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Jin Patisserie

Jin Patisserie

WHY For delicate, sculpturally gorgeous chocolates and pastries that taste as good as they look. WHAT After conquering Abbot Kinney with what may be L.A.’s most refined and serene chocolate shop and tea garden, Kristy Choo has branched out with this white-and-Lucite gallery-style shop in the Intercontinental. Same incredible chocolates and quality tea and coffee [...]

Sexo y Violencia, Decadent Fairies, and Exquisite Edwardians

Sexo y Violencia, Decadent Fairies, and Exquisite Edwardians

Go Go’ers, if you have plans for this week, cancel them immediately.  If you were heading out of town, unpack now.  And Ms. Go Go will wait while you set the DVR to record a week’s worth of every TV show you watch. You won’t be sorry. Simply put, there is more high-octane entertainment in [...]

Start Loving This Weekend

Start Loving This Weekend

Last weekend may have been a cultural desert because of the Super Bowl but Friday kicks off a fortnight of nearly nonstop fun. Eat your Wheaties.  Start your engines.  Go. Go. Go. Crushtastic Ms. Go Go says, what better way to kick off the pre-V-Day weekend than with a big ‘ole free love fest? Remain [...]

Sunnin

Sunnin

WHY For earthy Lebanese classics with an edge of sophistication, served all day long. WHAT Some may remember owner Em Tony’s handiwork from the luxe Al Amir opposite LACMA, where she cooked in the ’80s. Now she reigns over a sparkling open kitchen in a big, buzzing space, where you can often watch her turning [...]

‘lette Macaron

‘lette Macaron

WHY Parisian-style macarons, displayed like objets d’art, in the shop formerly known as Paulette (they dropped the ‘Pau’ after a trademark tussle). WHAT French macarons are not the dumpling-style macaroons (normally made of coconut) that we see in the U.S. These are light, tender-crisp sandwich-style cookies that look rather like colorful, miniature hamburgers, except the [...]

Monsieur Marcel

Monsieur Marcel

WHY L.A.’s best-kept-secret French bistro. WHAT Almost hidden in a corner of the Farmers Market is a café as authentically French as any in Lyon. It’s part of the adjacent Mr. Marcel market, home of French cheeses, olives, wines, table linens and an array of gourmet foods. Unlike most Farmers Market eateries, which are order-at-the-counter [...]

Mignon

Mignon

WHY A wee, charming spot with good, affordable wines, cheeses and charcuterie—just the place to transition from the work day to the evening. WHAT The smart folks behind one of our favorite wine bars, Bacaro, run this 600-square-foot spot in the heart of Downtown. Where Bacaro’s focus is Italian, here it’s French, with good, affordable [...]

Drago’s Black & White Tagliolini

Drago’s Black & White Tagliolini

Last week, we said a sad farewell to Angeli and honored the occasion with one of chef Evan Kleiman’s most adored desserts. Now we turn to another superb Italian place that’s saying arrivederci: Drago, the Santa Monica flagship of chef Celestino Drago. To honor the occasion, he’s shared with us one of the best recipes [...]

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

Go Go’ers, sometimes you have to bow down to the inevitable.  Cocktails are king. Chocolate cures everything.  And this weekend, Eagle Rock is your one-hop-stop for  culture and fun. You might want to bring a toothbrush and spend the night. Drinking at a Toddler Celebration The first brewery to set up shop taproom in Los Angeles [...]

Tender Greens Hollywood

Tender Greens Hollywood

WHY Big salads of local provenance, and a huge, sunny patio on which to enjoy them. WHAT This always-busy outpost of the upscale cafeteria is notable for its 1,200-square-foot patio in back, as well as its roster of salads (grilled chicken Cobb; prawns with chorizo, lima beans, arugula, butter lettuce and lemon vinaigrette) and sandwiches. [...]