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Downtown’s Great Mexican Bakery

The new panaderia at Grand Central Market is a fab addition, says joe. READ MORE

Tlapazola Branches Out

Tlapazola Grill has a new location down around Marina del Rey, and the kitchen and staff are up to speed in their first week in business. READ MORE

Move Over, Here Comes Big Papi

When Big Papi’s opened over July 4th weekend, without so much as a sign out front it did a booming business simply on the strength of the aroma. READ MORE

A Nice ‘L’ at BLD

Well, BLD just opened, and Chowpatty was one of the first hounds to try it and report back on the L. READ MORE

New Arrivals in SGV

Mr. Lee has opened a Monterey Park branch for their Vietnamese sandwiches. READ MORE

Wrapping Up the Farmers’ Market Tour

A recent tour of the 3rd and Fairfax Farmers’ Market. READ MORE

Madame, You’re Beautiful!

The croque madame at Bluebird Cafe is a thing of beauty. READ MORE

Punch Knocks Out a Good Onion Ring

The former Royal Star is now a sleek, clubby joint by the name of Punch Grill. READ MORE

“Pizza” by Another Name: Lahmajoun

Lahmajoun is kind of like a Middle Eastern pizza, a crispy flat crust smeared with seasoned ground meat. READ MORE

Me, You, and BBQ

It’s not quite Kansas City style, but the BBQ spare ribs at Thai ‘N I are almost as tender and every bit as tasty as the best baby backs. READ MORE