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Kazunori, Downtown LA
Elizabeth Daniels
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Bill Esparza, Food Writer

Alta California cuisine takes off

Oren Peleg, Eater LA Contributor

The Year's Best New Restaurants Are All In MacArthur Park

Brigham Yen, DTLA Rising

Downtown LA continues to be a top dining destination in LA​

Lesley Balla, Zagat, Angeleno

Parking Garages Are the New Strip Malls

Jeff Miller, Senior City Editor, Thrillist

Kazunori opens up in former Moruno space at Farmer's Market. Hey, a man can dream.

Katherine Spiers, LA Weekly Food Editor

Whole World Acknowledges L.A.'s Culinary Superiority

Eddie Lin, Food Writer

Veggies Are the New Meat for Chefs in 2017. (Almost) Every Chef Tries to Make Own Style of Ramen. Donald Trump Branded Restaurant Opens in DTLA in High-Rise on 72nd Floor.

Caroline Pardilla, Eater LA Contributor

Los Angeles' first pot cafe opens. Terrine transforms front dining room into cocktail lounge.

Josh Scherer, Food Writer

"The 37 Best Pop-Ups Within Pop-Ups Within Pop-Ups Within Pop-Ups Within Pop-Ups This March;" "How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Mediterranean-Inspired Small Plates Economy." And then something about an insects and wine pairing dinner that six people will read.

Jim Thurman, Eater LA Contributor

The arrival of more Chinese and Taiwanese chains and a repeat of all things 2016

Katrina Yentch, Eater LA Contributor

Pie takes over LA. Some restaurants begin offering marijuana-induced menu offerings

Nicole Iizuka, POPSUGAR Senior Producer

Hedgehog Cafe!!! (PLEASE please someone make this come true!!)

Hadley Tomicki, UrbanDaddy

Reservations Sold Out For n/naka's Cannabis Kaiseki

Esther Tseng, Eater LA Contributor

The Perception of Ethnic Food as Just Food

Breaking: New York Times Article About Los Angeles Dining Culture Fails to Anger Actual Angelenos

It's Not Appropriation If You Don't Pretend You're the Pioneer

Meghan McCarron, Eater Senior Features Editor

Shake Shack Opens Enough Restaurants in Los Angeles That No One Really Freaks Out About It Any More

Sweetgreen Inks Deal to Open in Every New Luxury Mixed Use Development

After Disappearing For Two Months, Baroo Re-Emerges in a Stall on Venice Beach

Euno Lee, Eater LA Contributor

Dominique Crenn coming to Los Angeles? Please?

Crystal Coser, Eater LA Associate Editor

Hollywood Is Renamed Little Meatpacking

Farley Elliott, Eater LA Senior Editor

Is Bigger Better? The Country's Largest Restaurant Groups Complicate LA's Restaurant Scene

Who Wins When Tipping Gets Complicated?

Real Estate Prices Real SF Levels, and Restaurateurs are Scared

Matthew Kang, Eater LA Editor

South Bay Becomes LA’s Best Dining Neighborhood

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Opens Five Concepts in LA

David Chang Expands Momofuku Empire to Chinatown

The Michelin Guide Returns to LA

Higher Labor Costs Result in $20 Avocado Toasts

Social Media Influencers Found Blackmailing Restaurants

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