FOOD & DRINK

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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...

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Surf Mex

Hole up in Hermosa’s favorite surf lodge Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Día De Campo After opening their first restaurant, Abigaile, in 2012, BlackHouse Hospitality Management began taking the South Bay by storm with their unique...

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Come Away With Norah

The WeHo stunner everyone’s talking about Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Norah What do you get when you mix global style and sensibilities with a light influence of Southern cuisine in the heart of West Hollywood? Norah. The newest ...

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Mexican Food Redux

Chef Ray Garcia elevates the LA dining scene at Broken Spanish Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Dylan + Jeni and Broken Spanish An eclectic array of family photos adorn the walls of Broken Spanish, Chef Ray Garcia’s flagship restaurant in ...

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House-Brewed Hops

Craft beer and an eclectic global menu make Abigaile a Hermosa mainstay Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Abigaile History repeats itself in a 1920s era building in the heart of Hermosa Beach. Originally built as a Baptist church, the histori...

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Bon Appétit

In Fine California Style Chef Michael Hung presents grown-up poolside dining at Viviane Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Viviane Stepping into the crisp, colorful minimalism of Viviane, one can’t help but contrast it with the current...

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Historic Haute Spot

Downtown LA’s Redbird serves modern cuisine in a former cathedral space Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Mary Costa and Dylan + Jeni Carved into the rectory of Vibiana, one of downtown LA’s most historic buildings, Redbird is the result ...

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Rose In Bloom

Chef Jason Neroni reimagines an iconic Venice eatery Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of Rose Café-Restaurant For decades, the original Rose Café-Restaurant, tucked away on the corner of Rose Avenue, and steps from Main Street, served as a q...

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Hometown Homage

Birch elevates the dining scene on the Cahuenga Corridor Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Birch A nod to the copse of birch trees in his hometown of Nottingham, England, chef Brendan Collins’ restaurant, Birch, reflects two decades of expe...

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A Bowl and a...

A little green hut that’s become a favorite among health-conscious South Bay snackers Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In Brazil, the word ‘natureba’ roughly translates to someone who likes to live as close to nature as poss...