[LA Weekly] Los Angeles Chefs Discuss Downtown L.A. at ALOUD
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[LA Weekly] Los Angeles Chefs Discuss Downtown L.A. at ALOUD

“We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go downtown … everything’s waiting for you!” When Petula Clark sang this line in 1964 — albeit about New York — who could have known she was she forecasting the future of downtown Los Angeles as a culinary destination? Numerous chefs have claimed downtown spots over the past several years, bringing an array of styles and cuisines…. Continue reading

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[LA Weekly] 15 Great Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles
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[LA Weekly] 15 Great Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles

You won’t find “Perutown” or “Little Lima” in Los Angeles. The Peruvian and Peruvian-American population is spread out around Greater L.A., and so are our Peruvian restaurants. So maybe you haven’t noticed these eateries — often small and unassuming spots, tucked in strip malls far from trendy restaurant rows. But you probably have been hearing about Peruvian food lately — some say it may be our next major food trend, becoming as popular as sushi and as widespread as Mexican cuisine. To learn more, turn the page for a list of 15 of the best Peruvian restaurants in L.A. and nearby. And keep reading… Continue reading

Peruvian Cuisine in LA: Ceviche + Mucho Mas
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Peruvian Cuisine in LA: Ceviche + Mucho Mas

Some foodists predict Peruvian food could become as popular as sushi and as widespread as Mexican cuisine. Time will tell. What’s certain is that the cuisine is extraordinary in its diverse influences. You can practically read the entire history of immigration to Peru — and learn about its native cultures and geography — on a … Continue reading

[LA Weekly] Ricardo Zarate’s New Mo-Chica: Sangrecita, Paiche + More Ceviche
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[LA Weekly] Ricardo Zarate’s New Mo-Chica: Sangrecita, Paiche + More Ceviche

Ricardo Zarate wants you to know something before checking out his new Mo-Chica. Slated to open Wednesday, May 30, it replaces an earlier version of the same name thatclosed yesterday. “Peru. It’s in South America,” says Zarate, mock-serious. “Its limits are Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.” He recalls how one guest had thought Peru bordered Spain. “The point is, I’m trying to introduce my country through my food.”… Continue reading

[LA Weekly] Ricardo Zarate Closes One Mo-Chica May 24 + Opens Another May 30
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[LA Weekly] Ricardo Zarate Closes One Mo-Chica May 24 + Opens Another May 30

This Thursday probably won’t be your last chance to try chef Ricardo Zarate’s renditions of Peruvian staples such as aji de gallina or lomo saltado. But it could be your final opportunity to eat them at Mercado la Paloma — the colorful warehouse-turned-marketplace just south of downtown. Zarate has just announced he’ll close Mo-chica on May 24… Continue reading