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Curtis Stone Turns Farming Activist, Josef Centeno's Nacho Love, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a new pastry chef at Broken Spanish

Bar Ama, Downtown
Bar Ama, Downtown
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Josef Centeno loves nachos

Downtown’s Josef Centeno tells First We Feast that it was his love of nachos that prompted him to look further into his Tex-Mex heritage. He also talks about his time in New York City, and even drops a couple of recipes for awesome nachos at the end.

Ivan Marquez in as pastry chef at Broken Spanish

Former Short Cake (RIP) pastry chef Ivan Marquez has landed a new gig, working alongside Ray Garcia as pastry lead at Broken Spanish Downtown. Former pastry chef Luis Ayala is apparently heading up north for a gig elsewhere.

A big drop-in at Knead & Co.

Bruce Kalman was just working along, making pasta, when all of a sudden a pretty special guest showed up at his new Grand Central Market stand, looking to eat.

All day breakfast at LocoL now

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's LocoL rolled out their breakfast menu not long ago, but as of today it seems the Watts fast food upstart is making it a permanent, all-day player. That's per this Instagram post from Choi himself, showing off the menu (and some new printed cups that just came in, apparently.

It's the Bottom Left Regional Aeropress Championship

With tongue firmly in cheek, the G&B guys are hosting an aeropress championship tonight starting at 6 p.m. Don't think of this like the U.S. Barista Championship — it's more of a party where coffee happens to be served. And once they've crowned a winner, everyone heads over to Horse Thief for a bite and a drink.

Curtis Stone turns farming activist

Fine dining chef Curtis Stone is turning up the heat on the government, joining a growing number of voices in trying to demand some level of support for young farmers. Citing some dire statistics about the lack of farmers under 35 and the money they actually make, Stone tells Munchies that it's a situation that needs to be improved, or we're all in trouble.

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