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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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…

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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.