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  • 2 days ago | L.A. Restaurants

    If you start asking around among brewers, winemakers, bakers and caterers, you’ll notice a consistent refrain: the best part of the corporate world is leaving it. This isn’t a new story – every day at least one lawyer drops off the map to write a ...

  • 27 days ago | Coffee

    On Ventura Blvd., there are at least four places to find artisan coffee between Universal City and Sherman Oaks. But between each of them combined, there are at most three exposed beams, two succulents and one barista in a funny hat at any given t...

  • 1 month ago | Alcohol & Spirits

    Surely there are galleries, studios and warehouses to be found in the Arts District, but these days it's the food and drinks — not necessarily the art — that's drawing crowds to the industrial neighborhood just west of the L.A. River. The are...

  • 2 months ago | First Look

    For a long time, eating north of the 210 near Pasadena meant one of three things: smashing your face into a pastrami sandwich at The Hat, treating yourself to an old-school breakfast at Fox’s (which is across the line in Altadena) or succumbing to...

  • 3 months ago | Bars

    With the restaurant industry’s ongoing fascination with Old Hollywood, it’s begun to feel like even our old places are new. We have a face-lifted cafeteria downtown, dozens of gleaming midcentury-inspired spots and as many re-imaginings of the Old...

  • 4 months ago | Beer

    Craft beer brewed with third-wave coffee sounds like something you’d come up with in trendy food Mad Libs, right after underground pop-up poke toast or fermented Edison bulb breakfast bowl. But craft beer and coffee have a longer and more natural ...

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