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Mignon

Mignon

WHY A wee, charming spot with good, affordable wines, cheeses and charcuterie—just the place to transition from the work day to the evening. WHAT The smart folks behind one of our favorite wine bars, Bacaro, run this 600-square-foot spot in the heart of Downtown. Where Bacaro’s focus is Italian, here it’s French, with good, affordable [...]

Drago’s Black & White Tagliolini

Drago’s Black & White Tagliolini

Last week, we said a sad farewell to Angeli and honored the occasion with one of chef Evan Kleiman’s most adored desserts. Now we turn to another superb Italian place that’s saying arrivederci: Drago, the Santa Monica flagship of chef Celestino Drago. To honor the occasion, he’s shared with us one of the best recipes [...]

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

Go Go’ers, sometimes you have to bow down to the inevitable.  Cocktails are king. Chocolate cures everything.  And this weekend, Eagle Rock is your one-hop-stop for  culture and fun. You might want to bring a toothbrush and spend the night. Drinking at a Toddler Celebration The first brewery to set up shop taproom in Los Angeles [...]

Tender Greens Hollywood

Tender Greens Hollywood

WHY Big salads of local provenance, and a huge, sunny patio on which to enjoy them. WHAT This always-busy outpost of the upscale cafeteria is notable for its 1,200-square-foot patio in back, as well as its roster of salads (grilled chicken Cobb; prawns with chorizo, lima beans, arugula, butter lettuce and lemon vinaigrette) and sandwiches. [...]

Tinga

Tinga

WHY Mexican dishes with a jolt of traditional flavors in a casual, eco-friendly storefront café. WHAT Tinga’s owners were inspired by Santa Barbara’s deceptively casual La Super Rica. Their thick corn tortillas also have a house-made heft, with cochinita pibil pork tacos as spicy as advertised. Taco plates, quesadillas, burritos and tortas made with steak, [...]

“Give Him Strong Drink Until He Wink”: L.A. celebrates Robbie Burns

“Give Him Strong Drink Until He Wink”: L.A. celebrates Robbie Burns

Ms. Go Go has a wee touch o’ the Scots in her blood — the Ogilvie clan, doncha know — which may, in some small way, explain her appreciation of whiskey. It doesn’t exactly explain her appreciation of rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and other assorted spirits; the latter is undoubtedly due to natural joie de vivre. [...]

Gold Futures: LA Weekly’s 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event

Gold Futures: LA Weekly’s 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event

Do  you religiously save Jonathan Gold’s restaurant lists in the L.A. Weekly?  Is “Ask Mr. Gold” the first thing you check in the paper’s Food and Restaurant section? If you answered yes to one or both of the above, here are three dates you’ll want to mark down. The first is Sunday March 4th for [...]

Warm the Weekend: Do Si Do, 26 Hours of Ladies, and Hawaii 5-0

Warm the Weekend: Do Si Do, 26 Hours of Ladies, and Hawaii 5-0

Brace yourselves, Go Go’ers.  Winter is here…the SoCal version anyway.  It may not be blizzards and bluster outside but Ms. Go Go knows you’ll feel a pang as you swap cut-offs for cardigans. Update to your 2012 “To Do” list?  Invent sexy fleece. Below, three suggestions to help you turn winter woe-is-me into weekend wow-wow-wow. [...]

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

After three weeks of existing on post-holiday celery stalks and Smart Water, you’re ready for some  REAL food, thank you very much. Just in time to save your sanity without stressing your wallet, dineLA celebrates its 5th anniversary with Restaurant Week. The dining event, which actually extends over two weeks, excluding Saturdays, runs from January [...]

Beverly Hills Certified Farmers’ Market

Beverly Hills Certified Farmers’ Market

WHY One of the wealthiest zip codes gets its small-town mojo on with annual pie and chili cook-offs. WHAT This midsize market has easy-breezy street parking, a good selection of organic vendors, and a Persian New Year celebration. A-list growers include Harry’s Berries, McGrath Farm, Weiser Family Farms and Honey Crisp, which has exquisitely ripe [...]