Small Business & Entrepreneurs

American Chinese restaurants in Manhattan started slipping menus under doors, gaining new customers, and setting the stage for modernized food delivery.

from Good Food

Zen Ong is using blue corn tortillas from Tehachapi Grain Project at Awan, a plant-based ice cream shop in West Hollywood.

from Good Food

Summer — aka ice cream season — officially starts today.

Mateo’s, Kansha Creamery, Awan: Where to get LA’s best ice cream

Summer — aka ice cream season — officially starts today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Record inflation means the prices Angelenos pay for locally-made food are headed in one direction — up. Businesses that serve the budget-conscious really notice.

Food is more expensive, customers aren’t only ones noticing

Record inflation means the prices Angelenos pay for locally-made food are headed in one direction — up. Businesses that serve the budget-conscious really notice.

from Greater LA

In the volunteer-run West Adams bookstore called All Power Books, neighbors receive food, clothes and community. Now they face an uncertain future.

All Power Books: West Adams’ bookstore meets mutual aid space

In the volunteer-run West Adams bookstore called All Power Books, neighbors receive food, clothes and community. Now they face an uncertain future.

from Greater LA

A sweep of the El Salvador Corridor in Koreatown displaces more than 50 street vendors, some of whom have been selling food there for over 20 years.

Salvadoran street vendors are displaced. Community steps up to help

A sweep of the El Salvador Corridor in Koreatown displaces more than 50 street vendors, some of whom have been selling food there for over 20 years.

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With the ongoing political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Diaspora Co. founder Sana Javeri Kadri steps in to donate a portion of spice sales.

Spice company will donate portion of sales to aid Sri Lankan economic crisis

With the ongoing political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Diaspora Co. founder Sana Javeri Kadri steps in to donate a portion of spice sales.

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While digging into a chicken drumstick, USC Professor Karen Tongson discusses the cultural significance and expansion of the Jollibee franchise.

Fried chicken and spaghetti: Filipino fast food chain Jollibee hits downtown

While digging into a chicken drumstick, USC Professor Karen Tongson discusses the cultural significance and expansion of the Jollibee franchise.

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Vibrant in color with a unique umami flavor, matcha has made its way into nearly every category of food and drink.

Matcha everything: Where to get the best green tea goods in LA

Vibrant in color with a unique umami flavor, matcha has made its way into nearly every category of food and drink.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pijja Palace is an Indian pizza parlor and sports bar that opened this month in Silver Lake. Eater LA reporter Mona Holmes says “it’s full of vibe with really great food.”

Saag pijja and malai rigatoni are knockout items at Silver Lake pizza parlor

Pijja Palace is an Indian pizza parlor and sports bar that opened this month in Silver Lake. Eater LA reporter Mona Holmes says “it’s full of vibe with really great food.”

from Greater LA

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

Homelessness solutions are brewing at this Long Beach coffee shop

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

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Kool-Aid fried chicken sandwich, anyone? After a two-year COVID hiatus, the LA County Fair is back with classic eats and not-so-ordinary treats.

Kool-Aid fried chicken: Try crazy eats at LA County Fair

Kool-Aid fried chicken sandwich, anyone? After a two-year COVID hiatus, the LA County Fair is back with classic eats and not-so-ordinary treats.

from KCRW Features

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

Stopping gentrification in Boyle Heights: Can retail co-op model help?

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

from Greater LA

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

ChopValue gives single-use utensils a second life

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

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In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

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The Silver Lake restaurant staple, Casita del Campo, has been serving margaritas for 60 years. And the downstairs theater, The Cavern Club, hosts raucous drag shows.

Drinks and burritos upstairs, drag show downstairs: Casita del Campo turns 60

The Silver Lake restaurant staple, Casita del Campo, has been serving margaritas for 60 years. And the downstairs theater, The Cavern Club, hosts raucous drag shows.

from Greater LA

A new TikTok series began as a way for kids to get news, then became a collection of lost stories of classic LA restaurants and fun food facts.

From Fat Burger to In-N-Out, TikTok series celebrates LA food

A new TikTok series began as a way for kids to get news, then became a collection of lost stories of classic LA restaurants and fun food facts.

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Maurice Harris says he and his brother and business partner have been able to save Bloom & Plume, their floral shop and cafe, to the point where they’re no longer in debt.

Filipinotown floral shop and cafe digs itself out of debt

Maurice Harris says he and his brother and business partner have been able to save Bloom & Plume, their floral shop and cafe, to the point where they’re no longer in debt.

from Greater LA

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

South LA or South Central? Name depends on who you ask

The “South Los Angeles” neighborhood didn’t exist until the early 2000s when the city changed the name of the area to wash away the stigma linked to the LA Riots.

from KCRW Features

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: New exhibit follows history of Jewish deli

The history of delicatessens nationwide is the focus of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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