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Manhattan House Offering American Style Gastropub Food

The Manhattan House restaurant in Manhattan Beach has slowly been picking up momentum since opening in July 2015 thanks to the sterling work of chef Diana Stavaridis. She is a former protégé of Neal Fraser, and although the place likes to bill itself as New York meets Manhattan Beach, there are plenty of other influences on tap here like North More...

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By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, December 29th, 2016

New Chef Takes Helm at the Bel-Air

There is a new chef in town at the newly renamed Bel-Air (formerly known as The Bel Air Bar + Grill) and his name is Gary Emerling and he is bringing his European training to the upscale eatery. At a time when More...

By Michael Hepworth On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Cocina Condesa in Studio City: A Cocktail Cafe serving Mexican Street Food & Mexxcaleria

Braised Mole Chicken Bowl over quinoa & Mexican rice Here is a little gem I would like to talk about called Cocina Condesa in Studio City on Ventura Blvd where Sunday brunch is fueled by the rather strong cocktail More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Anejo Cantina & Grill in Sherman Oaks

This is a huge place in Sherman Oaks with over 11,000 square feet and a comprehensive menu featuring food from every region in Mexico. They also have an outdoor patio area with fire pits and a separate banqueting More...

By Tim Needles On Thursday, July 21st, 2016

FILM: Don’t Blink- Robert Frank

In the world of art, photographer and film director Robert Frank is as iconic as he is difficult and reclusive and the new documentary Don’t Blink from director and collaborator Laura Israel manages to examine More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

We Talk with Laura Israel, director of the film Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

As a film director and editor, Laura Israel has covered some diverse topics beginning with music videos and experimental works to the politics of wind energy in her first feature Windfall to the life of photographer More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Burgers and Cocktails at the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood

The Original Legendary Burger features a juicy 1/2-lb Certified Angus Beef burger topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, golden fried onion ring, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato. The Hard Rock Café concept More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Souk Shawarma Offers a Great Variety of Middle Eastern Dishes

There is a new Shawarma joint in town and it has opened up just west of downtown on Wilshire Blvd, and is offering Middle Eastern food with a serious approach. The place is small and more of a café really, which More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Moroccan Themed Food via Cleo Restaurant at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood

The location is great right at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the 57 room Boutique hotel is still one of the hottest spots in town to hang out at. The Library bar has a very comfortable outside lounge More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Jackson’s Food & Drink Emporium: American Farm to Table Food Impresses

Miso Black Cod Not sure why Jackson’s Food & Drink Emporium is called that, but chef Scott Cooper is doing a grand job at a place that was formerly in Hermosa Beach. Three years on in El Segundo and right More...