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Women in Food with Kuniko Yagi, Sun Cafe's Brunch, More!

LAist starts a new chef series called Women in Food, starting with Hinoki & the Bird's Kuniko Yagi.

Kuniko Yagi
Kuniko Yagi
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CENTURY CITY Hinoki & the Bird's Kuniko Yagi sits down with LAist to discuss what it's like to be an executive chef in a professional kitchen. In the first installment of the series, Yagi talks about what it was like to work in a high-end kaiseki restaurant in Japan (she wasn't allowed to cook, just observe), and how she started off at Hinoki with a nearly 70% staff of women. [LAist]

DOWNTOWN Life & Thyme, the high-quality online publication, is launching a new quarter print magazine via Kickstarter. Contribute now to see the production become a reality. [Kickstarter]

STUDIO CITY Sun Cafe is launching a new plant-based brunch menu like vegan French toast, biscuits and gravy (believe it), and a raw cinnamon bun. Service commences this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. [ELA]

BRENTWOOD Bar Toscana has a new cocktail program by mixologist William Perbellini, with six new drinks with Italian slants, like El Autumno, made with spiced whiskey, nocello walnut liqueur, and cinnamon foam. [EaterWire]

SUNSET STRIP Eveleigh has a winemaker dinner on September 30 at 7 p.m. with Lieu Dit Wines and Storm Wines, with a four course dinner by chef Jared Levy running $95 per person. Reserve a table by calling 424-239-1630. [ELA]