Otomisan has served home-style Japanese food in Boyle Heights for more than five decades.
The Gardners' Federation was created at a time when there were about five to eight thousand Japanese American gardeners working in Southern California.
Since 1938, the Kawana family has been serving the Japanese-American community and more with their traditional and innovative food products.
Foodies are starting to discover Dave's Chillin' and Grillin' in Eagle Rock, a comfortable place to come chill and eat, according to Dave the owner.
Creole cooking and "porch culture" were brought down from the South to Los Angeles by her great-grandparents, adding to the mix of many cultures that shaped her life.
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