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What Happened to Simone?

Jessica Largey opened one of the most anticipated restaurants in the country. Six months later, she’s out and sources say the business is in shambles.

What Makes Ugly Drum Pastrami So Damn Good?

A behind-the-scenes look at pitmaster Erik Black and his superlative smoking operation
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The Husband-Wife Duo Behind Sandwich Fave Wax Paper Have Big Things in Store

Fresh off their first expansion, Peter and Lauren Lemos look to the future
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Here Are All the L.A. Restaurants and Chefs Up for 2019 James Beard Awards

Fewer local food stars made the cut than in last year, but there was still plenty of love for L.A.

Jon & Vinny’s Started a “Club” and Brentwood Is Going Nuts

The dream of a standing reservation at the Italian hot spot is now a reality—but it'll cost you