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Penzeys Spices

Penzeys Spices

WHY Kala jeera (black cumin) and French four spice, and knowledgeable staffers who can tell you what to do with them. WHAT This Wisconsin-based chain is the Grand Cru of spice shops. At both the newer Santa Monica branch and in Torrance, you’ll find a dizzying selection of chile powder, cinnamon and pepper blends. The [...]

Proof Bakery

Proof Bakery

WHY Sophisticated pastries, excellent coffee and fresh bread in a fast-transforming neighborhood. WHAT Though owner Na Young Ma is a Glendale native, Proof has a Parisian look, with marble-topped tables and chocolate-colored walls. Pastries strike the right balance between rustic and refined and rank with some of the best in the area. All things meringue [...]

Proof Bakery

Proof Bakery

WHY Sophisticated pastries, excellent coffee and fresh bread in a fast-transforming neighborhood. WHAT Though owner Na Young Ma is a Glendale native, Proof has a Parisian look, with marble-topped tables and chocolate-colored walls. Pastries strike the right balance between rustic and refined and rank with some of the best in the area. All things meringue [...]

Kobawoo House

Kobawoo House

WHY Because there’s more to Korean food than barbecue. WHAT Mimicking a Korean tavern with its charming faux country-style décor, Kobawoo serves dishes that best accompany frosty beers or soju. Its tremendous lineup of savory pancakes includes a pizza-size, seafood-stuffed one called haemul pajun. A color-drenched salad of clear acorn noodles, jangban gooksoo, comes tossed [...]

Kobawoo House

Kobawoo House

WHY Because there’s more to Korean food than barbecue. WHAT Mimicking a Korean tavern with its charming faux country-style décor, Kobawoo serves dishes that best accompany frosty beers or soju. Its tremendous lineup of savory pancakes includes a pizza-size, seafood-stuffed one called haemul pajun. A color-drenched salad of clear acorn noodles, jangban gooksoo, comes tossed [...]

Bricks & Scones

Bricks & Scones

WHY House-baked pastries, good sandwiches, Intelligentsia coffee, Lupicia teas and tomb-like quiet for working. WHAT With a no-talking upstairs study area and a quiet downstairs lounge, plus a leafy patio with plenty of shade umbrellas and no restriction on chatting, Bricks & Scones appeals to serious students and screenwriters as well as ladies who lunch [...]

FarmShop

FarmShop

WHY Yountville foodie elegance in Brentwood. WHAT Freshness is a fetish here, whether it’s braised sunchokes or perfectly cut shoestring fries from Weiser Farms potatoes. Jeffrey Cerciello, former culinary director of Thomas Keller’s casual dining division, has created an upscale larder featuring dishes (salmon rillettes, poached chicken salad) made with the best local produce alongside [...]

Olio Pizzeria

Olio Pizzeria

WHY Pizzas as good as Mozza’s, only less expensive and with less hoopla surrounding them. WHAT Bradford Kent is an obsessive fellow, prone to toss out dough that he feels isn’t just right, and refusing to serve a pizza that is the slightest bit overcooked. Given the tendency toward overly blackened crusts these days, that [...]

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

V-Day approaches: the holiday of hearts, flowers and cuddles or angst, rue and gnashing of teeth. Here are events  to indulge either or both. Happy Valentine’s Day, you emotional multi-tasker, you. Romance for free Have a heart full of love but a pocket low on cash? Want art and poetry and sunsets but flying solo? [...]

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

The Valentine Weekend Go Go: Fake Prom, Dating Game Dance Party, Art & Poetry + More!

V-Day approaches: the holiday of hearts, flowers and cuddles or angst, rue and gnashing of teeth. Here are events  to indulge either or both. Happy Valentine’s Day, you emotional multi-tasker, you. Romance for free Have a heart full of love but a pocket low on cash? Want art and poetry and sunsets but flying solo? [...]