Gift Guide: Culinary Los Angeles

Snacks, sauces, munchies and moles that are worth sharing

From sauces and caramels to wine and bitters, these products from LA-based makers conjure up distinct memories for those who live there; for others, it’s a virtual culinary trip to California‘s largest city. Treat yourself to the bar version of the gooey, filled bombolini at Jon & Vinny’s, or pick up the secret ingredient to mole enchiladas at Guelaguetza, grab a bottle of Angeleno Wine …

Compartes Chocolate Opens Luxe LA Flagship

Chocolatier Jonathan Grahm tells us about making his chocolate dreams come true

Jonathan Grahm began working in the world of chocolate when he was 15 years old. Nine years later, he bought the Compartes Company and has overseen its expansion and rise in acclaim since. The original Compartes, in LA’s Brentwood, was a shop and kitchen that spanned about 1,500 square feet. Now, in addition to its Century City location, the brand has opened a flagship chocolate boutique and …

Previewing Gusto Green’s Terpene- and Plant-Based Menu

Set to open in 2020 in DTLA, a cannabis-adjacent restaurant with a focus on clean eating

DTLA’s upcoming Gusto Green, which will have a focus on healthy, clean eating, won’t be opening until winter 2020, but attendees at this year’s Summit were able to preview their food at the proposed S Hill St location. The ground-floor space is part of the block between 7th and 8th Streets, all of which is being currently overhauled with offices, event spaces and a cannabis …