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17 Sep

Bäco Mercat – TimeOut Los Angeles

In Commercial Building,Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / September 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Bäco Mercat

What started as a happy-hour snack has grown into one of the hottest, most relevant restaurants in town. Chef Josef Centeno’s first solo venture captures not only the zeitgeist of Downtown’s white-hot dining but also the incredible multiculti spirit of Los Angeles at large. Located in the Old Banking District, just around the corner from Skid Row and some of Downtown’s brightest emerging art galleries, the always-bustling restaurant is particularly jammed on Art Walk Thursday nights. But that’s also one of the best times to go. Housed in a historic building with vintage-looking tables and chairs, the quasi-industrial restaurant manages to look and feel as if it’s been around forever; when in reality, it opened in 2011.

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01 Dec

Haute Chefs LA – Haute Living

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / December 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

Jeffrey Nimer’s Haute Chefs L.A Caters to J.Lo Rupert Murdoch and You

Classically French trained chef Jeffrey Nimer has spent the last 15+ years experimenting and creating scrumptious recipes and winning accolades in the world of food. With his signature French and California-Mediterranean specialties, Nimer has vast experience in the food realm– having opened the Blue Door Restaurant at the Delano Hotel on South Beach, served as head chef for Lavande Restaurant at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. In 2005 Nimer, branched off into the role of private chef and created his company Haute Chefs LA ( His Los Angeles based catering company is in high demand as well as his talents as a private chef.

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08 Jan

Froma on Melrose – LA Weekly

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / January 8, 2010 / 0 Comments


Traditionally, Happy Hour hasn’t been the best time for gastronomes to find appealing early evening snacks. But at Froma, a small gourmet wine and food shop on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax district, the Happy Hour menu offers plenty of stellar options.

“We wanted to bring in neighbors by offering them something affordable and good,” says Francine Diamond, an owner at Froma and a Canadian-born sommelier. “Happy Hour brings an atmosphere of joy to this place. People get excited and want to stay for more than just one thing.”

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10 Sep

Corkbar – Los Angeles Mag.

In Commercial Building by John Murawski / September 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

We like a wine bar with focus. Corkbar pours almost exclusively California wines. The taps dispense only California beers, and the spirit is altogether Californian

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20 Aug

The Black Boar –

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / August 20, 2009 / 0 Comments

Chasing the newest trend can pay off, but guess wrong and you’re just stuck with an eco-friendly small-plate Korean/Italian taco truck with a built-in, underlit neon lounge soundtracked by MGMT… that nobody cares about. Ignoring the trendy wave to stay classic: The Black Boar

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