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Friday 06 December, 2013

Made to Order: Factory Kitchen

I haven’t had as pleasurable a meal in recent memory as I’ve had at Factory Kitchen, a new unassuming Italian ristorante on a very nondescript side street off Alameda Ave., more or less in the Arts district. It wasn’t just the quality of the food that made it so (though it was almost uniformly excellent) [...]


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Saturday 14 January, 2012

Belly up to the Counter at Scarpetta BH

Like many star chef restaurants, nearly all the outlets of Scott Conant’s ever-expanding Scarpetta empire—including Miami, Toronto and Las Vegas—offer luxe kitchen-adjacent “Chef’s Table” dining rooms. And Scarpetta Beverly Hills, located within the Montage hotel, is no different. As a matter of fact, on the night I visit, comedian George Lopez, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio [...]