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Raphael

Raphael

WHY Because you’ve been looking for a quiet, elegant spot for lunch in the Studio City area. WHAT The six-month-old Raphael is possibly the most civilized place in the Valley to have lunch right now. Owned by the family that used to operate Bel-Air Bar & Grill, it is an intimate spot with an eclectic [...]

Four Daughters Kitchen

Four Daughters Kitchen

WHY You’ve been surfing for hours and you’re ready to stoke that calorie-burning engine with (depending on the hour) really good pancakes and an enormo cup of coffee or a an interesting beer and a way better burger than you’ll find at other beachy coffee shops. Just walking or bike-riding? Split a sandwich or a [...]

Easy Eats at Santa Monica Fest

Easy Eats at Santa Monica Fest

For moms and dads with young squirmers, a day in the park is way more relaxing than a holiday restaurant brunch, and at the Santa Monica Festival this Mother’s Day weekend, you won’t even have to pack your own picnic. The Clover Park event is Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., just the right time for cruising [...]

GCI: Bigger, Better, Cheesier

GCI: Bigger, Better, Cheesier

At the recent Grilled Cheese Invitational, the sun was as hot and golden as the honored dish. The Cheese Reverend began the festivities with a cheesy convocation, and passionate cheese poets and callers later took the stage. More than 6,000 gathered, but the event was prepared to handle up to 8,000, a nice change from [...]

Linda’s Got Your Goat

Linda’s Got Your Goat

EAT: LA’s Linda Burum had goat for lunch this week with KPCC’s John Rabe, host of Off-Ramp, and you can hear the results of their goat-loving conversation on Off-Ramp this weekend (noon on Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday). Or you can go to John’s blog now and hear a longer version of their chat. Here’s [...]

Swiss Chef at San Remo

Swiss Chef at San Remo

WHY To travel back in time in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. WHAT Swiss-trained chef Ueli Huegli has transformed a tired Italian restaurant in Valley Glen into Swiss Chef at San Remo, with a menu pulled largely from the late, lamented Matterhorn Chef of Van Nuys, where Chef Ueli, as he is known, [...]

Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

One of our favorite special-occasion restaurants, Saddle Peak Lodge, is currently offering an amazing discount: 50% off any and all bottles of wine on its list on Thursday and Friday evenings. The lingering recession has led to many such discounts around town, but most are only offered on slow evenings (Monday or Tuesday), and often [...]

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Once a small, intimate tea tasting among friends, Kulov’s Tea Festival has grown over the past ten years into a celebration of tea with educational workshops, exhibitions, tea tasting booths and live musical performances. This year’s event at Royal/T in Culver City kicks off with a free lecture on tea and fair trade (Saturday, 11 [...]

Show Us a Sticker, Win a Book!

Show Us a Sticker, Win a Book!

We at EAT: Los Angeles recently sent stickers to every café, food shop, restaurant, pub, taqueria, coffeehouse, wine bar, bakery, pizzeria and wine shop in the book, and they’re starting to pop up in windows all over town. If a place has a sticker in the window, then we personally recommend it. In the last [...]

Plancha, A Taco Joint

Plancha, A Taco Joint

WHY Just because you enjoy retail therapy on 3rd Street doesn’t mean you want to spend $30 for lunch. And sometimes you want a great taco. WHAT Pete White opened Plancha in March, and it has quickly become the fave spot for 3rd Street regulars. White paid his dues (25 years!) at Poquito Mas, eventually [...]