Claim to fame: Two fierce chefs in a cross-cultural collaboration 

Reason to go: Moreish and sharable food that both surprises and soothes

To look out for: Inspired desserts, Onda is an offspring of LA’s lauded, sweets-centric Sqirl

Onda, a collab between LA’s Jessica Koslow and Mexico City’s Gabriela Cámara, celebrates both metropolises’ love for colorful, deeply flavorful fare––in a quintessentially Cali way.  Koslow is the brains behind all-day hit Sqirl, the place that feeds Eastsiders brioche French toast and grain bowls galore; Cámara made her name with perpetually packed Contramar in CDMX’s tony Roma district.  Together they created one of LA’s mot hotly anticipated eateries.

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