Grand Central Market | Press Coverage | By Jonathan Gold Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace.
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Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants
November 04, 2015
Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace. Los Angeles, which is both where American ideas about food tend to be formulated and where they come back eventually to die, can be a spectacular place to eat.
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The New York Times
36 Hours in Los Angeles
June 10, 2016
Home to captivating art, deeply rooted ethnic communities and world-class food, the nation’s second largest city is vivid, soulful and eclectic.
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The Infatuation
Review: Madcapra
June 20, 2016
Madcapra Scores an 8.4 for Reinventing the Falafel Wheel
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LA Downtowner
Knead & Co.
June 01, 2016
YOU KNEAD TO TRY THIS
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LA Downtowner
G&B Coffee
June 01, 2016
BUSINESS & PLEASURE
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Time Out Los Angeles
Everything you need to know about Grand Central Market's Summer Nights
May 31, 2016
Check out the lineup for the Downtown food hall's summertime concert and happy hour series, complete with extended hours
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Los Angeles Times
Grand Central Market to launch later hours and happy hour with boozy ice cream
May 11, 2016
You'll soon be able to sip a beer at Grand Central Market well after dinnertime.
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Los Angeles Magazine
La Tostaderia Is Making Grand Central Market a Legit Taco Destination
April 19, 2016
Chef Sandra Felix is serving up her own brand of Mexican-American seafood
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Zagat LA
The One Thing to Eat at Every Grand Central Market Vendor
April 18, 2016
Here’s our breakdown of the dishes you should — nay, must — try at every single stop.
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LA Downtowner
Bombo
April 01, 2016
Grab Life by the Bowls
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Los Angeles Times
Where to find craft beer at Grand Central Market
March 29, 2016
Here’s a breakdown of which stalls are pouring brews, and some examples of what was offered on a recent visit to the market.
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Bon Appétit
The Toast to Make When You Can’t Eat Another Avocado
March 15, 2016
That’s what we call a toast worth drinking to.
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Vice Munchies
LA’s Best New Ramen Is Totally Vegan
March 03, 2016
A great bowl of ramen knows no dietary bounds.
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Life & Thyme
DTLA's Grand Central Market
March 01, 2016
Adele Yellin's Labor of Love
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Vogue Italia
The Downtown LA
February 23, 2016
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The New York Times
Los Angeles: City of Breakfast
February 23, 2016
The Sunny Side of Los Angeles
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Eater LA
China Cafe Is Secretly Grand Central Market's Best Breakfast Option
February 19, 2016
An argument in favor of eating chow mein and Budweiser for breakfast.
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Eater LA
18 Amazing Breakfast Sandwiches in LA, Breakfast Week Edition
February 19, 2016
If you're out at brunch and the first thing you do is peruse the menu for a buttery and cheesy breakfast sandwich, then this guide should facilitate your options.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Where to Eat Now: Hot ‘n’ Fresh L.A. Restaurants, 2/19
February 19, 2016
Get your fill of this week’s dining buzz
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Los Angeles Magazine
Bite of the Week: The Porchetta Dip from Knead and Co. Pasta Bar
February 18, 2016
An up-close look at our editors’ favorite bites from around the city.
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Fathom
Downtown LA: Neighborhood on the Rise
February 12, 2016
Fathom editor Berit Baugher spent a few days scoping out the hottest new happenings in Downtown LA, including an exciting new contemporary art museum, a highly spirited food hall, and an all-in-one wellness center.
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KCET
5 Great Southern California Food Halls
February 16, 2016
Now, across Southern California are a growing number of one-stop eating places where you and everyone in your group can each find something to eat and still sit together in one place.
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Eater LA
Knead & Co. Launches Grand Central Market's Best New Eggy Breakfast
February 15, 2016
The pasta-focused lunch and dinner spot now rocks the morning shift.
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Bon Appétit Magazine
The 16 Biggest Moments in Restaurant Culture Since 2000
February 10, 2016
From edison bulbs to avocado obsession, these are the biggest moments in restaurant culture.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Belcampo Butcher Jered Standing on Lard Flowers, Factory Farms, and Why He Gave up Vegetarianism
February 10, 2016
Learn from the best at his home butchery classes offered by the Institute of Domestic Technology
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Eater LA
8 Must-Try Pad Thai Dishes in Los Angeles
February 04, 2016
No Thai dish is subject to more controversy in the "is it authentic?" debate than pad Thai.
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LA Confidential
Where to Have a Galentine's Day Brunch with the Girls
February 03, 2016
While Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating that special someone in your life, Galentine’s Day (held on February 13) is about toasting to your gal pals.
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Zagat LA
What You'll Be Eating at Knead & Co. Pasta Bar Downtown
February 02, 2016
You can now add handmade pastas, homey meatballs, extremely good cannoli and other rustic Italian dishes to the list, thanks to Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market from chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla.
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Lucky Peach
Changing Times at Grand Central Market
February 02, 2016
The past, present, and future of Grand Central Market.
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Los Angeles Times
Nighttime micheladas and enchiladas at Villa Moreliana in Grand Central Market
February 02, 2016
Villa Moreliana, the Michoacan carnitas stall at Grand Central Market, starts serving micheladas and an evening menu of updated Mexican dishes Tuesday night.
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Entertainment Voice
Lucky Peach Presents Eating Out Loud With David Chang and Guests
January 31, 2016
The one-of-a-kind event will consist of two parts: a series of readings at the Million Dollar Theater, followed by a food reception at the historic Grand Central Market.
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Tasting Table
Now Open: Knead & Co., Popsons, Wisefish Poké and More
January 31, 2016
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Los Angeles Times
What we're into: Sea bass ceviche, cheese and Seville oranges
January 29, 2016
More cheese, please
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Examiner
Celebrate love with these Valentine's Day options in LA
January 29, 2016
Valentine's does not have to be as tressed out affair. Covered here are options for dinner, stay, treats and activities that you and you Valentine can enjoy right here in the city.
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Los Angeles Times
Knead & Co. opens at Grand Central Market with handmade pasta and porchetta dip sandwiches
January 26, 2016
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The Huffington Post
10 Sandwiches You Should Definitely Try Before You Die
January 26, 2016
These are 10 sandwiches you probably never heard of, should make a trip for, snap an Instagram of and eat at least once in your life.
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GQ Magazine
An Illustrated Food Map to L.A.’s Grand Central Market
December 31, 2015
Consider this your CliffsNotes to L.A.'s Grand Central Market and its 30,000 square feet of God-I-want-that-too food stalls
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TimeOut Los Angeles
The 100 best things we ate and drank in 2015
December 10, 2015
How many of 2015's 100 best dishes and drinks did you try? Use our checklist to keep track, then share with friends.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Liquor Aisle Insider: Nick Krok of Courage and Craft in Grand Central Market
December 01, 2015
With suggestions on which cocktails to make with his picks
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Tasting Table
New Originals: Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson
November 09, 2015
Since relocating to L.A. from NYC, the chefs—who previously worked together at Brooklyn's Glasserie—have opened a falafel joint, Madcapra, in the city's sprawling Grand Central Market. But it's not any falafel spot: The duo's vegetable-forward take on Middle Eastern cooking has won raves from writers, diners and Instagrammers alike.
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LA Downtowner
Las Morelianas
November 01, 2015
You Had Us At Free Sample
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Food and Wine
HOW TO EAT IN LA LIKE A NEW YORKER
October 15, 2015
If you, too, are yearning for a little taste of the NYC when living in or visiting the City of Angels, here are the best places to recreate such an experience:
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Asian Journal
How Eggslut's Alvin Cailan got Los Angeles to eat eggs all day
September 30, 2015
Growing up as a latchkey kid, Alvin Cailan’s father taught him how to cook eggs when he was tall enough to reach the stove.
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Zagat LA
Zagat 30 Under 30: Rock Stars Redefining the Industry
September 14, 2015
By the looks of this year's Zagat 30 Under 30 list, there is no shortage of hot young hospitality talent in the City of Angels. There are teams of young entrepreneurs taking the lobster roll, poke and falafel trends to new heights; a baker rising to the top with his authentic Austrian breads and pastries; a Nashville hot chicken master; and bar experts making sure we'll never be without a proper old fashioned or innovative cocktail for many years to come.
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Tasting Table
Bruce Kalman's Handmade Pasta
September 13, 2015
Master hand-rolled pasta with chef Bruce Kalman's trofie with carrot-top pesto
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Tastemade
Off-Menu Los Angeles
September 10, 2015
Watch as Aida Mollenkamp visits Grand Central Market, Mohawk Bend, and Saint Martha Restaurant.
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Zester Daily
Stellar Food Tour Of 15 Los Angeles Hot Spots
August 25, 2015
You will come to the city for the endless sunny days, beautiful beaches and spectacular shopping. You’ll stay for the food. Be one of the smart folks who appreciates that the future of American food is being served now in Los Angeles. Below is a slideshow of some of the restaurants you must try on your next trip to the Southland.
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Zagat LA
LA's Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Restaurant Openings
August 17, 2015
The days are getting shorter, but the temps are not cooling down, and neither is the LA restaurant scene. There are a lot of high-profile projects coming to town this fall, some from nationally known chefs, some from local hometown stars. Here's what we're looking forward to.
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Condé Nast Traveler
Make a Day Of It: Downtown L.A. and the Broad Museum
August 18, 2015
The opening of the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles has the potential to transform the surrounding neighborhood into a hip, walkable paradise. Here's how to explore one of the country’s most exciting neighborhoods.
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Thrillest LA
10 WAYS TO HACK LA'S GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
August 11, 2015
Sure, you could maybe blow up your Instagram by going to a mall food court and putting together some sort of crazy delicious food mash-up (hi, honey walnut shrimp po-boy), but why settle for a whatever mall food court when you could DEFINITELY blow up your Instagram by doing the same thing at one of the best food courts in the entire country?
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LA Times
Big fall openings set for Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.
August 07, 2015
Life does not stand still at the Grand Central Market.
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Zagat
10 Best Things to Eat Under $10 in LA
August 03, 2015
Cheap eats can be found in just about every corner of Los Angeles. From corner-stand taquerias to noodle houses, hot dogs shops, pizza parlors and more, there's a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to lunch or dinner in LA. A bargain doesn't have to mean skimping on size or flavor, however. Here are 10 dishes you can get for $10 or less, from Indian to Korean to traditional German.
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Refinery 29
Jenn Im And SoothingSista Go To Grand Central Market: Part 2
August 03, 2015
Jenn Im of Clothes Encounters and Stephanie Villa of SoothingSista explore more of the foodie haven Grand Central Market and learn the backstories to some of its best cuisines.
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Los Angeles Times
G&B Coffee is getting torn down -- don't worry, it's temporary
July 31, 2015
Kyle Glanville is taking a sledgehammer to his popular coffee stand at Grand Central Market.
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The Daily Meal
The 35 Best Sandwich Shops in America
July 28, 2015
These shops serve some of the best sandwiches you’ll ever eat.
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Refinery29
Jenn Im And SoothingSista Go To Grand Central Market: Part 1
July 27, 2015
Jenn Im of Clothes Encounters checks out what foodie stops downtown Los Angeles landmark Grand Central Market has to offer with her best friend, Stephanie Villa of SoothingSista.
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Zagat LA
Hot Dish: Belcampo's Fried Chicken Dinner
July 24, 2015
There's a lot of food to love at Grand Central Market — carnitas tacos, oysters on the half shell, Thai sticky rice, falafel, barbecue brisket, egg sandwiches and currywurst, just to name a few — but there's one item that's been missing until now: fried chicken.
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Eater LA
15 Essential Los Angeles Thai Restaurants
July 15, 2015
When it comes to flavor profiles, Thai food is as distinct and polarizing as they come. Spicy, sour, sweet and savory are all in play, and can (and will) be used simultaneously in a single dish. With a vast culinary tradition that varies significantly by region, the country of Thailand produces some of the most fascinating and craving-inducing food on the planet, and Los Angeles' huge Thai community (and fans of Thai food in general) have been able to sustain one of the largest thriving Thai food scenes in
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Zagat LA
12 Hottest New Seafood Restaurants Around LA
July 20, 2015
Los Angeles has never lacked for great seafood spots, from Malibu to Downtown to the South Bay, and thanks to LA's recent poke craze and lobster roll madness — plus its always stellar sushi — finding excellent seafood around town has never been easier. There's always room for more, however, which is why you shouldn't miss the hottest new pescatarian-friendly restaurants around LA right now.
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The New York Times
Chop Suey’s Next Wave
July 14, 2015
Mark Bittman takes a tour through the history of Chinese-American cuisine.
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Eater LA
$20 a Day in Downtown's Grand Central Market: Pupusa, Burger, and Wonton Soup
July 17, 2015
Grand eating in LA's celebrated food hall.
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BuzzFeed
18 Delicious L.A. Eats To Try This Summer
July 09, 2015
The only thing worth braving bad L.A. traffic for? Really good food.
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Zagat LA
The Most Amazing Ways to Drink (and Eat) Matcha in Los Angeles
July 08, 2015
Matcha isn't just for Japanese teahouses anymore.
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LA Downtowner
MADCAPRA
July 01, 2015
New Breed of Falafel
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Los Angeles Times
Boutique cocktail shop to open in Grand Central Market
July 01, 2015
Called the Courage and the Craft, the shop will sell hand-made spirits, syrups, bitters, bar utensils, recipes and literature, as well as have a curated selection of craft beers (mostly from Germany, Austria and Southern California) and wines.
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Angeleno Magazine
The 50 Finest
June 29, 2015
L.A.’s sizzling culinary scene is hallmarked by inspiring new restaurant openings, world-renowned chefs, innovative dishes and a spectrum of food and drink trends that take dining out into a whole new and exciting realm. Over the past year, we’ve scoured the city to discover the best of the best. Here, Angeleno presents its annual guide to the toast of the town.
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Los Angeles Times
Madcapra wraps a bit more of Brooklyn into flatbread with falafel
June 26, 2015
When you find yourself at its marble counter on a Wednesday afternoon, you will find out more than you need to know about what was at the farmers market that morning, whose arugula is pungent and whose lollarossa lettuce is especially tender, and what citrus is two weeks past its peak.
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Travel + Leisure
The World's Best New Food Halls
June 22, 2015
The ultimate food hall tour starts in a renovated 1920s warehouse in Atlanta, stops in a 19th-century brick foundry building, and ends with a sandwich at a place called joint called Eggslut.
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The New York Times
Chop Suey’s Comeback
June 24, 2015
How an old-school Chinese-American favorite found a new audience in L.A.
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Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Bread Festival is coming
June 04, 2015
Two-day bread festival comes to Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. this weekend
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Los Angeles Times
Vegan ramen and pho stall headed for Grand Central Market
June 03, 2015
Ilan Hall of the Gorbals plans to open a vegan ramen and pho shop at Grand Central Market this summer.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Ilan Hall to Open a Vegan Ramen Shop at Grand Central Market
June 03, 2015
The Gorbals chef's new spot is being billed as L.A.'s first all-vegan ramen/pho concept
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Eater LA
Ilan Hall Dropping Vegan Ramen Shop Inside Downtown LA's Grand Central Market
June 03, 2015
The Gorbals chef is back in Downtown after a short hiatus.
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CBS Los Angeles
Grand Central Market To Host Inaugural LA Bread Festival
June 01, 2015
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Life & Thyme
Wexler’s Deli: Between Brisket and Bread
May 31, 2015
Downtown LA's Jewish Deli
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Los Angeles Times
What goes into McConnell's ice cream: milk, flavor, history
May 29, 2015
In 70 years, much has changed, and much hasn't, about McConnell's ice cream
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Los Angeles Times
Golden Road coming to Grand Central Market with brew and pierogis
May 27, 2015
Popular SoCal craft brewery Golden Road coming downtown to Grand Central Market
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NBC Los Angeles
LA First: Bread Festival
May 20, 2015
Grab the butter dish and make for Grand Central Market.
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Zagat
30 Things to Eat & Drink in LA This Summer
May 18, 2015
What does summer mean in LA? Hotter days, busier beaches and the constant search for anything to keep us cool. In order to bring you the best tastes that scream summer in Los Angeles, we combed the city and followed our cravings to dig up these 30 essential dishes and drinks. Use this list as your back-pocket guide for the season.
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Los Angeles Times
Madcapra at Grand Central Market serves falafel, flatbread and sumac-beet soda
May 15, 2015
A new falafel place opens in Grand Central Market
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Bon Appétit
How Sticky Rice Brought the Street Stalls of Thailand to Customers in L.A.
May 14, 2015
If there’s one thing David Tewasart is trying to accomplish with Sticky Rice, it’s to personally guarantee that his customers experience the closest they can to an actual Thai street-stall meal, in Los Angeles.
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La Opinión
La Tostadería trae a 'otro' México
May 14, 2015
El restaurante La Tostadería en el Grand Central Market confirma la renovación del Downtown
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Eater LA
Mark Peel's Bombo Fish Market Now Open Inside Grand Central Market
May 14, 2015
Plus the steam-driven eatery is now open until 9 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
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Grub Street
What a Celebrated NYC Chef Learned When She Moved to Los Angeles
May 12, 2015
"It's not that much easier here than in New York."
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Los Angeles Times
Valerie Confections in the business of making lasting food memories
May 08, 2015
Handmade chocolates are offered at Valerie Confections. The company has expanded exponentially and now includes chocolates, a popular line of preserves, cakes, pastries and more.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Wexler’s Deli Is All Set to Sell Smoked Fish to Go
May 05, 2015
House-smoked salmon and sturgeon, sold by the pound, will be available starting Friday.
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Bon Appétit
After 56 Years, the Menu Stays the Same at LA’s China Cafe
May 07, 2015
The menu’s scarcely changed in 56 years, but patrons make their own tweaks. Many put generous dollops of the Cheungs’ homemade chile sauce on their food, while other buy their own avocados and plantains from one of the produce vendors nearby and layer on slices to their own liking.
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Bon Appétit
A Day in the Life of Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson of Madcapra in L.A.
May 05, 2015
For many chefs, the dream is to one day open a place of your own. This week, chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are about to unleash their falafel shop, Madcapra, on the citizens of Los Angeles.
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Bon Appétit
Eat Oysters Inside an Oyster at Grand Central Market’s Oyster Gourmet
April 30, 2015
Happillon’s the only master ecallier in Los Angeles, serving a simple selection of oysters and raw-seafood dishes (the tuna poke’s a candy-colored, sweet-and-tangy tower of deliciousness on a large scallop shell) out of his brand-new kiosk.
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Bon Appétit
Fish in a Flash: Mark Peel's New Seafood-Themed Bombo in Grand Central Market
April 23, 2015
Bombo’s about hot, fresh bowls of broth with a couple simple starch and protein choices, with an emphasis on fresh and simple but palate-pleasing, belly-filling ingredients, especially seafood.
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Bon Appétit
L.A.'s 98-Year-Old Food Hall Is More Alive Than Ever
April 16, 2015
Hyper-local markets—filled with myriad grocery, retail, and restaurant options like the ones found in Europe—are on the rise. These markets benefit from their interconnected buying power but operate like small, independent businesses, allowing them to focus on quality ingredients, culinary innovation, and intimate, personal customer service. Through quality, personal touches, and exceptional product, these new food halls are revolutionizing retail one transaction at a time.
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Los Angeles Times
La Tostaderia Opening in Grand Central Market, with Ceviche and Octopus Pops
April 13, 2015
Villagomez will open La Tostaderia later this month, in partnership with co-owner Gerardo Reynoso and chef Sandra Felix, serving Mexican ceviches, tostadas, tacos and something Villagomez calls octopus pops -- crunchy octopus with chiles, chipotle aioli and ahi amarillo creme fraiche.
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LA Downtowner
GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
April 01, 2015
For the Love of Eating
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Los Angeles Magazine
Where to Eat Now: Power-Ranking New L.A. Restaurants, 3/27
March 27, 2015
Get your fill of the city’s dining buzz
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Los Angeles Magazine
Full Steam Ahead: Mark Peel Opens Bombo at Grand Central Market
March 27, 2015
The chef goes from fine dining to broth-based bowls that cost about 10 bucks.
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Thrillist
LA'S 11 BEST NEW RESTAURANT OPENINGS OF 2014
November 19, 2014
Because only a crass heathen would give you a list of the 10 best restaurant openings of 2014 in LA, here are... 11!
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Eater LA
The 2014 Eater Awards for Los Angeles
November 17, 2014
So Hot Right Now: Grand Central Market
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The California Sunday Magazine
The Marketeers
November 02, 2014
Transforming an old classic for a new neighborhood.
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LA Times
Oyster Gourmet finally opening at Grand Central Market, in a shell of its own
October 29, 2014
The next time you visit Grand Central Market, do not be surprised by what looks something like a lost set from a 1950s science fiction movie. Or is it a rocket ship/tiki bar? Whatever, Christophe Happillon’s Oyster Gourmet kiosk has finally landed on the upper deck by Hill Street, and it is something to see.
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The New Yorker
Elite Meat
October 27, 2014
A food entrepreneur offers a delicious, but pricey, solution for guilty pleasures.
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Tasting Table
Operation: Grand Central Market
October 21, 2014
The lowdown on what to eat right now.
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LA Weekly
Wexler's Deli Review: A Fine Chef Comes to Grand Central Market
October 21, 2014
Where Mezze presented creative New American food with Mediterranean touches, Wexler's Deli is highly traditional: This is an old-school Jewish deli, pure and simple. Wexler smokes his own fish and cures his own pastrami, makes his own pickles and generally obsesses over the quality of every last detail.
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DestinAsian
The Fresh Face of Downtown L.A.
October 13, 2014
Formerly deemed a ghost town, Los Angeles’s city center is once more at the core of urban cool, with a rehabilitated arts district, a livelier-than-ever public market, and a fresh wave of buzz-worthy shops, bars, and restaurants. Things are definitely looking up in Downtown.
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JTA
In downtown Los Angeles, everything old is new again
October 05, 2014
At 97 years old, Grand Central Market has become one of the hottest destinations in this city, drawing long lines of foodies eager for the finest in artisanal cheeses, coddled eggs and pour-over coffee.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Adele Yellin Nourished Downtown's Revival
September 16, 2014
The owner of Grand Central Market turned the 97-year-old landmark into a true culinary destination, pushing downtown's revitalization forward.
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LA Times
Grand Central Market makes new friends, keeps the old
August 29, 2014
How does a business that's more than 100 years old wind up as one of America's best new restaurants of the year? It takes more than simply recruiting a slew of trendy new concepts. It takes a careful balancing of a choice selection of new stands with the best of the old. That's the trick that the Grand Central Market has pulled off. And stay tuned, more is coming. Here are a few favorites.
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LA Weekly
A New Era At Grand Central Market
August 20, 2014
Much has changed since Grand Central Market first opened its doors in 1917. And recently, a new renovation project has brought in new vendors and a new kind of customer. But much remains the same. You can still get a steaming plate of carnitas, or a cheap taco. The difference is that now you also can opt for sustainably raised lamb tartare with summer pickles. Hard to complain about that.
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Bon Appetit
The Hot 10: The Best New Restaurants in America 2014
August 19, 2014
In our most eclectic and unexpected list to date, you'll find a sprawling downtown market, a Thai food truck, and an adorable "pastry luncheonette." The choices may surprise you, but it's exactly that high-low, anything-goes mix that so perfectly summarizes the way we eat now.
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Bon Appetit
America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!
August 13, 2014
In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened in America-and after just as many air miles, BA's Andrew Knowlton chose 50 as his favorites. They range from oyster bars and diner revivals to a Mekong-Mississippi mashup and a Texas-style brasserie. But the one thing they have in common is this: flat-out deliciousness.
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Zagat
The 15 Hottest New Restaurants Around LA
July 15, 2014
We've seen an amazing group of newcomers appear around the Los Angeles dining scene over the last few months. From new Italian charmers in Silver Lake to fried chicken madness Downtown and a veritable food hall in the South Bay, it's almost impossible to keep up. Still, here's an updated list of the hottest, newest restaurants on the scene right now. Check back often for new updates.
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TimeOut LA
7 dishes at GCM we're loving right now
July 09, 2014
Downtown's Grand Central Market has so much amazing food, it's hard to pick favorites. But we did.
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Los Angeles Times
Chef of the Moment: DTLA Cheese's Reed Herrick, cheesy as he wants to be
June 30, 2014
Reed Herrick is executive chef at DTLA Cheese, the neighborhood downtown cheese shop in Grand Central Market. Herrick, born and raised in Minneapolis, started working when he was 12 at a neighbor's restaurant as a dishwasher and busboy. By 15 he was a prep cook, working his way up to line cook at the fast-paced Original Pancake House. While working his way through art school in San Francisco as a sous-chef at a jazz club, he decided to pursue cooking full time.
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Los Angeles Times
Grand Central Market open for dinner starting July 3
June 24, 2014
Downtown's reimagined Grand Central Market has drawn crowds for breakfast (Egg Slut's breakfast sandwiches, G&B coffee, Wexler's bagels with lox ... ), but it until now had closed every day at 6 p.m. With so many new vendors -- 12 food and beverage stalls in the last year -- the open-air market between Broadway and Hill has announced that it will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting July 3.
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DT News
The 14 Most Interesting Chefs in Downtown
June 23, 2014
Downtown is the city’s hottest dining scene, with new restaurants popping up in every district and established eateries continuing to impress. It’s no wonder that people from across Los Angeles now flock to Downtown for a meal.
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New York Times
The Best Iced Latte in America?
June 09, 2014
If coffee were a religion, Charles Babinski and Kyle Glanville would be two of its high priests.
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Los Angeles Times
Chef of the moment: Pastrami king Micah Wexler of Wexler's Deli
June 09, 2014
It's hard to find someone as dedicated to pastrami as Micah Wexler, co-owner and chef of the newly opened Wexler's Deli at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.
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Los Angeles Times
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams to open at Grand Central Market in July
June 02, 2014
Eva Ein and Michael Palmer bought Santa Barbara ice cream company McConnell's in 2012 and have since carried on its tradition of crafting made-from-scratch ice cream.
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LA Weekly
10 Best Pastrami Sandwiches in Los Angeles
June 02, 2014
Finding a pastrami sandwich to eat in Los Angeles has never been a challenge. From Boyle Heights to Tarzana, there are burger stands, dedicated pastrami shacks and classic delis, all offering sandwiches made with the salty smoked meat. Lately, with a renewed interest in all things house-made, you can also sample the Jewish staple in more unexpected places, like chef-driven restaurants.
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LA Weekly
Valerie Gordon: The Sweet Shop Owner
May 14, 2014
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue.
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Los Angeles Times
At Grand Central Market: Horse Thief BBQ launches beer and wine bar
May 14, 2014
Horse Thief BBQ, the downtown purveyor of smoky brisket and pulled pork located on the Hill Street-facing patio of Grand Central Market, has launched a beer and wine bar.
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KTLA 5 Morning News
Grand Central Market Revamp
April 07, 2014
Four of the newer Grand Central Market restaurants joined KTLA 5 Morning News with some of their specialties.
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Los Angeles Times
Belcampo's Burger Is Already Driving Them Wild -- Here's How
April 05, 2014
Just when you thought Los Angeles couldn't possibly get excited about yet another hamburger, along comes Belcampo. And eaters are going wild.
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Zagat
LA's 10 Best New Sandwiches
March 31, 2014
A great sandwich is the sum of its parts: the perfect amount of delicious meats, vegetables, cheeses and spreads and, of course, excellent bread, be it fresh-baked whole grain or a roll double dipped in meaty jus. We have many iconic sandwiches - meaty subs (Bay Cities), pastrami kings (Langer's) and French dips (Philippe's), among others - but here's a new crop of favorites making a name for themselves. Here are 10 new sandwiches to find around town now.
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Los Angeles Times
Olio Pizzeria opens at Grand Central Market print
March 31, 2014
Olio Pizzeria is the latest vendor to open at the quickly expanding Grand Central Market in downtown.
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Los Angeles Times
Belcampo Meat Co. opens at Grand Central Market with fried pork head, cheesesteaks
March 24, 2014
The restaurant and butchery Belcampo Meat Co., the Bay Area butcher known for raising, processing and selling its own sustainable meat, is now up and running at Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles.
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ABC7 Eye on L.A.
Grand Central Market Has Comfort Food Galore
March 11, 2014
The Grand Central Market is a fixture in downtown L.A., and it offers many options when it comes to comfort food.
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Los Angeles Times
Sustainable meat pioneer Belcampo opening at GCM in March
February 26, 2014
Belcampo Meat Co., one the most ambitious sustainable meat companies in the United States, will be opening its first Los Angeles store at the Grand Central Market the week of March 18.
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Bon Appetit
Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Los Angeles
February 18, 2014
Not long ago, downtown Los Angeles could feel like a street scene in Blade Runner, all shadowy alleys punctuated by the occasionally transcendent bowl of ramen. But in the past few years there have been so many exciting restaurant openings that it’s become a thriving destination that bears repeat visits—for both locals and tourists.
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Sunset Magazine
Best of the West: Big-City Bounty
February 01, 2014
These great new urban food halls inspired by San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace
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La Opinion
Aromas del mercadito
February 02, 2014
Para los latinos sera siempre el mercadito, aunque su nombre sea Grand Central Market, un sitio fundado en 1917.
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New York Times
52 Places to Go in 2014
January 10, 2014
Gone is the musty, lifeless, only-open-for-Kings-hockey-games reputation of downtown Los Angeles.
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GQ
America's Next Great City Is Inside L.A.
January 01, 2014
Amid the glittering towers and crumbly Art Deco facades, a new generation of adventurous chefs, bartenders, loft dwellers, artists, and developers are creating a neighborhood as electrifying and gritty as New York in the '70s. Brett Martin navigates his way through the coolest new downtown in America.
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LA Downtowner
THE OYSTER GOURMET
December 01, 2014
A Slippery Fix
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Los Angeles Times
Egg Slut opens in Grand Central Market
November 08, 2013
Egg Slut, the eggy-bacony food truck helmed by Alvin Cailin, has set up shop in downtown historic marketplace Grand Central Market.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Vitamina T: Torta de Carnitas at Downtown's Grand Central Market
August 20, 2013
Even more delicious than Taco Tuesday, our weekly segment showcases the best doses of vitamina T, or vitamin T, Mexico’s street slang for the most coveted comfort foods that begin with the letter T. This would have been great on Sesame Street, but we beat them to the punch—here’s this week’s taste of vitamin T from the streets of L.A.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Horse Thief: A New BBQ Joint Opens Downtown This Week
July 02, 2013
Celebrate the Fourth of July with some Texas-style 'cue.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Valerie Gordon on Moving Into Downtown's Grand Central Market
May 31, 2013
The coffee shop experience comes home, with The Brown Derby Cobb Salad and Blum's Coffee Crunch cake, too.
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Los Angeles Magazine
Downtown's Grand Central Market Goes Under the Knife
April 25, 2013
Sticky Rice is the first new restaurant to open in the market this year.
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Los Angeles Times
New Thai vendor Sticky Rice open at Grand Central Mark
April 12, 2013
Sticky Rice, a new Thai food stall, is now open at the Grand Central Market downtown. The addition of the new vendor is part of the historical food court's ongoing makeover.
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