FOOD & DRINK

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Southern Italy Beckons

Wine and dine your way through the boot at LA’s Sotto Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Sotto As a child, chef Steve Samson would spend summers in Italy, visiting family and discovering rustic Italian food as a means of connecting to one an...

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Your Daily Krust

Creatively spun classics, fresh from the oven, make their debut at Redondo Beach’s newest hometown bakery Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Redondo Beach newcomer Krust harkens sweetly back to a time when you could swing by the t...

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K-Town Heads West

Chef-driven Korean barbecue finds a home at Culver City’s Hanjip Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Hanjip Inspired by the success of Kogi (the Korean/Latin food truck sensation), innovative chef Chris Oh, thought, “People love Korean food,...

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Belgian Delight

Bruxie puts a gourmet twist on a breakfast classic Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Bruxie Whoever said waffles were only for breakfast? Always seeking to break the traditional waffle mold, Bruxie serves up inventive iterations of this...

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Organic Coffee, Sunny Skies

Sacks on the Beach is a friendly spot for healthy salads, scrumptious sandwiches, and more. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason From its exterior, the eatery, with the bright-orange awning, looks like any other beachside stop in the ...

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Slow Down in Santa...

New mozzarella bar Obicà is an homage to fromage – slow food style.  Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Obicà In the dialect of my home town of Naples, obicà is how we describe something that’s happening right before your eyes, lik...

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Dining Under The Stars

Taste on Melrose expands its footprint, bringing the indoors out Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Taste on Melrose A WeHo favorite, Taste on Melrose has enhanced its cozy eatery by adding the sleek Atrium and Courtyard, perfect for stargazin...

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Southern Comfort

Hospitality vets collaborate on Hatchet Hall, a unique addition to Culver City Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography Courtesy of Chapple Design A complete renovation of the space formerly occupied by Waterloo & City has resulted in the stunning ne...

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The Rose Abloom

A Venice icon is revamped, with reverence for its original Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography by Pascal Shirley The origin Rose Cafe bloomed in Venice in 1979. Over 30 years later, Sprout L.A. Restaurant Collaboration and chef-owner Jason Neroni part...

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A Culinary Nod To...

Long ago, the vast farmstead Rancho Sausal Redondo (Round Willow Ranch) encompassed El Segundo and most of what is known today as the South Bay. An homage to history, Sausal (the old Spanish word for willow), has taken on new meaning in El Segundo...

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Backyard Barbecue Elevated

Charcoal Venice creates a communal space with a Sunday supper vibe Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Dylan + Jeni Chef Josiah Citrin’s latest culinary venture marks a departure from his two Michelin-starred restaurant, Mélisse, in Santa M...

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Street Tacos With A...

A walk-up taco concept elevates Westwood’s dining scene Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Tacos Tu Madre Tacos tu Madre is a new playful, modern take on Mexican street tacos. The casual concept from Oliver Mateen and Joshua Pourgol was inspi...