is, very unfortunately, permanent. Lucques, owned by famed chef Suzanne Goin and equally famed restauranteur Caroline Styne, will close its doors at 8474 Melrose Avenue on...

In Santa Monica, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara's Onda is an ambitious but flawed restaurant
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 11, 2020
Onda sits at the edge of the new Santa Monica Proper Hotel in a modest 1920s-era building on Wilshire Boulevard that’s probably not what you think of when you imagine the hottest new restaurant in town. The flashiest thing in the all-white dining...

New Echo Park Wine Bar Tilda Is the First in a Trio of New Neighborhood Hangouts
Oren Peleg • Los Angeles Magazine • March 11, 2020
Nestled blocks from the bustle of Sunset Boulevard, new Echo Park wine bar Tilda already feels like part of the neighborhood because it really is part of the neighborhood. “We get a lot of, ‘You don’t understand, I live right there,” says Jason...

Tasting Notes: Cantonese cuisine's evolutionary leap in Los Angeles
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 7, 2020
Chef Tony    Needle    Pearl River Deli   
Last May my colleague Lucas Kwan Peterson wrote a column about a string of 1980s-era Cantonese restaurants that had recently closed in the San Gabriel Valley. The closures included three Monterey Park behemoths — Ocean Star Restaurant, Empress...

Way Harsh, Tai: The Clueless Pop-Up Is Being Postponed
Gwynedd Stuart • Los Angeles Magazine • March 6, 2020
UPDATE (3/6/20): Organizers of As If: The 25th Anniversary Clueless Pop-Up announced this morning that both ticket sales and opening dates have been postponed until further notice. They released the following statement: “On sale & opening dates...

Review: Luv2eat is one of Hollywood's essential Thai restaurants
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 5, 2020
Luv2eat Thai Bistro   
When ordering jade noodles at Hollywood’s Luv2eat Thai Bistro, you have a choice: broth poured over top or served on the side? Dry-style is the move. Adding stock would dilute the truest aim of the dish: to relish how the meats gloss the pale...