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Sotto’s Steve Samson: 5 Great Bites in Los Angeles

A series about LA chefs and the off-night food they love. There’s an impressive new crop of Italian restaurants in LA: Bucato, The Factory Kitchen, Maccheroni Republic, Bestia—they’re the leading

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Bestia’s Menashe and Gergis: 5 Great Bites in Los Angeles

An occasional series about LA chefs and the low-cost food they love. Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are the husband-and-wife team behind Bestia, a restaurant on the outskirts of LA’s

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Gobs of Mayo Saved This Negitoro Bowl!

Scoping out single-vessel culture in Los Angeles, America’s capital of laid-back food. Next to Daikokuya, a ramen shop in Little Tokyo known for its boiled bone marrow tonkotsu broth, is

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The Burrito Bowl Nobody Seems to Order

Scoping out single-vessel culture in Los Angeles, America’s capital of laid-back food. In my circle of friends, we think of Cactus Taqueria as the In-N-Out of Mexican food. The chain

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Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow: 4 Great Dishes in Los Angeles

No question that Jessica Koslow’s Sqirl in Silver Lake is LA’s quintessential neighborhood café, and more. LA Weekly’s Besha Rodell called the food “stunning.” She’s right—Koslow’s refined versions of rice

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Churro Borough: Aftermath of a Frenzy

“I officially gave my two weeks’ notice,” says Churro Borough‘s Sylvia Yoo (pictured). That is, of course, in reference to her interior design job. Yoo’s life turned around two weeks

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Best 4th of July Recipes

Somehow, the official start of summer and the longest day of the year have already come and gone. Take advantage of the outdoors before summer slips away! Whether you’re planning

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Wexler’s Makes the LA Jewish Deli Meaningful Again

The deli is arguably the most hallowed place for secular Jews. It is a meeting ground for families to mourn or celebrate; a place to nourish the mind and stomach

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Ice Cream, Fresh from the Cow

For most of us ice cream is an urban pleasure. Like bars and food trucks, scoop shops define a city. But for Jenny Ko and Alex Saneski, ice cream is

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McConnell’s Ice Cream Is Coming to LA’s Grand Central Market

Michael Palmer put the health of his future on the line for a legendary brand of Santa Barbara ice cream (the best ice cream, he might tell you). His house

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Fresh Cherry Hot Sauce Is Spicy-Sweet and Smoky

I wanted to do a fresh version of the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce I made last year, when cherries were out of season (it calls for bottled juice). So I’ve

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7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks

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Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Happening in LA

There is an onslaught of high-quality ice cream shops heading to Los Angeles this summer, but keep your eyes peeled for Sylvia Yoo’s churro ice cream sandwiches from her guerrilla

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Vodka Gimlet with Umeboshi Plums

Slow Cooker Savory Oatmeal

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. I put together a set of savory oatmeal toppings

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Mexico in Three Regrets

1/12 CANCUN 1997 We’re on our honeymoon. Perry and I got married last month at an art gallery in Chicago; we had a Southeast Asian theme and served lemongrass Kamikazes

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

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Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries are a presence in the supermarket year-round, but anticipation for the summer berry season is still a thing. Turning those warm-weather strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into tarts and pies

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Watch These Cool Animated GIFS of Nachos Being Made

When my colleague Chris Rochelle was putting together his massive nachos photo gallery, he documented the chip layering and splattering with some mesmerizing and completely gratuitous animated GIFS. Behold, and

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Jonathan Gold’s Best Lines From That 101 Best Restaurants Video

Last week, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold revealed his second annual, highly anticipated 101 Best Restaurants list, which came in the form of a nifty black booklet only

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Slow Cooker Red Pepper Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This week I was going to attempt a hard-core

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