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Mäni’s on Maple

The popular Fairfax bakery with a healthful slant has expanded to a fine-dining restaurant in the contemporary space that was briefly home to Paperfish. The high design (loads of...

Occasionally at 6 a.m. black smoke rises south of LAX. At first I thought a plane had crashed, but I’ve seen the plume several more times. After a few minutes, it dissipates. What is it?

The black blast is from a giant smokestack at a Chevron refinery in El Segundo, a mile south of the airport, which makes jet fuel, diesel fuel, and gasoline....

Peak Season: Radicchio

Photograph courtesy Flickr/avlxyz The human tongue has a love-hate relationship with bitterness. The combination of toothpaste and orange juice is foul, but we’ve made delicacies of coffee and dark chocolate....

Savory

Praise PCH! There’s a destination restaurant in Malibu. Paul Shoemaker has packed up the haute cuisine know-how he acquired during stints at Bastide, Providence, and Water Grill and opened...

Squid Noodle Pad Thai

Photograph by Jessica Boone Squid Noodles “I love the texture of squid. I  cook it slowly at a low temperature to make it tender. Then we slice it very...

Sunset Plaza

Hollywood’s early royalty held court along this two-block stretch of American colonial-meets-Georgian grandeur, built in 1924 by Francis S. Montgomery on what had once been farmland. Glamour soon replaced...

What’s the scoop on the flying bull and maiden accompanied by dolphins at Sunset and Vine?

A lot of folks drive by and don’t even notice this beauty and her beast. Turns out that the bronze rendering in front of the Chase Bank is The...

Jon Jerde

When I was 17, I was fixated on being the coolest hot-rodder around in my 1932 Ford roadster. I would drive along Sunset Boulevard looking for the beach. Being...

Celebrate Repeal Day at Seven Grand

  We need another holiday this time of year like we need another cookbook on our shelf (note: we have way too many cookbooks). But it turns out...