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Christine Chiao

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  • 10 days ago | Brunch

    Brunch is done well in Los Angeles, a town that's experienced in mash-ups. Blending two of the day's meals in one, brunch is an invitation to flout what you may think you know about breakfast or lunch. In L.A., the brunch's history is less in line...

  • 2 months ago | Breakfast

    When it comes to waffles in Los Angeles, there's no lack of options. You can find sugar-studded versions at Pasadena's Waffles de Liege or ones topped with fried chicken at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. Maybe you want yours sweet, savory ...

  • 4 months ago | Community

    One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. Rudy Espinoza credits his mother, a waitress who put in long hours to support him and his younger brother, with drilling into him the importance of education. He took...

  • 4 months ago | Community

    One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. Maria Cabildo has tended to East Los Angeles Community Corporation as a master gardener tends to her plot. Anyone who came through the affordable housing nonprofit or...

  • 4 months ago | Asian Cuisine

    Despite L.A.'s sizable Filipino community, the city hasn't been home to nearly as much experimentation with Filipino cuisine as it has to next-generation Korean and Mexican food. L.A.'s Filipino restaurants serve comfort food that typically center...

  • 6 months ago | Coffee

    Undergrind Cafe on Robertson is not quite the third-wave coffee shop that showcases caffeinated craft from bean to brew. Instead, flavored lattes are co-owner Rachel Sazon's pursuit. "I love flavored lattes,” says Sazon, who chose an espresso from...

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