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Toque Talk: A Chat With Laurent Quenioux on His Latest Gig

  Vertical Wine Bistro  has a doozy of a new chef in Laurent Quenioux, the man behind the radical Bistro LQ  on Beverly and formerly of Pasadena’s Bistro K....

Wet Wonderland

Good news, Westsiders! You didn’t miss the tree lighting ceremony at Third Street Promenade while you were staying out of the rain last night. It was postponed due to...

Home Improvement

The do-gooders who run the Downtown Women’s Center have gotten well deserved new digs and they are having a parade to celebrate. On December 10th Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Jan...

And the Hosting Gig Goes to…

Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the 83rd Academy Awards in March.We probably should have seen this...

Amuse Bouche: Jonathan Chi

Illustration by Jason Lee Yes. One of the biggest customer bases for Chinese restaurants is the Jewish community. It’s not a myth—there is a real Christmas Day tradition for Jews...

High Stakes

  I have not been poking into stores much lately . Like most people, I have pulled back, conscious of the high prices for daily necessities such as food and electricity...

High Times with Anna Nicole Smith

Multiple lovers, piles of pills, paternity tests. Take a courtside seat in the eye-popping trial that followed the former Playmate’s fatal overdose

Ozumo and Sonoma Wine Garden

Photograph by Lisa Romerein Ozumo is the sort of spot you’d happily drop by to relax over a draft beer and a bite of hamachi collar with spicy ponzu. Massive...

That's the Spirit

Photograph by Lucas ZarebinskiWine House Wine house? Try compound, with 25,000 square feet of space arranged by region plus a giant wing dedicated to cocktail supplies, an Enomatic tasting...

The Reformers

RICHARD LEE Marijuana activist and chief promoter of Proposition 19 You discovered the benefits of marijuana therapy after breaking your back and suffering paralysis in 1990. Since...