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[LA Weekly] Josef Centeno’s Bäco Mercat Now Open for Lunch

Locals in downtown’s Historic Core this week were quick to sniff out the area’s newest lunchtime option, Bäco Mercat. The eatery — still in its “soft-opening” — greeted its first customers Tuesday.”We decided at midnight on Monday that we would open doors for two hours the next day,” chef-owner Josef Centeno told us yesterday. “We’re playing it by ear.” Just before noon, Centeno illuminated a glowing red “bäco” sign, signaling the start of lunch. Continue reading