2 months ago | Mexican Cuisine
Chef Hugo Sanchez serendipitously happened upon a Craigslist ad for a restaurant in Boyle Heights three years ago when he was thinking of opening his own restaurant. The ad was written by the owner of Antojitos Carmen, a media darling that rose in...
1 year ago | Shopping
Much like hundreds of other Thai restaurateurs in Southern California, Andy Ricker was attracted to Los Angeles in part thanks to LAX-C, the "Thai Costco” that sits on nearly six acres of land at 1100 N. Broadway, not far from downtown. In additio...
1 year ago | Cafes
The Catfe is indeed coming to Los Angeles. Half a year after announcing a kickstarter to fund America’s first cat café, Carlos Wong, the guy behind the venture, is bringing his concept to fruition, albeit a fleeting one. From Oct. 2-5, Wong will p...
1 year ago | Thai Cuisine
P’Toi A’prasert is a petite Thai woman, hardly 40 kilograms even when soaking wet in coconut milk. She took an early retirement from the Royal Thai Navy years ago and, in 2008, came to the U.S., with her pensioner husband, looking for a fresh star...
2 years ago | Hot Dogs
Richard Larios, Timothy Cam and Philip Ozaki understand you don’t have to be an Angeleno to enjoy bacon-wrapped hot dogs. They also understand L.A.’s desire to eat dirty dogs during daylight. Thus on Friday, August 1, the three men are opening Dir...
2 years ago | Seafood
While even poke stalwart Sam Choy isn’t sure of poke’s exact origin, it's apparent that the current form of Japanese-influenced poke became pervasive throughout the “grindz” culture in the 1970s. Since then (and even more so since President Obama’...