Curtis Stone’s first job in Australia was at a butcher shop. So it’s no surprise that his new Hollywood restaurant Gwen includes a patio, an asador-style grill, two bars and — you guessed it — a meat market.
After returning to Los Angeles from a revelatory trip in the Philippines, Isa Fabro started making desserts that pay homage to her Pinay roots. Watch this driven, funny 39-year-old Filipino-American chef make her signature isamadas for KCRW’s video team at Unit 120 in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza.
Once southern food was hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Now restaurants all over the country are serving grits, collard greens and waffles piled high with fried chicken. A strip mall in LA’s Chinatown is drawing crowds with boxes of bright paprika-colored, mouth-numbingly hot Nashville-style chicken.
Children of the ’70s and ’80s, unite! Now that you’re old enough to drink beer, you can sip on a pint while chasing ice cream with Charley Chuck at this old-school video arcade in Echo Park. Plus, spicy wings, vegan tofu balls and popiah to boot. Get your tokens ready.