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28 Oct

Gjelina – TimeOut LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / October 28, 2013 / 0 Comments

Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles: Burgers

Brunch restaurants in Los Angeles get meaty (and messy) with two-fisted burgers that are being served weekend mornings.

It’s a widespread belief that brunch is the remedy to last night’s debauchery. We like to agree—and take it one indulgence further with our list of LA’s best brunch burgers. Burgers are the new standard and ultimate morning dish. We’ve braved the juiciest, beefiest and cheesiest patties to compile the city’s best.

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22 Oct

Factory Kitchen – Zagat

In Commercial Building,Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / October 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Factory Kitchen Brings More Italian Food to DTLA

A new Italian restaurant with a couple of big names behind it will debut at the Factory Place Lofts in the Arts District this week. Chef Angelo Auriana (Valentino) and Matteo Ferdinandi (Drago Centro) plan to soft open Factory Kitchen on Thursday, October 24, bringing rustic Italian food made with “fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients” to this tucked-away corner of Downtown LA. The pedigree is there: Auriana worked with Piero Selvaggio for more than 18 years, while Ferdinandi was with Wolfgang Puck before joining Celestino Drago to open his suit-friendly Downtown restaurant. The space is industrial-chic with concrete floors, warehouse bones, wood tables and garage doors for an open-air feel (fun fact: Factory Place, located off of Alameda Street near 7th, was one of the first living and work spaces to open when artists started filling this warehouse-laden part of Downtown LA in the early 1980s).

Sure, there are similarities to nearby Bestia, which is also an Italian-focused restaurant with a seasonal, local slant hidden in a loft-dwelling corner of the Arts District. But knowing someone who actually lives in the Factory Lofts building, we can honestly say: parking is so much easier. Factory Kitchen will open for dinner at 5 PM during the week, 4 PM on the weekends, with brunch and lunch to be added soon.

1300 Factory Place; 213-996-6000

Sorce: Zagat


15 Oct

Dragon Herbs – Vogue Magazine Paris

In Commercial Building,Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / October 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

The old Californian chic

Angela Lindvall – also kundalini yoga teacher supermodel – is a fan of this Zen emporium with a health elixirs boosters bar.It was created by the renowned herbalist Ron Teeguarden and features over 1,000 formulas to strengthen the immune system. Consultations are free for all ills to cure by plants. But if only for a lemonade Ginseng, a stop is recommended for oriental chic atmosphere 100%. Dragon Herbs, 460 S Robertson, BHills. Tel. (310) 860-8965.

Dragon Herbs

By By Carole Sabas the 15 October 2013

Source: Vogue Paris

17 Sep

Orsa & Winston – LA Times

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / September 17, 2013 / 0 Comments

Josef Centeno dishes on Orsa & Winston, his new 33-seat restaurant in downtown L.A.

Josef Centeno is only a few inspections away from his return to fine dining withOrsa & Winston in downtown Los Angeles. The 33-seat restaurant is set to debut on Sept. 24 with an exclusive five-day run for a special MasterCard preview, and he plans to open to the public the first week of October.

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21 Mar

Plan Check, Nong LA Vietnamese Cafe & Seoul Sausage – TimeOut Los Angeles

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / March 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

LA city guide: Eating and drinking along Sawtelle Boulevard

Check out the best eating and drinking on Sawtelle Boulevard with our LA city guide to the the area’s new wave of restaurants.

Downtown’s Little Tokyo may have a 75-year headstart on Sawtelle Boulevard, the West LA enclave between Olympic and Santa Monica Boulevards known as Little Osaka. But amongst the bevy of stores and restaurants in the area a spate of restaurants have recently opened. This new crop of culinary contenders complement existing classics, turning the primarily Japanese restaurant row into a collective dining destination. Here’s your LA city guide to the best eating and drinking on Sawtelle Boulevard.

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