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Not Your Standard Ktown BBQ

In Ktown BBQ places are dime a dozen, but not one like Eight Korean BBQ, the only concept in California that specializes in Mangalitsa Pork Belly. They have eight different flavors (Original, Black Sesame, Wine, Garlic, Herb, Curry, Miso Paste, and Red Pepper Paste) carefully curated to satisfy any palette.  Too many choices? They guide you through, starting with the more subtle to the heavier marinades so you don’t miss out on any of the flavor.  They make it even...

Little Ruby

Newly opened Little Ruby makes itself at home in Santa Monica and lives up to the name of the original, Ruby’s Cafe, which started in NYC in 2003.  Little Ruby’s, their first west-coast location, brings its laid-back Australian vibe along with its comfort food staples like the Avocado Toast, the Rag Bol, featuring their famous pepper-zucchini bolognese, and the Crispy Rice Bowl as well as some new dishes like the Cauli Rice Bowl and Crispy Chicken with soft-boiled egg and...

A Night at the Opera

“A Night at the Opera”, the premiere production of interactive entertainment company Into the Film, is an immersive experience that brings the classic story “The Phantom of the Opera” to life and takes you where the escape room falls short. The party begins before you even arrive to the event, held at the Historical Woman Club of Santa Monica, as you are given details on the character you will be playing that evening with specific instructions to follow. The scene...

Craft Hill

Craft Hill is led by Erik Intermill and Yan Agaev who, like their dishes on their spring menu, complement each other perfectly. With their experiences ranging from sommelier to hospitality to branding, Erik and Yan, who also redeveloped the White Horse Lounge, found the magic combination with head chef Gilda Giddens, providing high-quality food in a relaxed setting. The menu features ingredients organically grown and locally sourced from Southern California. Some of the additions they are adding this spring are the Smoked Salmon Avocado...

The Avital Food Tour

The Avital Food Tour, already a mainstay in San Francisco where it originated, has now come to Los Angeles, further legitimizing it as a truly great food city. The Avital mission is to tell a story through a carefully curated four-course meal that bounces around within a neighborhood with each course at a different location, awakening the foodie and tourist in all of us. Before you get offended at the “t” word, each itinerary is designed by locals with locals...