‘Edge of Tomorrow’ outdoes ‘Fault in Our Stars’

By Tim Posada, 6/12/2014

‘The Fault in Our Stars” Far from just another young adult novel adaptation, “The Fault in Our Stars” soars above anything Nicholas Sparks spews out. You’ll laugh, choke up and maybe even cry in a film that, while typically melodramatic, is easier to swallow than other films about cancer. Hazel (Shailene Woodley) might have cancer, [...] [...more]

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A Taste of New Orleans in Marina del Rey

By Jill Weinlein, 6/12/2014

Uncle Darrow’s  serves authentic New Orleans cuisine, with a healthy twist. Norwood J. Clark Jr., one of the Darrow family cousins, who owns Uncle Darrow’s, prepares dishes without beef and pork. They don’t heavily fry their chicken, oysters, shrimp or catfish. Norwood grew up living on the Bayou eating traditional Cajun and Creole food. He [...] [...more]

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Vandross honored posthumously

By Aaron Blevins, 6/05/2014

Luther Vandross, considered one of the greatest singers in the last 100 years, was honored posthumously with the 2,526th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday in front of the Redbury Hotel, 1717 Vine St. His niece, Seveda Williams, and a friend, Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton (right), accepted the award on his behalf. Speakers were [...] [...more]

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Ann B. Davis remembered on WOF

By Edwin Folven, 6/05/2014

Flowers were placed on Monday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of film and television actress Ann B. Davis, who died on June 1 at the age of 88. Davis was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Alice Nelson, the housekeeper on the television show, “The Brady Bunch”. She also appeared in films [...] [...more]

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smoke.oil.salt: Authentic Spanish food and wine

By Jill Weinlein, 6/05/2014

The scent of wood burning on open flames lures interested diners in to smoke.oil.salt. We were led to a table in the slightly more formal area, and Sommelier Arby Artoonian poured us a sparkling glass of Cava as we looked over the tasting menu. Photos of the Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí, adorn the walls. Entertainment [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 6/05/2014

National Doughnut Day Legend has it that the Salvation Army started National Doughnut Day on June 6 in 1938 to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. At Sixth St. Tavern part of the ACME Bar Group, they are offering maple-glazed donuts and buttermilk-fried chicken. It’s served with a [...] [...more]

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‘A Million Ways’ to sleep through a remake

By Tim Posada, 6/05/2014

“Maleficent”   Angelina Jolie was meant to play Maleficent, the “Mistress of All Evil” who doesn’t care for blondes. Too bad Jolie shines in a film that could cause more than just Sleeping Beauty to grab a power nap. Once upon a time, Maleficent (Jolie) wasn’t a hater, but a young fairy charged with protecting [...] [...more]

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Girls rock at EB’s at the Farmers Market

By Edwin Folven, 6/05/2014

Samantha, the newest member of the bartending team at EB’s Beer & Wine located in the world famous Farmers Market, seems to have hit the ground running. Quickly gaining a loyal following for her evening shifts, she recently invited her friend, DJ Jonni Hipp, to come to EB’s and spin the turn-tables on Wednesday nights. [...] [...more]

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Auto show comes to the Farmers Market


The Gilmore Heritage Auto Show rolls into the Original Farmers Market on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show, titled “Mustangs at The Market”, will display a stable of Mustangs to celebrate the pony car’s 50th anniversary. There will be more than 100 vintage and classic American cars on display on [...] [...more]

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Bar Verde

By Jill Weinlein, 5/29/2014

Dining with Nordstrom flair

Perched above the manicured lawns of The Grove, Bar Verde offers al fresco dining amid dancing waterfall views from the balcony. Located at Nordstrom’s at The Grove, Bar Verde has a stylish, modern bar area and a full service restaurant elegantly embedded in the store. Three walls of glass offer views of Nordstrom’s, another, the [...] [...more]

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