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L.A. restaurants can reopen, but most will remain closed

Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris, Peter Meehan • Los Angeles Times • May 30, 2020
After more than 10 weeks, restaurants in Los Angeles County were abruptly greenlit to restart dine-in service on Friday. But many owners and chefs say it’s just too soon to throw open their doors. They cite substantial challenges to getting fully...

Chino's Centro Basco honors tradition amid coronavirus

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 29, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdown have left many restaurants uncertain about their future. As they grapple with new realities, we asked some of them to share their stories. This spring, for perhaps the first time in the...

Los Angeles Restaurants and Hair Salons May Start Reopening

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 29, 2020
Los Angeles County restaurants may soon be able to resume dine-in service, and hair salons and barbershops can start taking customers. With those reopenings, the region takes a significant step forward in the resumption of normal economic...

Guidelines Offer a Glimpse at What L.A. Restaurants May Look Like When Dine-In Service Returns

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 28, 2020
Wondering what it might be like to sit down for a meal at a local restaurant when Los Angeles allows dine-in service to resume? A “toolkit” posted to the city’s pandemic recovery website may offer some clues. It includes an extensive list of best...

Review: Steakhouse steaks at home, who sells the best meat?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 28, 2020
Apparently there’s a nationwide meat shortage. Disruptions in the supply chain are forcing grocery stores to ration steaks the same way they’ve been rationing toilet paper. Fortunately there’s a fork in the supply chain where, at least for now,...

After 60 Years, Tito’s Tacos Is Offering Something New

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 28, 2020
Tito’s Tacos, the beloved Culver City taco stand, will reopen on June 1 after a temporary closure. When they come back, not only will they be serving up the same hardshell tacos and other throwback dishes they’ve sold since 1959, but they’ll...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: A Sushi Feast to Go for 40 Bucks Hamasaku

Gwynedd Stuart • Los Angeles Magazine • May 27, 2020
Is there such thing as sushi weather? Maybe, maybe not, but this week is as good a time as any to order takeout from Hamasaku. The beloved Westside strip-mall sushi joint recently reopened for pickup on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The...

Taco Tuesday: DIY crispy cheese tacos and ready-to-drink margaritas

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 26, 2020
I thought it would come with instructions. But I guess Puesto thought people should already know how to assemble a taco. Granted, I’ve already finished my first margarita, and the tequila is messing with my spatial coordination. I pick up the...

6 ways to help undocumented restaurant workers

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 23, 2020
Recently I wrote about Tony Ruiz and Oscar, two restaurant workers in L.A. facing extreme economic insecurity after losing their jobs to the coronavirus shutdown. Because they are undocumented, Tony and Oscar have no access to unemployment...

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Alimento Is Back with All Your Faves

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 22, 2020
Silver Lake favorite Alimento is back. Zach Pollack reopened his trattoria this week, with some of the restaurant’s most-loved dishes available for takeout and delivery. You can order up various salads, the chicken Milanese sandwich, or pastas...