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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.

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The restaurant Pine & Crane opened in Silver Lake in March 2014 and caused an immediate splash in a neighborhood already burgeoning with unique culinary options. 

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Different chefs feel comfortable in different environments. While many prefer the intimacy of a small kitchen, from food trucks to hole-in-the-wall local haunts, Nathaniel Marcus, the senior sous-chef at the combo Ritz-Carlton-JW Marriott, prefers the massive corporate space a hotel kitchen …

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Avinash “Avi” Kapoor is the third-generation scion and chef of a dynasty of Indian restaurants that began in the 1980s. 

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Katsuya Uechi opened his LA Live location more than 10 years ago through the lifestyle and leisure company SBE. Since then, the sushi eatery has become a Downtown institution and reliable destination for Lakers fans, conventioneers and locals. 

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HomeState, part of Briana “Breezy” Valdez’s growing local empire of casual Texas-style taco joints, recently opened a takeout-only outlet in West Adams. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., HomeState’s signature San Antonio-style breakfast tacos are more easily accessible to residents of Downtown and…

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Two leaders in Downtown’s culinary scene are coming together for a new collaboration. Kuniko Yagi of Pikunico and Jihee Kim of Perilla LA joined forces to create a chicken dupbap rice bowl, available at Pikunico through May 1. The chefs are excited over the dish and their newfound connection.

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Dunkin has signed on to sell coffee at Dodger Stadium for several years, starting with the 2021 season that began April 9.