Food // Drink

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...