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This Buzzy L.A. Restaurant Is Reinventing the Deli

Chefs Katianna and John Hong have been planning for this moment for years. “Over beers after work, John and I would always ask each other what kind of chefs we hoped to one day become,” Katianna, 37, says, recalling the post-shift ritual she and her husband adopted while working at some of California’s most celebrated restaurants. The couple is now answering that question with Yangban Society, a restaurant and market they are opening in September in Los Angeles’s Arts District. “It’s a big deli” is how John, 34, describes it at first.

A black-bean Bolognese rice bowl, inspired by the

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