Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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Mishi’s Strudel

Mishi’s Strudel

WHY Fresh-baked strudel with Old World charm. WHAT This family-owned spot brings a taste of Hungary to the historic waterfront. Styled like a country café, Mishi’s specializes in both sweet and savory strudels and crèpes. There are plenty of fruit-centric fillings, including apricot-almond and apple-walnut, as well as savory options, including spinach, mushroom and cabbage. [...]

Barbrix

Barbrix

WHY A bohemian-chic indoor/outdoor wine bar with spot-on Mediterranean-inspired small plates. WHAT Interesting, well-priced wines from California to Croatia are the centerpiece of this house-turned-festive wine bar. The food’s just as good, from cheese and charcuterie samplers to flavorful farmers’ market vegetable salads and meaty plates of pork belly, Moroccan-style lamb chops and wild boar [...]

Singapore’s Banana Leaf

Singapore’s Banana Leaf

WHY Straightforward and satisfying Malaysian curries, salads and rendang chicken, presented with more flair than you’d expect of a Farmers Market stall. WHAT Melding the flavors of China, Thailand and even India, Malaysian cooking is richly spiced but not hot, sweet but not sugary, and this order-at-the-counter spot in the Farmers Market represents the cuisine [...]

SugarFISH

SugarFISH

WHY Takeout or eat-in sushi from the ‘Sushi Nazi’ Kazunori Nozawa of Sushi Nozawa in Studio City—without the high price tag or quite the same creative combinations. The Marina location has curbside service for people hustling to catch a plane. WHAT Nozawa has traded his omakase at the flagship restaurant for pre-set ‘Trust Me’ combinations [...]

Polkatots

Polkatots

WHY Dulce de leche cupcakes, either regular size or mini. WHAT This spot hidden in a low-end strip mall on an unfashionable stretch of Lake Avenue rocketed to fame when its dulce de leche cupcake won the 2009 L.A. Cupcake Challenge. It deserved the win; we’re not even cupcake fans and yet we cannot resist [...]

#LALovesPI to support Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

#LALovesPI to support Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

In a show of support for Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines, LA chefs and mixologists will come together for #LALovesPI, a charity food and cocktail event on December 8 from 5-9 p.m. at The Church Key on Sunset. 100% of proceeds will go to Gawad Kalinga, a Philippines-based grassroots nonprofit on the front [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Argentina New Cinema, Eat to the Beat, Discovery Art Tour

The Weekend Go Go: Argentina New Cinema, Eat to  the Beat, Discovery Art Tour

This weekend is all about taking a breather before the cranberry sauce countdown begins and the wild rumpus of relatives starts. And if the rumpus has erupted, think of the following events as the perfect alt-intro to L.A. No tourist cooties for you.  Guaranteed. Everything but the Bodyguards Dilemma: The Starstruck Sister Solution: A Hollywood [...]

Whisky & Poetry Salon’s One-Year Anniversary Bash

Whisky & Poetry Salon’s One-Year Anniversary Bash

The out-of-town relatives are on the horizon.  The turkey looms.  The mashed potato vs. candied yam debate has begun. Stuff it all and get happy with Whisky & Poetry Salon this Saturday, November 23, as we celebrate a year of trading whisky for words in style at Seven Grand, Downtown L.A.’s best whisky bar. In addition to whisky [...]

The Weekend Go Go: So Much Whisky, Lascivious Puppets, Folk Revival, Tasty Words

The Weekend Go Go: So Much Whisky, Lascivious Puppets, Folk Revival, Tasty Words

Go Go’ers, with Thanksgiving approaching at a turkey trot, it should be no surprise that much of the weekend’s fun has a food-centric element. Yes.  Whisky is one of the major food groups.  Ms. Go Go is happy you asked. Also part of the weekend fun: blood…and puppets who have sex. The latter…not even remotely a [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Free AFI Fest, Wine Riot, Create:Fixate DREAMS

The Weekend Go Go: Free AFI Fest, Wine Riot, Create:Fixate DREAMS

You’ve OD’d on candy corn, top hats, and zombie punch. Craving a little culture? Ms. Go Go has you covered. Read on for a weekend of grown-up fun and adult beverages. Always adult beverages. Free Films. AFI. ‘Nuff Said. Go Go’ers, perhaps you spent so much time at the 99 Cent Store recently, you forgot to [...]