Different philosophies about the “culinary arts” can push chefs in wildly different directions. Some want to be the next big thing, become rich and famous, and find themselves hosting game shows on the Food Network. Others see cooking as pure creativity—an expression of themselves and their …

YouTube star, actor and comedian Anwar Jibawi may not be known to everyone. Those folks are missing out. The 29-year-old with 6.06 million followers on YouTube opened a restaurant in Downtown’s Fashion District less than two weeks ago. 

Hey Kiddo! That’s the loose English translation for the French word “pitchoun” and the name of one of the most authentic French bakeries in Los Angeles. I use the English term “bakery” because it encompasses what in France comprises two or three dedicated entities, all of which apply to Pitc…

The most highly anticipated restaurant opening in Los Angeles is here: Damian, the most recent effort by widely acclaimed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera and partner Daniela Soto-Innes.

Even in the midst of the pandemic, it’s still a challenge to argue that Los Angeles has a deficit in access to any particular international genre or style of cuisine. Name it, find it. 

Getting into the restaurant business is a notoriously volatile prospect. Fickle customers and rising real estate and wage costs continuously fuel the high turnover rates of eateries in culinary hubs like Los Angeles. With nearly 30,000 restaurants around the city, the scene never eases up on…