Tag Archives: Los Angeles Restaurants

Food & Wine Thursdays: Alphabet Soup and the Silliness of Health Department Letter Grades

Opening a restaurant is a tricky business. Opening a restaurant in LA is particularly difficult. Because of my close involvement with restaurants in Los Angeles, I have some insight into the institutional difficulties that are unique to Los Angeles and … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: On Cynical Restaurants

I was out to dinner with a few friends last week at an excellent new neighborhood restaurant in Echo Park and I mentioned how much I appreciated its honesty and heart and remarked that Los Angeles had too many “cynical … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Hey Man, Nice Concept!

I was at one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown LA last night. It’s a lovely space. They make very good food–let’s call it “New American”–and hand-crafted cocktails inspired by the classics, not to mention an excellent, small, geeky global … Continue reading

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