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Luca Manderino Delights South Bay With Sosta

“The core of Venetian cuisine is very similar to Japanese—concentrated on the product, not on the sauce that surrounds the product,” says Luca Manderino, South Bay restaurateur, explaining the differe...Read More

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Ostrich Farm, a 50-Seat Restaurant in Echo Park

On Sunset Boulevard, a modern white façade stands out among the colorful buildings in Echo Park. This 50-seat restaurant, Ostrich Farm, is a family affair, born from the vision of husband and wife Jai...Read More

Winston Pies in Brentwood Capturing Small Town Feel

Upon moving to L.A. a few years after graduating from law school, Brianna Abrams missed the down-home warmth she experienced while growing up in North Carolina—especially the tradition of sitting down...Read More

Tasteful Trattoria In Kimpton La Peer Hotel

With its 105 luxury rooms and suites, lounge spaces, pool, and a rooftop event area, the recently opened Kimpton La Peer Hotel is the new West Hollywood Design District hot spot. In addition to chic d...Read More

The Surfrider Malibu is Much More Than a Hotel

The Surfrider Malibu is much more than a hotel. Originally built in 1953, it was recently transformed by its current owners. When it went on the market, Matthew Goodwin—a design architect who grew up ...Read More

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Cafe Birdie Meets California Mediterranean

“Cuban expat Birdie moves to Miami and meets Clyde [her future husband]; they migrate back to his native New Orleans to open this restaurant. He’s dressed in a different suit every day of the week, is...Read More

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Whiskey Nirvana

Known for unpretentious and innovative fare paired with an eclectic-mod atmosphere, the recently rebranded eatery Steak & Whisky American Tavern continues to offer mouthwatering steak with an exot...Read More

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Red Carpet-Worthy Restaurant Paley.

Looking for a great place to wind down after a long day, catch a meal before a show or maybe just gaze at stars? Then be sure to check out this hidden gem in the heart of Tinseltown. Tucked away in hi...Read More

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Classic Comfort Food With a Flair

If you’ve already visited The Crack Shack’s locales in San Diego’s Little Italy, Encinitas and Costa Mesa, then you’re familiar with the kitschy environs and fine-casual, gourmet comfort food centered...Read More

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Habitas in Venice is Designed to Foster Connection

In an era where technology is ubiquitous and time spent in front of screens is dramatically increasing, a movement is growing. Creating an opportunity to cultivate more personal connections via a...Read More

Manhattan Beach’s Favorite New Quirky-cool Downtown Café Homie

Come Homie Dine and shop at Manhattan Beach’s Favorite New Quirky-cool Downtown Café Homie Manhattan Beach has become a bit of an epicenter for delicious and stylish restaurants. Woven throughout our ...Read More

Farmhouse May Be The Ultimate Farm-to-Table Restaurant

“I want our guests at FARMHOUSE to have the same experience they would have if they stayed for dinner at my home,” says Peitso, who opened his eatery this past March. “FARMHOUSE’s cuisine is heavily i...Read More

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BALEENKitchen at The Portofino Hotel & Marina is a Top 10 for Waterside Dining

The newly revamped BALEENkitchen at The Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach is quickly becoming one of the South Bay’s hottest spots to dine and imbibe, complete with updated environs overlo...Read More

Gastronomic Mash-Up at Chez Melange

True to its name, Chez Melange cooks up a unique concept blending lunch, brunch and dinner After 35 years in the restaurant business, Michael Franks and Robert Bell are still serving up delicious...Read More

Ace Hotel — Best in Show

Award-winning chef Michael Cimarusti imagines a new menu at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles At 929 S. Broadway, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a destination in itself. Built in 1927, the 13-sto...Read More

Heritage Cuisine at the Radici

Family-Owned Resto Radici Serves Up Homestyle Eats Amid Designer Digs In Hermosa Beach New Hermosa Beach hot spot Radici has, like its namesake family, Italian roots behind it—30 years of restaurantee...Read More

Seaside Model

A high-end, Spanish-style restaurant designed by Studio Collective is among the recent updates to a Santa Monica landmark Opened in 1927, Santa Monica’s Jonathan Beach Club has served as a privat...Read More

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Sweet Spot

Los Angeles brand Sweet Laurel brings its whole-foods indulgences to a beautiful new cake shop in Palisades Village Gorgeous baked goods free of dairy, refined sugar, grains and guilt—it would be a de...Read More

The Green House Effect: Restaurant Visit

Chef Roy Choi’s Koreatown concept Commissary reflects a style that is as fresh as the fare and housed in greenhouse.   Logistically, a high-quality, pre-fab greenhouse as the infrastructure of a ...Read More

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