As Downtown slowly grows back to life from the harsh blight of the pandemic, the Ace Hotel on Broadway and its adjoining operation The Theatre at Ace Hotel are among the first green shoots of hope.
Petite Peso occupies a tiny storefront on Seventh Street in the jewelry district. Open for breakfast and lunch, the nouvelle Filipino café launched in April last year, just as everyone was adjusting to the “new normal” of the pandemic lockdown. It also represented the first independent ventu…
When Pearl River Deli popped up in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza in February of last year, it represented a culmination of a journey for chef Johnny Lee.
Peruvian cuisine is having an extended moment in the greater Los Angeles dining scene. From Mikaza Downtown to Chifa in Eagle Rock and Bodegon 69 in Pasadena, various interpretations of Peruvian culinary traditions have sprouted recently.
Gamboge is the name of a yellow dye used to color the robes of Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia. It’s also the name of a charming café, bottle shop and market specializing in Cambodian cuisine and natural organic wines on an unlikely strip in Lincoln Heights, just north of Chinatown.
During the pandemic, local food trends were affected, especially pizza purveyors. From certified authentic Napolitano to Detroit-style pan pizza, there is a kaleidoscope of choices in town for pie lovers.
Black Restaurant Week has launched No Crumb Left Behind to help Black-owned small businesses across the country recover from the pandemic and connect them with resources.
Planted in the snug, ground-level space of the O Hotel on South Flower in the financial district, Il Fiore quietly began its brunch service in the middle of April. Dinner service commenced a bit later in the month, and that menu continues to evolve. Il Fiore is still operating in “soft openi…
Summer is nearly here, and with statewide health restrictions due to lift entirely soon, it’s time to stock up on charcoal (or propane), clean that rusty grate and invite some friends over. This summer should be everything last summer wasn’t: fun.