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Omar

Omar

WHY For the little-known Muslim fare of Xinjiang, China’s autonomous far western region. WHAT The food at this homey café, a mesh of Chinese elements and central Asian nomad cooking, likely bears little resemblance to anything you’ve eaten in L.A. Sure, Xinjiang lamb kebabs are well known, but owner Munire Omar brings out zhuafan, a [...]

‘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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Animal

Animal

WHY Bacon in your salad, bacon for your main course, bacon in your dessert. WHAT L.A.’s foodie sensation is a bare-bones room crammed with people who aren’t even mad that they had to wait 45 minutes… with a reservation. It helps that the staff is remarkably kind, but really it’s because who can stay mad [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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