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Let's Do Lunch: RockSugar Pan-Asian Kitchen

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There are some great lunches to be had in this town, and we want to celebrate the midday meal. So, let's do lunch, shall we?

America's favorite fast-casual chain restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory. Five years ago, Chef Mohan Ismail was entrenched in the Calabasas Hills R&D kitchens for the restaurant empire, putting out Pan-Asian dishes for Cheesecake CEO David Overton, but without a fixed destination. Soon a plan formed, and just over two years ago Ismail was installed as the Executive Chef at a stand-alone eatery backed by the Factory at the Century City mall. That place is RockSugar, where you can be introduced to the Pan-Asian eats via their prix fixe lunch menu.