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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.

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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…

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Announced in the fall of 2019, the opening of chef Michael Magliano’s Gusto Green is barreling forward to an expected opening within months in Downtown LA.  

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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.