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Salt’s Cure

Salt’s Cure

WHY Carefully sourced meats, poultry and fish, smoked and cured by hand. WHAT Salt’s Cure does its own thing. In fact, it does virtually everything: smoking its own fish, curing its meats without nitrates, and pickling a vast array of vegetables. Chefs Chris Phelps and Zak Walters preside over the tiny, tall dining room from [...]

WP24

WP24

WHY It’s a special occasion. Or your boss is paying. Or you’re coming before 7 p.m. for the light $24 three-course meal, great for pre-theater. WHAT Glide through the Ritz-Carlton lobby, ascend 24 floors heavenward, make your way through the hubbub of the lounge and prepare to enjoy some of the best food ever served [...]

WP24

WP24

WHY It’s a special occasion. Or your boss is paying. Or you’re coming before 7 p.m. for the light $24 three-course meal, great for pre-theater. WHAT Glide through the Ritz-Carlton lobby, ascend 24 floors heavenward, make your way through the hubbub of the lounge and prepare to enjoy some of the best food ever served [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Many-sided Femme, Edwardian Ball, Virtual Cemetery + More

The Weekend Go Go:  Many-sided Femme, Edwardian Ball, Virtual Cemetery + More

A warning about the weekend: there’s too much fun to waste it on sleep. Just put on your high heel sneakers and go go. Hold Me Closer, Dralion Dancer Ever wish you could get up close and personal with a Cirque de Soleil performer?’ Here’s your chance but grab it quick, Go Go’ers. Thursday night, [...]

Raymond, The

Raymond, The

WHY An elegantly conceived menu and a setting that oozes historic charm. WHAT This 1901 Craftsman bungalow is the epitome of Pasadena charm, with gleaming wood floors, leaded glass, flower-filled patios and an air of tranquility. The upscale California cooking isn’t always flawless—the roasted bruschetta was bitter on one visit—but it’s generally good. Try the [...]

Raymond, The

Raymond, The

WHY An elegantly conceived menu and a setting that oozes historic charm. WHAT This 1901 Craftsman bungalow is the epitome of Pasadena charm, with gleaming wood floors, leaded glass, flower-filled patios and an air of tranquility. The upscale California cooking isn’t always flawless—the roasted bruschetta was bitter on one visit—but it’s generally good. Try the [...]

Al Gelato

Al Gelato

WHY For red sauce-dishes like rigatoni, as well as pizza, prosciutto or meatball sandwiches and salads. The tuna sandwich and the chili have many admirers. WHAT Gelati (or the amazing coffee granita) are the endings, but the meals start with hearty pastas, soups and sandwiches. Behind the tempting, extensive gelato counter is a casual, no-frills [...]

Yai’s on Vermont

Yai’s on Vermont

WHY Spicy papaya salad, minced chicken with red curry and fried trout are recommended; make sure to specify your desired spice level. WHAT On the easternmost end of Thai Town with ample free parking, this offshoot of the original offers a chance to try authentic Thai dishes without the grunge factor of the Yai on [...]

Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil

Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil

WHY To sit at the counter and revel in a perfect pot pie and, to keep the theme going for dessert, a piece of brownie pie with vanilla ice cream. If you can’t stay, pick up some frozen pot pies to take home, and for your next summer party, make sure to order the French [...]

Open Sesame

Open Sesame

WHY For one of the most convivial, food-celebrating places in Belmont Shore, with happy groups sharing fattoush (a chopped salad), schwarma, crisp-soft fried potatoes, vegetarian platters, Belmont Brewing beers on tap and, of course, baklava. But whatever you order, just make sure you include some of those potatoes. WHAT Ali Kobeissi’s Lebanese bistro is so [...]