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Mercado Buenos Aires

Mercado Buenos Aires

WHY Excellent and authentic Argentinean classics: empanadas, milanesa, white fish, huge platters of sizzling meat, mashed potatoes and bread pudding, all at more than reasonable prices. WHAT At this quirky café in the middle of a deli and meat market, patrons cheer their soccer team on TV or simply kibitz while munching on sandwiches slathered [...]

Santa Monica Certified Farmers’ Market: Main Street

Santa Monica Certified Farmers’ Market: Main Street

WHY Kids’ amusements, live music, great people-watching and very good produce. WHAT This sibling of the famous Arizona Avenue market is the social event of the week in south SanMo, where neighbors meet and families shop. It may seem to be more about the face-painting and music, but there’s also some terrific food from the [...]

Merry’s House of Chicken

Merry’s House of Chicken

WHY Classic Javanese cooking and crisp fried chicken. WHAT The history of Merry Istiowati’s namesake restaurant traces back to her culinary academy in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Here in a West Covina strip mall, her cooking is indebted to that past. There is, of course, ayam goreng kremesan, Indonesian fried chicken covered in crunchy [...]

Spice Station

Spice Station

WHY All manner of fresh and fragrant exotic spices and a tea annex, too. WHAT Hidden down a Sunset Junction passageway, Spice Station is filled with spices and dried herbs from around the world. With dozens of salts (ghost pepper salt!), chiles and colorful flavored sugars, the shop offers many ways to make cooking exciting, [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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