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21 Jul

Dongpo Kitchen

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / July 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Chinese Group’s First Casual-Dining Outpost Opens

Since 1996, restaurant group Meizhou Dongpo has served millions of customers in over a hundred fine-dining locations in China, all with an emphasis on perfecting traditional Sichuanese cuisine in a formal setting.

Owners Chef Wang Gang and his wife, Liang Li, brought their fine-dining concept to Los Angeles in 2013 but were looking for other brand expressions. Located at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Dongpo Kitchen is their first casual-dining location. It features an open kitchen and seating for more than 100, including an open-air patio.

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14 Mar

Brids and Bees – LA Weekly

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / March 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Birds and Bees Brings L.A. Back to Its Cocktail Golden Era

If you haven’t heard the buzz, Birds & Bees is kind of a big deal. Not just because it serves classic cocktails in a dim, Don Draper–esque den that transports you to the 1950s. Not even because it’s another signifier of downtown L.A.’s culinary renaissance, or because it has a hidden, underground entrance in a random parking lot that makes you feel cool for knowing about it. All these things are true, but what’s really remarkable is how faithfully it synthesizes L.A.’s 1940s and ’50s cocktail history with contemporary tastes. The post-Prohibition era saw the best of tiki trends mixed with classic cocktails, all livened with fresh juices and homemade tinctures, and Birds & Bees increases the nostalgia factor with the addition of vermouth, brandy and sherry.

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06 Mar

Baco Shop – EaterLA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Bäcoshop Is the Lunch Hero Culver City Needs Right Now

Superhero chef Josef Centeno unmasks his latest fast casual project

It’s almost time for Bäcoshop, the long-awaited downtown Culver City offering from chef Josef Centeno. The star restaurateur is known for owning a particularly busy block of Downtown with his restaurants Ledlow, PYT, Orsa & Winston, Bar Ama, and Bäco Mercat, but is now spinning off those bäco sandwiches with their own standalone casual space well to the west.

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06 Mar

Baco Shop – LA Times

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Bäcoshop, Josef Centeno’s Culver City fast-casual restaurant, opens Thursday

Coffee-rubbed steak with charred scallion crema; braised pork cooked with berbere Doro Wat-style; and buttermilk cucumbers with pickled grapes. This is how chef Josef Centeno does fast-casual dining.

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21 Dec

Las Palmas – Architectural Digest

In Residential Building Construction by John Murawski / December 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

A bathroom to change it ALL

What if we just focus on the bathrooms? Could I change the whole house? That’s what this couple looked for when they turned to the Life.Style studio. Result: four bathrooms, four styles, total renovation!

Sometimes none, forgotten and delayed in our reforms, in the bathroom lies part of the essence of a home. Because we may not have thought about it, but what if we just changed the bathroom? Would not we be left with a house as new (or at least our feeling would be!)? At least that was the way the owners of this American home, a couple who had just had a new child and who looked for new airs to receive it.

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