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General Lee's, Chinatown
General Lee's, Chinatown
Elizabeth Daniels

Kat Odell, Eater Editorial Producer: Parsnip is the new kale.

Gary Baum, Senior Writer, The Hollywood Reporter: "Michael's, Crucible of California Cuisine, Closes After 36 Years In Santa Monica"

Pat Saperstein: Founder of EatingLA.com: Chinatown Becomes L.A.'s Hottest Dining Destination; Ricardo Zarate Goes Back to Basics With Peruvian Food Truck; Legalization of Sidewalk Vendors Revolutionizes Local Street Food Scene; Silver Lake Ramen Expands Into Supermarket-Sized Space

Brigham Yen, Editor, DTLARising.com: Bunker Hill is LA's next hottest dining scene.

Nicole Iizuka, Producer, POPSUGAR: Epic Meal Time comes to a restaurant near you...

Esther Tseng, e*starLA: Bill Chait will open two, three or four more restaurants, including retooling some old ones. Was that too easy?

Continued cross-over of otherwise "ethnic" (for lack of better term) ingredients into more of our mainstream food, e.g. Gochujang chicken, Maggi steak & eggs.

Euno Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Trojan; Eater LA Contributor: I think an insanely famous chef is going to be bringing his talents (or more importantly, his name) to that BLOC project in Downtown L.A.

Caroline on Crack, LA Magazine Contributor: L.A. bar wins World's Best Cocktail Bar.

Stacey Sun, dineLA Director: Donuts Donuts Donuts!

Garrett Snyder, LA Magazine Contributor: Liver & Onions: It's Back!

Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch and Food is the New Rock Founder: "Food Writers Stop Insulting Pad Thai in Every Thai Food Article They Write"

Jeff Miller, Thrillist LA Senior Editor: Kazunori takes over the world.

Crystal Coser, Eater LA Contributor: The 18 Best Roy Choi Restaurants in LA, Mapped. Successful Kickstarter Campaign Saves Starry Kitchen's Balls.

Tony Chen, Eater LA Contributor: Vietnamese street pub ala Bistrot Mot becomes a hit in Venice.

Joshua Lurie, Founder, FoodGPS: Chinatown Becomes a Magnet for Top Culinary Talent

Matthew Kang, Eater LA Editor: Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Expand Loco'l to 100 Locations Across America. Chipotle Launches Fast Casual Korean Pancake Concept. Kabobs Replace Ramen As Ubiquitous Comfort Food. Instagram Creates Separate Food Photography Section Inside App. Juice Bars Fail As Consumer Refuse to Overpay For Pressed Vegetables and Fruit.

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