FOOD & DRINK

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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...

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Local Gem

Written by Joclene Davey When dining at Lou and Grace Giovannetti’s Southern Italian outfit PRIMO, it’s as if one is home for dinner. First- and second-generation Italian Americans, the Giovannettis’ roots stretch from the Campania region to Sicily,...

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Kith & Kin

Restaurant industry veterans Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat are bringing their latest foodie venture to Thai Town Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Jim Bushfield It’s been said that, “The best times are always found when friends an...

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Passport to Italy

A heritage South Bay restaurant family ushers in a new generation of Italian cuisine at Bettolino Kitchen Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason In 1952, Francis and Gaetano Giuliano opened Giuliano’s in Gardena, a humble, fami...

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Hidden Gem

Named for one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets in Rome, Santa Monica’s Via Veneto restaurant exudes an Italian vibe via its warm setting and authentic flare Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Via Veneto When Via Venet...

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Meat-Lovers Unite!

Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant—opened by Aussie brothers Curtis and Luke Stone—has become all the rage in L.A. Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee, Ray Kachatorian and Clay Larsen Seven days a week, Australian-born si...

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Designer Donuts

Blue Star Donuts opens in Manhattan Beach with meticulously crafted decadence Written by Joclene Davey | Photos Courtesy of Blue Star Donuts  Portland-based Blue Star Donuts has found a new home in Manhattan Beach’s Metlox center. The purveyor of m...

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Raising the Steaks

BOA gives a classic concept an au courant twist Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Boa Steakhouse It was the early 2000s, and the vision of the classic steakhouse, with its leather booths, scotch and sirloin, was due for an update. Innova...

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C’est La Vie

Le Petit Paris brings a true French brasserie dining experience to downtown L.A.’s historic core Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Le Petit Paris and Ryan Tanaka Experience life in France without ever leaving the city via this glamorous,...

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Rustic Recipes

Authenticity reigns supreme at Osteria Bigoli, the newest Italian addition to Montana Avenue Written by Virginia Fay | Photography Courtesy of White Oak Communications Tucked into a tiny, brick-walled space on Montana Avenue, Osteria Bigoli is a new Itali...