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Monsieur Marcel

Smack in the middle of Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade, this open-air café and wine bar—an offshoot of the Farmers Market favorite—focuses on French comfort food for hungry shoppers...

Green Street Tavern

More boîte than tavern, this 30-seat addition to Old Pasadena offers some of the neighborhood’s better cooking. Dishes such as grilled heirloom tomatoes with burrata and a special of...

Little Dom's

A film noir aesthetic pervades this spin-off of West Hollywood fixture Dominick’s. Stained-glass windows make the restaurant’s two rooms feel like intimate chambers—one flanked by a wood bar, the...

TWELVE and Highland

The black-and-white movie projections and the IKEA-inspired decor may reek of trying too hard, but the exertions in the kitchen pay off. Chef Armando Martinez (formerly of Water Grill)...

Funny Man

I can’t say. I have spent hours with Woody Harrelson, and I can tell you I’ve never met anyone as vague about his life. His vagueness is not deception....

Melograno

On a less-than-charming stretch of Hollywood Boulevard, chef Alberto Lazzarino (Il Moro, Piccolo Ristorante) cooks northern Italian food with minimal fuss. Couples converse on comfy banquettes in a space...

Gravity’s Angel

When Ross Macdonald finished what would become his final detective novel, he knew the genre was changing.Perhaps for that reason few of the victims are entirely blameless, few of...

Magnolia Park

Photograph by Mindee Choi When Earl L. White broke ground on Burbank’s Magnolia Park in the 1920s, there were plenty of naysayers. But the people came, and the modest ranch-style...

Mark Allen

Geek love: Mixing a passion for technology with a nostalgia for the educational and collaborative atmosphere of art school, CalArts grad Mark Allen opened Machine Project four years ago....

Way Down in the Hole

Illustration by Jody Hewgill For most of this decade, The Wire has been both the most overrated and underrated show on television, a neat trick that usually means the more...