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Lalo's Cocina Bar and Grill

Though raised in Jalisco, Mexico, Eduardo “Lalo” Macias was born in California. “My parents were working in the fields there when I was born,” he says. Growing up in Mexico, Lalo says that from an early age he wanted to be in the restaurant... more

Chef's Choice

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Tazza Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Derek Bennion/Tazza Kitchen

Cheap Seats: It surprises many to learn that I’m not pulling in at least a quarter million a year writing this. But no, I’m forced to be a frugal diner, which means I’m always on the lookout for a cheap meal, especially lunch. Back in the good ol’ d more

Tastebudz

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Interior of Aldi. Photo by Steve Cook

A Fifth of May: If you haven’t made your Cinco de Mayo plans yet (it’s May 5th this year), I’d recommend you check out Lalo’s Cocina [laloscocina.com] at 2617 W. Broad Street. Lalo is a really cool guy, who takes great pride in serving excellent... more

Tastebudz

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Eduardo Macias, owner of Lalo's Cocina Bar and Grill. Photo by Robert Thomas

Eduardo Macias is not new to Mexican restaurants. In fact, for more than 20 years he’s been in the business, having started back in 1994 when he took a job in one of the city’s most popular local Mexican chains. About three years ago, he opened... more

Restaurant Spotlights

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Bruschetta paired with a variation of the French 75 featuring Belle Isle Premium Moonshine at Grandstaff and Stein Booksellers. Photo by Robert Thomas

Having grown up in Franklin County in Southwest Virginia, I was pretty excited when we decided to feature moonshine cocktails in this edition of Raising the Bar. You see, Franklin County is, without a doubt, the moonshine capital of the world. Oh... more

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