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Gorbals, The

Gorbals, The

WHY An eccentric Jewish-Scottish hipster spot that’s surprisingly affordable given the celebrity status of the chef—the most expensive dish is $15. WHAT Helmed by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall, the Gorbals is anything but flashy—an almost-barren candlelit room tucked into the aging Alexandria Hotel, now used for affordable housing. The small menu draws inspiration from [...]

Wine Detective

Wine Detective

WHY A comfortable place to sit, sip, nosh and talk, with two lounge-y seating areas, a wooden communal table, and room to stand and chat around the gleaming tasting machines. WHAT Part retail store, part wine bar and part high-tech tasting center, this quiet little spot was created by two wine-loving couples who invested in [...]

Mercantile, The

Mercantile, The

WHY French charm and very good café cuisine. WHAT Yes, it’s owned by serial restaurateur George Abou-Daoud, but nonetheless we love this order-at-the-counter café, wine bar and gourmet market (its adjacent dinner restaurant, the District, ain’t bad either). High ceilings, vintage fixtures, sidewalk tables and nice people make the experience enjoyable, and the kitchen turns [...]

Mercantile, The

Mercantile, The

WHY French charm and very good café cuisine. WHAT Yes, it’s owned by serial restaurateur George Abou-Daoud, but nonetheless we love this order-at-the-counter café, wine bar and gourmet market (its adjacent dinner restaurant, the District, ain’t bad either). High ceilings, vintage fixtures, sidewalk tables and nice people make the experience enjoyable, and the kitchen turns [...]

Mercantile, The

Mercantile, The

WHY French charm and very good café cuisine. WHAT Yes, it’s owned by serial restaurateur George Abou-Daoud, but nonetheless we love this order-at-the-counter café, wine bar and gourmet market (its adjacent dinner restaurant, the District, ain’t bad either). High ceilings, vintage fixtures, sidewalk tables and nice people make the experience enjoyable, and the kitchen turns [...]

Mercantile, The

Mercantile, The

WHY French charm and very good café cuisine. WHAT Yes, it’s owned by serial restaurateur George Abou-Daoud, but nonetheless we love this order-at-the-counter café, wine bar and gourmet market (its adjacent dinner restaurant, the District, ain’t bad either). High ceilings, vintage fixtures, sidewalk tables and nice people make the experience enjoyable, and the kitchen turns [...]

Obika

Obika

WHY Without booking a trip to Rome, you can taste farmstead mozzarella di bufala from cheese makers working in the DOP (Denomination of Protected Origin). The cheese, sourced from Agro Pontina (where the bufala roam) and Paestum (south of Naples) is flown to L.A. three times weekly. WHAT Based on the sushi bar concept, Obika [...]

Obika

Obika

WHY Without booking a trip to Rome, you can taste farmstead mozzarella di bufala from cheese makers working in the DOP (Denomination of Protected Origin). The cheese, sourced from Agro Pontina (where the bufala roam) and Paestum (south of Naples) is flown to L.A. three times weekly. WHAT Based on the sushi bar concept, Obika [...]

Four Cafe

Four Cafe

WHY Tasty, fairly priced salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts made from vibrantly fresh, organic ingredients, almost all of which come from local producers. Add a great kids’ menu and the ability to BYOB, and Eagle Rock’s got a hit. WHAT Four is a venture of considerable passion by chef Michelle Wilton and her artist husband, [...]

Four Cafe

Four Cafe

WHY Tasty, fairly priced salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts made from vibrantly fresh, organic ingredients, almost all of which come from local producers. Add a great kids’ menu and the ability to BYOB, and Eagle Rock’s got a hit. WHAT Four is a venture of considerable passion by chef Michelle Wilton and her artist husband, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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