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Pure Luck Restaurant

Pure Luck Restaurant

WHY Sweet potato fries and fried dill pickle chips that will make you feel virtuous, even if they’re fried. The jackfruit ‘carnitas’ is pretty darn good, too. WHAT This fetching cottage-style restaurant may be vegan, but at any given time about half of the diners are carnivores who aren’t the least bit annoyed that their [...]

Pork x Five

Pork x Five

If 666 is the sign of the devil, 555 now appears to be the sign of the pig, although we’re not exactly clear why—other than the folks behind a nationally touring food and wine fundraising shindig decided to make the event all about 5s. Dubbed Cochon555, the May 1 happening at Vibiana downtown will showcase [...]

Pop-Up Dinner for Japan

Pop-Up Dinner for Japan

Check out our partner John Rabe’s blog for news about a most promising dinner being organized by Providence owner/chef Michael Cimarusti to benefit Japanese quake relief. It’s May 16th at Breadbar, and he’s got some heavy-hitter chef friends to help him out. Read more about it on the Off-Ramp blog here. Don’t miss the video [...]

Venice Beach Wines

Venice Beach Wines

WHY A lovely covered sidewalk patio, worthy wines to drink here or take home, and mighty fine panini. WHAT Part retail wine shop and part outdoor café, this place was cleverly designed to keep the indoors temperature-controlled for the wine while having that indoor-outdoor flow so essential to Venice living. The wine-by-the-glass list is relatively [...]

Recess

Recess

WHY Beautiful salads, sandwiches, pizzas and other goodies to take out or eat here. WHAT A former Patina chef decided he wanted to do his own thing in his own neighborhood, and the result is this popular café and gourmet-to-go spot. Breakfast brings takeout croissants or eat-in eggs; lunch means prosciutto and mozzarella sandwiches, ahi [...]

Talésai

Talésai

WHY A sane and serene retreat in the heart of the Sunset Strip, with beautifully presented and delicious Thai food. WHAT This Thai pioneer has a new lease on life, thanks to a major renovation and the energy and good cooking of young Kris Yenbamroong, grandson of the 27-year-old restaurant’s original chef. In a stylish [...]

Tin Roof Bistro

Tin Roof Bistro

WHY Excellent and affordable cocktails and wine by the glass, a killer burger and farmers’ market produce. WHAT Mike Simms has hit a home run with this new indoor-outdoor bistro that rises above its shopping-mall setting. Skip the undercooked pizzas in favor of the terrific curry spinach dip, thick burgers, salads, roast chicken, fresh fish [...]

Forage

Forage

WHY All things good and local are found at this modestly sized temple to tempting baked goods, bursting-with-flavor vegetables and ever-changing menus. WHAT The quintessential Silver Lake café instantly built a loyal following for some of the area’s best home-style, farmers’ market—sourced cooking, from the pork belly sandwich to superb daily quiches. At dinner, the [...]

Valerie Confections

Valerie Confections

WHY Four words: Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake. WHAT Luxurious truffles, chocolate-dipped toffee squares, square-tiered wedding cakes clad in candied rose petals, exquisite petits fours and house-made preserves are artfully arranged in the small display area at the front of this commercial kitchen space, which offers a few baked goods and, in the See’s tradition, a [...]

Amalia’s Guatemalan

Amalia’s Guatemalan

WHY For an unexpected taste of Latin America. WHAT A graceful dining room inside an old California Bungalow serves Guatemala’s national turkey dish, kakik de pavo, a mole-like thick soup, and pollo en crema, rich and sharp with the tang of buttery cultured cream. Enchiladas topped with a tower of shredded beef, beet salad, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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