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Sweetgreen Goes Hollywood: Why The Cool Kids With The Salad Bar Are Headed West

The strawberries and avocados are better. Obvs!
May 20, 2015 9:00 am

Nicolas Jammet, one of the three founders of the extraordinarily successful salad restaurant and lifestyle brand Sweetgreen, talks about his company’s forthcoming opening in Los Angeles.

Roy Choi And Daniel Patterson Speak To Questlove About Their Fast-Food Venture

Talking 99-cent “healthy” burgers and nuggets
May 14, 2015 10:00 am

After launching a successful IndieGogo fundraising campaign, a power quartet consisting of food-truck entrepreneur Roy Choi, Coi chef Daniel Patterson, Noma chef René Redzepi, and Tartine’s Chad Robertson are gearing up to launch their fast-food concept, Loco’l, in L.A. and San Francisco this summer. Unlike a typical fast-food chain, Loco’l aims to emphasize quality ingredients and health — but in a sneaky way, to better reach people who prioritize taste and convenience. They recently sat down with Questlove to give the full scoop.

From Toast To Toast: How Chefs And Bakers Are Dead Serious About Browned Bread

It’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.
Apr 29, 2015 11:00 am

Toast may not be new, but chefs, bakers and café owners from coast to coast are finding novel ways of presenting the childhood old reliable — at grown-up prices. And while the options popping up range from savory to sweet and from made-to-order to DIY, rest assured about two toast prerequisites: It will never be cold, and there will be butter. Or chocolate.

The Latest Lunch-Delivery Service Is Brought To You By...Uber?

UberEats is now available in NYC, LA and Chicago
Apr 28, 2015 12:45 pm

Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry worldwide over the past few years. Can the mobile app now do the same for lunch delivery? After successful test runs in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Spain, the company launched its UberEats service in New York City and Chicago today. We’ve got the scoop.

A New Lemonade Opens In Los Angeles With These Cool Plates From Designer Ilan Dei

Plates pay tribute to landmarks around the city
Apr 20, 2015 10:00 am

Southern California folks relish their visits to Lemonade, Alan Jackson’s upbeat cafeteria-inspired empire, for treats like lemongrass chicken spring rolls and banana caramel cream pie. In celebration of its newest outpost, on L.A.’s Sawtelle Boulevard, the eatery has unveiled a collection of 24 limited-edition plates featuring artwork by local designer Ilan Dei, the man behind Lemonade’s bright, welcoming locations.

How To Blow Your Tax Refund On A Single Meal

You’re prob getting some money back. Now spend it.
Apr 13, 2015 9:00 am

As we approach mid-April, farmers’ markets are flush with spring produce, baseball season still holds promise and our pockets are heavy with annual tax rebate checks. This year, why not manifest your culinary destiny by spending that government-issued Monopoly money on one truly spectacular meal? Whether you fancy a foraged feast in the Pacific Northwest or full-tilt hedonism in Las Vegas, now is the time to eat heavily and carry a big check.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Los Angeles Restaurants Opening Soon

Jason Neroni, Bryant Ng, the Animal guys up to good
Mar 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Believe it or not, the Los Angeles restaurant scene still has room to grow. Some of the city’s leading chefs are returning to kitchens, a prominent duo is expanding their focus and out-of-towners are adding culinary heft. Learn about 10 of the most promising L.A. County concepts slated to debut between now and mid-June.

Jon and Vinny Open An Italian-American Restaurant

Duo behind Animal have red sauce in their veins
Mar 9, 2015 10:00 am

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the guys behind some of L.A.’s most buzzed-about restaurants, including Animal and Trois Mec. But they’ve never built a restaurant around their beloved Italian-American classics: eggplant parm, linguini and clams, and so on. That is, until now. Matt Rodbard reports.

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