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Where to find the best dim sum in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 24, 2022
Dim sum is one of my all-time favorite meals. It’s a style of dining that originated in Canton, now Guangzhou, in southern China, where my family is from. It involves a series of small dishes, including dumplings, typically eaten for breakfast and...

This is the only pink sauce I'm interested in eating

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 24, 2022
Tableside chopped shrimp Louie for 2 at Dear Jane’s Dear Jane’s is the type of place I imagine my grandparents frequenting when they were chic, boat-toting, martini-guzzling, cigarette-smoking revelers in the ’60s. I could see them mooring their...

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