FOOD & DRINK

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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...

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Sign of the Times

MessHall Kitchen presents an elevated reflection of L.A.’s comfort dining sensibilities Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason and Courtesy of Messhall Kitchen Though the legendary Brown Derby restaurant chain is long gone, the...

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Beer and Barbeque, Redefined

Aaron Robins’ Boneyard Bistro elevates two American classics Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Boneyard Bistro In his May 27, 1769 diary entry, George Washington wrote: “Went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night....

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Classic Made Current

A sports bar that eschews cliches with a signature coffee cocktail, on-point wine list, and a BLT with garlic aioli and avocado, Brack Shop Tavern is your downtown haunt. Written by Virginia Fay | Photos Courtesy of White Oak Communications Your everyday ...