FOOD & DRINK

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Baker’s Delight

DTLA’s newest 85°C Bakery Café raises the temperature on fresh-baked goods Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photography Courtesy of Andy Tung Founded by culinary creative Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu in 2003, the chic yet casual 85°C Bakery Café actually has...

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The Art of the...

The Fika Company bumps South Bay’s coffee consciousness even higher Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In Sweden, there’s an age-old cultural tradition called fika, named for the practice of taking some time out of one’s day fo...

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Stealthy Healthy

Cris Bennett has been bringing Good Stuff to the South Bay for over 30 years Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Some people avoid healthy food because they fear it will be anything but fun or tasty. But dive into a warm plate of Go...

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Baja Bliss

Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photography Courtesy of Katie Gibbs Sample some of Mexico’s finest street food at Loqui Inspired by Mexico street cuisine, Loqui taqueria dishes up a delectable array of authentic Baja flavors wrapped in sumptuous made-...

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Green Goodness

Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Plant Food + Wine Veggies are always in vogue at this Venice wellness haven A pioneer who revolutionizes perceptions of food through health and wellness, Matthew Kenney has made a name for himself by p...

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Escape to Carmel Valley

Written by Constance Dunn Fine California wine, cuisine and pure natural beauty make for a leisured break from LA When one lives in a getaway destination like Los Angeles, packed with palm trees, blue ocean and a big-city bustle, deciding on a short getaw...

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Swish at Shabu

Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Experience the art of the hot pot at Ishabu Shabu Inspired by the ancient Mongolian practice of one pot cooking, shabu shabu is a fine fit for South Bay’s health-minded dining sensibilities, with ...

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Consciously Social

Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of M.B. Post A trio of partners help M.B. Post deliver  One of the first restaurants to ignite the foodie-fueled uptick in other culinary concepts across the South Bay, M.B. Post continues to hold its ground am...

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It’s About Thyme

Cozy neighborhood cafe and market is a one-stop shop for gourmet treats Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Lehua Noelle/Thyme Cafe & Market What began as Thyme Catering in 2004 has lovingly evolved into a cozy brick and mortar cafe and...

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Fresh Catch

Ocean-to-Plate Dining at the Hook & Plow in Hermosa reels in locals Written by Michelle Lynn | Photography Courtesy of The Hook & Plow The last few years have introduced a spate of notable restaurant openings in the South Bay, and although Manha...

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Hamburger Haven

Plan Check’s creative comfort fare and high-energy hospitality continues to flourish on the Westside Written by: Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason Mention Plan Check Kitchen + Bar to even the most casual of hamburger fans and be p...

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Cake by the Ocean

The need-to-know beachside bakery  Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Laura Mandracchia After more than 20 years in the food industry as a cook, pastry chef, manager and GM, Laura Mandracchia decided to open her own shop: Cake Bakeshop, to be...