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20 Jan

Bombo – LA Times

In Commercial Building,Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / January 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

Mark Peel’s Bombo getting closer at Grand Central Market

Mark Peel’s Bombo is getting closer to dropping. That’s the name the chef has come up with for his new fish stand at the Grand Central Market.

“It’s Spanish for kettle drum,” Peel said, while shopping at International Marine Products downtown for fish for a pop-up dinner Tuesday night at Rascals.

“It’s kind of crossed over to become one of those onomatopoeia words that sound like what they mean, and now it’s crossed over into slang to mean something big, over-the-top and rich.  

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13 Jan

Spaghettini – Huffington Post

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / January 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

Spaghettini – Hot Food & Cool Music in Beverly Hills!

Missing from the bustling Los Angeles scene for too long has been the presence of fine dining allied with cool music (preferably jazz.) Yes, we have Herb Alpert’s wonderfulVIBRATO up on Mulholland, along with a few hit-or-miss places in Hollywood, but here on the West Side of the city we were bereft of such unique entertainment spots…..until now. The people who have run the very successful Spaghettini Restaurant in Seal Beach for the past 26 years, Cary Hardwick and Laurie Sisneros, were actively looking for a spot to open a second venue here in L.A., and then struck gold when the building at 184 North Canon Drive, right next door to Wolfgang’s SPAGO, suddenly became available. They then teamed up with a legendary nine-time Grammy Award nominee, jazz saxophonist David Koz, to supply the music forSPAGHETTINI and the David Koz Lounge restaurant/nightclub (310) 424-4600, and an amazing new experience was unveiled in recent weeks in the heart of the city.

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06 Jan

Animal, Gjelina, Orsa & Winston, Providence & Bar Ama – LA Eater

In Commercial Building,Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / January 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, January 2015

Spanning Westside to Eastside, with eateries clustered around the best dining neighborhoods, this collection of elite restaurants aims to answer the question, “Can you recommend a place?” Eater will continue to update restaurants every few months, adding in eligible places that have been open for at least six months. There’s no particular order, except that the first 33 restaurants are listed alphabetically.

In this early 2015 edition, we swap in Night + Market for its newer sister in Silver Lake, Night + Market Song. Bar Ama joins the ranks while both Cliff’s Edge and Faith & Flower finally make the cut. Meanwhile, Hinoki & the Bird leaves the list after chef Kuniko Yagi steps away from the kitchen. Long time 38 residents AOC, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, and Osteria Mozza come off to make way for Roy Choi’s POT. Finally, Ludo Lefebvre’s terrific Petit Trois is finally eligible, adding a fine French bistro to the list.

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31 Dec

New School of Cooking – CBS Los Angeles

In Commercial Building,Uncategorized by John Murawski / December 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Top Cooking Classes In Los Angeles

For those who like it, few things in life are as rewarding as cooking your own meal. Whether you’re a great chef / cook or not, there are plenty of classes to help you hone your technique and help you learn to cook a delicious meal. Whether you’re an experienced cook, a novice or anywhere in between, cooking classes are a great way to learn to cook, improve your culinary skills, meet like-minded foodies and have a lot of fun. We sampled some of the best cooking classes around town to get a feel for the “vibe.” Here were our favorites.

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26 Dec

Ledlow – Los Angeles Times

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / December 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

Review: At Ledlow, Josef Centeno is serious about American cuisine

When people ask about the modern way of eating in Los Angeles, the succession of wildly variant small plates followed perhaps by a big, shared platter of meat, I sometimes refer them to Josef Centeno, who got the style started here when he was chef of the long-defunct Koreatown restaurant Opus a decade or so ago. Other chefs had done the neo-tapas thing here before, of course, including Sang Yoon at Father’s Office and Suzanne Goin at AOC, but Centeno was somehow more aggressive about it, careening back and forth from Asian to Mediterranean to Latin American flavors and structures, many of the dishes emphasizing vegetables instead of meat or fish, all of them congenial to a cocktail or an odd glass of wine.

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