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At 71Above, the view of L.A. is even prettier than the food

This review, I’m guessing, is going to start with a parsnip, a fat, late-winter example of the pale root vegetable that Vartan Abgaryan has cooked, glazed with duck fat, and buried under a heap of flowers at his restaurant 71Above. What looks like powdered sugar is crumbly powdered duck fat, made...

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Put some seafood into your soup pot

Seafood soups and stews fall into two categories: rustic, easy, comforting dishes with big flavors and a balance of seafood and vegetables, and richer, more refined and more labor-intensive affairs like seafood bisques or French soupe de poissons and its Southern French counterpart, bouillabaisse....

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A look at three new craft breweries in Burbank

A look at three new craft breweries in Burbank

Although the number of craft breweries in Los Angeles has climbed past 50, Burbank, home to just a few chain brewpubs (Gordon Biersch and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse) has remained insulated. But some veteran restaurateurs and ambitious home brewers have recently staked claims there.  One brewery...

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