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Ado

The little yellow house that was once Amuse is now home to chef Antonio Muré (formerly of Piccolo and Il Carpaccio). If you’ve ever wanted a boisterous Italian family...

Tavern

I’ve been a fan of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne for a long time. When people from out of town ask me where to eat, Lucques and A.O.C. are...

Barbrix

Photograph by Jessica BooneLong a haven for fish burritos and hangover breakfasts, Silver Lake suddenly has a dining scene that’s downright chic. Barbrix is one of the latest reasons why. This...

BottleRock

Photograph courtesy bottlerock.netThe downtown branch of the popular Culver City wine bar is about what you’d expect from a place trying to compete in the L.A. Live area:...

Mo-Chica

Photograph courtesy Flickr/ricardodiaz11The setting is humble—a warehouse near USC—but the Peruvian food at Mo-Chica is inspired. Ricardo Zarate, formerly of Zu Robata, celebrates the flavors of his homeland—papa ala huancaina...

Trader Vic’s

Photograph courtesy Flickr/mil8It was with mixed emotions that we learned Trader Vic’s was coming to L.A. Live. We feared some corporate-feeling redo, but walking into the new torch-lit, thatched-hut-style dining...

Let It Get Loud

Ok I’m a music freak. Ask anyone who knows me. And I’ve fallen in love with my share of guitar players. So I might not be completely objective about...

Morning After: The Edison's Cocktail Preview

After sampling The Edison’s winter cocktails at their new menu sneak peek last night, I am hurtin’. The Añejo Old Fashioned (casa noble añejo tequila, agave nectar, and bitters) and...

Holy Nicoley! Gourmet Imports One-Day Public Sale

I’ve been fortunate enough to exploit my friendship with Hot Knife Alex Brown—General Manager of Gourmet Imports, the wholesale importing and distribution company affiliated with Nicole’s Gourmet Foods in...

Film Fest Deals at Rivera

John Sedlar’s Rivera is the official restaurant sponsor of the Downtown Film Festival which started today. Tonight, Sedlar is hosting the official kick-off party, but throughout the fest—which runs...