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Bru Haus German Restaurant and Craft Beer Pub

Bru Haus German Restaurant and Craft Beer Pub

Bru Haus in West Los Angeles is not exactly a German themed restaurant, but more of a beer driven restaurant for the local party crowd—one that is focused on offering a German-inspired experience. This is manifested with traditional offerings such as sausages, sauerkraut and over 25 beers brewed in Germany, Belgium and the USA. We […]

| January 3, 2013
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Stolichnaya Launches Pristine Water Series

Stolichnaya Launches Pristine Water Series

Le Petit Hermitage Hotel in West Hollywood is rapidly becoming the “go to” place in Los Angeles to launch high-profile liquors with panache and this week was no exception. Daily Food and Wine was at the L.A. launch of the Elit Pristine Water Series-Himalayan Edition, the highest rated white spirit in the world. Only three […]

| December 17, 2012
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Peking Duck For The Holidays

Peking Duck For The Holidays

A visit to Chinatown this week alerted me to the fact that it might be smart to actually try a Peking Duck this year for the holidays, either as a replacement, or to accompany the turkey. The inspiration was a delectable sample recently experienced at the Mandarin Chateau restaurant, alongside six or seven other tasting […]

| November 17, 2012
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Sunday Brunch at Rolling Stone Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at Rolling Stone Restaurant

The first restaurant bearing the ROLLING STONE moniker has now been open about 1 ½ years at the Hollywood/Highland Center, right on Hollywood Boulevard, and four others are in the planning stage. Executive Chef Chris Ennis has the somewhat difficult job of crafting a menu that not only caters to the Hollywood  rock and roll […]

| November 4, 2012
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Sweet Sap Jamaican Restaurant

Sweet Sap Jamaican Restaurant

Marley would love it here If you yearn for authentic Jamaican food in a really hip and funky environment, then The Sweet Sap restaurant at the Joint Reggae Lounge in Los Angeles is the place for you. Somebody once said that almost everyone in Jamaica of a certain age, claims to have known, met, or […]

| October 28, 2012
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Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill Rockin’ in El Segundo

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill Rockin’ in El Segundo

This new restaurant has only been open about three weeks in El Segundo, but it is really kicking up a storm already. There are ten of them already in the San Diego area, five in Las Vegas, one in Palm Desert and now this one. The very first one opened in La Jolla in 1989 […]

| September 19, 2012
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PARK GRILL RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL

PARK GRILL RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL

Hotel restaurants still suffer from a bad perception about their food in general, but luckily there are always exceptions that buck the trend. The Park Grill at The Hotel Intercontinental in Century City falls into that category, and the new menu launched quietly last month deserves to be a success. I have written about the […]

| September 18, 2012
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Mucho Ultima – Brunch Time in Manhattan Beach

Mucho Ultima – Brunch Time in Manhattan Beach

Mucho Ultima Mexican restaurant in Manhattan Beach has to have the largest selection of tequila choices in town. You can find out for yourself at this popular South Bay establishment when you check out their excellent weekend brunch which runs from 11am-3pm. We got there rather late on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago, […]

| September 15, 2012
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La Poubelle in Hollywood Still Going Strong 42 Years Later

La Poubelle in Hollywood Still Going Strong 42 Years Later

How many restaurant owners would like to have a restaurant like La Poubelle? My recent visit on a Thursday night saw a neighborhood restaurant that is insanely busy, with waves of diners and partygoers coming through the doors in endless numbers. The place is relatively small, narrow and very noisy, which is what the crowd […]

| September 15, 2012
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Top Quality Chinese Fare at The Mandarette Café

Top Quality Chinese Fare at The Mandarette Café

  The Mandarette Café on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood has an impressive menu, a great location and is highlighted by twenty-three years of serving up delicious Chinese fare to locals and celebrities. Regulars include well known gourmets like Jack Black, Mel Brooks, Jackie Chan, John Voight, James Woods and Frankie Munoz. I usually prefer […]

| September 14, 2012
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