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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 would seem a strange fit for that style of food. However, Doma Kitchen mostly gets it right with their eclectic menu with food from Russia, More...

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By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, October 1st, 2015

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

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...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Ayara Thai Cuisine in Westchester: A Local and Authentic Favorite close to the Airport

Drunken Noodles It was a cool Monday night when I stopped in to Ayara Thai Restaurant in Westchester and the place was buzzing with a real cross section of customers. Service is brisk and well co-ordinated by More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, September 10th, 2015

ASA MEZA Opens in Hollwood

Casuela Del Mar ASA MEZA is a new spot in Hollywood just at the corner of Hollywood and Vine that boasts a stunning library style interior and an outdoor patio area that will become a big hit in the summer months. More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Cassell’s Hamburger Joint at The Hotel Normandie: A Throwback to 1948

The Hotel Normandie in Koreatown is now host to Cassell’s Restaurant, a place that has been around since 1948 but not in the same location. It has been open since December 2014 at the Hotel Normandie, a hot More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Hey 19 Launches in Torrance-Southern Style Barrel House

Fried Chicken & Waffles with a side of 19Made biscuits Demi Stevens knows how to launch a restaurant fast and cheaply and turn it into a quick success, and she might have done it again with Hey 19 in Torrance. More...

By Michael Hepworth On Friday, July 10th, 2015

New Chef Kareem Shaw Takes Over at Shangri-La in Santa Monica

Fresh oysters at the Dining Room at Shangri-La Kareem Shaw is the fourth chef to take charge of the kitchens at the hip Shangri-la Hotel in Santa Monica, and he has completely revamped the menu in the restaurant, More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The Sausage Man Comes to West Hollywood at Link

Yes this new restaurant right next to the busy Beverly Center wants you to come in and try their gourmet sausages, just like the foodies in Atwater Village at Link and Hops. Link restaurant also has a full liquor More...

By Genie Davis On Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Cardamom: A New Favorite Spice

Opened in late autumn 2014, Cardamom is a delightful new venue for sophisticated Indian cuisine in Los Angeles. Located not far from LACMA and the Grove on Beverly Boulevard, Cardamom was once the home of India’s More...