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Soba to the Rescue

As Los Angeles endures another month of “Stay at Home”, thankfully Kazan in Beverly Hills has kept its doors open for take out, providing much needed relief for our appetites and sanity.  After the huge success of his first restaurant Tatsu Ramen, head Chef Ryu Isobe looks to bring Soba noodles to the forefront of LA’s noodle scene, now overpopulated with ramen joints. Kazan, which means “volcanic” in Japanese, symbolizes how he envisions Soba will takeover its competition making way...

Celebrate the Sweater Weather at Mandarette Chinese Cafe

Mandarette Chinese Cafe celebrated its 35th Anniversary this past year, and if it was up to their diehard fanbase of locals and those in the know, they will be around for another 35 years. The Beverly Grove mainstay, led by Owner Ken Yang, started as a sister restaurant of the historic Mandarin in Beverly Hills, and has been in the family ever since.  Yang’s father helped create the menu made up of classic comfort Chinese food along with interesting spins...

The Coolest Bar You Don’t Know Yet

As the wave of holiday popups flood the LA bar scene, it’s hard to stand out among the mistletoes and Diabetes-inducing candy cane flavored cocktails. Enter the Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Ever Bar, who’s proving that holiday themes don’t have to be cheesy. This year they decked the entire lounge with a cozy ski lodge motif, complete with trees lining the walls, a giant mountain of gift-wrapped presents, and a warm nook with a virtual fireplace (because the environment, obviously)  It’s...

It’s Not Pizza – It’s Da Michele

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, the internationally renowned pizzeria from Naples, has made its home in the heart of Hollywood with its first US location.  Considered by many to be the best pizza in Naples, the iconic pizzeria has been flipping pies since 1870. The restaurant made its first splash stateside with its appearance in Eat Pray Love and is looking to top that with its new brunch- eat your heart out, Julia.  If you’re concerned it’s not as good as...

Delphine and W Hollywood Jazz it Up this Holiday

W Hollywood Hotel has introduced new dishes at Delphine and cocktails at The Living Room and Station Hollywood that’ll get you warmed up for the holidays. New highlights from their Californian, Asian, and Latin-American menu  include the Bouchet Mussels with lobster coconut broth with uni butter, Roasted Mushroom Sandwich with red onion and black truffle aioli, and Maine Lobster and Ravioli Ricotta. Just as tasty are their new drinks, like their Aviation, (Plymouth gin, Violette, lemon) or as I like...