All posts tagged as California Food

05 Aug

Dongpo’s Kitchen & DeSano – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / August 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

Every Friday, you probably think of the same question: where should I eat this weekend? Well, every week Eater LA will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations.

Here now, five places to try this weekend in Los Angeles (also, check out our weekend bar guide):

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02 Aug

Dongpo’s Kitchen – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Dongpo Kitchen Delivers Casual Sichuan Favorites to Universal CityWalk Next Week

Times are certainly changing at Universal CityWalk, albeit one restaurant space at a time. Slowly but surely, some of the touristy strip’s biggest, chain-iest sections are being replaced by quality concepts from small operators, including pedigreed chefs like Ludo Lefebvre. Next up: Dongpo Kitchen, a casual eatery from the Meizhou Dongpo team.

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12 Jul

Jamba Juice – FastCo.Design

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / July 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Jamba Juice Just Got Some Serious Design Cred

With a vibrant, new Pasadena outpost by architect Barbara Bestor, the struggling juice chain wants to make a splash.

Along the main drag in Pasadena’s historic downtown core, Jamba Juice has opened its newest store. When you step inside, the expansive space—with its terrazzo floor, sinuous oak bar, minimalist European furniture, and seafoam-green walls adorned with relief sculptures of fruit—looks more like a chic restaurant than its sterile brethren populating strip malls and food courts across the country. Designed by the prominent L.A. firm Bestor Architecture, the Innovation Bar, as it’s known, represents Jamba Juice’s first-ever concept store and a foray into design experimentation as a way to lure customers.

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30 Jun

Ledlow & Dudley Market – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / June 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

LA’s Essential Weekday Breakfasts

Brunch is always a welcome retreat on the weekends, but it’s a little bit harder to find places that serve a great breakfast during the week. Since this city hosts so many people who work from home or get to enjoy odd hours (read: actors, writers, etc), there seems to be demand for those looking to enjoy the morning meal at someplace better than the corner diner.

From stylish West Hollywood or Beverly Hills breakfast spots perfect for a morning meeting, or a relaxed Eastside spot like Millie’s Cafe or Little Dom’s, or perhaps the hipster central that is SQIRL, here’s a helpful guide to the best weekday breakfast spots in L.A.

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17 May

Officine Brera – LA Weekly

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Restaurant Review: Officine Brera Serves Rich Italian to a Rich Arts District Crowd

If you took a straw poll among chefs on the most finicky dish to prepare in a restaurant kitchen, there’s a good chance that a classic Italian risotto would be on top. Achieving that perfect al dente texture requires babysitting and finesse, and even a small slip in timing means gummy rice, a scorched pan or what could be described as “rice soup.” Some restaurants par-cook their risotto in big batches and finish the dish to order with a flurry of butter and cheese, though even that trick is far from foolproof. Risotto may be a staple of fancy dining rooms everywhere, but few chefs can actually master it.

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