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Balam Mexican Kitchen Slings Gourmet Tacos From a Guadalajara Chef

There are many good taco spots along the stretch of Long Beach Boulevard where the six-month-old Balam Mexican Kitchen is located, but you probably won't find many that resemble what Guadalajara chef Manuel "Kornie" Bañuelos is serving inside a former fast food stand in Lynwood. On the menu at Balam you'll......
A wide array of fresh produce at the Larchmont Village market; Credit: Stevie St. John

Every Farmers Market in L.A. Will Now Accept Food Stamps

One of the hurdles in helping low-income families gain access to affordable, healthy food has been cleared. On Friday, L.A. City Council unanimously approved legislation that would require farmers markets across the city to accept CalFresh EBT cards, the modern equivalent of food stamps. Previously it has been estimated by......
Fairfax sandwich at Eggslut; Credit: Joshua Lurie

Breakfast Alert: Eggslut Is Opening a New Location in Glendale

The Americana at Brand, already home to outlets of Din Tai Fung and Michael Mina's Bourbon Steakhouse, just announced a slew of new eateries that will serve as a major boon to Glendale's food scene. Per Caruso Affiliated — the high-power real estate company behind both The Americana and The......
Santa Barbara sea urchin and Alaskan salmon egg

Restaurant Review: At Okumura, a Taste of Japan at Valley Prices

It's a few minutes before 6 p.m. on a Saturday evening, and the long, wrap-around sushi bar at Okumura is already crowded. The most prized seats — the section of the restaurant that seems perpetually quarantined, with small "reserved" signs — are directly in front of Ryota Okumura, a young,......
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