Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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Annapurna Cuisine

Annapurna Cuisine

WHY Dosas and southern-style curries in a tech-savvy setting complete with Bollywood offerings on plasma screens. WHAT Annapurna showcases classic southern Indian cooking in an urbane setting (complete with WiFi). Try the ultra-thin paper dosa or a curry accompanied by pickles, chutneys and sambars. 10200 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310.204.5500, annapurnacuisine.com. L & D daily. [...]

Piccolo

Piccolo

WHY Seductive charm, a setting right out of Venice, Italy, and superb Italian food make it ideal for a memorable date or celebration. Just be prepared to pay for the experience. WHAT This beachside trattoria is so warm and intimate that you’ll feel like you’ve been invited to a friend’s house for dinner—a friend who [...]

Vallarta Supermarket

Vallarta Supermarket

WHY An unending selection of Mexican and Latin American ingredients, plus great takeout. WHAT The 19 L.A. County branches of this regional chain have butchers that prepare your meat corte al gusto (cut with flair), as well as the largest selection of Mexican and Salvadoran cheeses (Oaxacan, requesón, asadero, enchilada) in town, a great bakery [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Photo L.A., Dance Pop-up, Funny People, dineL.A.

The Weekend Go Go: Photo L.A., Dance Pop-up, Funny People, dineL.A.

Angelenos tired of SoCal’s frigid weather may be snowbirding it during this long weekend  — Ms. Go Go hears the East Coast is nice this time of year — but there’s plenty to do for the staycationers among us. Snow shoes (hopefully) not required…. Oh Snap Whether it’s snapshots of celebs or artsy studies of [...]

El Puerto Escondido

El Puerto Escondido

WHY Ultra-fresh Mexican-style seafood, including Happy Oysters, freshly shucked and topped with a vibrant chopped shrimp cocktail, and caldo de siete mares, a light soup generously stocked with Alaskan crab legs, mussels and shrimp. WHAT This eastside branch of the Inglewood original serves the seafood dishes of Mexico’s Pacific Coast beach towns, and while it’s [...]

Handy’s Smoke House Delicacies

Handy’s Smoke House Delicacies

WHY Seriously divine smoked beef, poultry, pork, and fish. WHAT David Handy has been perfecting his craft of smoking meat for the past 25 years, which is oh so evident after a single bite of anything off the menu. He does it all: perfectly smoked brisket, ribs, sausage, salami, pastrami, Cornish hens, ham, salmon and [...]

Taco Zone

Taco Zone

WHY Simple, perfectly grilled pork, beef and chorizo tacos. WHAT Some love the carne asada, others prefer the lengua (tongue), but all agree this truck parked outside the Vons market on Alvarado grills up some of the best meats in the area. Come anytime after 7 p.m., but expect crowds later in the evening, when [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Femme Filmers, Architectural Cans, Twitter Art and Burgers+

The Weekend Go Go: Femme Filmers, Architectural Cans, Twitter Art and Burgers+

Go Go’ers, the new year is inching into the fun zone.  Food.  Film.  Buildings made of cans. Somehow, you knew there’d be cans. Can Do, Can Do The monthly Downtown Art Walk is equal parts street party, bar hop and culture crawl.  The year’s first downtown hoedown adds a charitable component  with CanStructionLA , which is making [...]

Foundry, The

Foundry, The

WHY Because the food is much better than at most Hollywood scene restaurants. Extras are the good bar menu (tater tot fondue!) and the live jazz. WHAT Owner/chef Eric Greenspan may be rumpled, exuberant and sometimes annoyingly loud, but his cooking is elegant. He set out to create a destination restaurant that combines serious food [...]

Philippe the Original

Philippe the Original

WHY Marvelously soggy dip sandwiches (beef, lamb, pork), which Philippe’s claims to have invented. WHAT We’ve been coming to Philippe’s since we were knee-high to a wooden stool, and there’s nothing we love more than sitting on a wooden stool in this 1908 order-at-the-counter, sawdust-on-the-floor landmark. The french dips are delicious, the wine by the [...]

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