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Luggage Room Pizzeria Unveils New Take Away in Pasadena

Located on a charming stretch of Raymond Avenue that’s home to the Victorian-era Castle Green and Pasadena Croquet Club, Luggage Room Pizzeria is worth visiting just for the vintage atmosphere. Happily, the food makes the Luggage Room worthy of repeat … Continue reading

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DIY (or Buy) Mister O’s Incredible Penicillin Cocktail

A Studio City restaurant and lounge with a mid-century, Palm Springs vibe, Mister O’s is renowned for excellent cocktails, among them the Chain Riachtion, a standout version of that modern classic, the Penicillin. Anchoring the Chain Riachtion is Benriach Smoky 10, a … Continue reading

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Wine Documentary “A Wonderful Kingdom” Celebrates Portuguese Traditions

The stunning mountain ranges of Portugal’s Douro Valley are the setting for “A Wonderful Kingdom,” a poetic observation of traditional winemaking in northern Portugal. This new documentary focuses on the Douro Valley, a remote area that’s the oldest demarcated wine … Continue reading

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Koreatown’s Lock & Key is Back & Better Than Ever

Like so many bars and restaurants in Los Angeles and around the country, Lock & Key had a rough go of it recently. Soon after the pandemic began, the Koreatown craft cocktail den pivoted to serving customers from its to-go … Continue reading

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This New LA Shop Sells Nothing but Elevated Pudding

Will pudding be the next big dessert trend? The owners of Pudu Pudu, a newly opened pudding gallery on Abbot Kinney, are betting on it. The pudding offered here doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Jell-o brand most of us … Continue reading

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The Mysteries and Bonuses of Lent: Fish on Fridays

Most people have heard of Mardi Gras, the last big bash before Lent, but not everybody knows what Lent is really about. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when Catholics do penance to purify themselves for the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Weekend At-Home Sipping Events

Valentine’s Day is next Sunday, and for those of us who want to celebrate safely at home while doing something a little different, a number of virtual tasting events are happening on Valentine’s weekend. Buy a ticket and your chosen … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Super Bowl Food Specials Around LA

Super Bowl LV is on Sunday, February 7. Though Los Angeles reopened outdoor restaurants on January 29, there was a pandemic proviso: no big-screen TVs. The festivities may be smaller than usual, but that doesn’t mean the usual indulgences shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Michelin-Starred Chef Dominique Crenn’s Plant-Based Superfood Meal Delivery

Eating food that promotes good health is undeniably a good idea. That‘s even more true during a pandemic, making it a good time to try VitaBowl‘s healthful, plant-based meal delivery created by a very kickass chef: Dominique Crenn. The first … Continue reading

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A Hummus Pop-Up, The Local Chain That Served the Obamas & Clintons, & More Food News

The return of outdoor dining on Friday is definitely the most exciting food news for Angelenos this week! See below for a few more dining ideas… Support Los Angeles’ women restaurateurs this week by participating in RE:Her, a food festival … Continue reading

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