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Lawry’s the Prime Rib

Lawry’s the Prime Rib

WHY Luscious prime rib and a theatrical sense of ‘going out.’ WHAT It’s kinda like the Disneyland of restaurants. Lawry’s has characters (waitresses in uniforms and perky caps and imposing carving men in stiff toques), adventures (salad tossed tableside in a huge spinning bowl, prime rib carved from a silver cart) and tons of Japanese [...]

Kagaya

Kagaya

WHY Real shabu-shabu made with exceptional ingredients, notably the Wagyu beef. Best of all: When you finish cooking and eating your meat, seafood and veggies, they take the pot back to the kitchen and turn the now-rich broth into a heavenly thick soup with rice or udon. WHAT It’s a modest-looking place, and shabu-shabu (meat, [...]

Fancifull Gift Baskets

Fancifull Gift Baskets

WHY From custom to corporate, baby shower to birthday, Fancifull has beautiful and thoroughly stuffed gift baskets for any occasion. WHAT For over 25 years, Terry and Wally August have procured first-rate ingredients from around the world and packaged them into gift baskets. While they have produced extravagant packages for mega corporations like the Food Network and the [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Outrageous F-Bombs, Drive By Theater, L.A. Zine Fest

The Weekend Go Go: Outrageous F-Bombs, Drive By Theater, L.A. Zine Fest

For Presidents Weekend, perhaps you’ve planned an exciting, three-day trip to Mt. Rushmore to gaze at Prez Heads. If not, Ms. Go Go has a few suggestions for the weekend. None of them set in stone. Best Val-Day Event Ever Ms. Go Go firmly believes that Fun is not just the provenance of the weekend, which [...]

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes

WHY For rich and beautiful (if sometimes too sweet) cupcakes; try the dark chocolate, lemon and cinnamon. If you call your order in ahead, you won’t have to wait in line. WHAT We don’t get the cupcake frenzy, but if you’re among the obsessed, you will make a pilgrimage here, if you haven’t already. What [...]

York, The

York, The

WHY Local microbrews, good wine by the glass and tasty, affordable modern pub chow. Try the quick-fried garbanzo beans, the soups, the shrimp bruschetta and the fish ‘n chips. WHAT A high-ceilinged old brick building in gentrifying Highland Park is home to this simple but stylish pub, a pioneer in L.A.’s gastropub movement. Order your [...]

Take Me to the Mardi Gras

Take Me to the Mardi Gras

On Fat Tuesday, you may be stuck by the beach in L.A. instead of cruisin’ the canals and bayous of LA but that doesn’t mean you can’t shake your tail feathers, cher. Laissez les bon temps rouler and hope you get the baby in the King cake! Second Line on Sunset Ms. Go Go knows [...]

Mediterranean Cafe

Mediterranean Cafe

WHY For a stomach-stuffing, tasty and affordable Mediterranean plate, prepared at mach speed. WHAT Their pita wraps are a nice and compact treat, but its the massive plates loaded with heaps of chicken scharwma, or gloriously grilled lamb, beef, kefta, and chicken kebabs (lamb pictured above) that are tremendous value for less than $9. Each is served [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Cheeky Circus, Ladies of Lust & Love, Classical Wild Boys

The Weekend Go Go: Cheeky Circus, Ladies of Lust & Love, Classical Wild Boys

In a weird quirk of the calendar, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day will be duking it out for dominance next week. Whether next week’s plans include sweetheart, sinner, or a little of both (you devil you) there’s no reason to sit home this weekend and count dust bunnies. Not that you would, party person, not [...]

JR Bistro

JR Bistro

WHY Chinatown restaurants can seem all too similar, but JR stands out for hot pots, lobster specials and well-prepared standards. WHAT The same owners’ JR Restaurant was one of the westside’s top Chinese restaurants, and faithful customers will find many of the same favorites at this slightly slicker updated spot with white tablecloths, beer and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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