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This Trendy Chinese Pastry Is Getting the SGV All Dirty

The zang zang bao or dirty bun is making its mark (literally) on L.A.
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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.
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A Monterey Park Ice Cream Shop Is Putting an Inventive Twist on the SGV’s Favorite Desserts

Big Softee channels the spirit of the Asian American community in delicious ways
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Inside the Complicated Journey of Baroo, L.A.’s Most Quixotic Restaurant

Baroo won hearts, closed, re-opened (sort of), and plans to expand
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The Cult of Souplantation: How a Salad Bar Became an Institution for Seniors, Immigrants, and Hipsters

The aggressively mediocre buffet chain is experiencing a cultural resurgence
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Does L.A. Have a Pierogi PR Problem?

In a city of international cuisines, Polka is the only Polish restaurant in Los Angeles proper—and chef Michael Budny is OK with that

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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At Nightshade, Top Chef‘s Mei Lin Is Making the Blooming Onion Relevant

The Arts District stunner pulls from influences high and low—and has fun doing it