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Patricia Escárcega

Patricia Escárcega joined the Los Angeles Times as a restaurant critic in December 2018. She previously worked at the Arizona Republic as a dining reporter. She started her career at the Phoenix New Times, where she was the dining critic for three years. A Southern California native, Escárcega was born in Riverside to a family of naranjeros (citrus pickers).
Review: At the fast-casual Hasiba, luxuriate over hummus and other Israeli classics

The team behind Culver City's popular Lodge Bread Co. celebrates the Israeli-style hummusiya at Hasiba, a fast-casual hummus and pita spot in Pico-Robertson.

Review: At Los Balcones in Studio City, modern mestizo Peruvian cooking is a party

Los Balcones, a collaboration between chef-restaurateur Ricardo Zarate and restaurateur Jorge Rodriguez, brings modern Peruvian mestizo cooking to Studio City.

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