Category Archives: Restaurants

The South Bay’s Quirky Breakfast Specials

The South Bay has always been a haven for surfers. Before Manhattan Beach’s burgeoning restaurant row, the culinary scene in the beach cities was all about catering to the early risers with big appetites. Although many popular places like The 2nd Street Cafe, Unky Roy’s and The … Continue reading

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Our First Peek at Baran’s 2239

Hermosa may be giving Manhattan Beach’s fancy pants restaurants a run for their money with the newly opened Baran’s 2239. Situated in a mini-mall with a historically high turnover, the parking lot is now habitually full, and the tables inside of … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Grand Central Market


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Tacolandia Hits Its Stride

Tacolandia was at the top of its game Saturday, keeping the day festive while providing more tacos than anyone could ever eat. In only four years, this collaboration between the LA Weekly and “the World’s First Tacorazzo,” Bill Esparza, has grown into … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sauerkraut, Stout and a Side of Surreality… Old World Village in Huntington Beach

We are living in a time that is moving much too quickly. Technology is always one step ahead of us, and the gathering and processing of information comes at us from all directions, pretty much non-stop. Our outside environment, controlled by … Continue reading

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Our First Peek at Ludo Bird at Citiwalk

Pop-up pioneer Ludo Lefebvre’s second Ludo Bird has been open for two months at Universal City and it definitely delivers (It doesn’t literally deliver. Pick-up only). The austere building almost looks more like a movie theater ticket window than a fast food restaurant. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Cherry on Top – Fosters Freeze, the History of California’s Original Soft Serve

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Soft Serve! Perhaps the words don’t roll off the tongue as romantically as ice cream, the much denser, higher milk-fat frozen treat that we all love and adore, but Soft Serve conjures … Continue reading

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The LA Zoo Gives Us a Preview of the Beastly Ball

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) will be hosting its 46th annual “Beastly Ball” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6 pm. This year’s honorees are wildlife supporters/long-time GLAZA donors Patricia and Stanley Silver and actor/environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., … Continue reading

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The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Fest Makes Memorial Day Weekend Taste Better and Sound Better!

LA’s best Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Roots music festival celebrated its 27th year in Simi Valley with two stages, two dance floors, a Mardi Gras parade, crafts, and lots and lots of food. It was a warm day, but not … Continue reading

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2016 Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival

Rioja is Spain’s best-known wine, but even among experienced wine drinkers, it can be overshadowed by its more popular counterparts from France and Italy such as Bordeaux and Barolo. Which is a shame – as we experienced at the 2016 … Continue reading

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