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Market on Holly

Market on Holly

WHY Beautiful salads, Stumptown coffee and the best chocolate-chip cookie in town. WHAT A little bit of San Francisco and Portland in Old Pasadena, the Market on Holly is the creation of two longtime locals, composer Marty Davich and caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer. There’s a small market (fancy pastas, oils, local organic milk), a swell [...]

Mildred Pierce, By-Gone Restaurants, and a Slice of Pie

Mildred Pierce, By-Gone Restaurants, and a Slice of Pie

It could be argued that “Mildred’s”, the fried chicken and fruit pie franchise started by Joan Crawford’s character in the noir melodrama MILDRED PIERCE, was the first artisanal empire. On Saturday, June 16th, American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will present an illustrated talk on the kind of 1920′s-1940′s restaurants that [...]

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

WHY Seal Beach’s legendary smokehouse and beer bar has finally crossed county lines. WHAT Many consider Beachwood to be the region’s top beer bar, a place where the craft movement gained legs and hopheads were born. Now there’s even more Beachwood to go around with its new downtown Long Beach location. The menu remains the [...]

Hole in the Wall Burger Joint

Hole in the Wall Burger Joint

WHY Cute knotted pretzel buns from Dolce Forno, house-made pickles and BBQ-style ketchup. WHAT This tiny burger joint may be nearly impossible to find (look for the Winchell’s on Wilshire just east of the 405), but it’s worth the effort. Longtime caterer Bill Dertouzos says he got tired of paying a fortune for top-quality burgers [...]

Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

There’s a new reason to knock off work early on Wednesdays. On May 30th, the long-awaited Altadena Certified Farmers Market made its debut at the south end of Loma Alta County Park, just off Lincoln Ave. on Palm St. in Altadena. The small, weekly market (about 30 vendors) has a prime location next to the [...]

Summer Food – Here Now: Oinkster Burger Week, U-Pick Cherries, and a Wine Fest in the Sun

Summer Food – Here Now: Oinkster Burger Week, U-Pick Cherries, and a Wine Fest in the Sun

You don’t ask much from the season; you’re happy with iconic burgers reinterpreted, some perfectly ripe cherries, a little sun, and hundreds of  wines. Welcome to your perfect summer food week. A Burger A Day You could say that Chef Andre Guerrero’s specialty is taking a great thing and making it better: fast food, Italian [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Made in L.A., Jubilee #2, Dim Sum & Design Bike Tour

The Weekend Go Go: Made in L.A., Jubilee #2, Dim Sum & Design Bike Tour

It’s June and you know what that means, Go Go’ers.  We’re hitting the straightaway on the speedway of fun. This weekend, you’ll want to accelerate. Hometown Art Mourning the end of the Pacific Standard Time ARTravaganza? Put away that hankie and put on your trainers. Made in L.A. 2012 opens this weekend courtesy of the Hammer [...]

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

WHY A pristine raw bar, impeccable New England seafood dishes and a smart wine list—and it’s all served until midnight, with the raw bar open until 1 a.m. WHAT Always full of hungry hep cats sharing oversize seafood platters, this glass-and-metal bistro may not be L.A.’s most elegant seafood restaurant, but it might be its [...]

El Pique Taco Truck

El Pique Taco Truck

WHY Meltingly tender al pastor and savory chorizo tacos and burritos, served late into the night. WHAT One of L.A.’s finest taco trucks lives in the parking lot of the car wash at the corner of York and Avenue 53, and it has a devoted following. The al pastor is smoky and richly spicy, the [...]

Cat & Fiddle

Cat & Fiddle

WHY English-pub warmth mixed with California style, with excellent house-made bangers, crisp pasties, hilariously decadent Scotch eggs and a sherry trifle with fresh sweet cream. WHAT Founded in 1982 by the late British rocker Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, a fashion retailer, this landmark Sunset pub has been a music- and movie-industry hangout since [...]