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Author Lesley Bargar Suter

  • Lesley Bargar Suter

    Dine Editor

    Suter oversees all dining and food coverage in Los Angeles. In May 2012, Suter took home a James Beard Award, the first ever awarded for food coverage in a general-interest publication. She has lent her culinary know-how to national publications including Saveur and Conde Nast Traveler, has appeared on a number of television and radio programs including Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef Masters, and is a regular guest on KCRW’s Good Food. She began her career as an Associate Editor at the music magazine Filter and later served as Editor-In-Chief of the alternative weekly newspaper L.A. Alternative.



Opening in L.A. was not a stretch for Hakkasan, which has branches in Dubai and Las Vegas. Read more...

Orsa & Winston

Named after the chef’s pooches, this new restaurant is a genteel departure from Josef Centeno’s more casual Bäco Mercat and Bar Amá. Read more...


With this newbie, Echo Park is a notch closer to becoming a full-fledged hipster hood. Read more...

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Like its pop-up predecessor, this Abbot Kinney restaurant prepares Southern food with a California bent. Read more...

Trattoria Neapolis

The menu—as huge as the space—ranges all over Italy with a wood oven putting out soft and chewy Neapolitan pizzas. Read more...


Chef Jose Acevedo uses handmade tortillas and farmers’ market finds to interpret the varied cuisines of Mexico served alongside playful tequila cocktails. Read more...

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