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  • 30 days ago | Filipino Cuisine

    Have you tried new wave Filipino-American food yet? Without a doubt there's a growing group of Filipino-American chefs, often second or third generation, sharing familiar flavors of their childhood across the country. It was kind of hard to i...

  • 2 months ago | Cafes

    The Black Fig is one of the best lunch spots in the Arts District. Being that it's a cafe built inside the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), it's also one of the most hidden. The modest school café isn't visible from either ...

  • 4 months ago | Bakeries

    Tofu does not immediately come to mind when considering the long list of donut possibilities in Los Angeles.  L.A. is hope to doughnuts strewn with maple bacon, stuffed with fresh strawberries and cross-bred with a croissa...

  • 6 months 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...

  • 7 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 ...

  • 9 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...


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