Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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26 Beach Café

26 Beach Café

WHY The King Kobe burger, the house-made buns and the casual vibe. WHAT So what if it’s not really at the beach? The food is good, the prices are reasonable. and the setting is flea-market cute, complete with a fetching covered garden. Follow the regulars’ lead and go with the burgers, which come in variations [...]

Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz

WHY It’s hard to imagine a confection or soda this place doesn’t have, and the cheerful and friendly surroundings will make you want to linger awhile. WHAT A retro candy and soda lover’s paradise in the heart of Burbank, Rocket Fizz stocks more than 500 varieties of soda and even more kinds of classic and [...]

Muse Costume Ball, Dos Dias de los Muertos, Cirque Acoustique, and a Pig Roast Pop-Up

Muse Costume Ball, Dos Dias de los Muertos, Cirque Acoustique, and a Pig Roast Pop-Up

Superstorms.  Full moons.  Santa Anas.  It’s the perfect time for the wall between the living and the dead to thin. Step cautiously.  Honor accordingly.  Drink wisely and well. One Last Halloween Ball Since ancient days, artists have looked to their muses for creative inspiration.    For the ultimate day-of Halloween party, you look to LACMA’s [...]

Oaks Market, The

Oaks Market, The

WHY A very good and surprisingly affordable selection of wine, beer and retro and rare sodas, as well as an extensive gourmet-to-go menu. WHAT Despite its name, this ‘market’ doesn’t try to compete with Gelson’s across the street for your upscale-grocery needs. Instead, it serves just a few niches by offering a large and good-value [...]

Halloween Go Go – Seven Devilish Destinations

Halloween Go Go – Seven Devilish Destinations

Halloween.  It’s not a holiday, it’s a mini-season. To make sure you get your fill of fun and fright , Ms. Go Go presents a long list of short and sweet picks for a week of witches and wolfbane, ghoulies and ghosts. Keep that hip flask filled with spirits. Catch Your Breath  (Thurs 10-25- Sun [...]

Lunasia

Lunasia

WHY Well-crafted dim sum by day and well-executed upscale Chinese cooking by night, served in an attractive dining room for surprisingly modest prices. WHAT The dim sum gets more attention at this swank Cantonese place on Alhambra’s auto row, but we think the dinner is equally worthy. As is the trend now in your classier [...]

Bar Covell

Bar Covell

WHY The owners, alums of nearby Café Stella and Silver Lake Wine, know exactly what the neighborhood wants: zero pretension and decent value. WHAT This Los Feliz wine and beer bar has a rustic-industrial feel, with a weathered wood bar and comfy bar stools. A carefully curated wine list offers some 40 well-priced varieties at [...]

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

Go Go’ers, you have been warned.  Not just because it’s the penultimate weekend of haunts, hags, and Hello Kitty costumes. No, you should be aware that every event planner in the city of Los Angeles has chosen the next two weeks as prime party time.  Luckily, Ms. Go Go  has tirelessly sifted through options #1 [...]

Breadbar

Breadbar

WHY Hand-crafted whole-grain and country breads. excellent croissants and tarts, as well as breakfast, sandwiches and salads. Don’t miss the Alpine cheese bread. WHAT Baker Eric Kayser first won the hearts of Parisians (no easy thing for a bread baker) and then came to conquer L.A. here and in Century City. The patio fronts bustling [...]

Lucky Baldwins

Lucky Baldwins

WHY 63 beers on tap, including some wonderful Belgians, along with such reliable pub standards as pasties and a tasty chicken curry. And with all the hipster gastropubs, we’re grateful that this is just a real pub. WHAT Co-owner David Farnsworth is originally from the north of England, and with partner Peggy Simonian he’s created [...]

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