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Mario’s Italian Deli & Market

Mario’s Italian Deli & Market

WHY Superb and generous ten-inch Italian subs made before your eyes on fresh bread. While you’re there, pick up some prosciutto, burrata and delicious, cheap homemade marinara sauce to take home. WHAT Every day around 11:30, the crowds start to gather at the long glass deli case, waiting to place their order for one of [...]

3 Square Café & Bakery

3 Square Café & Bakery

WHY Can you say pretzel bread? WHAT Hans Röšckenwagner’s sunny, modern café is also a fine takeaway bakery, known for its meaty, delicious pretzel bread, as well as its pretzels, cinnamon rolls, ginger scones, cookies and rye bread. It’s not cheap, but the goods are very good. WHO Venice hipster foodies who stop by Jin [...]

Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

WHY A selection of cheeses that is unmatched in Southern California. WHAT Since 1967, this tiny shop has purveyed the world’s finest cheeses to the world’s pickiest customers. An oasis of funky, cheesy aromas in the rarefied air of Beverly Hills, the Cheese Store is staffed with people who know their products and can discuss [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Alphabet Death, Pie and Puppets, and Women in Art

The Weekend Go Go: Alphabet Death, Pie and Puppets, and Women in Art

Let’s all look past the midweek showers, shall we?  The weekend is sunny and  full of events that will make Spring spring. March on, Go Go’ers…march on. Death by the Letters Here’s a different kind of March Madness.   At midnight on Friday, the ever-twisted Cinefamily serves up The ABCs of Death: 26 horror shorts [...]

Lamill

Lamill

WHY For an obsessive approach to perfect coffee, made in a Clover or tableside via Chemex, served in the swankiest coffee shop in town. Excellent cold-brewed iced coffee, too. WHAT Is it a coffeehouse or a restaurant? The answer seems to be the latter, thanks to the menu by consulting chef Michael Cimarusti (Providence). But [...]

Strawberry Yellow + Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Yellow + Shortcake Recipe

Prospect Park is proud to announce that a new Naomi Hirahara book was released today! Strawberry Yellow (the fifth installment in the Edgar Award-winning, Mas Arai series), hits the shelves in bookstores and across online avenues. To celebrate, we’d like to invite all our readers to join us at Vroman’s in Old Pasadena this Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm, for [...]

Smoke House

Smoke House

WHY Famous for the garlic bread, the Smoke House is best at old-school dinner-house fare like steak Sinatra, prime rib and shrimp Louie. A popular brunch buffet on weekends, early-bird specials and live entertainment in the lounge also draw fans. WHAT Judy Garland is no longer dining at the Smoke House, but the faux-Tudor restaurant [...]

Lark Silver Lake Cake Shop

Lark Silver Lake Cake Shop

WHY Caramel cake, coconut cake, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, a very fine sea-salt caramel cupcake and a homey apple pie. WHAT This Silver Lake mainstay makes good, reasonably priced cupcakes, special-occasion cakes, cookies (including Mexican wedding cookies), vegan cupcakes and pies. 3337 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.667.2968, larkcakeshop.com. Daily. MC, V. Type: angeles, Bakeries [...]

Ma ‘n Pa’s Grocery

Ma ‘n Pa’s Grocery

WHY One of the finest small markets around, tiny and personal and packed with good things to eat. WHAT Oh, how we love this wee little market in an old house! There’s the quality produce, of course, and the good meat and fish. And those amazing scones made by the French guy who sells them [...]

Pink’s

Pink’s

WHY Old-school hot dogs of every conceivable topping combo, creatively named for celebrities and movies. WHAT These aren’t the best wieners in town, but Pink’s is still a must-stop for visitors and L.A. newbies, just to soak up the atmosphere and watch the tourists from all over the world. There’s always a line, but the [...]