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Hummus

Photograph by Edmund Barr1 Skaf’s Grill  The signature spread here is heavily spiked with lemon and garlic. Sure, you can use a pita, but...

Toque Talk: Govind Armstrong

With Table 8 in the process of moving to the former Chocolat space on Melrose, we thought it would be a good time to check in with chef Govind...

Special Sauce: Seven Grand

Ever since visiting the medieval disco-themed Prince Bar in Koreatown for their complimentary kimchi pancake (see bar snacks article here), I've been obsessed with the high-roller patrons that bars...

Due South

Photograph by Jessica BooneIn L.A., Colombian food is all about criollo dishes—resourceful creations that united the kitchens of the Old and New Worlds at the...

Losing Ap-peel

As someone who dutifully eats one banana every single morning before jogging, I found yesterday’s New York Times op-ed piece on the wonder-fruit very illuminating. And guilt-inducing. (And...

Rotten Tomato: Frida Mexican Cuisine at the Americana

The Rotten Tomato is a distinguished award that goes to a particularly negative food experience. This award is not merely for a mediocre achievement in bad taste, but acknowledges...

Beso

Eva Longoria and Todd English’s huge space is swanky in a New Hollywood way. The U-shaped marble bar (outstanding cocktails) and lounge pave the way to a dining room...

BLT Steak

A meal at New York chef Laurent Tourondel’s first L.A. venture begins with a small jar of warm chicken liver served with slices of pain rustique, followed by softball-size...

La Grande Orange Cafe

A full renovation has transformed Pasadena’s historic Santa Fe train depot into La Grande Orange Cafe, a Phoenix transplant serving simple burgers, salads, short ribs, and fried chicken. Fish...