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Chef McGarry running his Eureka dinner at home; Credit: diningwithflynn.com

Teenage Chef Flynn McGarry Pops Up at Fifty Seven

If you haven't been to Fifty Seven downtown, lately, now's a good time to think about making a reservation. The rotating chef concept just turned its first corner, with New York chef David Nayfeld departing in favor of Josh Drew, who most recently manned the flames at Brentwood's Farmshop, after working previously with Thomas Keller. And,......
Manhattan Beach at sunset; Credit: Anne Fishbein

First Bite at the Beach Hits Manhattan Beach this Saturday

After years of hoarding great restaurants, the South Bay is finally ready to show them off. Despite the concentration of eateries like Fishing With Dynamite and Little Sister, plus the proximity to great craft breweries like Strand, Monkish and El Segundo, Manhattan Beach has often been seen as a bridge too far for......
Jordan Peele

Key and Peele: The Comedy Central Stars

Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. "If our show is to have any kind of legacy, it should be that it didn't go on too long." That's from Jordan Peele, one half - alongside Keegan-Michael Key - of......
Tony Xu; Credit: Photo by Ryan Orange

Tony Xu: Chengdu Taste's Tastemaker

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. If you aren't familiar with Tony Xu, it's likely because you don't speak the man's language. But there's a decent chance you've had his food. Xu, a 40-year-old Chinese emigre who......
Dominick's crawfish boil; Credit: courtesy: Dominick's

Chef Brandon Boudet's 5 Keys to a Successful Crawfish Boil

For all of the seemingly brutish appeal of a true crawfish boil - hulking pots, untempered flame, the steaming pile of crustaceans poured over newspaper - there is something elegant about the whole thing. A largely Louisianan tradition meant to feed a few dozen people at once, a boil requires......
Contents from The Fare Trade; Credit: Farley Elliott

The Fare Trade Offers Home Delivery Goods with a Chef Twist

We've traveled far from the days of the effortlessly hip spokespenguin who graced the frosty covers of everyone's frozen Kid Cuisine dinners. Farmers markets abound with fresh produce, the locavore movement has the whole neighborhood raising chickens and foraging for herbs, and anyone caught eating a stone fruit out of season gets impaled on a reclaimed......
Lunch at Pa Ord #3; Credit: Farley Elliott

Now Open: Pa Ord #3 in Thai Town

This city is blessed with so many quality Thai food options, yet the smaller rumblings and neighborhood restaurant shuffles often miss out on any sort of mainstream conversation. The right Koreatown opening or San Gabriel Valley shutter can send food-minded writers into temporary Twitter flurries, but Thai Town expansions don't often garner the......
The Buffalo Blue at Greenspan's Grilled Cheese; Credit: Farley Elliott

Greenspan's Grilled Cheese Is Now Open, and Greenspan Is Pissed

Chef Eric Greenspan is running a little leaner these days. The always-quotable chef was, when we last spoke at his sky-high dining venture The Roof on Wilshire in September, working on rebuilding his empire and dropping some weight - without losing his comfort food sensibilities, mind you. As of last week, he might be running a......
Chef Bobo Ivan at CiBOTECA; Credit: Farley Elliott

5 Questions for Master Sandwich-Maker Bobo Ivan of CiBOTECA

There are plenty of foods currently in the national zeitgeist, from locally-milled grains to Santa Barbara uni. Sandwiches, on the other hand, act as a sort of constant. A decent sandwich is never far away, and great ones still manage to inspire the sort of lust that makes driving to Bay Cities from......
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