Tien Nguyen

Lemon ricotta pancakes at Gjelina; Credit: Joshua Lurie

10 Best Breakfast Spots Near Me

See also: 10 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Los Angeles Most days, it's just a cup of coffee. Other days, cereal and milk. And at Pee-Wee Herman's playhouse, it's pancakes, eggs, bacon, and Mr. T's cereal via a nifty Rube Goldberg breakfast machine that involves no less than a few......
"Gone Wild" S'more with a Steampunk Coffeebar buttermilk waffle

Belcampo's Fast Burger Is Only $5

To the list of great things to eat at Grand Central Market, add yet one more: Belcampo Meat Co. just added a Fast Burger to its menu. And it's $5. The Fast Burger is essentially your ideal burger stand or drive-through burger: a three-ounce patty made with grass-fed beef, melted......
Gary Menes; Credit: T. Nguyen

Chef Gary Menes on Cooking "From Seed to Plate"

A farm grows in Long Beach.  This would be an approximately 5,000 square foot one called the Gladys Avenue Urban Farm founded in 2010 by Captain Charles Moore. Earlier this year, Captain Moore leased the farm to none other than Gary Menes, the chef and owner of Le Comptoir who very much......
Phat siew at Sticky Rice 2 at Grand Central Market; Credit: T. Nguyen

Sticky Rice 2, Now With Noodles!

Grand Central Market is not only attracting new vendors, it's spinning off sequels to its current ones. Namely, Sticky Rice, the terrific Thai stall found in the middle of the market floor, just opened a second spot right behind its first. Think of this as following the Din Tai Fung......
U.S. Postal Service's Celebrity Chef stamps; Credit: T. Nguyen

Celebrity Chefs Now Come in the Mail Too

The last time you bought postage stamps may very well have been back when the Forever stamps were first introduced, but surely you need to restock for the holidays, or maybe you need to send a birthday card or mail a letter (remember those?). If so, you might want to note that......
Cortado at Andante Coffee Roasters in Echo Park; Credit: Tien Nguyen

Andante Coffee Roasters Now Brewing in Echo Park

Happy belated National Coffee Day — or not, since every day is national coffee day, isn't it? Just little over a year after it opened its first location on Beverly Boulevard, Andante Coffee Roasters opened a second shop in Echo Park on Monday, taking over the space formerly occupied by......
Blue Bottle coffee; Credit: T. Nguyen

Blue Bottle Coffee Opens in Venice

Blue Bottle Coffee opened Tuesday on Abbot Kinney, and it opened in perhaps the most fitting place for Blue Bottle to open in L.A.: in the former home of Equator Books, which was home to a cafe serving — you guessed it — Blue Bottle Coffee. This is the Oakland-based......
Sea salt ice cream with caramel ribbons from Salt  Credit: T. Nguyen

Salt & Straw's Ice Cream Truck Rolls into the Arts District

This weekend will be, as it so often is around this time of year, really, really hot. Ice cream weather, in other words, and all the more reason to go to the Arts District tomorrow, where, between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., Salt & Straw's ice cream truck will be......
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