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Scott Reitz

The pork gyro with fries at Good Greek Grill requires more than a few napkins.; Credit: Scott Reitz

Al Pastor–Influenced Greek Food in Hollywood

Like many successful restaurants, the Good Greek Grill owes its existence to a delicate balance of careful planning and fortunate mishaps. Co-owner Dino Pantazis says he and his partners had always planned for a brick and mortar location, but it was a broken-down food truck that urged them to finally......
The fougasse packs a whole lot of savoriness into a single baked good.; Credit: Scott Reitz

Don't Miss the Fougasse at McCall's New Pastry Shop in Los Feliz

Last week Twenty40, a new neighborhood café in Los Feliz, staged a very hushed opening on Hillhurst Avenue. Signs for the previous restaurant San-Sui remain like camouflage, advertising long-gone sushi and Japanese country cuisine, while two laminated pieces of printer paper announce Twenty40's operating hours and a simple menu of......
The new location will offer a similar menu to the original

A Second Location of Tacos Tu Madre Is Coming to Los Feliz

The next time you walk down Vermont Avenue near the Los Feliz Cinema, it will be impossible to miss the larger-than-life calavera recently lapped onto the brick façade that frames the theater. Large, dopey eyes look out from the mural, whle stitched mouth says nothing. Joshua Pourgol and Oliver Mateen......
Dan cong oolongs present soft and floral flavors without relying on scenting or flavoring.; Credit: Scott Reitz

Taste Some of China's Rarest Teas at Alhambra's Tea Habitat

Imen Shan’s teashop Tea Habitat isn’t exactly the type of place you drop in for an afternoon cuppa' with two lumps and milk. Located in downtown Alhambra, her small retail space is tucked behind a rushing fountain in the same mixed-use development that boasts Chase Bank and Al’s Italian Beef......
Andy Sheaffer

Local Bananas Return to Santa Monica Farmers Market After Decades

It’s just a few minutes past 8:30 a.m., and a stand piled with bananas at the Santa Monica Farmers Market is mobbed with customers hurling questions. “Which of these is ready for eating right now?” asks a man with a toddler strapped in a stroller. “Will these make good banana bread?”......