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La Ventura: Innovative Mexican cuisine in Studio City

By Jill Weinlein, 7/24/2014

Jeffrey Saad, owner of La Ventura Mexican restaurant in Studio City, is charming with a handsome smile. The restaurant opened in the space where Outtake Cafe was located. Saad guided our dining group to a table in the intimate dining area. No wonder the Food Network and the Cooking Channel have cast him in cooking [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 7/24/2014

Shots of Tequila at La Cuevita La Cuevita, an old-world Mexican grotto in Highland Park known for its vast tequila and mezcal selection, is celebrating National Tequila Day today, July 24, with tequila old-fashioned cocktails priced at $5. The drinks are made with Sino Irish tequila, which is aged in Irish whiskey barrels. 5922 N. [...] [...more]

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Dinner and a Movie

7/24/2014

The El Capitan Theatre is partnering with Miceli’s restaurant on a dinner and movie package in conjunction with the theatre’s engagement of Disney’s “Planes: Fire and Rescue”. The special package is $30 per person, and includes reserved seating for dinner at Miceli’s at 5:15 p.m., with a choice of pasta entrees, side salad, mini cannoli [...] [...more]

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‘Boyhood’ is film history in the making

By Tim Posada, 7/24/2014

No film compares to “Boyhood” — a movie 12 years in the making (no joke). That’s director Richard Linklater’s M.O.; from “Dazed and Confused” and “Before Sunrise” to “Waking Life” and “Bernie”, he never settles for anything easy. Even “School of Rock” is one of the better family-friendly comedies out there. So creating a film [...] [...more]

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ surpasses its predecessor

By Tim Posada, 7/17/2014

In a sea of franchises that drown thanks to the dead weight of each passing sequel, few stay afloat, let alone rise above. Thanks to the strategic opposable thumbs of some splendid filmmakers, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is more than a watered-down sequel/prequel in a franchise dating back to the 1968 film [...] [...more]

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Mixin’ it up at Ca’Brea

7/17/2014

The Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce recently held an evening social mixer at Ca’Brea Restaurant on La Brea. The group, including from left, Jonathan Engel, D.D.S., Meg McComb from the Chamber enjoyed wine and hors d’ouervres prepared by George Sarkis, executive chef and owner of Ca’ Brea, center. Ca’Brea serves authentic Nothern Italian cuisine and [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 7/17/2014

Tonight at Andaz Andaz West Hollywood is offering a complimentary wine tasting this evening, July 17, at 5 p.m. The V Wine Room’s sommeliers will lead the tasting of curated wines from boutique California wineries in the Andaz lounge on the first level. Self parking and valet is available for a fee. 8401 Sunset Blvd. [...] [...more]

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House of Blues: Groovy Blues with Southern Cuisine

By Jill Weinlein, 7/17/2014

I recently visited the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip to try celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez’s new menu. You may know Sanchez from Food Network’s hit series, “Chopped”, or from “Aaron Loves NY” and “Motochefs”. Ashton Spatz, the new senior marketing and promotions manager of House of Blues, invited me to experience the new “Summertime Blues” program on Mondays [...] [...more]

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Get ready for Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo

7/17/2014

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens presents a performance by the multi-faceted rock band Kiven, and DJ Caroline D’Amore, on Friday, July 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. as part of the “Roaring Nights” summer music series. Guests can also enjoy a dance party, food trucks, full-service bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and [...] [...more]

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Terranea’s mar’sel hosts cooking series dinner

7/17/2014

On Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., Terranea Resort will hold its fourth dinner in their Chef’s Cooking Series led by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The dinner, themed “Fire and Water”, will feature dishes crafted to emphasize the best of what land and sea have to offer. Ibarra and his team have put together a [...] [...more]

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