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City: Playa Provisions

Enlivens a quiet Westside Beach Community. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON Husband and wife culinary team Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson, a Top Chef runner-up, know how to create a stir, even in peaceful Playa del Rey. First, they...

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American Pastoral: The Farmhouse...

  The Farmhouse Inn takes down-home upmarket with a full revitalization and a brand-new spa. Written by Jenn Thornton Spa Photography Courtesy of Cesar Rubio Farmhouse General Photography Courtesy of Farmhouse Inn With deep roots in Sonoma County...

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City Guide: Awesome Ice...

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt Long lines swirling from this ice cream stand testify to the everlasting appeal of the cone. WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN ILLUSTRATION BY JAY BROCKMAN This South Bay institution is known for its unapologetica...

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City Guide: Exquisite at...

Point Vicente Lighthouse     An arresting vision sits along a postcard stretch of Palos Verdes Drive Recognizing that a lone buoy wasn’t adequately warding ships off Palos Verdes Peninsula, in 1926 the U.S. government constructed Point Vice...

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City: Beach Glam Central

  South Bay DIGS stops by popular decor destination Fringe to chat with co-owner Debbie Talosi. AS TOLD TO CONSTANCE DUNN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON Where do you find such cool, eclectic things? We [Talosi and co-owner Laura Hofmann] buy from loc...

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Steakhouse Revival

Steak & Whisky raises the stakes in Hermosa Beach WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS When restauranteur Jed Sanford and his partner, chef Tin Vuong, considered opening a steakhouse in Hermosa Beach, they knew they’d surprise many. For a traditional place like ...

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Rocking the Boat at...

  Special menu items drop anchor at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach, just in time for some celebrating. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF FISHING WITH DYNAMITE If you haven’t already ventured into chef David LeFevre’s fabu...

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Hey Day! Hey 19...

  Recently opened neighborhood pub, Hey 19 Public House, enlivens the South Bay. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS When Ortega 120 restaurateur, Demi Stevens, decided to take over the space on Calle Mayor in Torrance that once held Zina’s, she knew she wante...

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Lou’s on the Hill:...

Former Side Door proprietors Lou and Grace Giovannetti bring old world hospitality, bespoke design, and creatively rendered Italian food to Torrance. WRITTEN BY RACHEL DOTSON Those passing by Hillside Village at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula have...