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Marmalade

Marmalade

WHY A vibrant range of prepared dishes, salads and baked goods to take out. WHAT This flagship of the Marmalade mini-empire doesn’t have the seating of its siblings but has loads of tempting choices for takeout. Salads range from herb chicken ravioli in pesto to roasted beets with oranges and candied walnuts in rosemary vinaigrette; [...]

Bistro 45

Bistro 45

WHY Exemplary wine list; creative and confident cooking. WHAT This is certainly a contender for the title of “Best Upscale Restaurant” in the San Gabriel Valley. The patio’s the place for lunch; for dinner, the suavely modern dining rooms beckon. Standouts include the superb bouillabaisse and the grilled beef tenderloin. There’s usually a bread pudding [...]

Kettle, The

Kettle, The

WHY A 24/7 godsend for insomniacs, students and night-shifters. WHAT The food’s fine, but the real value of this ’70s-woodsy coffee shop is that it’s open 24 hours a day, a rarity for a large, full-service restaurant anywhere in L.A., let alone a beach town. Regulars get the muffins, crab cake Benedict, burgers and egg [...]

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

Starting tomorrow, and lasting three extraordinary days, the culinary and wine exploration of the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert returns. From March 22-24, 2013, Greater Palm Springs is bringing the brightest and most inspired chefs from California and putting them under The Big White Tent On Larkspur—between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. Tickets are currently on sale, and will [...]

Penang Malaysian Cuisine

Penang Malaysian Cuisine

WHY For hard-to-find Malaysian classics, from satays and curries to coconut rice and icekacang, a red-bean shaved-ice dessert that’s more delicious than you might think. WHAT This plaza café turns out Indian griddle breads (roti canal) and scalding Indo-Malayrendangs, long-simmered chicken, lamb or beef cooked in a thick coconut cream infused with massive quantities of [...]

Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s Irish Pub

WHY A classic pub setting and food that’s a big cut above most pubs—fish ‘n chips are almost delicate, and the shepherd’s pie is rich with lamb and parsnips. WHAT This below-street-level pub, with its dark wood paneling, pressed-tin ceiling, brass rails and mahogany bar, is a popular filming location (Good Night, and Good Luck,The [...]

Varnish, The

Varnish, The

WHY The closest L.A. has to a speakeasy, with a discreetly marked door at the back of Cole’s and exquisitely crafted cocktails. WHAT 1920s-style barmen, a jazz soundtrack and fresh fruit juices make the Varnish old-school—yet it’s up to date on the latest in mixology. WHO The Downtown bar-crawling crowd is youngish, but high-end cocktails [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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