Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

Your handy guide on where to eat from the editors at Eater LA
Every Friday our editors compile a trusty list of recommendations to answer the most pressing of questions: “Where should I eat?“ Here now are five places to check out this weekend in Los Angeles. And if you need some ideas on where to drink, check out the weekend bar guide .
March 22, 2019 For soul food on the patio: Comfort LA Mona Holmes Comfort LA City-wide temperatures will hit 80 degrees this weekend, so restaurant patios are sure to be crowded at many hot spots, so don’t overlook Comfort LA. Owners Mark Walker and chef Jeremy McBryde serve soul food with a serious vibe and signature sauces that range from sweet to dang hot. The menu goes beyond wings, mac and cheese, greens, and candied yams, so don’t miss out on the Big Sexy, a fried chicken sandwich on a black brioche bun. 902 N. La Brea, Inglewood. —Mona Holmes
For Middle Eastern meats and sides in Altadena: Shawerma Masters Farley Elliott Shawerma Masters Strip malls are meant for culinary discovery, and that’s certainly the case with the buzzy Shawerma Masters in Altadena. The restaurant has a staunch local following but isn’t much known outside the area, despite providing quality fast-casual eats. Head in for big scoops of hearty hummus and a platter full of lamb shawarma that’s been slowly spinning for hours. 1802 E. Washington Blvd., Altadena. —Farley Elliott
For Himalayan hits served with flare: Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ky (@littlekybigworld) on Feb 10, 2019 at 10:02pm PST
Here at Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine, Tara Gurung Black shares soulful and hearty dishes from her native Nepal. The kothey momo , steamed or pan-fried dumplings stuffed with chicken or vegetables, are a must to start. The essence of cumin and coriander brings out the stuffing’s sweetness, while the wrappers possess a pleasant chew. Thukpa or “Sherpa’s Stew,” a kind of Nepalese noodle soup, warms with chilies and satisfies with a combination of heady spices and tender yak meat. 10855 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. —Cathy Chaplin
For a throwback meal that still feels relevant: Jar Jar [Official Photo] Jar Beverly Boulevard’s Jar is a Los Angeles icon, thanks entirely to chef Suzanne Tracht and her outstanding team. The white tablecloth, closed-to-the-street room feels like the perfect kind of Sunday supper throwback, where steaks and sides come in a flurry but there’s absolutely no rush to leave. Lean into a martini from the bar, and enjoy the long hours at one of the city’s most respected dining institutions. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. —Farley Elliott
For a blast to the past in the SGV: Diner on Main Matthew Kang Diner on Main With all the new Asian restaurants hitting the SGV of late, it’s easy to forget some of the classic restaurants in the area, like Diner on Main, which does a very nice job for a neighborhood coffee shop. Placed right in the eastern suburb’s main drag, it feels lifted out of a scene from Back to the Future , with some Googie elements and an expansive menu of diner classics. The club sandwich is especially good during the day, with crisp bacon and a solid construction for a modest price. 201 W. Main St, Alhambra. —Matthew Kang
March 8, 2019
For a burger that feels like California: T Burgers Farley Elliott T Burgers Los Angeles is filled to the brim with diner-style burger and burrito places . Many carry with them a dying Greek diner tradition, and all have modified their menus over the years, including the simple corner standard T Burgers in Monrovia. The mellow option may not carry the faded booths of other favorites, but it’s got the wide menu, fast service, and drive-thru portion down pat. Of particular note is the bacon avocado cheeseburger. Similar to the ones served at Howard’s at the edge of Culver City, the whole thing is lined with about as much avocado as lettuce and meat, making for a California-sized bite that just feels right. 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. —Farley Elliott
For Armenian comforts of the carb-forward variety: Old Sasoon Bakery @GastronomyBlog Old Sasoon Bakery Opened in 1986 by Haroutioun Geragosian, Old Sasoon Bakery is named after the village in Armenia that his grandparents left following World War II. Today, the shop is run by Mr. Geragosian’s son Joseph and several other family members. The first thing you’ll notice when walking into the store is just how good the place smells. Freshly baked breads and pastries perfume the air both inside and outside the shop. Come hungry and order the khachapuri , a Georgian breakfast staple comprised of a boat-shaped flatbread topped with a blend of cheeses, one or two runny eggs, and a few pats of melted butter. 1132 Allen Ave., Pasadena. —Cathy Chaplin
For a Roman-style slice in Highland Park: Triple Beam Pizza Farley Elliott Triple Beam Pizza Nancy Silverton from Pizzeria Mozza and Matt Molina from Everson Royce Bar have created an ideal fast-casual pizza machine in Highland Park. Watch the Roman-style pizza production through the restaurant’s windows, then order a slice by the ounce (tell them exactly how big or small the slice should be), soda, or wine before sitting down in the common courtyard dining area shared with Go Get Em Tiger and Hippo. 5918 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles. —Mona Holmes
For a weekend ride to taco town: Taco Maria Farley Elliott Taco Maria With Carlos Salgado on the shortlist for a James Beard Foundation Award this year, it’s time for the average LA diner to check back in on his institutional Orange County restaurant Taco Maria. It’s an easy drive for weekend lunch or brunch, though dinner is where the more expansive mind of Salgado truly plays. From tacos to more inventive modern Mexican fare, this is where some of greater LA’s best meals are happening right now. 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa. —Farley Elliott
For a super quiet, secret brunch in Hollywood’s studio section: Spoonfed Matthew Kang Italian beef sandwich at Spoonfed You’ve probably never heard of Spoonfed, but it’s a totally underrated comfort food haven in Hollywood’s studio area tucked into the ground floor of a big office complex. The food takes heavy inspiration from owner Sean Loeffel’s Midwest upbringing, including a cheesy-good burger and a proper Italian beef sandwich that rivals anything from Portillo’s. The wide patio is a great place to hang out with a crew on an early spring weekend, and the brunch options extend to a gluten-free pancake that even gluten-loving companions would be remiss to skip. On the subject of gluten, do be sure to order the ultra-rich chocolate cake to finish. 959 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. —Matthew Kang
February 22, 2019 For dependably good and fast western Chinese cooking: Omar’s Restaurant @GastronomyBlog Omar’s Restaurant Omar’s came through like a champion when a 45-minute wait for dumplings yielded no dice at newly opened You Kitchen. It’s hard to beat this well-oiled machine when one finds themselves hungry and cranky, especially with a small child in tow. Noodles, pulled and stretched right before our eyes and doused in a chili oil-spiked stir-fry, appeared as soon as orders were placed. Shortly thereafter, a deep-fried meat pie, carefully rolled out and stuffed with minced lamb and carrot, was delivered to the table. Though not initially planned, Omar’s cooking comforted and satisfied in a big way. 1718 New Ave., San Gabriel. —Cathy Chaplin
For an artsy but relaxed dining experience in Downtown LA: Otium Otium Going to Downtown’s Otium on the weekend of Frieze, perhaps the biggest art show/sale/event in LA in recent memory, felt utterly appropriate. The crowd was eclectic, excited, and casual despite some fancy-looking digs. Otium manages to maintain just the right simmer of energy throughout dinner service and it’s buoyed by a menu that takes strong inspiration from the Republique playbook of French technique, though maybe with a heavier Asian influence. Start with one of the big shareable boards with things like chicken liver mousse and whipped lardo with puffy naan. The crudo dishes are especially good, like albacore with a coconut tom kha and grapefruit or king salmon with a bibimbap-style forbidden rice. Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s now signature black cod, which helped him win the first season of Netflix’s The Final Table, leans on a fish-and-chips profile of potatoes, crunchy sea beans, and burnt allium sauce. It’s pretty ingenious. 222 South Hope Street, Los Angeles. —Matthew Kang
For Hawaiian staples out east: TK Cafe Farley Elliott TK Cafe Monrovia doesn’t get much love on the grander scale of dining-forward Southern California cities, and that’s okay. Instead the neighborhood chooses to keep it simple (and usually fast-casual) like at TK Cafe, the strip mall Hawaiian spot just off Foothill Boulevard. Don’t let the size of the space or the Styrofoam containers deceive; this is delicious eating, from the kalbi plates to the spam musubi offered on weekly special. Stop in for classic plate lunch basics, done daily right under Monrovia’s nose. 158 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. —Farley Elliott
For California soul food in West Adams: Alta Adams Alta [Official Photo] Alta Adams LA’s restaurant darling is Alta Adams, where Keith Corbin mashes up his LA roots into what he describes as “California soul food.” The large front picture window and warmly-lit interior are a beacon on the busy street, as are Corbin’s decadent oxtails, shrimp and grits made with almond milk instead of the heavier and traditional cream, black eyed pea fritters, and sweet potato pie. Alta feels like a welcome addition to a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood with a diverse staff, African-American chef, truly delicious cocktails, and adjacent daytime cafe with $2 coffee. 5359 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles. —Mona Holmes
For Italian staples with charm: Mora Italiano Mora Italiano Mora Italiano Encino’s cozy Mora Italiano has all the makings of a neighborhood success. The space is intimate but not cramped, relaxed but still pristine. The sommelier works the floor with a quip and a laugh, and the food is better than it needs to be while being priced below market (for greater LA, at least). The cacio e pepe and brick chicken are the big hits, though it’s hard to go wrong with a $12 pour of just about anything and a plate or two of pasta on a chilly Valley night. 17499 Ventura Blvd., Encino. —Farley Elliott
February 15, 2019
For Thai street food in Pasadena: Chim! @GastronomyBlog Chim Thai Street Food Friday nights in Pasadena are high-time for exhausted families and overworked students from Caltech and Pasadena City College to take a breather over good food. The dining options are seemingly limitless, especially with the growing number of quality restaurants in Old Town, but there’s something appealing about the easy-going vibe of Chim! that always wins out. While most menu items are spice-forward, like the grilled beef with sticky rice and most of the curries, it’s totally possible to not feel the burn with tamer offerings like the pad Thai and wontons. The flaky roti dip served with a Panang curry sauce is a must on any visit; spice-averse diners should dip with caution. 910 Union St., Pasadena. —Cathy Chaplin
For a cult favorite burger that’s worth the wait: Burgers Never Say Die Wonho Frank Lee Burgers Never Say Die Smash burgers are taking over Los Angeles right now, and it’s almost entirely thanks to the well-deserved hype of Burgers Never Say Die. The former backyard smashers have now gone totally legit with their own place at the edge of Silver Lake near Frogtown, doing burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, fries, and ice cream. It’s a compact setup mostly meant for grabbing and dining outside (possibly, as is the LA tradition, over the hood of a car), but the vibe and the flavors still feel like the old days in the East Hollywood yard. 2388 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake. —Farley Elliott
For innovative entrees that happen to be vegan: Crossroads Kitchen Crossroads Kitchen [Official Photo] Crossroads Kitchen Los Angeles’ vegetarian and vegan restaurants are some of the best in the country, with innovative places delving far beyond fake meat. Take for instance West Hollywood’s Crossroads Kitchen where chef Tal Ronnen elevates dishes so impressively that omnivores don’t even care. Vegetarians and vegans who are typically relegated to piecing together meals from side dishes at other restaurants finally have plenty of stunning entrees to choose from. The flavors work beautifully, the vibe is fresh, and there’s the added bonus of not needing a post-meal, food-induced nap afterward. 8424 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA —Mona Holmes
For some of LA’s best burritos, period: Sonoratown Farley Elliott Sonoratown Everyone loves Sonoratown, and it’s not hard to see why. The place makes its flour tortillas by hand and grills carne asada over mesquite wood, but the real star of the show may be the chivichangas and evening burritos. Each is a slightly heftier take, with the former offering stewed meats and spices inside for maximum flavor efficiency. There’s never a bad time to visit Sonoratown, but maybe, just maybe, the evenings can be their own kind of special hit after all. 208 E. 8th St., Los Angeles. —Farley Elliott
For modern takes on classic Jewish deli food: Freedman’s Freedman’s [Official Photo] There’s a certain comfort that comes with eating like you’re in a grandmother’s home, and Freedman’s blends that vibe with one of a midcentury restaurant, mixing cocktails and matzoh ball soup with ease. Though that soup was a bit of a downer (which apparently wasn’t the case earlier in this restaurant’s tenure), the other dishes are pretty great, from the grilled reuben to the salmon-covered waffle-shapped potato latke. The whitefish cigars are another highlight, crisp and slathered with a slightly sweet coating, then served in a vintage cookie tin. Finish the meal with a black and white cookie, perhaps the best in the city right now. 2619 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
February 8, 2019 For food that fully warms the soul: Joy Wonho Frank Lee Joy in Highland Park As the temperature keeps dipping, there’s every reason to find food that’ll warm down to the bone. Highland Park’s Joy is an ideal place to quickly warm up, eat, then head back out into the cold. Joy’s hot and sour or shrimp wonton soup are made for times like this, as are the mapo tofu or dan dan noodles with the thousand-layer pancake accompanied with some hot tea. 5100 York Blvd. Los Angeles. —Mona Holmes
For healthy fare that doesn’t eat like it: Honey Hi Honey Hi [Official Photo] Honey Hi Echo Park’s Honey Hi has settled onto Sunset Boulevard nicely these past two years. The diminutive and sunny shop feels cozy and inviting, with a grab-and-go case to the right and a long, wide counter right up front. In the kitchen is where the magic happens. Poached eggs and turmeric marry over grains or leafy greens, while small lamb sausages line the outer edges of a robust massaman curry bowl with rice. It’s the kind of place where one can go vegan, sugarless, gluten-free, or protein-heavy and not skip a step in any direction, thanks to a menu that’s broader than many folks realize. This is everyday neighborhood eating, without sacrificing on quality or taste. 1620 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. —Farley Elliott
For swoon-worthy burritos: La Azteca Tortilleria GastronomyBlog La Azteca Tortilleria The difference between a store bought tortilla and the handmade wonders at La Azteca Tortilleria is like night and day. While the former cracks as it rolls and tastes like the plastic it’s wrapped in, the latter is hefty yet plush and capable of curving around copious amounts of pork, cheese, beans, or most likely, all three. The chile relleno burrito, a battered and fried cheese-stuffed poblano wrapped in a freshly griddled tortilla with refried beans, cheese, onions, and salsa, is the shop’s sleeper hit. Bunuelos, deep-fried flour tortillas coated in cinnamon and sugar, make for a fabulous finish. 4538 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. —Cathy Chaplin
For one of the brightest daytime dining rooms: PCP at Row DTLA Matthew Kang Lamb sandwich Paramount Coffee Project brought on Ria Barbosa to give the menu a big boost in flavor and execution, and for the most part she’s succeeded. Instead of basics like avocado toast they’ll have duck confit salad littered with incredible seasonal radishes and greens. Instead of a turkey and avocado sandwich it’s a roasted lamb sandwich with harissa, lime yogurt, and kale pesto on plush sourdough bread. And of course the coffee is going to be pretty great. The only qualm might be the lack of full service despite a forced sit-down situation when a counter-style setup that the space is already designed for would work a lot better. 1320 E 7th St #100, Los Angeles. —Matthew Kang
For a meal that helped to define Downtown: Baco Mercat Bäco Mercat [Official Photo] Bäco Mercat Everyone knows the flatbreads at Baco Mercat, Josef Centeno’s seminal Downtown restaurant. They’re stretched thin to make pizza-ish creations, folded over as savory pies of-a-type, and left full and wrapped delicately around roasted meats and vegetables. Those breads can certainly do it all, but so can the restaurant thanks to its enduring staff and near-timeless menu. Step through for interesting wines or a drink from the full bar, then grab bits of bread for dipping and swirling while also noshing on slow-cooked lamb and a bunch of flavorful salads. It’s easy to see where Downtown (and indeed much of Los Angeles) has taken its own similar menus since Baco Mercat first launched, and nice to know that the original is still alive and thriving on Main Street. 408 S. Main St., Downtown. —Farley Elliott
February 1, 2019 For Hong Kong-style barbecue: Sam Woo GastronomyBlog Sam Woo Barbecue With barbecued ducks and pigs glistening by the window and lightning-fast service from the kitchen, the smells, flavors, and spirit of Hong Kong are alive at Sam Woo Barbecue. The taut-skinned roasted ducks and pigs are terrific eaten in or taken out. Be prepared for crispy skin, moist meat, and plentiful pockets of fat. The sugary plum sauce served on the side is worthy of sipping alone. The original Sam Woo opened in Chinatown over 30 years ago, and there are now a number of additional locations across the greater Los Angeles area. 803 North Broadway, Los Angeles. —Cathy Chaplin
For pizza and beer near the beach: El Segundo Brewing’s Slice & Pint Farley Elliott El Segundo Brewing’s Slice & Pint El Segundo is an interesting place, tucked away on three sides by a refinery, an airport, and an ocean. That means that everyone who spends time eating there, or lives there, is truly dining with a purpose instead of just passing through. It’s a small wonder then that El Segundo Brewing’s new Slice & Pint is already proving so popular, with lines that curl past the front door and around the corner. Everyone waiting in line for crisp slices of New York City-style pizza or plates of mozzarella sticks is exactly where they want to be, as the jubilant crowds and smiling families can attest. 130 W. Grand Ave., El Segundo. —Farley Elliott
For organic soul food with high marks for flavor: Comfort L.A. Vp P./Yelp Comfort L.A. Comfort L.A. was nice enough to setup a second location in Inglewood this month, just four years after debuting in DTLA. Now that they’re serving folks on both sides of the city, go and sample chef Jeremy McBryde’s classic soul food dishes, but don’t overlook the wings. They are what chicken wing dreams are made of, and at $1 per piece, a reasonable and delicious score. 902 N. La Brea, Inglewood. —Mona Holmes
For pasta-focused, Japanese-inflected fusion in West Hollywood: Blackship Wonho Frank Lee Karaage tortellini at Blackship, West Hollywood The initial response for Keiichi Kurobe’s Japanese-Italian restaurant in West Hollywood, Blackship, seems to be overwhelmingly positive for the neighborhood. The place is packed with diners willing to stay well past standard LA supper hours, and cocktails flow from the diminutive bar. The TKG (for tamago-kake-gohan) arancini works in theory but needs a bit more oomph in flavor (perhaps some cheese. like a classic arancini?) while the the carbonara ramen begs for more of a gravy-like consistency versus a soupier base. But the hamachi bolognese isn’t the least bit fishy — in fact it was probably the best thing our table had during a recent visit, with well-textured cassarece pasta and a richly flavored sauce. Blackship is trying to meld Italian and Japanese flavors in a way that no one else is at the moment, and for that, it’s worth checking out. 8512 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. —Matthew Kang
For healthy fare well off the busy block: Amara Kitchen Nika S./Yelp Amara Kitchen It’s easy to find vegan fare in Highland Park, especially along the bustling York and Figueroa corridors. For mellow weekends with little else to do, the real move is to weave into the neighborhood to find Amara Kitchen, lively with mid-morning life as folks queue up for coffee, bone broth, and a menu of gluten-free and all-vegan basics. The dim interior space is a little bit charming, the patio out front is a little bit cramped, and the crowd is just the right amount of hip, relaxed, and esoteric. At the bottom of the lunch menu is a pay-what-you-can “come together” bowl with a poached egg over cilantro rice and slaw. Talk about a place for community. 519 N. Avenue 64, Highland Park. —Farley Elliott
January 25, 2019 For killer Japanese standbys: Tsubaki Tsubaki [Official Photo] Tsubaki Is there a better place to dine than at the bar? It’s hard to think otherwise when taking in a meal at Tsubaki in Echo Park, where the skewers come hot and fast and the sake flows freely. The bar also offers a window into the kitchen where chefs churn out otherworldly fried chicken and sashimi dishes, all from a space no bigger than a couple of phone booths. If LA restaurants have a singular vibe, on the right night with the right sake, this is it. 1356 Allison Avenue, Echo Park. —Farley Elliott
For Korean fried chicken in a festive pub setting: O.B. Bear GastronomyBlog O.B. Bear Named after a Seoul-based professional baseball team that was once sponsored by Oriental Brewery (OB), OB Bear is perfect for big groups with even bigger appetites. After ordering a pitcher or two of OB or Hite beer, settle into a platter of a spicy chicken wings. Twice-fried and lacquered in a sweet chili sauce, the wings bring on a sensational and addictive burn. Pickled daikon cubes and a Thousand Island-dressed cabbage slaw are both effective in neutralizing the heat. 3002 West 7th St., Los Angeles. —Cathy Chaplin
For satisfying Italian in Echo Park: Cosa Buona Wonho Frank Lee Cosa Buona Alimento chef Zach Pollack opened Cosa Buona in in 2017, a casual Italian joint on a busy Echo Park street corner. The menu is filled with delicious things to share: pizzas from a wood-burning oven, an absolutely satisfying chopped salad with salami and provolone, meatballs, and eggplant parm. It’s 100 percent old-school Italian fare served with truly great wines, in a cozy dining room with a massive window to watch the city go by. 2100 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park. —Mona Holmes
For one of the city’s best lunches: Bacoshop Wonho Frank Lee Bacoshop When is a sandwich more than a sandwich? When Josef Centeno is at the wheel, fueling diners with flatbread sandwiches and housemade sodas. His Bacoshop offshoot is a downtown Culver City staple, the kind of lunchtime place that is both bright and cool, with fast service and an inexpensive yet delicious menu. In short: It’s the kind of restaurant that LA could always use more of. 9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City. —Farley Elliott
For high-quality sushi without the wallet-breaking price: Umi by Hamasaku Wonho Frank Lee Umi by Hamasaku, El Segundo Sitting out on the corner of the open-air mall called The Point, Umi by Hamasaku serves what might be the most accessible sushi in this part of El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, with reasonably priced lunches and a terrific happy hour with $1 oysters. Throw in $4 sake cups and ample plates of fresh sushi, and Umi should be a go-to early evening or daytime hangout for weekend diners in the South Bay. The new hot dishes, like a yellowtail katsu sando, looks pretty great for Instagram feeds too. 860 S Sepulveda Blvd #116, El Segundo, CA —Matthew Kang
January 18, 2019 For Mei Lin’s newest venture in the Arts District: Nightshade Wonho Frank Lee Nightshade It’s always a pleasure to watch a chef find their voice. Barely open for a few weeks in the Arts District, Mei Lin’s Nightshade has a flavor all its own, from the food down to the soulful playlist. Nightshade’s style will feel equally welcoming to those dolled-up or those in casual wear. Whatever the fashion, be sure to order the pork ragu lasagna with tofu cream and the comforting congee, but only if a table is available. 923 E 3rd St #109, Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For Spanish eats and a relaxing bar: Otoño Wonho Frank Lee Otoño Highland Park’s Otoño has really found its groove as of late. The place is fun and energetic any night of the week, and the bar is usually elbow to elbow with fans clamoring for Spanish ciders and rich cocktails. It helps that small plates of pan con tomate , squid, and croquetas hit the table fast and furious, and that chef/owner Teresa Montaño is always in the building, guiding the fun. Step through for a boisterous few bites on one of the city’s busiest dining blocks. 5715 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park. —Farley Elliott
For Korean comforts of epic proportions: Ma Dang Gook Soo Boss and Boss E./Yelp Ma Dang Gook Soo Comfort cuisine reigns supreme at Ma Dang Gook Soo, a charming den of Korean home cooking. Ladies donning red-striped aprons are quick to pour glasses of iced barley tea as menus are perused and considered. The food photographs plastered overhead are helpful in narrowing down the array of options. The Korean dumplings ( mandu ) stuffed with minced pork, tofu, and scallions are particularly good here, especially with a dab of vinegar and soy sauce. Kimbap , a Korean sushi roll of sorts studded with egg, fish cakes, vegetables, pickled radish, and ham, is a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. The most alluring dish on the menu is the namesake kal gook soo , steaming bowls of knife-cut noodles served in a chicken, clam, anchovy, or kimchi (fermented cabbage) broth. 869 South Western Ave. #1, Los Angeles —Cathy Chaplin
For some of the city’s most talked-about new tacos: Tacos 1986 Matthew Kang Tacos 1986 It’s no easy feat to stand out in the crowded taco scene of Los Angeles, but that’s exactly what Tacos 1986 is doing. After a boisterous debut along Highland the stand has relocated to Western in Koreatown, just above Wilshire, where tacos are served until 3 a.m. on weekends. Can’t stay out that late? Get to Smorgasburg, where the lines are long for the adobada on the trompo , the handmade corn tortillas, and lots of guacamole. 601 S. Western Ave., Koreatown. —Farley Elliott
For Thai desserts in the heart of East Hollywood: Bhan Kanom Thai Gloria Z./Yelp Bhan Kanom Sweetened beans and starches, as well as an avalanche of coconut milk and sugar, form the base of Southeast Asian desserts. Some of the most approachable and delightful desserts are found underneath the heat lamps. Try the panchi , lavender hued griddlecakes made with taro, coconut, and corn, and the banana leaf-wrapped sticky rice filled with softened bananas or taro. The “Thai tacos” will most likely catch your eye. These fragile pancakes are brushed with meringue and topped with golden strands of foi thong (egg custard). There’s also a savory version with coconut and shrimp. 5271 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. —Cathy Chaplin
January 11, 2019 For a fresh Western Australian food/wine tasting in Beverly Hills: Maude Elizabeth Daniels Maude Curtis Stone’s team recently traversed the world to research wine regions in hopes of bringing those flavors to his Beverly Hills outpost, Maude. The result is an incredibly unique tasting menu with wine pairings from a region not well-known by most in this hemisphere: Western Australia. Stone’s knowledgeable staff pours thoughtful Margaret River wines for each course, paired with some unfamiliar yet highly-memorable ingredients designed to dazzle including spiny lobster with finger lime AKA caviar lime, or the positively perfect venison with wattle seed used by Aboriginal Australians. Diners are escorted upstairs to the wine and dessert room for a final course with tea or coffee. 212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA —Mona Holmes
For Chinese porridge with all the fixings: Lu’s Garden GastronomyBlog Lu’s Garden With the new year officially in full swing and healthy eating resolutions still largely intact, head to Lu’s Garden for a satisfying meal that won’t break the caloric bank. The best time to visit this palace of porridge is during lunch where diners are greeted with a buffet of side dishes. Choose from a panoply of vegetable, meat, and offal preparations, like blistered green beans, snappy bamboo shoots, tender pigs’ feet, and twice-cooked pork. Everything pairs well with the fortifying porridge. Select three items from the steam table for $8.25 or four items for $10.75. The cost is the same for vegetarian and meaty dishes. At dinner, diners are required to order a la carte from a menu. 534 Valley Blvd #12, San Gabriel. —Cathy Chaplin
For an around-the-region look at Chinese food: Kang Kang Food Court Yelp Kang Kang Food Court The San Gabriel Valley, with its vastness and depth of cuisines, can seem intimidating to even the most seasoned eater. Thank god for places like Kang Kang Food Court, the kind of do-it-all strip mall stops that make the SGV so world renowned, and make the individual dining experience a comforting (and delicious) one for even wary newcomers. The restaurant specializes, perhaps, in pan-fried dumplings ( sheng jian baos ) but it really does many things well, from juicy xiao long bao to wonton soup and beyond. Stop in with a smile, and leave even happier than when arriving — it’s just that kind of place. 27 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra. —Farley Elliott
For barbecue with a hoe cake on the side: Barrel & Ashes Wonho Frank Lee Barrel & Ashes Barrel & Ashes doesn’t get as much ink as other barbecue places in Los Angeles, but the food really deserves a bit of attention. While I came for the “world famous” hoe cake with maple butter and green onion, it was the macaroni and cheese with aged cheddar that stayed with me long after the meal was over. Also fantastic were the proteins, especially the pulled pork and baby back ribs. 11801 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. —Cathy Chaplin
For an upscale night with magic at the helm: Inn Ann at Japan House Inn Ann Japan House [Official Photo] Inn Ann Japan House Chef Morihiro Onodera of Mori and Shiki fame has a new gig, at least for the moment. He has popped up as part of the cultural and culinary programming inside Japan House in Hollywood. The masterful sushi chef is working night sourcing and slicing fish inside Inn Ann, the fifth floor Japan House restaurant at Hollywood and Highland, and it’s clear his mastery has not lost a step with the new environment. Add in sweeping views from Hollywood to Downtown, a great sake list, and suddenly Inn Ann — with Mori-san at the helm — is a special kind of experience. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. —Farley Elliott
January 4, 2019 For coffee and service: Endorffeine Coffee It’s hard to find a better espresso in Los Angeles than the one at Endorffeine in Chinatown. The minimalist shop at Far East Plaza trades in attempts at perfection, from the weighed-out beans to Jack Benchakul’s kneeling devotion to seeing every last drop hit the cup. Swing through for a weekend pick-me-up that may just change the way you think about coffee in LA . 727 N. Broadway, Chinatown. —Farley Elliott
For fresh air and afternoon tea: The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room Cathy Chaplin For those not quite ready to admit that the holidays are over, it’s easy to prolong the magic just a bit longer by sitting down for afternoon tea. Leisurely explore the impeccable grounds beforehand, the desert garden is especially fetching this time of year, then nibble and sip the afternoon away. There’s a variety of teas to choose from and classic fare to pair with any blend, from crustless sandwiches to dainty desserts and warm-to-the-touch scones. Everything is properly presented on tiered silver platters. Be sure to add on a glass of Prosecco because it’s the festive thing to do. A calming break filled with tea and conversation is just the antidote for any New Year’s hesitations. 1151 Oxford Rose, San Marino —Cathy Chaplin
For a new look at some classics: Dan Modern Chinese Pasadena Farley Elliott Dan, Pasadena Pasadena’s new Dan Modern Chinese is one to watch. The Din Tai Fung contender is coming for the neighborhood with soup dumplings, pan-fried dumplings, and scallion pancakes, all in a slick and modern space that feels right at home off Lake Avenue. 146 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. —Farley Elliott
For savory porridge bowls and unbelievably buttery mochi: Porridge + Puffs Farley Elliott The forecast calls for crisp and clear weather, with some lows in the 40s. While figuring out where to eat, try chef Minh Phan’s Porridge + Puffs. Minh’s permanent Historic Filipinotown home is comfy and sunny with high ceilings, and the food’s warmth will take the bite out of any chill. Everything is wonderful, especially the chicken and mushroom porridge, cardamon puffs with jasmine dipping cream, and the heavenly brown butter mochi. 2801 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For a truly refined Vietnamese feast in Beverly Hills: Crustacean Wonho Frank Lee Crustacean It’s hard to admit, but this writer had never been to Crustacean before this week. Perhaps it was the old, but not quite old school ambience (though it’s recently been modernized). Perhaps it was the high prices. Perhaps it was just that Crustacean has always been there and never seemed like an urgent place to visit. But Crustacean is a beloved restaurant in Beverly Hills, if only for its elegant, attentive service, and phenomenal signature dishes like the garlic noodles and the whole dungeness crab. But chef Tony Nguyen, who previously worked at Anqi Gourmet Bistro in Costa Mesa, brings a freshness to the smaller bites, like the vegan “crab cake” made with heart of palm that’s actually really tasty. And don’t sleep on the desserts, which don’t break any conventions but do a nice job of balancing sweetness with comfort. 468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA —Matthew Kang
December 21, 2018 For a Cantonese feast: Ricebox LA Rice Box [Official photo] Rice Box The increase in activity at the Spring Street Arcade in Downtown is palpable. During weekdays, office-types hover on the indoor patios of places like Guisados and Blu Jam, day drinks sip away inside Clayton’s Public House, and fans of Hong Kong-style roast meats queue up and out the door of Ricebox. The small, laid-back space is almost all kitchen, save for a tight run of stools and some seats in the front. The rest of the room is dedicated to making and serving food, which for owners Lydia and Leo Lee is precisely the point. Swing through for classic char siu or super tender chicken over rice. It may not transport diners direct to Hong Kong, but the size of the room, the smell of cooking meat, and the hospitality do come close. 541 S. Spring St., Downtown. —Farley Elliott
For fresh fish and solidarity: Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe Suzane S./Yelp Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe Everything here is fresh thanks to the fishermen who keep the inventory full. The food is fabulous whether it’s clam chowder or fish that’s fried or grilled. Everything is low-fuss, down to the ice cream sandwiches for dessert. And in a rousing show of support, most of my British expat crew adores their fish and chips. Malibu is heavily scorched from this fall’s Woolsey Fire, and the businesses need customers to keep going. So while you’re entertaining out-of-towners or just have time to spare, head up to Malibu, Agoura Hills, or any of the affected areas and give them your dollars. 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA —Mona Holmes
For a consistent neighborhood restaurant that still manages to surprise: M.B. Post Matt Kang Swordfish at M.B. Post David LeFevre has figured out Manhattan Beach’s dining scene. Serve reliable, excellent food with the odd steak special, throw in a few pasta dishes, and keep something like cheddar bacon biscuits as the mainstay of the menu. M.B. Post has defied any restaurant pitfalls of getting stale after four or five years, serving a packed dining room with reasonably priced, well-portioned share plates. There’s solid service, excellent wine, great cocktails, and a dim dining room that works as a date night all the way down to a take-the-parents spot. Heck, early bird diners (aka younger parents) can rest assured the kids won’t be bothering anyone because of the relatively loud room. On a recent visit, the skirt steak with romesco and broccoli was about as good as one could imagine, and the swordfish was delicious too. The one regret was not ordering the peanut buttery Elvis dessert. 1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 —Matthew Kang
For Peking duck with a side of stellar noodles: WP24 WP24 [Official Photo] WP24 The Peking duck at WP24 is as good as everyone says it is but what people fail to mention is the superiority of the accompanying chow fun noodles. Once the duck has been carefully separated from its crispy skin, which diners eat with provided steamed buns and accoutrements, the kitchen extracts the carcass’ remaining meat for a supplementary noodle dish that outshines the lacquer-skinned star. Wide rice noodles are stir-fried with rich bits of duck meat and skin. The entire dish is scented with the unmistakable char that only wok cooking can impart. While it might not make good economic sense for WP24 to offer the chow fun without the whole duck, it sure would be nice to dig into a this soulful bowlful without the fuss. 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 —Cathy Chaplin
For a holiday slowdown with plenty of warm coffee: Paramount Coffee Project Wonho Frank Lee Paramount Coffee Project Fairfax’s prowess as a dining collective is well established, but one place that probably doesn’t get the love it deserves is Paramount Coffee Project. Situated at the northern end of the main drag, PCP is at once a comforting place to sit down and enjoy a mellow plate of eggs and toast, and a colorful, buzzy spot to grab-and-go from the takeaway window. The Australian expats who run the place, along with chef Ria Barbosa, really know how to tailor an experience to anyone’s needs, without holding on to what they already do best. Swing through for coffee, brunch, or anything else that might be needed during the holiday slowdown. 456 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax. —Farley Elliott
December 14, 2018 For a Cali-style burger that’s super good: Super Burger GastronomyBlog.com Super Burger Super Burger has been around for years on the corner of Altadena and Villa in Pasadena, but it wasn’t until Jean and Ben Khe took over the outdoor stand in 2009 that word began to spread about their incredible burgers. Styled in classic California fashion, the cheeseburger is comprised of a sizable six-and-half ounce patty, two slices of American cheese, sautéed onions, tomato, lettuce, and Thousand Island dressing, smushed between two toasted buns. Add bacon and avocado if you swing that way, but pass on the rings and fries. 458 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107 —Cathy Chaplin
For LA barbecue in a space that actually makes sense: Slab Wonho Frank Lee Slab Much of the past two years of barbecue talk in Los Angeles has been focused on the hard-to-find, the out-of-the-way, and the decidedly underground. That used to be true with Trudy’s Underground Barbecue, but now Burt Bakman is fully legit thanks to the H.Wood Group and their new restaurant Slab on West Third Street. There are still weekend lines for the hand-sliced brisket and ribs, but the quality of the product has held up well and there’s something comforting about being able to plug in an address, know the opening hours, and find a place to park. Sometimes restaurants really are about more than just the food, but it helps that the food at Slab still rocks. 8136 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles —Farley Elliott
For a meal that feels perfect for the holidays: Freedman’s Freedman’s/Instagram Freedman’s The holiday season has brought with it an uptick in curious eaters at Freedman’s, the sorta-Jewish-deli spot on the edge of Silver Lake and Echo Park. Despite the proliferation of pastrami, latkes, and phosphates, the restaurant feels more at home in a strip mall off Sunset Boulevard than it ever would in Pico-Robertson, and Eastsiders, Downtowners, and those willing to travel to nosh are taking notice. Step through on a weekend night for cocktails, a bright wine list, and brisket carved tableside using an actual electric carver. Just don’t skip the whitefish cigar starters — or the latke. 2619 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles —Farley Elliott
For one of LA’s most popular breakfast sandwiches: Eggslut Courtesy Eggslut It’s true, the lines for Eggslut in Grand Central Market are horrendously long. But with the right planning, it’s possible to make the wait more enjoyable, or not have one at all. Either take a group of enjoyable friends and wait, or head straight to the locations in Glendale, Venice, or Beverly Center to order The Slut, or sandwich with house-made turkey sausage, cheddar, cage-free over medium egg, and honey mustard aioli in a toasty brioche bun. 252 S. Brand Blvd., Suite D Glendale, CA or 8500 Beverly Blvd., Unit 101 Los Angeles, CA or 1611 Pacific Ave Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For a low-key Beverly Hills dinner: The Restaurant at Montage Matthew Kang Corn agnolotti with shiitake mushrooms It’s been one of the more unsung (or perhaps unnoticed) changes in the Beverly Hills restaurant scene, but the Montage has now renamed their ground floor eatery “The Restaurant” which could be either the most spectacularly boring or the most chic name in the Golden Triangle ever. Most passersby would see the former Scarpetta and Georgie, and check out a nice patio with a basic-looking dining room, and think, why eat here versus the numerous other places to dine in Beverly Hills? Does The Restaurant at Montage really offer anything that name brand establishments all within walking distance could offer?
On a busy pre-holiday weekend, that has some value, because it’s easy to land a table and the staff won’t be juggling two full table turns. Secondly, the wine list and professional service are pretty terrific despite the blasé branding. Right now the sommelier has slashed wine prices, which means the deep list has some bargain picks for oenophiles.
Finally, the conservative menu from chef Monica Olaes is still executed at a high level, from the sweet-and-salty fry bread topped with prosciutto to shiitake-topped corn agnolotti. Anyone pining for the late Scarpetta’s spaghetti can find a serviceable replacement, with thicker noodles and less-buttery tomato sauce. Lamb chops and a grilled branzino filet are excellent entrees, if a bit safe, and oddly sided by slender green beans and roasted cherry tomatoes like at a SAG award gala. Does Beverly Hills deserve something with a bit more swagger than a place called “The Restaurant”? Sure. Does it mean the place is worth skipping? Not necessarily. 225 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. —Matthew Kang
December 7, 2018 For an end to the avocado toast trend: Yarrow Cafe Mona Holmes Yarrow toast Chef Royce Burke opened vegetarian-friendly Yarrow this year, even though he’s not vegetarian. Burke is just crazy about vegetables and cranks out a daytime menu in front of the Hyperslow yoga studio on Fairfax. Burke’s hearty breakfast burrito has a light crispy sear on the tortilla, but the dish to end all avocado toasts is his roasted carrot puree on a slice of Bub and Grandma’s bread. 487 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For slurping oysters and sipping wine at Grand Central Market: The Oyster Gourmet Matthew Kang The Oyster Gourmet, Grand Central Market Christophe Happillon setup his funky clamshell/“Little Shop Of Horrors” design in 2014, and folks have been flocking there since. It’s easy to have a experience at Happillon’s circular bar. Just grab a stool, order glass of Sémillon or champagne with oysters while watching the pulse of Grand Central Market. Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For a perfectly grown up dinner situation in Los Feliz: Atrium Wonho Frank Lee Atrium, Los Feliz Arguably the most robust dining scene in LA is Los Feliz, not because the real estate is particularly great, but rather because there’s just so little of it. Even mediocre restaurants can do fairly well, offering much in the way of ambience and vibe but little in terms of execution or flavor. So when a new place comes along, like Atrium in Los Feliz, it’s easy to feel a bit skeptical. Well, Atrium is a fantastic restaurant for the neighborhood, big and roomy thanks to a soaring ceiling, and an uncluttered dining room. A few nights ago, the crowd was decidedly order, as in not in their 30s, but that was fine. Everyone was ordering cocktails and wine and food like it was a Friday evening, not a Monday. Los Feliz was starving for a New American-ish restaurant like Atrium that serves creative but not challenging dishes with polished service. Just know where to look: right in between Skylight Books and its annex. 1816 N Vermont Avenue. —Matthew Kang
For satisfying Persian kebabs at a very reasonable price point: Shamshiri Grill Matthew Kang Chicken barg kebab at Shamshiri Grill It’s often difficult to find a restaurant big enough to feed a dozen people at around $25 a person after tax and tip. In fact, except for fast-casual restaurants, it’s darn near impossible. Shamshiri, which serves heaping plates of chicken, beef, lamb, and even cornish game hen kebabs in Westwood, comes out to around the golden number of $25 a head, even with some appetizers and drinks. The decor looks pulled straight out of a Friends episode, which may or not be up one’s alley, but the service is brisk and accommodating. Skip the Cheesecake Factory line and get a big table at Shamshiri for the next holiday get together. 1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 —Matthew Kang
For reliable pan-fried pork dumplings in Highland Park: Mason’s Dumpling Shop Instagram/gabcc Mason’s Dumplings It’s a pretty badly kept secret that the dumplings at Mason’s Dumpling Shop in Highland Park aren’t made on the premises. Instead they’re produced at Luscious Dumplings in Arcadia, all by hand, every day, which is why the Highland Park spot can’t open for dinner — they just simply can’t supply the restaurant for more hours. Either way, the pan fried dumplings are a gem, virtually identical to the ones at Luscious, perhaps cooked a tad less to make the browning less aggressive, but the medium-skinned xiaolongbao are more than serviceable too. Don’t skip the cold apps, like the crunchy lotus root or seaweed salads. They’re ideal foils to the rich, juicy dumplings. 5803 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042—Matthew Kang
November 30, 2018 For a Top Chef’s take on Chinese American fare in Culver City: Ms. Chi Cafe Wonho Frank Lee Ms. Chi, Culver City “Progressive Chinese American cuisine” in what it’s all about at Chef Shirley Chung’s newly opened all-day restaurant. Tuck in to mochi doughnuts for breakfast, pastrami-stuffed scallion pancakes for lunch, and cheeseburger potstickers for dinner, all served with a smile in an bright and airy space. 3829 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232 —Cathy Chaplin
For bite-sized snacks with big heart: Antojitos Mexicanos El Paisa Farley Elliott Antijitos Mexicanos El Paisa Highland Park is filled to bursting with restaurant options these days, but there’s something so simply wonderful about enduring places like Antojitos Mexicanos El Paisa. The storefront off Figueroa may be compact, but the menu inside is a robust introduction into Mexican snacks and sandwiches. Stop by soon to give the truly local places like El Paisa a little bit of love. 106 N. Avenue 58, Highland Park. —Farley Elliott
For a throwback house of burgers with a new outlook on life: George’s Burger Stand Farley Elliott George’s Burger Stand Speaking of old-school places, consider a swing through George’s in Boyle Heights. The old school walk-up burger spot has been refreshed by the De La Torre clan behind Guisados, carrying the same menu of pastrami, burgers, chili, and fries as ever before. The mix of old and new feels perfectly of-its-time for Los Angeles, and it helps of course that the food remains as delicious and vital for the community as ever before. 2311 E. Cesar Chavez, Boyle Heights. —Farley Elliott
For a break from Thanksgiving turkey leftovers: Viet Noodle Bar Atwater Yelp In business for 11 years, Viet Noodle Bar is one of Atwater Village’s two Vietnamese joints. With no visible sign, look for the exposed brick exterior and wide windows, then sit down at one of its community tables before ordering the ginger fish noodle soup. After the first intense ginger-filled bite, the dish is an absolute treat of rich broth, pieces of fish, bean sprouts, onion, and cilantro with crispy onions as garnish. 239 S Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For the best dry-aged steaks in Los Angeles right now: APL Wonho Frank Lee APL, Hollywood A few months into APL’s opening, it’s now possible to examine what its longer term outlook will be. The place sported excellent food early on but also some spectacularly high prices (one early meal cost $380 for two people, though it contained ample food and drink). Things are a little tamer in the price department, with a bone-in New York strip costing $78 that’s enough to feed two, or a well portioned ribeye in the mid $50s, dry-aged for over 45 days. That bone-in New York strip is aged around 180 days, which is borderline ridiculous for most Angeleno diners, imbued with a deep funk and almost pine nut flavor that’s truly phenomenal.
One might say 180 days for a dry-aged steak is ‘ridiculous’ because LA’s dry-aged meat scene just hasn’t developed as much as say, New York’s or even Chicago’s. Diners here aren’t used to dry-aged beef more than a few months, and 180 days, or even the secret 300+ day dry-aged beef here at APL is virtually unprecedented for LA. The starters at APL are still great, with blue cheese-laden wedge salads, inventive sauteed chiles, and even a killer eggplant app. With a more approachable price point, APL is now simply the best place for meat aficionados in LA. 1680 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
November 16, 2018 For Ensenada-style seafood in East LA: Mariscos 4 Vientos Fish tacos from Mariscos 4 Vientos Heading to East LA’s Mariscos 4 Vientos might be confusing at first, as two locations exist across the street from one another. Yet both are trips to Ensenada seafood heaven, in a city where the bench for mariscos runs deep. Mariscos 4 Vientos knows ceviches, cócteles de mariscos, tacos, aguachiles, quesadillas and tostadas filled with seafood, deep fried and fish-packed dorado tacos. While nursing a michelada, prepare to hear a blast of impossibly loud ranchera music from the small restaurant’s speakers every 15 minutes. It’ll be challenging to have conversation for a single song, which might be the point. Just shut up and eat. 1412 S Lorena St Los Angeles, CA —Mona Holmes
For a diner feel with impeccable light: Croft Alley at The Standard Yelp Croft Alley is something of a localized hit. The off-Melrose Place staple got its start as a hideaway of sorts, back in the namesake alley well off the street. The place felt like a Melbourne coffee house build only for those in the know, but has since expanded into a rather large front-facing role as the restaurant of record for The Standard Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
The place carries the same low-key diner vibe as it always has, complete with perfect warming sunlight pouring in from the tall windows, while the menu turns from fried rice with crispy and spicy shrimp to grilled cheese sandwiches packed with softened cauliflower. There are salads too, and a burger of course (this is a hotel restaurant), but mostly this Croft Alley is just a place to linger in a booth, enjoy a warm, lazy midday meal, and maybe to use the long lunchtime hour as an excuse to poke around near the pool afterwards. 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. —Farley Elliott
For steamed tacos done quick and delicious: Tacos Al Vapor El Canelo Farley Elliott East LA is filled with tacos, from the street stuff to the trucks to the small standalone spots still vying for attention. Tacos El Canelo fits into the latter, a small storefront space almost hidden inside a wide strip mall along Whittier Boulevard. Inside is little more than a double-sided serving table for steaming the meats and tortillas under wide sheets of clear plastic, with a salsa station pushed to one end. The eating is done out on the walkway in front, as is the case with many great tacos in Los Angeles. Stop in for a dense plate of tacos (don’t be afraid to try the texture-rich nerves or brains) at just about any hour, and leave happy. 6168 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles. —Farley Elliott
For a terrific journey into experimental pasta: Jame Enoteca Matthew Kang Jame Enoteca, El Segundo Jackson Kalb has a long pedigree of fine dining and quality restaurant work, from Melisse on down to Factory Kitchen. He’s in love with pasta as a medium of culinary expression and his latest spot, done together with partner/GM Melissa Saka, takes over a tiny dining room in an El Segundo strip mall. It’s as unlikely a destination as one could find in this LAX-adjacent neighborhood, but it’s absolutely brimming with well-fed locals. The dishes are good — populist in their construction but perhaps a bit over the top with ingredients.
For example, the dressing on the chop salad is a tad overbearing and the addition of mozzarella cubes give it almost too much richness. The ultra simple capellini tastes like a dreamy, fancy version of a childhood dish while the scarpinocc pasta, laced with aged balsamic and stuffed nicely with braised beef cheek, is the kind of rib-sticking fare one wants in the winter. But the texture of the squid ink bavette lacks that extra finesse, and a big dollop of stracciatella takes the end result into maximalist territory like the chop salad. Still, there’s a lot of promise here, and the regulars seem to love it. This writer might very well end up as one of those regulars soon enough. 241 Main Street, El Segundo, CA —Matthew Kang
For a great, but sometimes forgotten Korean homestyle restaurant: Olympic Restaurant Matthew Kang Spread at Olympic restaurant The late, great Jonathan Gold wrote an ode to the glories of great fermented soybean stew, called cheong guk jang , at this longtime Koreatown favorite. The house specialty, which permeates the entire dining room with the funk of aged soy, is subtle, earthy, and beautiful. The spicy pork bulgogi is a surefire crowdpleaser while the fried corvina sports a wonderfully crisp skin. Throw in grandma-level banchan and Olympic Chunggukjang is one of K-Town’s most reliable, and perhaps underrated, restaurants. 2528 West Olympic Boulevard —Matthew Kang
November 9, 2018 For a fantastic mostly vegetable meal in Los Feliz: Kismet
Bill Addison Kismet Perhaps a little bit left in the dust from the hype around newer Middle Eastern-inflected restaurants like Jaffa and Bavel, the reliable and creative Kismet remains one of LA’s essential restaurants serving a mostly vegetable-based menu that does anything but skimp on flavor. A plate of green beans looks innocuous, but it’s loaded with deliciousness with a nutty sunflower seed tahini base and tangy green tomato. A bowl of mussels come with fat, juicy shellfish coated in bergamot cream and draped with spinach. Perhaps the best bite could be the lemony chicken and pine nut pies, triangular and glorious with a crispy filo crust, though the tomato and zhoug labneh wants to steal the show. Kismet is firing on all cylinders and it’s busy enough to prove it. 4648 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
For thoughtful and creative Chinese cuisine in Culver City: Ms Chi
Wonho Frank Lee Kismet Top Chef runner up Shirley Chung seems to have brought fresh life to Downtown Culver City with her new LA restaurant Ms Chi . The space looks pretty lovely during the day with loads of natural light, but in the evening the empty walls have a sort of drab look, like it’s waiting for a colorful mural that hasn’t been painted on it yet. Regardless, the food is pretty great right now, especially for Downtown Culver. A plate of wok-fried sugarsnap peas and a bowl of vegan mapo tofu is a solid start, though the pork potstickers had a bit too heavy of a wrap. Opt for wontons or another dumpling instead. The star of the menu right now is the Beijing jiajiang noodles, made with delicate noodles and mixed in at the table with edamame, watermelon radish, and pickled cauliflower for a fresh edge on the comfort classic. 3829 Main St, Culver City, CA —Matthew Kang
For LA’s newest soul food pop-up in Little Ethiopia: Soul Food Sundays
Mona Holmes Soul Food Sundays On Sundays mornings, the space next to Hansen’s Bakery on Fairfax converts into the joyful Soul Food Sundays. The vibe is absolutely comfy in this largely Ethiopian corridor. It’s impossible to miss owner Annalisa Johnson’s voice over the R&B music and slightly muted football game. She starts cooking on Friday to make sure everything is ready for Sunday, including black eyed peas, red beans and rice, fried chicken, oxtails, plus an incredible mac and cheese. 1066 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA — Mona Holmes
For bites and drinks and vibes galore: Dama
Wonho Frank Lee Dama Downtown’s Dama has easily become one of LA’s coolest restaurants, from the big, wide bar to the Havana-esque vibe. The staff is as friendly as they are breezy and carefree, and the mix of bar bites and bigger shareable menu items means anyone can drop in with a friend or three and really decide how they want to spend the night. The only must: Don’t skip on the empanadas. 612 E. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA. — Farley Elliott
For a meal that redefines California cuisine: Rustic Canyon
Los Angeles is awash with places serving their own take on “California cuisine,” that nebulous genre that could swerve from pozole to sashimi to hummus in one shared-plate round, always while keeping a focus on vegetables and intelligent sourcing. Because of the breadth of the genre it’s easy to miss individual markers like Rustic Canyon , the generational Santa Monica restaurant that is really still anchoring the movement. Under the guidance of group chef Jeremy Fox the restaurant continues to lean into seasons and farmers, resulting in a restaurant that, despite changing its menu basically every day, feels effortlessly timeless. 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. — Farley Elliott
November 2, 2018 For an unexpectedly savory day in Pasadena: Me + Crepe Euno Lee Jian bing at Me + Crepe Pasadena’s newest sensation may well be Me + Crepe, a shoebox of a restaurant tucked onto Green Street. The signage doesn’t definitively give it away, but inside hides a menu of jianbing , the classic eggy Chinese street food. Part thin, warm egg, part roasted meat, all savory and salty and hard to put down (for logistical reasons as much as anything), the jianbing here is an absolute lunchtime treat, and it’s time that more Pasadena diners knew. 89 E. Green St., Pasadena. —Farley Elliott
For something special, and healthy, in Downtown: Kismet Falafel Kismet Falafel The rebrand of Madcapra to Kismet Falafel inside Grand Central Market is now complete. The two-sided Middle Eastern marble stall has a new look and some new menu items (spiced fries! Bub & Grandma’s pita!) to go along with the same delicious falafel as always, meaning diners passing through on the quick can snag a healthy-ish plate, sandwich, or salad before moving on to a coffee, some pie from Sari Sari Store, or a beer. 317 S. Broadway, Downtown. —Farley Elliott
For beautifully prepared Thai in a spacious, ornate room: President Thai Kenneth M/Yelp President Thai Dinner is usually packed at President Thai. This East Pasadena establishment packs an elevated Thai experience, with white tablecloths, ornate accessories throughout, and truly elegant traditional Thai dishes. The covered side patio is a quiet hideaway, and probably the ideal spot to order prawn chu chi curry, pad see ew, or the absolutely overwhelming, decadent President shrimp. It’s deep fried shrimp on a stick wrapped with bacon and egg noodles. 498 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA —Mona Holmes
For some vastly improved Texas-style barbecue on the Westside: Maple Block BBQ Wonho Frank Lee Maple Block Meat Co. It’s still hard to find good barbecue in Los Angeles, and maybe that’s a symptom of restaurants trying to serving smoked meat all day long. It’s just a tough strategy because barbecue is so ephemeral and hard to make last for an entire service period. Despite that, Maple Block, which hit a bit of a dry spell (pun intended) has returned with a bit more vigor in the meat section. The smoked prime rib is amazing, and super juicy while the brisket holds its own, as long as it’s not a lean cut and pulled from a nice, freshly smoked piece. The sides are where it’s at at Maple Block, with perhaps the best mac & cheese in the city and excellent cole slaw all around. 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA —Matthew Kang
For casual but really tasty breakfast fare in Chinatown: Lately Matthew Kang Egg sandwich at Lately in Chinatown Becky Reams has been serving some of the city’s best, most polished brunch fare for a few years now, mostly in the form of pop-ups in Venice. But her fully realized daytime restaurant will hit Chinatown later this year once all the construction is complete. In the meantime, Reams is serving really great liege waffles, egg sandwiches, and coffee from a window, and it’s all reasonably priced. Order a bunch, bring a crew, and sit outside while the weather’s still good in LA. 970 N. Broadway, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
October 26, 2018 For a Downtown stop-off that’s filled with flavor: Sari Sari Store Matthew Kang Grand Central Market continues to hum along at an incredible pace, pulling in workaday types from nearby office buildings, tourists, and jury duty lunchgoers all at the same time. Thankfully there’s still a ton of appeal for locals too, thanks to anchor tenants like Sari Sari Store, the Filipino rice bowl stand from Margarita Manzke and the Republique team. Here the meat is grilled fresh, the bowls are made for lots of vinegar, and practically everything gets an egg on top. What a dream. 317 S. Broadway, Downtown. —Farley Elliott
For a tiny Westside neighborhood staple: Humble Potato Humble Potato Humble Potato Culver City Sure, there are bigger, more powerful restaurants just blocks away from Humble Potato on the far western reaches of Culver City. But few are as simple, as approachable, and as neighborhood-friendly as the easygoing burger joint. There’s room for big, rich burgers as well as katsu over rice, hot dogs, and (as the name suggests) tons of different takes on loaded fries. Sometimes a big, spendy meal is the way to go in Los Angeles. Other times, a humble meal can make all the difference. 12608 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. —Farley Elliott
For savory and sweet at one of LA’s institutions: Porto’s Bakery Porto’s Bakery [Official photo] Just fast for a few hours before heading into Porto’s Bakery, and make selections that go from savory to sweet. The ham croquettes and potato balls are always a good start, but the swath of sweets can be overwhelming because there are just so many. The guava and cheese pastry, also known as the refugiado is one of the best-sellers, but the fruit-filled empanadas, apple turnovers, or cakes are strong choices as well. There’s only four locations at the moment, with one headed to West Covina this year. 315 North Brand Blvd, Glendale CA —Mona Holmes
For upscaled Indian cuisine in Downtown Santa Monica: Tumbi Tumbi [Official photo] Tumbi interior Santa Monica’s Downtown dining scene can veer toward outright tourist trap, but thankfully places like Uovo and Tumbi cater enough to the local crowd, offering something a bit more in the way of quality versus mass appeal. Tumbi isn’t particularly cheap, in fact lunch can easily cost $100 for two people with drinks in hand, but the quality is there, with a great butter chicken and quality shrimp inside the goan curry. The pani puri was the one miss of the meal, with a too-hard shell and nothing in the way of yogurt to fill out the dish. It just seemed sloppy compared to the avocado bael puri, a crunchy way to start the meal. On weekends Tumbi also serves dosa, a relatively difficult dish to find this far west in LA. 115 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica CA 90401 —Matthew Kang
For wonderfully prepared soul food in West Adams: Alta Adams Wonho Frank Lee Oxtails and rice at Alta Adams There’s something so cool about seeing Alta come up in West Adams serving polished but not necessarily overdone soul food. Keith Corbin is making delicious comfort food that doesn’t weigh the stomach down but still manages to feel substantial. Things like collard greens come as a whole leave wrapped then grilled before being covered with a tangy vinegar sauce.
Fried chicken is juicy and crisp, eschewing a heavy crust while the oxtails and rice could feed three people if split properly. The wine is excellent too, with $15 glasses of Copain that would cost a lot more elsewhere. Overall, it’s a nice balance between suave and comfortable without feeling too upscale. The only miss was a service one: the server didn’t notify that the kitchen was out of salad, so the meal skipped right over the mains. Still, the server couldn’t have been more warm, patient, or welcoming. 5365 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 —Matthew Kang
October 19, 2018 For Hollywood doner done well: Kebbros Wonho Frank Lee Kebbros, Hollywood Hollywood’s newest fast casual option is Kebbros, working a doner kebab-focused menu that includes a variety of meats and, occasionally, robotic spits that actually automate the shawarma shaving. Don’t let the gadget-y gimmick fool, though; Kebbros is good enough on its own, letting customers lace ribbons of meat inside pita breads, wraps, or over salads. It’s fast, filling, and rather tasty — a combination that can be surprisingly hard to find in Hollywood. 1542 N. Cahuenga, Hollywood. —Farley Elliott
For Brooklyn pizza come to LA: Roberta’s Brandon Harmon Long-time East Coasters familiar with the original Roberta’s might be shocked to find this West Coast edition hiding away nicely in a shiny new development down in Culver City. Don’t let the smoothed-over digs keep from exploring the wrinkles of the new West Coast menu though; this is still the home for blistery pizzas and oven-roasted vegetables. Add in drinks to round out the experience, grab a patio seat for maximum effect, and enjoy the new expansion from one of New York City’s most interesting restaurants of the past decade or so. 8810 Washington Blvd., Culver City. —Farley Elliott
For a piled-high sandwich at an LA bodega: Brooklyn Deli Paul V. /Yelp Crenshaw’s Brooklyn Deli might don a New York name, but the vibe purely Los Angeles. The family-owners prep flavorful chili, bright-colored smoothies, and place copious piles of roast beef, turkey, and corned beef on French rolls or the positively agreeable sweet wheat bread. 4308 Crenshaw Blvd Los Angeles, CA — Mona Holmes
For an innovative Asian-influenced tasting menu under $100: Kato Instagram Official It’s mystifying as to why folks aren’t flocking to Kato, but the corner strip mall location should be the last deterrent to one of LA’s most innovative places to eat right now. Kato is cooking excellent, polished, and truly creative dishes with inspiration from Taiwan, China, and Japan on beautiful, minimalist places. Jon Yao, who’s received plenty of recognition, realizes that the location could be a bit of an issue, but take away the lack of real decor (it’s nice enough inside), or alcohol (you can BYOB if you’re nice, or low-key about it), and it’s a steal for what’s on the menu. At $85 per person, anyone living west of the 405 should make this their weekend dining destination, and maybe hit it up for lunch on weekdays too. 11925 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
For amazing kimchi and bone marrow soup in Fashion District: Yangban Suhllungtang Instagram Yangban Suhllungtang Note the hours of this excellent Korean restaurant in Fashion District: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Consider this an alternative Sunday brunch sans booze all the way out on the southern edge of Downtown. Either hit the place on the weekday or slide in tomorrow morning with some of LA’s best suhllungtang, a hangover specialty that restores any ailment with rich bone marrow broth and tender brisket for around $10 a bowl. Oh, and the kimchi and kkakdugi, fermented radish, are perfect umami-riddled companions to the soup. 1515 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA —Matthew Kang
October 12, 2018 For a simple sandwich that’s hard to master: Konbi Wonho Frank Lee Katsu sandwich from Konbi Is Konbi the busiest new restaurant in Los Angeles right now? It may well be, considering the tight space and big early momentum. The Echo Park Japanese sandwich shop does have a busy takeaway window right out front, but eating inside means hitting the waitlist and being willing to squeeze. Thankfully the time spent is well worth it once a seat has been procured, as it’s truly a blast to watch the team work in synch, making katsu sandwiches, coffee, and whatever else happens to hit the menu that day. 1463 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. — Farley Elliott
For a breakfast burrito pick-me-up: Go Get Em Tiger Go Get Em Tiger Go Get Em Tiger Highland Park The new Go Get Em Tiger in Los Feliz is proving to be popular, even in one of the more coffee-saturated parts of town. That’s because the smallish standing space gets all the details right, from the European-style leaning counter for sipping and dining, to the sunny windows up front that let in the world. Swing through for a breakfast burrito and a cup of coffee before heading out into the world. It’s just the most sensible weekend thing to do. 5916 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park. — Farley Elliott
For a Downtown dinner that anchors the neighborhood: Best Girl While much of Downtown’s South Park neighborhood developments continue to come online in fits and spurts, the nearby Ace Hotel has emerged as an undeniable anchor for the area. The Broadway star has pulled a ton of retail and restaurants into its orbit, but at the center of it all is Best Girl , a casual offshoot from chef Michael Cimarusti. The lobby-level restaurant is ideal for simple snacking, with shareable entrees, a hearty burger, and easy cocktails and coffee on offer. It’s the kind of do-it-all place any neighborhood needs, even one that’s still being built. 929 S. Broadway, Downtown. — Farley Elliott
For a Willy Wonka-like chocolate experience in LA: Compartés Compartes Compartes 34-year-old wunderkind Jonathan Grahm has brought the 68-year-old Compartés chocolate into its present form. Each bar is handmade by Grahm’s small team in Brentwood and sold in a gorgeous boutique in Westfield Century City. He creates the truly unique packaging, truffles, and chocolate bar flavors that slay, including cinnamon toast, scones and jam, chocolate chip cookie, and the best-selling cereal bowl with white chocolate and cereal bits. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. — Mona Holmes
For a deep drive to LA’s oldest diner: Saugus Cafe Farley Elliott Saugus Cafe No one ever said that LA’s restaurant scene was compact. If anything the greater Southern California dining landscape is among the most sprawling and diverse dining areas in all of America, reaching from Long Beach and Orange County north through the San Fernando Valley and on to Saugus Cafe in Santa Clarita. The 130-year-old diner started life as a railway stop-off and has since become a place of rest for bikers, locals, and anyone else with a keen eye for history. Old decor items still dot the place, and the locals stuffed into the deep booths always have a story to tell. 25861 Railroad Ave., Santa Clarita. — Farley Elliott

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Global Kids Tableware Market Growth 2019-2024

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Tableware are the dishes or dishware used for setting a table, serving food and dining. It includes cutlery, glassware, serving dishes and other useful items for practical as well as decorative purposes. The quality, nature, variety and number of objects varies according to culture, religion, number of diners, cuisine and occasion. For example, Middle Eastern, Indian or Polynesian food culture and cuisine sometimes limits tableware to serving dishes, using bread or leaves as individual plates. Special occasions are usually reflected in higher quality tableware. According to this study, over the next five years the Kids Tableware market will register a xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ xx million by 2024, from US$ xx million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Kids Tableware business, shared in Chapter 3. This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Kids Tableware market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries. This study considers the Kids Tableware value and volume generated from the sales of the following segments: Segmentation by product type: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.7. – Plates – Forks – Glasses Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.8. – Household – Commercial Use – School This report also splits the market by region: Breakdown data in Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. – Americas – – Turkey – – GCC Countries The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Breakdown data in in Chapter 3. – French Bull – Green Sprouts – BrotherMax In addition, this report discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key manufacturers and the market as a whole. It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development. Research objectives – To study and analyze the global Kids Tableware consumption (value & volume) by key regions/countries, product type and application, history data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2024. – To understand the structure of Kids Tableware market by identifying its various subsegments. – Focuses on the key global Kids Tableware manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years. – To analyze the Kids Tableware with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market. – To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks). – To project the consumption of Kids Tableware submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries). – To analyze competitive expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market. – To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
Table of Contents 2019-2024 Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Report 1 Scope of the Report 1.1 Market Introduction 2.1.1 Global Kids Tableware Consumption 2014-2024 2.1.2 Kids Tableware Consumption CAGR by Region 2.2 Kids Tableware Segment by Type 2.2.1 Plates 2.3 Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 2.3.1 Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019) 2.3.2 Global Kids Tableware Revenue and Market Share by Type (2014-2019) 2.3.3 Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Type (2014-2019) 2.4 Kids Tableware Segment by Application 2.4.1 Household 2.5 Kids Tableware Consumption by Application 2.5.1 Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 2.5.2 Global Kids Tableware Value and Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 2.5.3 Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Application (2014-2019) 3 Global Kids Tableware by Players 3.1 Global Kids Tableware Sales Market Share by Players 3.1.1 Global Kids Tableware Sales by Players (2017-2019) 3.1.2 Global Kids Tableware Sales Market Share by Players (2017-2019) 3.2 Global Kids Tableware Revenue Market Share by Players 3.2.1 Global Kids Tableware Revenue by Players (2017-2019) 3.2.2 Global Kids Tableware Revenue Market Share by Players (2017-2019) 3.3 Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Players 3.4 Global Kids Tableware Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area, Product Types by Players 3.4.1 Global Kids Tableware Manufacturing Base Distribution and Sales Area by Players 3.4.2 Players Kids Tableware Products Offered 3.5 Market Concentration Rate Analysis 3.5.1 Competition Landscape Analysis 3.5.2 Concentration Ratio (CR3, CR5 and CR10) (2017-2019) 3.6 New Products and Potential Entrants 3.7 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion 4 Kids Tableware by Regions 4.1 Kids Tableware by Regions 4.1.1 Global Kids Tableware Consumption by Regions 4.1.2 Global Kids Tableware Value by Regions 4.2 Americas Kids Tableware Consumption Growth 4.3 APAC Kids Tableware Consumption Growth 4.4 Europe Kids Tableware Consumption Growth 4.5 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Consumption Growth 5 Americas 5.1 Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries 5.1.1 Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries (2014-2019) 5.1.2 Americas Kids Tableware Value by Countries (2014-2019) 5.2 Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 5.3 Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Application 5.4 United States 5.7 Key Economic Indicators of Few Americas Countries 6 APAC 6.1 APAC Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries 6.1.1 APAC Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries (2014-2019) 6.1.2 APAC Kids Tableware Value by Countries (2014-2019) 6.2 APAC Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 6.3 APAC Kids Tableware Consumption by Application 6.4 China 6.10 Key Economic Indicators of Few APAC Countries 7 Europe 7.1 Europe Kids Tableware by Countries 7.1.1 Europe Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries (2014-2019) 7.1.2 Europe Kids Tableware Value by Countries (2014-2019) 7.2 Europe Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 7.3 Europe Kids Tableware Consumption by Application 7.4 Germany 7.10 Key Economic Indicators of Few Europe Countries 8 Middle East & Africa 8.1 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware by Countries 8.1.1 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries (2014-2019) 8.1.2 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Value by Countries (2014-2019) 8.2 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 8.3 Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Consumption by Application 8.4 Egypt 9 Market Drivers, Challenges and Trends 9.1 Market Drivers and Impact 9.1.1 Growing Demand from Key Regions 9.1.2 Growing Demand from Key Applications and Potential Industries 9.2 Market Challenges and Impact 9.3 Market Trends 10 Marketing, Distributors and Customer 10.1 Sales Channel 11 Global Kids Tableware Market Forecast 11.1 Global Kids Tableware Consumption Forecast (2019-2024) 11.2 Global Kids Tableware Forecast by Regions 11.2.1 Global Kids Tableware Forecast by Regions (2019-2024) 11.2.2 Global Kids Tableware Value Forecast by Regions (2019-2024) 11.2.3 Americas Consumption Forecast 11.2.6 Middle East & Africa Consumption Forecast 11.3 Americas Forecast by Countries 11.3.1 United States Market Forecast 11.3.2 Canada Market Forecast 11.4 APAC Forecast by Countries 11.4.1 China Market Forecast 11.4.4 Southeast Asia Market Forecast 11.4.5 India Market Forecast 11.5 Europe Forecast by Countries 11.5.1 Germany Market Forecast 11.6 Middle East & Africa Forecast by Countries 11.6.1 Egypt Market Forecast 11.6.2 South Africa Market Forecast 11.6.3 Israel Market Forecast 11.6.5 GCC Countries Market Forecast 11.7 Global Kids Tableware Forecast by Type 11.8 Global Kids Tableware Forecast by Application 12 Key Players Analysis 12.1.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.1.3 French Bull Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.1.4 Main Business Overview 12.2.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.2.3 Innobaby Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.2.4 Main Business Overview 12.3.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.3.3 Joovy Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.3.4 Main Business Overview 12.4.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.4.3 Lenox Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.4.4 Main Business Overview 12.5.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.5.3 Nuby Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.5.4 Main Business Overview 12.6.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.6.3 Oneida Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.6.4 Main Business Overview 12.7.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.7.3 Munchkin Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.7.4 Main Business Overview 12.8.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.8.3 PIGEON Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.8.4 Main Business Overview 12.9.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.9.3 Green Sprouts Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.9.4 Main Business Overview 12.10.2 Kids Tableware Product Offered 12.10.3 BrotherMax Kids Tableware Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2019) 12.10.4 Main Business Overview 13 Research Findings and Conclusion List of Tables and Figures Figure Picture of Kids Tableware Table Product Specifications of Kids Tableware Figure Kids Tableware Report Years Considered Figure Market Research Methodology Figure Global Kids Tableware Consumption Growth Rate 2014-2024 (K Units) Figure Global Kids Tableware Value Growth Rate 2014-2024 ($ Millions) Table Kids Tableware Consumption CAGR by Region 2014-2024 ($ Millions) Figure Product Picture of Plates Table Major Players of Plates Figure Product Picture of Spoons Table Major Players of Spoons Figure Product Picture of Knives Table Major Players of Knives Figure Product Picture of Forks Table Major Players of Forks Figure Product Picture of Glasses Table Major Players of Glasses Table Global Consumption Sales by Type (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Revenue by Type (2014-2019) ($ million) Table Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Type (2014-2019) ($ Millions) Figure Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Type (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Type (2014-2019) Figure Kids Tableware Consumed in Household Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: Household (2014-2019) (K Units) Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: Household (2014-2019) ($ Millions) Figure Global Household YoY Growth ($ Millions) Figure Kids Tableware Consumed in Commercial Use Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: Commercial Use (2014-2019) (K Units) Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: Commercial Use (2014-2019) ($ Millions) Figure Global Commercial Use YoY Growth ($ Millions) Figure Kids Tableware Consumed in School Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: School (2014-2019) (K Units) Figure Global Kids Tableware Market: School (2014-2019) ($ Millions) Figure Global School YoY Growth ($ Millions) Table Global Consumption Sales by Application (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Application (2014-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Application (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Value by Application (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Application (2014-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Application (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Application (2014-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Sales by Players (2017-2019) (K Units) Table Global Kids Tableware Sales Market Share by Players (2017-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Sales Market Share by Players in 2017 Figure Global Kids Tableware Sales Market Share by Players in 2018 Table Global Kids Tableware Revenue by Players (2017-2019) ($ Millions) Table Global Kids Tableware Revenue Market Share by Players (2017-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Revenue Market Share by Players in 2017 Figure Global Kids Tableware Revenue Market Share by Players in 2018 Table Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Players (2017-2019) Figure Global Kids Tableware Sale Price by Players in 2018 Table Global Kids Tableware Manufacturing Base Distribution and Sales Area by Players Table Players Kids Tableware Products Offered Table Kids Tableware Concentration Ratio (CR3, CR5 and CR10) (2017-2019) Table Global Kids Tableware Consumption by Regions 2014-2019 (K Units) Table Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Regions 2014-2019 Figure Global Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Regions 2014-2019 Table Global Kids Tableware Value by Regions 2014-2019 ($ Millions) Table Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Regions 2014-2019 Figure Global Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Regions 2014-2019 Figure Americas Kids Tableware Consumption 2014-2019 (K Units) Figure Americas Kids Tableware Value 2014-2019 ($ Millions) Figure APAC Kids Tableware Consumption 2014-2019 (K Units) Figure APAC Kids Tableware Value 2014-2019 ($ Millions) Figure Europe Kids Tableware Consumption 2014-2019 (K Units) Figure Europe Kids Tableware Value 2014-2019 ($ Millions) Figure Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Consumption 2014-2019 (K Units) Figure Middle East & Africa Kids Tableware Value 2014-2019 ($ Millions) Table Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Countries (2014-2019) (K Units) Table Americas Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Countries (2014-2019) Figure Americas Kids Tableware Consumption Market Share by Countries in 2018 Table Americas Kids Tableware Value by Countries (2014-2019) ($ Millions) Table Americas Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Countries (2014-2019) Figure Americas Kids Tableware Value Market Share by Countries in 2018 Table Americas Kids Tableware Consumption by Type 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Seasonings and Spices: CAGR Estimated at 4.8% over 2014-2020

RSS Seasonings and Spices: CAGR Estimated at 4.8% over 2014-2020 The seasonings and spices market is one of those markets, which stay recession proof in the long run.
New York, NY — ( SBWIRE ) — 03/23/2019 — Seasonings and spices are essentials in every cuisine, as they offer a unique aroma and peculiar taste to each cuisine. The seasonings and spices market is one of those markets, which stay recession proof in the long run. Growing popularity for exotic food and rising demand for exquisite spices and seasonings for in-home culinary preparations will continue to drive the global seasonings and spices market over the six-year forecast period, 2013-2019. The global market for seasonings and spices is anticipated to reach a value of US$ 16.62 Bn in 2019, up from US$ 12.53 Bn in 2013. The market will expand at a moderate CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period. Key Market Dynamics Rising popularity of exotic cuisines and increased expenditure on food will remain a key factor driving the growth of the global seasonings and spices market. Globalization is rapidly swaying the market with higher penetration of indigenous spices and seasoning products worldwide. There are various types of pepper, such as Marjoram and Anaheim, which are specifically grown in Southern Europe and Mexico respectively. Developing nations in the Asia Pacific region will continue to raise significant demand for such spices. Another factor that is expected to favor the market growth in emerging economies, is rising popularity of Western foods. Changing consumer food habits and an increasing number of dedicated restaurants for Thai, French, and Italian food are a few more factors fueling the demand for spices and seasonings on a global level. Growing popularity of organic spices and seasonings is expected to continue trending by the end of 2020, boosting the revenues of the global market. Organic segment is currently at a nascent stage, and will offer lucrative growth opportunities. Certain spices and herbs even find important application in the medical therapy field. This also is a promising factor that can potentially propel the demand. Certain government policies prohibit specific imported spices and seasonings. The market in developing economies will continue to face this challenge during the forecast period. Moreover, uncertain economic conditions and inefficient logistics may also affect the market growth in the next few years. Ever-evolving climatic conditions also impact the market to a large extent. A sample of this report is available upon request @ https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/3080 Segment Analysis The global seasoning and spices market is segmented on the basis of product type. There are four key segments viz. salt and salt substitutes, pepper, herbs, and spices. The salt and salt substitutes segment recorded the highest revenue share in 2012, and is expected to register steady growth by 2019 end, at a CAGR of 4.3%. The salt and salt substitutes segment is anticipated to reach a shipment of 369.2 million kg by the end of 2019. Regional Segmentation Geographically, the global seasonings and spices market is segmented into four key regional markets. While Europe has been representing the largest market for spices and seasonings over the years, Asia Pacific has also developed into a key market within the recent past. A few countries in Asia, including India, are among the top producers of a variety of spices and seasonings, and the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to thrive close to the European market during 2014-2020. Several food application segments across APAC also create sustainable demand for spices and seasonings in bulk. These two key regions will retain their dominance in the global seasonings and spices market, whereas the market in the U.S. is projected for an uptick, attributed to the consumer inclination toward hot and spicy cuisines. The most sought after products are observed to be jalapeno, pepperonicini, and poblano peppers. Request for Methodology at: https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/methodology/3080 Key Market Players The global seasonings and spices market is growing at a moderate pace but has been extremely fragmented. Despite a number of established international and domestic brands, the market has only six leading companies collectively holding a market share of nearly 15%. While this was the scenario in 2012, the competitive landscape and positions of individual shareholders are estimated to improve over the forecast period. McCormick will remain the market leader, followed by Unilever. There are a few brands that operate only in specific regional markets. While S&B Foods operate only in Japan, it has over 40% of the revenue share in the Japanese market for spices and seasonings. Moreover, Everest was active only in the Indian market but has now extended in North American and European markets as well Media Relations Contact

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Indian Food: A Historical Companion by K.T. Achaya-P2P

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With its enormous variety of cuisines, food materials and dishes, Indian food has become popular all over the world. This gastronomic companion draws on a variety of sources – literature, archaeology, epigraphic records, anthropology, philology, and botanical and genetic studies – to provide interesting facts pertaining to the origins and evolution of Indian food. There are separate chapters on prehistoric cooking methods, regional cuisines, the theories and classification of foods, as codified by ancient Indian doctors, customs and rituals, the etymology of food-words, and the shift towards vegetarianism with the advent of Buddhism and Jainism. Indian Food: A Historical Companion by K.T. Achaya- PDF reader | 36 MB

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Hey, I just want to let you know that that’s not my intention at all. I love naan and instead of having to always go out to eat to get it (or buy premade), I make an “adapted-for-homemade” version often as I can. I wanted to share the recipe with other people who would like to do the same. Of course, my version will vary from the way your mom made it, but I did do my best to research and stay as close to traditional as possible with what I had access to, while making tweaks as necessary to make it work for the average American. (For example, I and most other home cooks in the US don’t have a tandoor, so I adapted the recipe to use a pan instead. That’s of course not traditional, but it’s the best simple alternative I could come up with.)
As far as the salt and sugar go: I specify Kosher salt because that’s what I use in all of my recipes and it’s important to be consistent with salt measurements, as different salts are different sizes. And the sugar is there to feed the yeast.
I never mean to imply that my way is the only way or the totally traditional way to make a recipe. None of my recipes are 100% traditional, or else they wouldn’t be my versions, they’d just be completely stealing other people. Instead, I’m just trying to spread the enjoyment I get from recreating recipes at home so that other people can experiment with foods that they previously thought they’d only be able to get from a restaurant (or nowhere at all, if they don’t live in a place where Indian restaurants are common). I always try to clarify that I make adaptations and that these are “homemade” versions rather than traditional, and give credit to the original culture and explain the traditional ways to cook the recipes / traditional ingredients in the blog post.
I’m blabbering, but the point is that I hope that by making simpler or more accessible versions of classic recipes, more people grow to appreciate different cuisines and experiment with making them at home. That being said, I know food an important aspect of different cultures, and as a recipe creator, it’s a tough line to walk. No disrespect intended at all.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 — DT 28863

Puzzle at a Glance Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph DT 28863 Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph Saturday, October 6, 2018 Setter Unknown
Link to Full Review Big Dave’s Crossword Blog [DT 28863 – Hints]
Big Dave’s Crossword Blog [DT 28863 – Review] Big Dave’s Crossword Blog Review Written By Big Dave (Hints)
crypticsue (Review)
BD Rating Difficulty – ★★★ Enjoyment – ★★★★ Falcon’s Experience ┌────┬────┬────┬────┬────┬────┬────┐ █ └────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┴────┘ Legend: █ – solved without assistance █ – incorrect prior to use of puzzle solving tools █ – solved with assistance from puzzle solving tools █ – solved with aid of checking letters provided by puzzle solving tools █ – solved but without fully parsing the clue █ – unsolved or incorrect prior to visiting Big Dave’s Crossword Blog █ – solved with aid of checking letters provided by solutions from Big Dave’s Crossword Blog █ – reviewed by Falcon for Big Dave’s Crossword Blog █ – yet to be solved Notes As this was a Saturday “Prize Puzzle” in Britain, there are two entries related to it on Big Dave’s Crossword Blog — the first, posted on the date of publication, contains hints for selected clues while the second is a full review issued following the entry deadline for the contest. The vast majority of reader comments will generally be found attached to the “hints” posting with a minimal number — if any — accompanying the full review. Introduction In her review on Big Dave’s Crossword Blog, crypticsue awards this puzzle four stars for enjoyment — and I would certainly not disagree with that assessment.
I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.
Notes on Today’s Puzzle This commentary is intended to serve as a supplement to the review of this puzzle found at Big Dave’s Crossword Blog, to which a link is provided in the table above.
Click here for an explanation of conventions and symbols used in explaining the parsing of clues.
The purpose of this article is to explain the conventions and symbols that I use on this blog in explaining the parsing of clues.
Legend:
The following symbols are used in reviews:
“*” anagram “~” sounds like “<" indicates that the preceding letters are reversed "( )" encloses contained letters "_" replaces letters that have been deleted "†" indicates that the word is present in the clue
The review of a clue takes the following general structure:
#a/d Clue containing parsing markup (num * ) * num = numeration
Explanations pertaining to the wordplay (or first definition in a double definition)
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Explanations pertaining to the definition (or second definition in a double definition) and solution.
Explanatory Box An explanatory box provides additional information about the clue. In most cases this information will not necessarily help in solving the clue but provides information about the clue. In the case of the weekday syndicated Daily Telegraph puzzles, such information is often intended to help the North American solver appreciate how the clue may be perceived by a British solver. These boxes may also provide information on people, places, films, television programmes, works of art and literature, etc. mentioned in the clue.
Although the titles of these boxes will usually be drawn from a standard list, I do occasionally throw in a title specifically suggested by the subject at hand. The standard titles include:
Scratching the Surface – an explanation of the surface reading of the clue Delving Deeper – in-depth information pertaining to a subject mentioned in an explanation The Story Behind the Picture – for weekday puzzles, information about an illustration found on Big Dave's Crossword Blog What did he/she/they say? – for weekday puzzles, an explanation of a remark made in a review or comment on Big Dave's Crossword Blog What are they talking about? – for weekday puzzles, an explanation of a discussion on Big Dave's Crossword Blog One box that may provide information that could prove helpful in solving the clue is the following:
Here and There – for weekday puzzles, discusses words whose British meaning differs from their North American meaning
Note that there are many types of cryptic crossword clue and it is not my intention to exhaustively go through all of them here. I will only deal with clue types to the extent necessary to explain the conventions and symbols used on the blog. Furthermore, be aware that, in the world of cryptic crosswords, there seems to be an exception to every rule.
With one exception that I can think of, cryptic crossword clues provide two routes to the solution. These are commonly referred to as the definition and wordplay . While these terms serve well for most clues, there are some cases where the more formal terms of primary indication and subsidiary indication may be more appropriate.
Most cryptic crossword clues consist of a definition (primary indication) and wordplay (subsidiary indication). The definition may be a " precise definition " (a definition that is either taken straight from a dictionary or at least phrased in a non-misleading fashion) or it may be a " cryptic definition " (a definition misleadingly phrased so as to misdirect the solver either with respect to the meaning of the definition as a whole or to an incorrect sense of a word used in the definition).
The only type of clue that I can think of where there are not two ways of finding the solution are those in which the entire clue is a cryptic definition.
I identify precise definitions by marking them with a solid underline in the clue and cryptic definitions by marking them with a dotted underline . In clues in which both definition and wordplay are present, the two parts of the clue combine to provide an overall meaningful statement (the surface reading ) which usually bears no relationship to the underlying cryptic reading of the clue. In some cases, an extra word or phrase will be inserted into the clue to create a meaningful link between the definition and wordplay. I define clues which contain such a link word or link phrase as having an explicit link and clues which contain no link word or link phrase as having an implicit link .
I mark the existence of an explicit link by enclosing the link word or link phrase between forward slashes ( /link/ ) and mark the existence of an implicit link with double forward slashes ( // ) positioned between the definition and wordplay. Examples
A few examples may help to illustrate these points more clearly.
The first example is a clue used by Jay in DT 28573 :
4d Fellow left work // a failure (4) Here the definition is "a failure" which is marked with a solid underline to show that it is a precise definition. The wordplay parses as F (fellow; abbrev. ) + L (left; abbrev. ) + OP (work; abbrev. used in music ) which gives us the solution F|L|OP. The double forward slashes (//) between the definition and wordplay indicate the existence of an "implicit link" between the two parts of the clue (that is, no extra words are inserted into the clue to form the link).
The second example is a clue used by Giovanni in DT 28575 :
29a Female going to match // travels with mother in advance (10) Here the definition "female going to match" is cryptic (the setter is attempting to misdirect our thoughts to a sports event rather than a marriage ceremony) and thus is marked with a a dotted underline . The wordplay is {RIDES (travels) + (with) MA (mother)} contained in (in) BID (advance) giving us the solution B(RIDES|MA)ID. As in the first example, the double forward slashes indicate the presence of an implicit link.
The third example is a clue used by Rufus is DT 28583 :
18d Knight caught by misplaced big blow /is/ staggering (8) Here the definition is "staggering" which is marked with a solid underline to show that it is a precise definition. The wordplay parses as N ([ chess symbol for ] knight) contained in (caught in) an anagram (misplaced) of BIG BLOW producing the solution WOBBLI(N)G. Finally, forward slashes mark the link word (/is/). I also use distinctive underlining to mark &lit. [7] and semi-&lit. clues. Note that the reviewers on Big Dave's Crossword Blog generally prefer to refer to these clue types by the less pretentious names of all-in-one or semi-all-in-one clues respectively.
In an &lit. clue [7] ( or all-in-one clue ) the entire clue provides not only the definition (when read one way) , but under a different interpretation also serves as the wordplay.
In future, I will mark such clues with a combined solid and dashed underline . Although this is a departure from past practice, it would seem to make more sense than using a dotted underline as I have in the past). Henceforth, the dotted underline will be reserved for cryptic definitions. In a semi- &lit. clue (or semi-all-in-one clue ), either:
the entire clue acts as the definition while a portion of the clue provides the wordplay; or the entire clue acts as the wordplay while a portion of the clue provides the definition. For these clues, I will mark the definition with a solid underline and the wordplay with a dashed underline . This means that a portion of the clue may have a solid underline , a portion of the clue may have a dashed underline and a portion of the clue may have a combined solid and dashed underline . One final clue type is what I characterize as a cryptic definition comprised of a precise definition combined with cryptic elaboration . For example, in DT 28560 (setter unknown) the following clue appear s :
26d Heroic exploit , whichever way you look at it (4) As the entire clue is a cryptic definition, it is marked with a dotted underline . The 'precise definition' is "heroic exploit" and is indicated by a solid underline .
Given the numeration, the precise definition could give rise to at least two solutions, DEED or FEAT. However, the 'cryptic elaboration' ("whichever way you look at it") indicates that the solution is a palindrome thereby immediately eliminating one of the two obvious choices.
Note that the part of the clue that I have called 'cryptic elaboration' does not provide a second independent route to the solution (as the wordplay would do in most other types of clue). Rather it merely provides a piece of additional information (elaboration) related to the 'precise definition'.
Again, this approach is a departure from past practice, but like the other changes mentioned previously is intended to remove inconsistencies in the way that I have been applying parsing markup to clues. The markup rules that I have been using until now evolved bit-by-bit over a long period of time resulting in some degree of internal inconsistency.
hide Across 1a Escort service provider perhaps — // bribe with £500 (6,6)
The informal expression grease the palm of [5] means to bribe (someone) ⇒ the branch is alleged to have greased the palms of 130 politicians .
Monkey [5] is an informal British term for a sum of £500.
Escort [7] is a brand name used by Ford Motor Company for several vehicle models sold in different markets at various times:
A variant of the Ford Squire estate car [ station wagon ] built and marketed in the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1961 A vehicle manufactured by Ford Europe from 1968 to 2002 A compact car manufactured for the North American market from 1980 to 2003 A Ford Focus-based compact car for the Chinese market since 2015
Grease monkey [5] is an informal name for a mechanic.
9a Encourage // team with player sent off after try (7)
Eleven [5] is the number of players in * a cricket [7] side [ team ] or an Association football [7] [ soccer ] team — and is frequently used as a metonym for such a team ⇒ at cricket I played in the first eleven .
* Note that, in Britain, the words "side" and "team" are synonymous and a player is said to be "in a side" or "in a team" rather than "on a team" as one would say in North America.
Thus, doing the math, a "team with player sent off" equates to ten .
Scratching the Surface The surface reading suggests a contest on a sports field rather than a proceeding in a court of law.
In rugby, a try [5] ( also called touchdown [5] ) is an act of touching the ball down behind the opposing goal line, scoring points * and entitling the scoring side to a kick at goal.
* generally five points but, in Rugby League, only four points [ 10 ]
Note that although the surface reading might lead one to suspect that the clue refers to a rugby team, it really refers to a soccer or cricket team as rugby union [10] is played between teams of 15 players while rugby league [5] is contested by teams of thirteen .
10a See a book spy pocketed, // not being secure (7)
The Latin term vide [ 2 , 5 ] ( abbreviation vid. , v [2] or v. ) denotes refer to . see , or consult (used as an instruction in a text to refer the reader to a specified passage, book, author, etc., for further information) ⇒ vide the comments cited in Schlosser .
"book" = B [ publishing ] ( show explanation )
The abbreviation for book is b [1, 12 ] ( or b. ). *
* Although neither of the two dictionaries in which a listing for this abbreviation is found provide information on the context in which it is used, I would guess that it might be in publishing, in particular in bibliographies or footnotes and endnotes in academic works when referencing one or more books in a series of books ⇒ see b. 3, p. 233 .
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11a Drip in hostelry coming back /for/ lots of drinks (5-2)
Hostelry [5] is an archaic or humorous term for an inn or pub.
Booze-up [10] is British, Australian and New Zealand slang for a drinking spree.
What did he say? In his hints on Big Dave's Crossword Blog , Big Dave refers to the "hostelry" as being like that run by Miffypops . My fellow blogger Miffypops, who writes the reviews on Big Dave's Crossword Blog on Mondays, is the proprietor of The Green Man , a pub in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, England.
12a California men in charge // concerned with heat (7)
"men" = OR ( show explanation )
In the British armed forces, the term other ranks [5] ( abbreviation OR [5] ) refers to all those who are not commissioned officers.
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"in charge" = IC ( show explanation )
The abbreviation i/c [ 2 , 5 ] can be short for either:
(especially in military contexts) in charge (of) ⇒ the Quartermaster General is i/c rations in command (of) ⇒ 2 i/c = second in command . hide
13a Still engages a second // worker in brewery (5)
14a Strong wine and potatoes from Indian, // they provide temporary relief (9)
"strong wine" = PORT ( show explanation )
Port [5] ( also port wine ) is a strong, sweet dark red (occasionally brown or white) fortified wine, originally from Portugal, typically drunk as a dessert wine. The name is a shortened form of Oporto, a major port from which the wine is shipped.
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Indian [5] is an informal British term for an Indian meal or restaurant.
Aloo [5] ( also spelled alu ) is the Indian name for potato.
Portaloo [5] ( trademark ) is a British term for what is known in North America as a porta-potty ( also Porta Potti ), a portable building containing a toilet * .
* Loo [5] is an informal British term for a toilet.
16a Like some carphones // made by robots? (5-4)
19a American soldier going after my // dog (5)
"American soldier" = GI ( show explanation )
A GI [5] is a private soldier in the US army ⇒ she went off with a GI during the war .
Origin: Contrary to popular belief, the term apparently is not an abbreviation for general infantryman , but rather derives from the term government (or general ) issue (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces).
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Cor [5] is an informal British exclamation expressing surprise, excitement, admiration, or alarm ⇒ Cor! That‘s a beautiful black eye you’ve got! .
21a Guide // broadcast of person cooking spicy food (7)
Courier [5] is a British term for a person employed to guide and assist a group of tourists ⇒ he worked as a courier on a package holiday to Majorca .
Although I am unable to find the word in my dictionaries. apparently a curryer is "someone cooking spicy food" — possibly a term invented by the setter of the puzzle.
You Don't Say! Homophone clues often spark controversy and this one seems to have divided the Big Dave commentariat more than most.
I certainly pronounce the two words similarly. While I could not find a British speech sample for the cook, that for the guide (LISTEN) given by Oxford Dictionaries Online certainly sounds like what I would imagine the non-rhotic British pronunciation of the the cook to be.
I definitely pronounce the two words similarly. While I could not find a British speech sample for the term for the "cook", that for the name of the "guide" given by Oxford Dictionaries Online certainly sounds like ( Listen ) how I would imagine the term for the "cook" to be pronounced in a non-rhotic ( show explanation ) British accent.
Non-rhotic accents omit the sound in certain situations, while rhotic accents generally pronounce in all contexts. Among the several dozen British English accents which exist, many are non-rhotic while American English (US and Canadian) is mainly rhotic. This is, however, a generalisation, as there are areas of Britain that are rhotic, and areas of America that are non-rhotic. For more information, see this guide to pronouncing in British English .
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23a Large number // move aimlessly forward round island (7)
24a Puzzles // formulated in games (7)
25a Moves softly , // softly forward in games (7)
“softly” = P [ music notation ] ( show explanation )
Piano [ 3 , 5 ] ( abbreviation p [5] ), is a musical direction meaning either (as an adjective) soft or quiet or (as an adverb) softly or quietly.
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Tie [5] is is used in a British sense meaning a sports match between two or more players or teams in which the winners proceed to the next round of the competition ⇒ Swindon Town have gained themselves a third round tie * against Oldham .
* This does not mean — as a North American might suppose — that Swindon Town and Oldham played to a draw in the third round. Rather, it means that Swindon Town defeated their opponent in the second round and will move on to face Oldham in the third round.
What did he say? In his hints on Big Dave’s Crossword Blog , Big Dave tells us that we need that adverb we saw in 23a . The short answer is that I have no idea where this comes from. Clearly, it is not the same adverb that we encountered in 23a although the two adverbs ostensibly share the same meaning.
The Chambers Dictionary lists to [1] as an adverb meaning forward but gives no examples of this usage. After a long search, I finally found an example in a US source, Webster’s New World College Dictionary ⇒ his hat is on wrong side to [ 12 ] .
26a Half-heartedly cleaning mule // station (7,5)
Char [5] ( verb ) is an informal British term meaning to work as a charwoman ⇒ she’d had to char and work in a grocery store to put herself through university .
A mule [5] is the offspring of [ or cross between ] a donkey and a horse (strictly, a male donkey and a female horse), typically sterile and used as a beast of burden.
Charing Cross railway station [7] ( also known as London Charing Cross ) is a central London railway terminus between the Strand and Hungerford Bridge in the City of Westminster. It is connected to Charing Cross Underground [ subway ] station [7] .
Down 1d Ran gaol cruelly /as/ alternative to porridge (7)
Scratching the Surface Gaol [10] is a British variant spelling of jail .
Porridge is an informal British expression * for either:
jail [1] time spent in prison [ 5 ] ⇒ I’m sweating it out doing porridge * The expression apparently derives from porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.
2d Beg , // heading off from downtown area before time (7)
3d Two features of seaside introducing parking /for/ one that likes paddling (9)
Pleasure piers have been a fixture of British seaside resorts since the early 19th century. ( show more )
Pleasure piers [7] were first built in Britain during the early 19th century with the earliest structure being the Ryde Pier on the Isle of Wight, opened in 1814. At that time the introduction of the railways for the first time permitted mass tourism to dedicated seaside resorts. The large tidal ranges at many such resorts meant that for much of the day, the sea was not visible from dry land. The pleasure pier was the resorts’ answer, permitting holidaymakers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times. Providing a walkway out to sea, pleasure piers often include amusements and theatres as part of the attraction. The world’s longest pleasure pier is at Southend-on-sea, Essex, and extends 1.3 miles (2.1 km) into the Thames estuary.
Following the building of the world’s first seaside pier at Ryde, the pier became fashionable at seaside resorts in England and Wales during the Victorian era, peaking in the 1860s with 22 being built in that decade. A symbol of the typical British seaside holiday, by 1914, more than 100 pleasure piers were located around the UK coast. In a 2006 UK poll, the public voted the seaside pier onto the list of icons of England.
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“parking” = P
Paddle [10] is used in the sense of to walk or play barefoot in shallow water, mud, etc.
The sandpiper [5] is a wading bird with a long bill and typically long legs, nesting on the ground by water and frequenting coastal areas on migration.
4d Operatic heroine’s career’s beginning // to take off (5)
Mimi is the tragic heroine of the opera La bohème [7] by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). Mimi is also the name of the heroine of the 1996 Broadway musical Rent [7] which is based on La bohème .
5d Short literary work // Fitzgerald produced after a month (7)
Ella Fitzgerald [5] (1917–1996) was an American jazz singer, known for her distinctive style of scat singing.
Scratching the Surface F. Scott Fitzgerald [5] (1896–1940) was an American novelist. His novels, in particular The Great Gatsby (1925), provide a vivid portrait of the US during the jazz era of the 1920s.
6d Ban // so restricts business expert (7)
7d Husband cheating initially trapped by investigator, // the old twister (6,7)
US singer Chubby Checker [6] ( born Ernest Evans ) popularized dance crazes such as “The Twist” (1960).
Scratching the Surface Twister [5] is an informal British term for a swindler or a dishonest person ⇒ she’s a back-stabbing, double-dealing twister .
8d One working in the kitchen // cooked sports cuisine (13)
Kitchen [5] is an informal term for the percussion section of an orchestra.
15d Like dodgy joint // that could give me haircut (9)
17d Some misdemeanour is hard // to encourage (7)
18d Something sparkling // cook gently keeps hot (7)
Shimmer [5] ( noun ) denotes a soft, slightly wavering light ⇒ a pale shimmer of moonlight .
19d Song // itinerant plays in company (7)
As well as being a genre of music, calypso [5] can also denote a song of that style ⇒ a man was playing a calypso on a double bass .
20d Calamitous // sport with oval ball in America takes over (7)
The “sport with oval ball” is rugby and not North American football — which itself has its roots in rugby. Rugby union [10] ( abbreviation RU [5] ) is a form of rugby football played between teams of 15 players ( in contrast to rugby league [5] , which is played in teams of thirteen ).
Delving Deeper Maybe professional rugby will eventually take over in Canada. At least, it seems to have established a beachhead.
The Toronto Wolfpack [7] are a Canadian professional rugby league club, based in Toronto, which competes in the Betfred Championship [ the second tier of the English Rugby Football League ]. The team began playing in 2017 in League 1 [ tier three ] and won a promotion in its inaugural season. In 2018 the club competed in the Championship [ tier two ] and The Qualifiers, where it was one win away from promotion to the top-tier Super League. Wolfpack will return to the Championship in 2019. The club is the first North American team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the first transatlantic rugby league team.
It has recently been announced that a group of investors has purchased an English rugby team with the intention of relocating it to Ottawa . The Hemel Stags [7] is a rugby league club based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England which has played in Betfred League 1 [ tier three ] since the 2013 season but has withdrawn from the league for the 2019 season. The plan is to move the team to Ottawa and compete as a member of League 1 in the 2020 season. As Ottawa and Toronto would be competing in different tiers (unless Toronto were to be relegated this year), it is hard to say if we might see the two Canadian teams play each other. However, it would not appear to be out of the question as, in soccer, Toronto F.C. (of the MLS) does on occasion play matches against — and sometimes lose to — Ottawa Fury F.C. (of the USL Championship).
While it may seem strange to have a Canadian team in an English sports league, a member of the ownership group has pointed out that it costs less to fly to England than it does to fly to many destinations within Canada.
“over” = O [ cricket term ] ( show explanation )
On cricket scorecards, the abbreviation O [5] denotes over(s) , an over [5] being a division of play consisting of a sequence of six balls bowled by a bowler from one end of the pitch, after which another bowler takes over from the other end.
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22d Geordie teacher got up // out of bed (5)
Geordie [5] is an informal British term for a person from Tyneside [5] , an industrial conurbation on the banks of the River Tyne, in northeastern England, stretching from Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast. Used as an adjective, it denotes relating to Tyneside, its people, or their accent or dialect ⇒ Geordie humour .
It is common practice for British school students to address (or refer to) their male teachers as “Sir” , as in To Sir, with Love [7] , a 1967 British drama film starring Sidney Poitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner-city school.
Key to Reference Sources:
[1] – The Chambers Dictionary, 11th Edition
[2] – Search Chambers – ( Chambers 21st Century Dictionary )
[3] – TheFreeDictionary.com ( American Heritage Dictionary )
[4] – TheFreeDictionary.com ( Collins English Dictionary )
[5] – Oxford Dictionaries ( Oxford Dictionary of English )
[6] – Oxford Dictionaries ( Oxford American Dictionary )
[7] – Wikipedia
[8] – Reverso Online Dictionary ( Collins French-English Dictionary )
[9] – Infoplease ( Random House Unabridged Dictionary )
[10] – CollinsDictionary.com ( Collins English Dictionary )
[11] – TheFreeDictionary.com ( Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary )
[12] – CollinsDictionary.com ( Webster’s New World College Dictionary )
[13] – MacmillanDictionary.com ( Macmillan Dictionary )
[14] – CollinsDictionary.com ( COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary ) Signing off for today — Falcon

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Six Senses Laamu Named Eco Resort of the Year in the Maldives

Last updated: 01:35 PM ET, Thu March 21 2019 Six Senses Laamu Named Eco Resort of the Year in the Maldives
Hotel & Resort March 21, 2019 PHOTO: Six Senses Laamu (Courtesy Six Senses)
WHY IT RATES: Six Senses Laamu seeks to raise awareness among tourists to be environmentally-conscious, both on holiday and when they return home. Being named Leading Eco-Resort 2018 has a lot to do with the resort’s guests who choose to stay at Six Senses for its commitment to sustainability.— Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer
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When a business relies on natural assets like Six Senses Laamu does environmentally-responsible operations that conserve them are a must. What the resort does on land is just as important as what it does on and under water, and that is why MATATO (Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) has named Six Senses Laamu the Leading Eco-Resort at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operate with the philosophies of wellness and sustainability at their core. These values permeate through all areas of resort operations and into its local community outreach programs as well.
An extensive list of corporate sustainability guidelines keeps properties on target to optimize energy efficiency, reduce water consumption, limit chemical usage, increase garden and food production, source locally, recycle materials, treat people equitably, give back to local communities and protect ecosystems. The map below summarizes Six Senses Laamu’s atoll-wide impacts in 2018.
A 2018 Booking.com survey on travel trends found that 86 percent of global travelers are interested in offsetting the environmental impact of their stay.
Six Senses Laamu seeks to raise awareness among tourists to be environmentally-conscious, both on holiday and when they return home. Being named Leading Eco-Resort 2018 has a lot to do with the resort’s guests who choose to stay at Six Senses for its commitment to sustainability. PHOTO: A map showing the community outreach efforts undertaken by Six Senses Laamu (Courtesy Six Senses)
Six Senses Laamu produces as much as possible on-site, to reduce emissions from long-distance transport and works towards zero-waste operations by recycling materials into new and useful products. The resort sustainability manager works with all departments on ways they can be more efficient, less wasteful and in the long run achieve greater cost savings. Here are some of the highlights from 2018: Water —Low-flow fixtures installed on taps and showers helped to reduce water consumption by 25 percent and 227,780 ft3 (6,450 m3) of grey water was recycled for landscaping. Waste —Six Senses has announced that the company will be plastic-free by 2022. By bottling our own desalinated water in reusable glass bottles, we avoided 226,600 single-use plastic bottles this year. Plastic-Free —55 reverse osmosis water filters were donated for all 21 schools and pre-schools in Laamu Atoll, as well as 30 households in L.Maamendhoo. 3,949 students and families now have access to safe, reliable drinking water and will avoid bringing more than 1,360,000 single-use plastic water bottles to school each year. Composting —Organic waste from landscaping is processed in a wood chipper machine and combined with food waste to be composted into organic soil for the gardens. The resort produced 22,597 pounds (10,250 kilograms) of compost in 2018. Leaf Garden —Six Senses Laamu produced 16,424 pounds of more than 30 different varieties of organic herbs, salad leaves, microgreens and sprouts for kitchens and bars, as well as more than 20 kinds of chillies and two varieties of mushrooms. Kukulhu Village —51 hens and four roosters now call Kukulhu Village (chicken farm) home. The flock produced a total of 1,750 eggs in their first eight months on the island – a drop in the bucket, but a high-quality, organic drop nonetheless. Sustainability Fund —Point five of one percent of total resort revenues, 50 percent of water sales, and 100 percent of soft toy sales are allocated towards local projects that benefit the surrounding environment or communities. Six Senses Laamu spent USD 204, 556 in 2018 on research and conservation, education and outreach, and community development in Laamu Atoll.“Being named Maldives’ Leading Eco-Resort is an amazing achievement, but sustainability is always a work in progress,” Marteyne van Well, general manager, said of the award. “We are constantly learning from our peers and improving service in order to stay competitive and we readily share our knowledge with others so that they too can create a positive impact with their business.”Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater however beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view of the Ocean and Maldivian nature.
Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar, and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions, and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both over water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.
SOURCE: Six Senses press release
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Six of the best places to grab a vegan lunch in Leicester

Six of the best places to grab a vegan lunch in Leicester Veganism is a fast-growing food phenomenon Share Head to Bodega for some South American cuisine Get the biggest Daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email
Leicester Vegan Festival takes place today – so we decided to run the rule over some of the best places that the city has to offer.
Veganism is a fast-growing food phenomenon, with almost 3 million people nationwide trying out the diet this January – or ‘Veganuary’.
For those intrigued to try a plant-based life, or those searching for a lifestyle which benefits their health and the environment, finding something satisfying to eat for lunch can be an uphill battle.
Here 6 of some of the best options for a vegan lunch in Leicester. The Pantry: 29 Loseby Lane.
The Pantry is a fully vegan café, opened in the city by Arti Chudasama last March.
Her food is inspired by her own heritage and her background in creative industries: “I go back to my roots with this food, using different Asian spices to make something a little bit different that people can’t find that anywhere else here. Indian and Asian food is what I enjoy cooking, and with it being vegan, you need to get the flavour in there.”
The menu at The Pantry changes on a daily basis, but their staples include samosas, vegan cakes and flatbreads. Bhudda bowls (chickpea kofta or gluten free pasta with cumin roasted vegetables) and curries are also available every day. They have 2-3 curries per week, spanning chickpea and kale, mixed vegetable, green mung dhal and potato and pea. The Pantry
Arti enjoys taking local produce and improvising new dishes or salsas with it: “My background is creative anyway, and I have travelled a lot. I love food and trying new things, so I find inspiration from going to the market, looking at what is fresh that day. I went to the market last week and they told me that kiwis were really good, and I bought them, and I didn’t know what I was going to do with them! So when I got back I thought ‘I’m going to do a kiwi salsa.’ It just comes to me because my mind is quite creative, I know flavours, and I know which ones complement each other, and I just like to experiment!” Instagram
The best sellers include The Pantry’s selection of spiced cakes, such as rosemary and pistachio, and cardamom and almond. Samosas are also a favourite, as are the bhudda bowls and the burgers. Arti’s vegan burger options include a sweet potato patty paired with a kiwi or passionfruit salsa, as well star anise, “to pack in the flavour”, as she puts it. Read More Esquires Coffee reveals opening date for new Leicester branch
Owner Arti’s travels around Asia provide constant inspiration for the flavour palate that underlines her cuisine: “I love coriander, I love mint, I love lemongrass: that’s what I try and incorporate into what I do. So with my flatbreads, they’re filled with a sweet potato pakora, and then I’ll add some spinach and tomato with coriander and chilli, and sometimes some fennel, mixed into a soya-based yoghurt.”
Though it’s a fully vegan café, a lot of Arti’s customers haven’t made the dietary switch yet, but she has noticed that the numbers of vegans frequenting the joint is increasing. In the meantime, she has “managed to convert some coffee drinkers from having dairy milk to oat milk or an alternative!” Almeida Coffee and Juice Bar: 5 Guildhall Lane.
Leicester’s long-established coffee and juice bar, which has been operating in the city since 1999, offers numerous vegan options from its lunch menu. A spokesperson for Almeida told us about the explosion of the vegan movement and healthier eating: “When we first opened, people would order just orange juice: they were so apprehensive even about mixing flavours! Now with Veganuary this year, we have found so many people coming in, and it’s just evolving!”
At Almeida, there are a plenty of options for those wanting to go dairy, egg and meat-free: “Our menus are very adaptable. We have various fillings for different bases: so you can have the roasted vegetables and hummus, and you can have that on a wrap, or on a jacket potato, or in a toastie, and so it’s very personalised.” Read More My cat would eat more than that: Vegans not impressed by Wetherspoon’s ‘full English’ breakfast
One of their best sellers is the Italian classic, bruschetta: “If someone is eating in, quite often they will choose the bruschetta. That is fresh tomato, with the garlic and olive oil, and then they can add avocado to that if they want something more filling.”
Another Mediterranean option is couscous: “everything is made fresh-to-order so you can order that without the feta and we will adapt that and add some more olives and vegetables and then that is vegan-friendly.”
Additionally, they usually have a vegan soup on offer, and all of their bread and bagels are vegan-friendly. Butter is swapped with olive-oil as a spread.
All of the smoothies are vegan friendly, as well as the banana milkshake, which can be made with dairy-free milk.
If you’re looking for a warm, afternoon snack, or want to change up your breakfast routine, you could try their banana toastie, which is an Almeida best seller. “I have one customer who particularly likes marmalade on his banana toastie, and it’s really nice with peanut butter too.”
Alternatively, you could opt for the dark-chocolate covered peanuts. And if you’re a more flexible vegan, who eats honey, you can try one of their homemade flapjacks. Read More See inside Leicester’s newest independent coffee shop Orso
In terms of their customers, a spokesperson for Almeida finds that: “There are different types of vegans: some people use the term when they are just dairy-free, just because that can be easier. Other people are vegan but a little bit more flexible, so they will maybe have honey in their diet.”
All their coffees, be it a cappuccino, macchiato, or chai latte, can be made with either soya, oat or almond milk. If you’re looking to try something new, they have a range of hot juices, including beetroot, apple and ginger, and apple and strawberry. Kai: 4 Saint Martin’s Square.
This popular eatery lies in the centre of the city, and offers an entirely vegan and vegetarian menu. All the curries on offer are vegan, as are three of bowls, which are rice, noodle or quinoa based, and infused with Japanese and Latin flavours.
A spokesperson’s favourite pick from the lunch menu is the “amazing” green goodness bowl: which is a base of of quinoa, with kale, avocado and chargrilled courgettes, and a fragrant chimichurri dressing. Sriracha tofu can be added to that, or any of the dishes on the menu. KAI in St Martin’s Square
If you’re looking for a lighter option, you can order the Indian-spiced hummus served on toasted sourdough, or the sriracha sweet potato bites. Read More This 3D-printed vegan steak has the same texture as real beef
A spokesperson for the company told us that ‘”everything is made fresh to order, so it’s easy to make the non-vegan dishes, like the aloo chat [which comes with yoghurt] vegan.”
The establishment also boasts an all-day brunch menu, equally accommodating to those looking to try something dairy, egg and meat free. Pancakes at KAI (Image: Becky Jones)
Best sellers are the American-style pancakes, which are served with fruits, maple syrup and peanut butter.
Savoury options include a vegan version of the middle-eastern breakfast dish, shakshuka, which is topped with their sriracha tofu (instead of the traditional fried egg), and served with sourdough and olive oil.
For an afternoon pick-me-up, you can try their vegan coffees, made with either almond or soya milk. They told us “we use these because we always try to do coffee art, and we find these are the best to work with.” Current Affairs: 9A Loseby Lane
If you’re looking for a quick bite, or something on the go, then Current Affairs is an ideal option. The vegan health food shop sells meat, egg and dairy-free pastries, rolls, cakes and soups. It originally opened 40 years ago, as a vegetarian health shop, and then became fully vegan a couple of years ago.
Everything is made in the kitchen upstairs, except from their samosas and vegan chocolate brownies, and some of the recipes go back four decades.
The firm favourite, on the savoury side, is the vegan sausage roll, which is spiced with fresh herbs, garlic and onion. A spokesperson told LeicestershireLive: “People get very angry if we don’t have any!” Some of the food on offer at Current Affairs
A best seller in terms of the cakes is the ultimate chocolate brownie, and the banana and walnut cake.
They also sell vegan pizza, which is topped with a mix of dairy-free cheeses and a variety of toppings: “We try to make the pizza as healthy as possible, so it is usually roasted vegetables, and anything we can get seasonally from the market as well. We try to support local businesses where we can. Sometimes we have a vegan meat topping too.” Read More Leicester Vegan Festival 2019: Everything you need to know about the huge event
You can also order a slice of the vegan quiche, which comes in various flavours, including sundried tomato and vegan ham. There are a selection of rolls, including a vegan BLT and a lentil burger, served with an egg-free mayonnaise and salad. All of the soups are dairy and meat free, and flavours developed by the in-house kitchen include sweet potato, leek and potato, and smoky split pea, which, according to a spokesperson, “is a really popular one as well.”
If you’re looking for healthy snack to tackle the afternoon slump, Current Affairs have recently developed some energy balls made from oats, dates, and cocoa powder or maple syrup. Bodega Cantina: 19 Saint Martin’s Square.
This restaurant draws its inspiration from culinary traditions throughout Central and South America. They have a special vegan menu, featuring smaller tapas style dishes or main courses.
One favourite is the vegan nachos: home-made, fried tortillas topped with refried beans, pico de gallo and guacamole.
The most popular dishes are the vegan tapas plates. They consist of a reinvention of the Peruvian classic, ceviche, swapping the fish for mixed vegetables which are marinated in lemon juice and tiger milk. That can be ordered alongside the papas chorreadas, which are diced potatoes with a salsa fresca (fresh tomatoes, onions and coriander.) Bodega
If you’re looking for a heartier main course, they have the Peruvian quinoa chaufan, which is a stir fry of broccoli, quinoa, mixed vegetables and spring onions with a teriyaki sauce.
A spokesperson for Bodega Cantina said: “It’s a completely fresh food kitchen, so if we need to take out an ingredient, we are happy to do that.” Read More McDonald’s launches vegan chicken nuggets and they sound amazing
And they’ve noticed the increased demand of dairy and meat free options: “There is definitely more of a demand for vegan food. It’s taken off a lot more recently, it can be part of a healthy lifestyle, cutting out the dairy, cutting out the fat.” The World Peace Café: 17 Guildhall Lane.
This café is run by volunteers, and supports Buddhist monks and its mediation centre, which offers 30 minute mediation classes daily.
Their menu is fully vegetarian, and all the dishes can be made vegan, apart from 3 items. That means you can unwind in the relaxing environment, and enjoy one of their falafel or rainbow wraps, or their falafel hummus and olive burger, served with a chilli sauce.” World Peace Cafe
Café manager, Isa Mazzone, has picked up on the growing vegan trend: “To be honest I have realised that the number of vegans has increased recently, and that’s why we have introduced more vegan cakes. We have 2 vegan options daily, one of which is vegan and gluten-free.” These include a dairy and egg-free chocolate tiffin, brownie and vegan flapjack.
The best seller, according to Isa, is the falafel salad, which is topped with hummus, parsley and a chilli sauce. Read More

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Zomato encourages food, beverage industry to embrace digital technology News Desk | #AsiaNewsNetwork

Zomato encourages food, beverage industry to embrace digital technology News Desk | #AsiaNewsNetwork Zomato encourages food, beverage industry to embrace digital technology News Desk | #AsiaNewsNetwork Latest Issues (Zomato/File) Published 23 March 2019 The Jakarta Post
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Online restaurant finder app Zomato recently held the Zomato Skillet “Foodigitalpreneur” seminar in Jakarta.
Attended by 60 Jakarta restaurant, café and bar owners and organizers, the event aimed to inspire new ideas and share updates on the food and beverage industry.
“We especially emphasized the digital side of the industry, as it is a channel worth considering promoting,” said Deri Slyrova, Zomato Indonesia’s marketing manager.
The seminar’s first session featured marketing consultant Billy Oscar on “Marketing and Branding 101”, followed by Zomato India & Southeast Asia regional director Toshit Barara who shared his thoughts about Zomato Indonesia.
Around 40 percent of app users are aged between 25 and 34, while listed business entities included 26,270 profiles that are mostly spread across South Jakarta, Tangerang and North Jakarta. The app recorded 32,300,000 monthly page views in Indonesia.
Read also: Ministry seeks to promote Indonesian cuisine in 100 diaspora restaurants
Archie Alfitro of state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia’s e-banking division said “customers are familiar with cashless transactions, so food and beverage entrepreneurs are expected to catch up”.
Food company HONU Group owners Kevin Rumantir, Jenda Badilangoe and Sashia Rosari talked about how to build a brand and pursuing business in the digital era as millennials.
The seminar was closed with a panel discussion comprising Richard Suma of Wake Cup Coffee & Eatery, Ananda Wondo of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta and Ayu Paramitha of hospitality company Ismaya Group.
The speakers shared their thoughts on how to communicate in the digital world, how to keep a reputable brand and the use of social media as well as key opinion leaders to optimize their brands. (wng)
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Indian Meal Plan – Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Plan

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Indian Meal Plan with easy recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner for a week. Planning weekly meal plan is key to eat healthy and tasty food throughout the week. If you are a busy professional or a homemaker juggles with so many things planned this Indian weekly menu plan is best way to provide balance of nutrition and taste on our meal plates.
So, in this week’s meal plan you will have one healthy recipe every day. Since all these recipes can be put together in less than 30 minutes, you can easily plan them ahead and have a relaxing atmosphere for a week.
My main motive behind starting the Weekly Meal Plan was to save time. As the majority of my time spent on worrying about what to cook on a daily basis.
Now, with Meal Plans, I can stay away from the everyday hassle of buying groceries, save my time, money and rarely order a takeout .
With meal prep, you rarely skip meals and therefore stay healthy and in shape. If you are new then Meal Prep Guide For Beginners will help you plan your meals accordingly.
Coming back to my eleventh edition of Indian Meal Plan, you would find some really delicious, wholesome and nutritious recipes on your table every day. If you have a sweet tooth or are more on the spicy side, then don’t worry I have not skipped any of that in this Week’s Meal Plan. If you want to keep it healthy just skip the dessert and eat fruits instead 🙂
All you have to do is read the meal prep, select from the menu ideas, buy the ingredients from the grocery list and enjoy a hassle free week. All these recipes use less ingredients and easy to cook. Most of them take 30 minutes or less to cook. It is a perfect meal plan for busy people.
I would also like to take a moment and thank all of you for sending feedbacks on The Indian Meal Plan series. It is because of you all that I continue sharing these tips and plans. 🙂
Here are another set of Meal Plans if you want to look for simple Indian cuisines. There is also a 20 Minutes meals section on the website, so even if you are not really prepared for the whole week’s commitment you can cook a decent Indian meal in under 20 Minutes.

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