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4.20 (Weed+Chinese) Herb Dinner — Yes, *That* Herb

4.20 (Weed+Chinese) Herb Dinner — Yes, *That* Herb

Medical Marijuana users, this bud’s for you. Also for you (and others): the chicken, the monkfish, the spareribs, the steak culotte, the panna cotta, the beer, and the cocktails — all  for $100. The 4.20 (Weed+Chinese) Herb Dinner — the second by  Laurent Quenioux (formerly of LQ Bistro) and Thi Tran of Starry Kitchen (a.k.a. LQ+SK) [...]

Coop Pizza, The

Coop Pizza, The

WHY Superb New York—style pizza, by the slice or the pie. WHAT Is this the best New York—style pizza in town? Many think so, and it’s certainly on our very short list. There’s no seating, just a stand-up counter with room for two to eat a slice or wait for a pie; Cheviot/Palms locals get [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Beerathon Lives!, Brewery Art Walk, and Mark Twain in a Cemetery

The Weekend Go Go: Beerathon Lives!, Brewery Art Walk, and Mark Twain in a Cemetery

Go Go’er’s, this weekend is all about art and the outdoors. Also, beer and the outdoors. In other words, a weekend that’s win/win/win…. Mark Twain is in Hollywood Forever You’ll want to break out those tucked-away-in-the-closet Snuggies (a.k.a. “the blanket that has sleeves!”) or at least don  your best fleece in order to get a [...]

Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

WHY Mini pies, medium pies, maxi pies…. WHAT A sunny yellow-and-white-striped color scheme complements a case full of pies at this perky café with plenty of room for sit-down diners. Salads, sandwiches (pulled barbecue chicken on pretzel bread), main dish pot pies (chicken curry) and side dishes (roasted brussels sprouts) are more than just excuses [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Film Marathons, Free Donuts, and Funny Fan Dancers

The Weekend Go Go: Film Marathons, Free Donuts, and Funny Fan Dancers

Go Go’ers, did we have fun last weekend?  Yes, we did. Do we remember the fun we had last weekend?  Some of us definitely…maybe…kind of…sort of do. If last weekend’s frenetic Gaelic festivity left you vowing to sit this weekend out, reconsider.   Really.  Culture + cocktails = relaxed revelry with no memory gaps. Especially [...]

Don Dae Gam

Don Dae Gam

WHY Modern Korean barbecue with an emphasis on all things porcine. WHAT Owned by the same folks as the beloved Park’s, Don Dae Gam boasts a modern feel and high-quality meats. Though beef is available, this place is really for pork lovers, with choices like pork belly, pork neck, short ribs and pork diaphragm. The [...]

Coco Suisse Chocolates

Coco Suisse Chocolates

WHY  It’s the best chocolate you (almost) can’t find. WHAT  Blame it on Norbert Wabnig. The proprietor of the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills tasted Marianne Manes’ homemade chocolate truffles (they were a gift) and asked if she had considered selling them. She thought for a minute. “Why the hell not?” recalls Manes, a Hollywood [...]

El Chato

El Chato

WHY Al pastor tacos at midnight. WHAT All the meats that go into the tacos and burritos are good, but the real reason the people line up every night is for the pork al pastor, among the best in taco-truck land. WHO Mexican families and the young and restless, stopping in between clubbing and bar-hopping. [...]

St. Patrick’s Day L.A. – Get Lucky

St. Patrick’s Day L.A. – Get Lucky

For 364 days of the year, St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. On March 17th, he’s the patron saint of devout drinkers. Go Go’ers, can I get an “Amen”? Read on for hallowed haunts where you can say your Redbreast Whiskey rosary, make your Knappogue Castle single malt novenas, and pray for luck. What [...]

Seven Grand: Whiskey-Oyster Pairing…and a Poem.

Seven Grand: Whiskey-Oyster Pairing…and a Poem.

  Question: What do you get when you combine brine with peat and  a beat? Answer: Seven Grand‘s pairing of oysters with Islay Bowmore whiskey…accompanied by a poem. Or rather, 30+ poems. The Tuesday, March 13th event, which will be presided over by Johnnie “the Scot” Mundell from Bowmore Whiskey of the Islay region of [...]