L.A. Chapter is a copy of sorts, the offshoot of a Brooklyn restaurant called Five Leaves. Five Leaves has a somewhat tragic history: Originally funded by Heath Ledger, the restaurant opened months after his death in 2008, with the involvement of his estate. The idea was always to combine New American food with Australian components, in a way that would reflect Ledger’s Aussie roots and the Brooklyn life he lived. That idea has trickled onto downtown L.A. Chapter’s menu as well.
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