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March 2010

Best New Restaurants

Please solve the mystery of the ubiquitous, hideously purple “Psychic/Palm Reader” signs popping up on residential lawns, especially in the Valley. Are they legal?

The city attorney’s office can’t even recite the law without chuckling, but here it is: Municipal code 43.30 mandates that “no person shall…tell fortunes…locate gold or silver…procure lovers…or restore...

Rivera

Photograph by Jessica Boone Gray-haired, fervent, intellectually searching, John Sedlar is a chef profoundly marked by the ’80s—that decade when cooking in America was first understood as a means of...

Soi 7

Another addition to what’s quickly becoming downtown’s restaurant row, Soi 7 offers a swank take on Thai cuisine. The space, housed in a historic building (what isn’t, in this area?), is...

Susan Brink

Photograph by Coral Von Zumwalt Unexpected extra: The former minimart that Susan Brink, her sister, Molly, and Molly’s girlfriend, Tracy Hof, bought to turn into a gift shop had an...

Tavern

Photograph by Jessica Boone Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne have a destination restaurant with Lucques and a tapas hot spot with A.O.C. But they hadn’t created a hangout until Tavern,...

Westside Tavern

Photograph by Jessica Boone Patina, Saddle Peak Lodge, Whist—Warren Schwartz has been chef at each, so it is intriguing to find him in a large restaurant on the ground floor...

What is going on at the old Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City?

The place that was built in the 1940s as a rustic celebrity getaway with a trout-fishing pond transitioned gracefully into a hotel and a banquet hall for Easter brunches,...

Sound Off

After 32 years as general manager of radio station KCRW (89.9 FM), Ruth Seymour retired Friday. Santa Monica College announced that Jennifer Ferro (left), assistant general manager of the...