Dish Breakdown: Winsome’s Baked Japan

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

After finally locating Winsome, a cozy restaurant nestled in the bottom floor of the Elysian building in Echo Park, I was charmed not only by the sun-lit space and watercolor wallpaper but by the wide-ranging small-plate–focused menu. Crispy tofu with marinated peppers, Thai basil and puffed wheatberries won me over despite my dislike of tofu, […]




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Dish Breakdown: Kali’s Meringue Gelato with Candied Yolk Shavings

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

If we counted on our hands how many times we’ve had an amazing meal at a restaurant only for it to be followed up by a subpar dessert, we’d run out of fingers and toes. Some restaurants put so much weight on appetizers, entrees and even cocktail lists that oftentimes desserts get left behind. Which […]




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