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Los Angeles' Picca; Nostos in Washington, DC

S. Irene Virbila visits Picca in Los Angeles, where chef Ricardo Zarate "attempts to do for Peruvian food what New York's David Chang has done for Korean." Tom Sietsema gets his fortune read in the grounds at the bottom of his coffee cup at DC Greek restaurant Nostos. Thomas Witom fills in for recently fired Pat Bruno at the Chicago Sun-Times before their new dining section launches October 7 with a review of Tokio Pub. Here are the end-of-week reviews:

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Times/S. Irene Virbila: Picca, 2.5 stars
LA Weekly/Jonathan Gold: Guisados

Washington, DC:
Washington Post/Tom Sietsema: Nostos, 2.5 stars

Chicago Sun-Times/Thomas Witom: Tokio Pub, 2 stars

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