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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Oct. 17, 2019: Chef-owner of Orsa & Winston Josef Centeno poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo / Silvia Razgova) Assignment ID: 469755 On Now

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Malachi Stewart walks finishes taking pictures of the neon wall on the S. Hill Street side of Grand Central Market, in downtown Los Angeles, CA, as food halls, food courts, large and small are re-opening under CDC guidelines, photographed Thursday, May 21, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. A resident of South Central L.A. his whole life, Stewart says he has made a few trips to the Market for favorites like tacos, since the Safer at Home orders went into effect. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) On Now

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LOS ANGELES, CA-JUNE 20, 2020-Originally from Philadelphia, Lemeri Mitchell is owner of Happy Ice, a new water ice shop on Melrose Avenue. After starting his business in food trucks, Mitchell has opened his first brick and mortar shop on Melrose Ave. on June 20, 2020.. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times) On Now

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These garlic fries and Micheladas recipes will make you feel like you’re watching games live at Dodger stadium.

Charred okra, corn and Jimmy Nardello peppers are an ode to summer in this quick weeknight dinner.

This easy kale salad with juicy peaches, salty roasted pepitas and sweet dates is perfect for outdoor dining and work-from-home lunches this summer.

Blogger Esteban Castillo’s new cookbook provides a curated greatest-hits collection of his recipes, including tacos Tuxpeños made with chile-braised pork served on fried tortillas.

These tips for grilling chicken will result in juicy bone-in dark meat with perfectly charred skin.

This vegan empanada recipe includes homemade sazon seasoning, from-scratch discos dough and a picadillo filling.

Black beans and mushrooms create a veggie burger patty as convincing as meat but made with whole ingredients.

Collard greens are traditionally braised slowly. Here, they’re sauteed quickly with leeks for a fast, easy side dish.

As COVID-19 cases rise, Californians are celebrating Fourth of July at home this weekend. These strawberry shortcake cookies are ideal for contactless-delivery-style sharing with friends.

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