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La Vie

La Vie

WHY  Tasty and affordable French cuisine housed in a friendly restaurant run by a Vietnamese family. WHAT  Classics like coq au vin, sirloin steak with three-peppercorn sauce, and garlic-encrusted roasted rack of lamb (pictured here) are well executed; each is accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables, salad, and the daily soup. Hidden in an unassuming strip mall, [...]

Red White + Bluezz

Red White + Bluezz

WHY The menu focuses mainly on updated American classics, and includes a wide selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie for sampling with the wines. WHAT Quality live jazz is at the heart of this candlelit bistro, but the surprise is how good the food is, too. Try the Snake River Farms Kobe beef burger with [...]

Dinner to Dye For: An Imaginative Take on Playing With Your Food

Dinner to Dye For: An Imaginative Take on Playing With Your Food

Hailing from San Francisco, the Permacouture Institute’s Sasha Duerr is a talented textile artist with a knack for harmonizing nature, fashion, and cuisine using edible dyes made from natural ingredients. Laurie Dill runs Your Local Hive, an organization that celebrates cuisine, culture, and local food crafts through one-of-a-kind community gatherings. These two are joining forces to [...]

Intelligentsia Venice Coffeebar

Intelligentsia Venice Coffeebar

WHY So you can be greeted by your own personal barista. WHAT When this offshoot of the Chicago-by-way-of-Silver-Lake coffeehouse opened on Abbot Kinney, you’d have thought the Obamas themselves were pulling espressos from the Synesso machines. Coffee geeks walk into this light-filled industrial space and begin hyperventilating at the sight of the Mazzer grinders and [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Garrett Morris, Wine Riot, Eats of Borneo, and LA hearts NY

The Weekend Go Go: Garrett Morris, Wine Riot, Eats of Borneo, and LA hearts NY

Go Go’ers, we’ve survived Halloween.  The Election is behind us.  Now it’s just time to have fun. You know how to do that. Old School Blues/New School Yuks Original SNL cast member/current 2 Broke Girls cast member Garrett Morris may be in his 70′s but he’s still the coolest guy in any room.  Morris and club [...]

Café Vida

Café Vida

WHY A chance to eat healthy food with the Palisades set, plus no corkage fee. WHAT This is the place that triggered a local epiphany: ‘Healthy’ food can actually taste good! Winning dishes include a delicious egg-white frittata with sausage and roasted vegetables. Get there before 11:30 for brunch or lunch and before 6 p.m. [...]

Election Night Go Go: Where to Rock Your Post-Vote

Election Night Go Go: Where to Rock Your Post-Vote

Go Go’ers, it goes without saying that you are voting today. Reward yourself for doing your democratic duty while riding out the results at the following establishments. Patriotic fervor may ensue.  Also, patriotic drinks. Proud to be an American. ELECTION WATCH ON THE EASTSIDE Seven Grand (515 W 7th St, 2nd Flr, DTLA 90014; 213.614.0737; [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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