First Look: République is Walter Manzke’s Big Bistro Return to L.A.

République is Manzke’s true return to form, in the city that helped to shape him. And he couldn’t have picked a better building as his backdrop.

Farley Elliott is a food and travel writer living in Los Angeles. He is the Senior Editor at Eater LA, and has bylines everywhere from LA Weekly to Los Angeles Magazine to Thrillist to Tasting Table. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food, a guidebook to LA’s amazing street food culture. Oh, and he’s that guy from that Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos video.