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Fig

The Fairmont Miramar has transformed its stuffy restaurant into FIG, a bright breakfast nook of a spot serving seasonal California cuisine (emphasis on the word seasonal—the menu practically beats you over the head with it)....

Cole's

  Illustration by Nishant ChoskiNightlife impresario Cedd Moses has revamped (read thoroughly cleaned) Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet. The century-old dive is one of two spots that claim to have invented the...

Price Guide

THE BUZZ ABOUT REAL ESTATE may have changed focus, but the key question remains: How much is my house worth right now? Despite the declining economy, some neighborhoods have in fact seen an increase in home prices. The figures reflect closed escrows in Los Angeles County for new and resale single-family detached houses and condos. The numbers are based on sales up to December 15; the houses shown here sold last year. The information was provided by MDA DataQuick/DQNews

Drago Centro

Photograph by Gina SabatellaThis is the grand downtown debut for chef-restaurateur Celestino Drago. The space is striking, with a glass wine tower and mammoth windows. The food is a mishmash...

Cinema 2008 de Waters

LAmag.com, January 2009

Angelenos in D.C.

LAmag.com, January 2009

XIV

Photograph by Jessica BooneIn spite of the economy, XIV has arrived. CHEF MICHAEL MINA (Stonehill Tavern) has joined with the nightlife company SBE for “fourteen,” as in Louis XIV, who’s...

Luau

Photograph by Ed RudolphHow does this new venture in Beverly Hills depart from the old-time Polynesian-themed restaurants that once dotted our landscape? The tiki decor is glorious, not garish (a...

The Gorbals

 Photograph by Jessica BooneThe name refers to a poor Jewish neighborhood in Glasgow, and it’s not the only puzzling thing about Top Chef winner Ilan Hall’s first L.A. restaurant. The space is set deep...