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Crown Cafe Taken over by Chung King

The Hunanese restaurant Crown Cafe is no more, and a branch of the Monterey Park Sichuanese restaurant Chung King has taken its place. READ MORE

Standout Taco Trucks

The cemitas (a kind of Mexican sandwich) at a certain truck that parks in front of a Smart & Final in West LA one-up the rest. READ MORE

Awesome Small Plates on Third

Tasca, a new joint in a small space on Third Street, specializes in real-deal Spanish-style tapas. READ MORE

Groceries and Kebabs

Super King is like a nicer and cleaner Jons. READ MORE

Pizza Tailored to Taste

Fratelli’s is an old-school Italian place with old-school pleasures. READ MORE

XLB Update

Dispatch from San Gabriel Valley–there are some awesome xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. READ MORE

Coconut Ice Cream

Here are some places to get great coconut ice cream. READ MORE

An Oasis of Spice in Orange County

Tropika seems like a mirage in the middle of Orange County: white linen, full bar, and authentically spicy Malaysian food. READ MORE

Peri Peri Gives Everything Sizzle

Vegetable napoleon might not sound like a native African dish, but it’s tasty stuff–a tower of grilled vegetables layered with gooey mozzarella and fresh spinach, topped with tomatoes, onions, and a pomegranate dressing. READ MORE

Cozying Up to an Italian

When it comes to romantic, cozy Italian restaurants, Pasadena dwellers are lucky enough to have two top-notch choices. READ MORE