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Pasadena CFM

Pasadena CFM

WHY A great market east of Hollywood. WHAT This popular market on the edge of Victory Park offers Harry’s Berries, Bill’s Bees (honeys), ABC Rhubarb (herbs and greens), Two Peas in a Pod (super sweet sugar snaps, shelling beans, cauliflower, berries),and Mike Taylor (spring and Maui onions, tomatoes, nasturtiums). Good flowers, too. Stop by the [...]

SPEED RACK: Femme Bartenders Shake it for Charity

SPEED RACK: Femme Bartenders Shake it for Charity

Need meets speed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th at Speed Rack, a national, all-female, speed bartending competition. From 3 to 7 p.m., 16 of L.A.’s best lady bartenders will compete for the title of So Cal’s fastest female cocktail slinger  and raise funds for breast cancer charities while they shake and stir rounds of cocktails [...]

French Market Café

French Market Café

WHY You wish you were in Paris but you’re settling for Venice. WHAT This indoor/outdoor café and market on south Abbot Kinney has catered to homesick ex-pats since 1993. You may be the only English speaker in line waiting to order French comfort food: omelets with a green salad;le cheval (fried egg atop ham and [...]

Starry Kitchen

Starry Kitchen

WHY Starry Kitchen spices up the Downtown lunch scene with a modern, irreverent approach to Vietnamese-influenced cooking. WHAT California Plaza is a little less corporate with the success of freewheeling Starry Kitchen, which started as an underground restaurant in the owner’s apartment. You pick a protein (free-range lemongrass chicken, the famed crispy tofu balls, spicy [...]

Yaya’s Burgers No. 2

Yaya’s Burgers No. 2

WHY Because there’s so much more to the Mexican sandwich than carne asada—filled rolls. WHAT Seventy variations of the DF-style torta is an idea that might seem as gimmicky as popcorn-flavored ice cream. But each torta here is as precisely constructed as anything from a four-star kitchen. Choosing the best one is impossible, but the [...]

La Cava

La Cava

WHY Terrific, refined Italian fare without having to go over the hill. WHAT Florentine native and sometime actor Armando Pucci has created a delightful spot for fans of light, sophisticated Tuscan food. We are slaves to the chalkboard daily specials (the pappardelle with Dungeness crab and cherry tomatoes is sublime), but the regular menu has [...]

Santa Clarita CFM

Santa Clarita CFM

WHY Live in Granada Hills, Valencia, or Castaic? Get quality close to home and save gas. WHAT Locals love this spacious suburban market so much they bring cookies to their favorite farmers. Among its virtues are easy parking, a relaxed atmosphere and a nice variety, including Harry’s Berries, Canyon Meadow eggs, Bunny Tree veggies, ABC [...]

Go Burger

Go Burger

WHY Quality burgers and good drinks, right next door to the ArcLight. WHAT This isn’t the cheapest burger in town, but as long as you avoid the prime steakhouse burger, it’s a good deal for this happening neighborhood. The meat is a mix of sirloin, short rib, chuck and brisket, and it’s properly cooked and [...]

Cookbook

Cookbook

WHY You’re feeling nostalgic for Drucker’s Store from Green Acres. WHAT A tiny, well-edited neighborhood mercantile selling gourmet pantry items is hard to find outside of Brooklyn or the Bay Area, but now Echo Park has Cookbook. Each week a changing selection of takeout foods centers around a featured cookbook—or buy the book and the [...]

Broome St. General Store

Broome St. General Store

WHY Coffee, sandwiches and desserts to eat in the front yard of this old house, plus simple-chic kitchenware (new and vintage) and that quintessential Silver Lake necessity, Dude No. 1 Beard Oil. WHAT Where Zanzabelle and Freight once cohabitated is now a most fetching food-focused general store and café. You can pick up retro glass [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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