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Little Next Door

By Jill Weinlein, 7/02/2015

European charm meets upscale bistro fare

Little Next Door is an alluring, European bistro located amongst the trendy shops of Third Street. The décor of Little Next Door marks the confluence of a classic French Brasserie and an al fresco Mediterranean Kasbah. They say we eat with our eyes first, and the ambiance of Little Next Door definitely entices diners to [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 7/02/2015

Fourth of July Cruises from Ventura Harbor Enjoy fireworks from sea while cruising the coast. Boats depart from Ventura Harbor at 6:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., sailing to Oxnard Harbor for viewing of fireworks at 9 p.m. The boat returns to Ventura Harbor by 10 p.m. The snack bar will be selling food [...] [...more]

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Wine

By Kyle Rachal, 7/02/2015

A South African Gem

Holding their own against some of the most notable producers, wines from the southern hemisphere have quickly gained attention. Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa all have the right climate  – and now the awards, professional acclaims, and market to be taken seriously. For much of its wine making history, South Africa has [...] [...more]

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‘Terminator Genisys’ proves Cameron wrong

By Tim Posada, 7/02/2015

From the first trailer, something seemed wrong with the fifth installment in the “Terminator” franchise. In an attempt to reboot the series, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) goes back in time to find that Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) isn’t a helpless damsel, but a seasoned soldier with her own Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger is back) she calls [...] [...more]

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A haunting rendition of ‘Phantom’ awaits you at the ‘opera’

By Rebecca Villalpando, 6/25/2015

Walking into the historic Pantages Theatre, with its plush red staircases and gilded art deco molding, instantly sets the mood for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary “Phantom of the Opera”.  In fact, “Phantom’s” fabled chandelier fits seamlessly with the theatre’s décor. This production of “Phantom”, produced by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, includes exciting new special [...] [...more]

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Vernetti

By Jill Weinlein, 6/25/2015

Larchmont restaurant keeps it local in the kitchen

As a young boy, Chef Steve Vernetti learned how to cook from watching his mother and reading Julia Child cookbooks. At the age of 8, he made a tray of éclairs while his parents went out for the afternoon. When they returned, the kitchen was a disaster with bowls and pots cluttering the countertops. However, [...] [...more]

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crepes + kitchen

By Jill Weinlein, 6/25/2015

delcious crepes, sandwiches, coffee & more prepared with congenial hospitality

Walk into Crepes + Kitchen on Wilshire Blvd. near La Brea Ave. and the friendly owner, Yafit Barades greets you with a warm smile. She is genuinely nice to every person who walks in the door. On a recent visit, Yafit introduced me to the newest member of the cafe, Irene. Irene is known for [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 6/25/2015

Abigaile’s Beer Week Now through June 28, Abigaile’s celebrates LA beer week with two exclusive events. On June 25, visit Abigaile’s for an IPA tap takeover with $4 beers from 5 p.m. to closing featuring Ninkasi, Stone, Oskar Blues, and Modern Times brews and a special menu from Chefs Tin Vuong and Jorge Valines. The [...] [...more]

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wine

By Kyle Rachal, 6/25/2015

Officially Rosé Season

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it means summer has arrived. Entertaining is moved outdoors, with barbecues and pool parties serving fresh and flavorful food. Here in L.A. where beautiful weather is constant, I like to say it’s always rosé season, however, a warm summer night just makes it a bit more [...] [...more]

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‘Inside Out’ redeems Pixar’s dry streak

By Tim Posada, 6/25/2015

I cried. Well, I’m kind of a robot, so I slightly watered up. Just as good. That’s the primary currency of “Inside Out”, an animated adventure that knows how to hit every nostalgic button. It might not be as funny as other Pixar films, but it’s more inventive than even “Toy Story”, two decades ago. This is the [...] [...more]

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