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MEDIA MENTIONS, AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

2014 Rising Star Chef

2016 "Best Kitchen La" LA Weekly

2016 Best Dishes "Crispy Pork Belly" Time Out Magazine

2016 "Restaurant of the Year" Los Angeles Magazine

"Fil-Am chefs experiment Filipino flavors at Unit 120 in Chinatown" -Christina Oriel, Asian Journal

"Best Food Story award at the 2016 Plaridel Awards."

"THE EGGSLUT GENIUS TAKES LOS ANGELES" -Rachel Will, Ozy Magazine

"Cailan stands out against this landscape as someone who said “screw it” to the old guard and blazed a trail entirely his own."
Farley Elliot - Senior Editor Eater LA

"He’s (Alvin Cailan) using his tremendous power in a badass way, setting the table for the future of L.A. dining" -Andy Wang, Observer

"Chefs like Cailan are making unprecedented headway in a decades-long push to make Filipino food as attractive to the American mainstream..." -Craig Cavallo, Saveur Magazine

"One day in the near future when the characters in your favorite TV show are ordering Filipino take-out, we'll have Chef Alvin Cailan to thank ..." -Danny Jensen, Citizine TV

"He’s (Alvin Cailan) young and American, and he knows how that update (Kare-kare Lentils) will draw folks. Instead of a concession, it’s enlarging the tent" -Patric Kuh, Los Angeles Magazine

"The King of LA" -Jonathan Gold, LA Times

" Chef Alvin Cailan, founder of California (now Vegas, too) egg sandwich phenomenon Eggslut, is taking on the mantle of Filipino food champion." -Kate Krader, Bloomberg 

 

Alvin is regularly featured in both written and online publications like:

The New York Times, NPR, KCRW, Food and Wine Saveur, Sunset Magazine, Ozy.com, Asian Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Eater LA, LA Times Citizen

Alvin has made multiple digital and broadcast television appearances on:

CBS, PBS, Munchies, The Cooking Channel, Food Network, Vice, Chowhound, Thrilllist, KCET, MYX TV