FOOD & DRINK

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Home at Mama D’s

Family-friendly dining and Italian comfort dishes come to Redondo Beach Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason Mama D’s is a mainstay of Manhattan Beach—the perfect place to saunter to on days when you yearn for a big bowl of...

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Cozy Curation

The newest cafe to hit the Mid-Wilshire area is better than brunch Written by Alisha Henson Opening this month, the cleverly named café Met Her At A Bar makes one wonder: “Who is he, and did he actually meet her at a bar?” (Whoever she is.) The myste...

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Standing Room Only

A buzzy burger joint turns fun foodie spot in Hermosa Beach Written by Joclene Davey Known for its burgers and live music hall, The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is gaining a bar food meets foodie reputation via its updated menu. The restaurant’s uniqu...

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Summer Supper

At a family-owned ranch in Malibu, Saddlerock Gardens hosts its outdoor dinner series in rustic, homegrown style Written by Jenn Thornton  Like most fathers, Ronald Semler is crazy for his kids, all nine of them. He’s from Burbank, but would think ...

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Hook, Line, Hermosa

Unwind and dig in at the newest seaside hot spot on Hermosa Pier Written by Joclene Davey Spend a leisurely afternoon watching the waves while sipping premium cocktails and knocking back uber-fresh oysters at Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster. Hermosa Pier...

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Fresh Flavor

Renowned local chef and one-time champion of Food Network’s Chopped, D. Brandon Walker has built an inventive eatery in his own neighborhood of Mar Vista Written by Virginia Fay Hand-crafted wooden tables sit below 12-foot skylights filling the breezy s...

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Best Brews

Revered Danish brewer Mikkeller opens a breezy new outpost in Downtown L.A., serving up some 50 drafts and an elevated bar menu Written by Virginia Fay Letting a summer afternoon fade into evening while sipping a perfectly brewed craft beer is a singular ...

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Gourmet Holiday

The summertime installment of dineL.A. presents more than 350 restaurants offering multi-course deals Written by Wendy Bowman Prepare to venture out on a “Summer Roadtrip” of the city’s diverse neighborhoods and eclectic cuisines July 14-28 via Summ...

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Savory Seafood

The tasting menu at Kato, an understated seafood restaurant in a Santa Monica mini-mall, explodes with innovative and ever-changing takes on California, Taiwanese, and Japanese cuisines Written by Virginia Fay Born of serendipity and a straightforward mis...

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Brazilian Reborn

Guests of the Beverly Hills outpost of Fogo de Chão now can enjoy the restaurant’s authentic churrasco dining experience in a newly revamped atmosphere Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Fogo de Chão The Beverly Hills site of Brazilian-...

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Uniquely Uni

Torrance restaurant Miyabi Uni gives new flavor to a classic Japanese dish Written by Virginia Fay | Photography Courtesy of Michael Wu A delicacy unlike any other, properly prepared uni—or sea urchin—is a singular pleasure. It’s also the focus of c...

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An Ode To The...

Expect much more than an Italian restaurant at DTLA’s newly opened Rossoblu Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Rossoblu and Frank Wonho Lee When it came time for Steve Samson to choose a moniker for his and wife Dina’s new Northern Ital...