FOOD & DRINK

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Italia Inspirato

Toscana Restaurant Group brings a touch of the Amalfi Coast to L.A. with Nerano “The setting is stylish yet casual, and the service is impeccable,” says Andy Brandon-Gordon of Toscana, which opened the Beverly Hills restaurant in mid-November, the fou...

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Local Connection

Come one, Come all to Catalina Coffee Company In 1999, Jeff Sallee and his mother, Ellen Brown, set up their coffee shop in a building along Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Roomy and filled with character, the historic building was the former home of a ...

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Mexican With Flair

South-of-the-border style and tastes to savor comes to Santa Monica with Tallula’s A favorite childhood haunt in Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon has been transformed into a fun and funky establishment via husband-and-wife restaurateurs who are retracing ...

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Mixology with a Twist

A new mobile bar service is bringing the party to L.A. doorsteps About four years ago, California restaurant and bar entrepreneur Greg Medow was enjoying a taco at a food truck when a brilliant idea of developing a mobile bar for private events popped int...

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Beach House Party

A buzzy burger joint turns fun foodie spot in Hermosa Beach “Wow, let’s do something that’s completely opposite.” That’s what Greg Newman was thinking when it came to opening Tower 12. The president of Baja Sharkeez Restaurant Group, known for c...

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Pasta Perfecto

Chef Evan Funke displays his famed pasta prowess at Felix, his highly touted Abbot Kinney restaurant open in Venice Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Alan Gastelum Visitors to Evan Funke’s newest L.A. eatery can expect an authentic tratt...

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Out-of-this-world eats

A new dining destination is set to boost the scene in El Segundo this fall Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Retail Design Collaborative While the name of El Segundo’s newest dining destination, Apollo Landing, is an homage to the region...

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Home at Mama D’s

Family-friendly dining and Italian comfort dishes come to Redondo Beach Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason Mama D’s is a mainstay of Manhattan Beach—the perfect place to saunter to on days when you yearn for a big bowl of...

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Cozy Curation

The newest cafe to hit the Mid-Wilshire area is better than brunch Written by Alisha Henson Opening this month, the cleverly named café Met Her At A Bar makes one wonder: “Who is he, and did he actually meet her at a bar?” (Whoever she is.) The myste...

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Standing Room Only

A buzzy burger joint turns fun foodie spot in Hermosa Beach Written by Joclene Davey Known for its burgers and live music hall, The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is gaining a bar food meets foodie reputation via its updated menu. The restaurant’s uniqu...

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Summer Supper

At a family-owned ranch in Malibu, Saddlerock Gardens hosts its outdoor dinner series in rustic, homegrown style Written by Jenn Thornton  Like most fathers, Ronald Semler is crazy for his kids, all nine of them. He’s from Burbank, but would think ...

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Hook, Line, Hermosa

Unwind and dig in at the newest seaside hot spot on Hermosa Pier Written by Joclene Davey Spend a leisurely afternoon watching the waves while sipping premium cocktails and knocking back uber-fresh oysters at Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster. Hermosa Pier...