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Openings: Olio Pizzeria and Café, Los Angeles

[Photograph: Olio Pizzeria] LA Weekly's Christie Bishop reports that Olio Pizzeria & Cafe opened last week on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. Owner Bradford Kent bought his wood-burning oven on Craigslist. He's serving a Margherita topped with local burrata cheese; a potato, mushroom, and radicchio pie; and a popular Swiss chard pizza featuring his homemade chicken-fennel sausage and roasted tomatoes. But that's not all: Olio Pizzeria also offers breakfast goods (including breakfast calzones) starting at 7 a.m. Wood-fired bialys, anyone? Olio Pizzeria & Café 8075 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90048 (at N. Crescent Heights Boulevard; map)... More

Food Writer Wins Pulitzer!

Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly's restaurant critic, has become the first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. The late David Shaw often wrote about food, but he won the Pulitzer Prize for his media reporting. Gold is a fine writer, as this article clearly shows, but I for one am shocked that the Pulitzer jury didn't award it to someone like Johnny Apple, Jeffrey Steingarten, or Alan Richman first.... More

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