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Radish, 1730 S. Boston Ave.: “Midwesterranean” food that brings some Okie flair to Mediterranean cuisine. Superb roast chicken, pita sandwiches and mezze treats. Pictured: The Mediterranean Cobb Salad can be topped with roasted chicken, falafel or gyro meat.

918 Maples Cafe & Catering, 8151 E. 21st St.: Excellent birria tacos headline a wide-ranging menu at this small restaurant.

Cherry Street Kitchen, 111 W. Fifth St.: Relocated from its original 15th Street location, the new Cherry Street Kitchen offers an expanded menu as well as full bar service.

Day Break Cafe, 8178 S. Lewis Ave.: Fans of the old First Watch will find most of their favorites, as well as some new twists, at this breakfast-and-lunch restaurant.

Brick Bros. Pizza, 2 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby: Quality ingredients, unique combinations and a brick oven make for such excellent pizza, well worth the trip south.

Inheritance Juicery

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Restaurants visited by Covid-19 positive patient becomes restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food in Shanghai

A list of eateries patronised by a Covid-19 patient in Shanghai has become a restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food. ― Reuters pic

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A list of eateries patronised by a Covid-19 patient in Shanghai has become a restaurant guide for authentic Japanese food. ― Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 ― Contact tracing has become the norm following the Covid-19 pandemic.

A message shared on social media alerting people to avoid certain places patronised by a Covid-19 positive patient however did not achieve its intended purpose.

Instead of avoiding the eateries, it has now become a point of reference for eateries said to offer the best authentic Japanese food.

The message was first shared on Twitter by user Hayami.


Hayami had tweeted that after a Japanese man was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive patient, his movements became a map of authentic Japanese food in Changning, Shanghai.

In a screenshot of the message shared with Hayami’s tweet, the patient is

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Six of our critic’s favorite new food books

At year’s end, with the all-consuming project — our annual guide to L.A.’s 101 best restaurants — behind me and some holiday downtime forthcoming, it’s a pleasure to turn my attention briefly from restaurants to excellent, recently published cookbooks and food-focused literature. There are many, and I’ll continue to highlight standouts in this space in the coming months. Here are six favorites that are as immersive and rousing to read as they are to cook from — ideal for last-minute gifts, or as a personal escape in these exhausting times.

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Bayrut The Cookbook: Recipes from the heart of a Lebanese city kitchen

Food stylist, photographer and culinary tour guide Hisham Assaad wrote his first cookbook, a celebration and archive of the foodways of Beirut, during two catastrophic years in Lebanon: an ongoing economic and political unraveling that accelerated in

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Review of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami Florida


The courtyard at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami’s Design District.

Restaurants lucky enough to be open for 15 years ultimately face a choice: Motor on with the same food they’ve served for the lifetime of a Disney Channel child star, open an entirely new restaurant with a new concept, or do what Michael Schwartz just did with the restaurant that brought life to the Design District more than a decade ago: Reinvent.

Tear down a wall and reinvent the space. Tear up the menu and reinvent the dishes. Shave off the chin-strip goatee, leave it in the 2010s with the last remnants of the gastropub, and reinvent yourself as the chef you are today.

The staff of 15 years? Them you keep.

That’s what Schwartz has done with Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, which managed to win every major award (including for the chef) from the James Beard

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