"Sometimes the intermarriage works," the critic writes of Mario Alberto's vast imagination, "and sometimes it doesn't."
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The restaurant finds the return of Mario Alberto, the chef who rocked Downtown at Chimu.
Luke Reyes is executing a focused menu free of popcorn.
The restaurant made it only six months before staff decided to concentrate on Jason Michaud's Red Hill.
"Hey, life is too short for shitty coffee."
The restaurant will add the likes of lomo saltado and ceviche to its menu, suspiciously just days after the cooking is declared "the next big thing."
Rarely have we seen the East Coast nail L.A. so correctly.
Tony Yanow's new vegan-friendly (and slightly controversial) new beer bar finally swings its doors open today.
The L.A. Times> recognizes the new Middle Eastern restaurant's ambition, while the L.A. Weekly loves Downtown's new "neo-Peruvian."
The Jersey Shore star gets into the footwear business.
Meanwhile, Cafe Des Artistes closes shop just as New York names become all the rage.
"I like the second flush, muscatel-tasting Darjeeling. I can't wait to go there."
Downtown has a new Peruvian, while the Westside's prized taqueria will double down with a second neighborhood location.
The winner of America's Next Great Restaurant sets up shop in the famous tourist district.