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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 fine dining seems to be an uphill battle in Los Angeles, the Springville, NY, chef actually speaks with a European accent when describing his More...

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By Michael Hepworth On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
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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, June 22nd, 2016
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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
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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
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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 Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Natalee Thai in Beverly Hills Continues to Impress

Natalee Thai’s California Curry I must have driven by this place over 100 times, but when you actually step inside this very popular Thai restaurant, the first impression is that the restaurant is a lot bigger More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Fried Pigs Ears and More Delights at Tart

TART Restaurant’s take on chicken and waffles doesn’t disappoint Tart Restaurant in the Fairfax district is part of the revamped and refurbished Farmers Daughter Hotel that is paying homage to its More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Doma Kitchen: Slavic food for South Bay Tastes

Doma Kitchen’s Kale Salad Slavic or Eastern European food is generally considered quite heavy, which is primarily because of the harsh climate for much of the year, so Manhattan Beach with its balmy weather More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza in California

El Segundo is the only California location for Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria, an upscale and fun pizza themed restaurant that has been doing some pretty solid business since opening day. America’s love More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Philippe’s: Home of the Original French Dip Sandwich

The one and only French Dip Well it took me 98 years to get there but I finally did for lunch the other day and I will probably be back much sooner this time. I did get a behind the scenes tour in the kitchen to More...