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Past articles by Garrett:

Watts Coffee House Has Great Breakfast, Soul Food and History

Plus, some of the best grits in the city. → Read More

A Match Made in Paradise: The Story of Chinese-Tiki

Even if you’ve never heard of Hop Louie, there’s a good chance you’ve seen pictures of it. The restaurant is located inside one of the most iconic bu → Read More

Wexler's Deli Opens in Santa Monica This Friday

One of the most popular food stalls in Grand Central Market, Wexler's Deli, is set to open its much-anticipated second location in Santa Monica at the end of the week. Chef-owner Micah Wexler and partner Michael Kassar will be transporting their hit list of old school Jewish delicatessen favorites to... → Read More

Thanks to a New City Ordinance, Every Farmers Markets in L.A. Will Now Accept Food Stamps

One of the hurdles in helping low-income families gain access to affordable, healthy food has been cleared. On Friday, L.A. City Council unanimously approved legislation that would require farmers markets across the city to accept CalFresh EBT cards, the modern equivalent of food stamps. Previously it has been estimated by... → Read More

L.A. Is the Second Most Vegan-Friendly City in America, According to PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, just released its newest list of the 10 most vegan-friendly cities in America, and, unsurprisingly, Los Angeles is near the top (though not actually at the top). Considering L.A. was previously ranked third in 2013 and eighth in 2010, a... → Read More

Restaurant Review: Kali Defies Clichés — It's Just Good

At this newish restaurant on Melrose, there is no shortage of beautiful things to feed your iPhone. It might come as a surprise, then, that the most... → Read More

10 Best Local Coffee Roasters in L.A.

Over the past few years, roasters from across the globe have brought their beans to the City of Angels as part of the continuing coffee boom. That includes nationally known names looking to expand — Intelligensia, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Verve and Counter Culture, for instance — as well as coffee... → Read More

First Look: Loqui's Smoky Carne Asada Elevates the Westside Taco Game

On closer inspection, $5 and change seems like a reasonable charge for one of the most exciting tacos to hit the Westside since, well, forever. → Read More

Kali Sommelier Drew Langley Shares His Favorite L.A. Drinks

For over a decade, sommelier and Maryland native Drew Langley was the guy heading up the wine program at Providence, pairing coveted vintages and boutique varietals with chef Michael Cimarusti's acclaimed seafood dishes (the list includes over 400 bottles and 30 wines by the glass). Before that, Langley spent time at... → Read More

Baldoria Will Bring Bottled Cocktails and Octopus Pizza to Little Tokyo

David King thinks you've been waiting too long for your cocktails. The former Mozza sommelier and general manager of Cube Marketplace is the owner of Baldoria, a hybrid bar-restaurant that's expected to open in Little Tokyo next month. Although pre-batched bottled cocktails have been a popular part of drink menus for... → Read More

Where to Get $1 Old Fashioned Cocktails on Tax Day

To paraphrase George Harrison's thoughts on the taxman, sometimes it can feel like one for you, 19 for them. But this year, we the tax-filing public have at least two things going for us: first, the tax deadline has been extended an extra three days, and second, the 1933 Group's... → Read More

What You Should Be Eating at Coachella 2016

It might seem like we say this every year, but it's still true: Coachella's food lineup is better than it's ever been. Of course we're excited for LCD Soundsystem, Guns N' Roses and whatever sweaty EDM acts will be crammed under the Sahara tent, but we're also stoked to eat... → Read More

BierBeisl Imbiss in Downtown L.A. Is Closing Next Week

Last September, the first paragraph of L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell's review of BierBeisl Imbiss observed: "BierBeisl Imbiss, Bernhard Mairinger's new Austrian restaurant downtown, deserves to have more customers lounging at its long, wooden tables. I mean that in the sense of the place being too good to sit... → Read More

Brace Yourselves: Silver Lake's "Discount" Whole Foods Market Is Opening May 25

The long awaited value offshoot of Whole Foods — officially known as 365 by Whole Foods Market — will be located on corner of Glendale and Fletcher... → Read More

Dough Box Pizza Delivers Serious Deep Dish Out of an Boyle Heights Warehouse

Picking up a pizza at the new Dough Box Pizza & Bread can like feel like one of those illicit handoffs that go down in The Fast & The Furious movies. You're driving though an industrial warehouse district just off the 10 freeway in East L.A., looking for an address with... → Read More

Charcoal Review: Josiah Citrin's Venice Steakhouse Is Imprecise — But the Meat Is Damn Good

At Charcoal, Josiah Citrin’s sleek steakhouse straddling the border of Venice and Marina del Rey, it is unlikely that your server will suggest fresh bread and French butter to start, although it sits at the top of the menu. Instead, they’ll say, consider the cabbage. It reveals a lot about... → Read More

Scratch Bar's Phillip Frankland Lee and Luke Reyes Are Opening a Ramen Bar in Encino

It's a duo you might not have expected: Luke Reyes, former chef at the meat-centric Butchers & Barbers, has teamed up with Phillip Frankland Lee, chef-owner at Scratch Bar and The Gadarene Swine (which doesn't serve meat), to open a ramen bar called Oh Man! Ramen in the San Fernando Valley. The ramen shop,... → Read More

Hang Out With — and Maybe Adopt! — a Dog at Silver Lake's Dog Cafe

Last year, we wrote about a local crowd-funding campaign with an ambitious goal: open America's first-ever dog cafe crawling with cute, cuddly pups waiting to loved. A little over a year later, founder Sarah Wolfgang's concept, the Dog Cafe, has come to fruition inside a Silver Lake strip mall, with a grand opening planned for April... → Read More

L.A.'s Essential Restaurants for Late-Night Eats

Is L.A. the best city for late-night dining? Maybe not. You can blame all those people with "early auditions" tomorrow, probably. That said, there are still places in Los Angeles that offer a great meal after-hours, or even after the bars close. We've pulled some midnight or post-midnight gems from our... → Read More

6 Great Under-the-Radar L.A. Restaurants, According to Ammo Owner Amy Sweeney

For nearly two decades, Amy Sweeney held court as chef and owner at Ammo, a pioneer farm-to-table restaurant in Hollywood that fed everyone from studio execs to aspiring actors. The neighborhood bistro closed down last year — the space is now home to the new Salt's Cure. But Sweeney has brought... → Read More