Angela Matano

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  • 2 months ago | Food Fight

    If Shakespeare had tasted the new doughnut stars of the Westside he may have never penned the line, “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?” Unlike the chain shops with their pre-formed pastries that sit for hours packed on trays, the ...

  • 4 months ago | Best of L.A.

    Now don’t get your panties in a bunch — no one is saying that tacos on the Westside rival those on the Eastside. That's just silly. There is, however, a claim to be made that the state of the taco west of the 405 is improving tremendously. Perhaps...

  • 9 months ago | L.A. Restaurants

    Like calamari, this once-exotic protein now seems as foreign as mozzarella sticks. But while octopus is common, perfectly prepared octopus is not. Here are eight octopus dishes we find unusually delicious. Smoke.Oil.Salt Every forkful of chef Perf...

  • 11 months ago | Food Trends

    A plate of the tiny, mild smelt fish is the perfect finger-food appetizer. Usually served like calamari — fried up in a pile with some sort of dipping sauce — a small plate is enough to share. Averaging six to eight inches in length, these little ...

  • 12 months ago | Vegetarian

    It’s no longer the norm for the vegetable to sit idly on the sidelines as a mere side item. Though meat-focused restaurants are hardly diminishing in popularity, veggie-centered places are having their moment in L.A. and beyond.  Here are fiv...

  • 1 year ago | Candy

    Instead of being touted as a day of love, Valentine's Day should just be rechristened to “National Chocolate Day," where it will be scrubbed of any treacly, romantic tropes and turned into a day of friendship. It could be a glorious day of gorging...

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