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Authentic Italian at Obica: Milan Chef Runs a Tight Ship

Photo courtesy of Obica Los Angeles, Facebook Obica Italian Restaurant in Century City is a very authentic place, although I believe it prefers to be known more as a Mozzarella destination. Of course the famous cheese is an important part of the mix, but with chef Simone Santpietro running the show it is a lot more than just that. The Milan chef has More...

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By Michael Hepworth On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Philippe Chow: Mandarin Food for the Hip and Trendy

Philippe Chow’s in Beverly Hills celebrated one year in business in the fabled city this past November after moving their location from West Hollywood. Philippe Chow himself spends most of his time at his famous More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Does Pump Restaurant in West Hollywood live up to the Hype?

Pump in West Hollywood has now been open since May, 2014, and initially reservations were impossible to get due to the anticipation of the opening, and the celebrity of reality television star Lisa Vanderpump. Now More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Madera Kitchen Opens in Hollywood

Madera Kitchen on Cahuenga Blvd in a slightly unfashionable part of Hollywood should be judged alone on the food and the design of the place, which makes it a very promising new spot. Opened in March and with a More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Panini Cosmopolitan Cafe opens in Westwood

This new Mediterranean style café/bistro that also happens to specialize in Tequila has recently opened up in Westwood, not in the village but lower down Westwood Blvd. Yes parking can be a hassle, but at $3.50 More...

By Michael Hepworth On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Michaels on Naples: Italian Food with a California Twist

Zagat rated, this Italian restaurant with a California twist in the bustling Naples area of Long Beach was the best of its kind in the region in 2013, and that might not be far from the truth. Quietly elegant with More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Toms Urban opens at LA Live

In what is the perfect spot opposite the Staples Center, Toms Urban has just opened up in what used to be the now defunct ESPN Zone. One can only imagine the rent and overhead that the owners are paying for this More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Kincaid’s on the Pier in Redondo Beach Hires New Chef

Kincaid’s on the Pier in Redondo Beach is a destination restaurant in the area and new chef in charge, Lance Corrales, knows what it takes to turn out up to 800 covers a day at this popular destination. Corralez More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Il Piccolo Verde: Traditional Italian with a Touch of Class

A new Italian restaurant does not really create a major buzz because there are always a never ending supply ready to take on the challenge, and especially on the West side of Los Angeles. However, in the case More...

By Michael Hepworth On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Phorage Vietnamese Restaurant: A Farmer’s Market Meal Every Wednesday

The Vietnamese explosion continues unabated, and one of the latest ventures on the Westside in the Palms area of town is Phorage, the latest venture from chef Perry Cheung and two partners. A nice little cozy More...