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The Independence – where exceptional food meets upscale american fare

Located only a stone’s throw from the beach in the heart of downtown Santa Monica is The Independence. This isn’t your ordinary modern American tavern. The food is mouthwatering good, the service – impeccable, and you couldn’t ask for a better location. It’s no wonder it’s climbed the ranks to become one of my favorite restaurants – period. The Independence has cracked the code in achieving maximum satisfaction. Your safety comes first and they offer service without having to physically...

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Virtual Art Classes at LACMA Pour a glass of wine, turn on your computer, and get ready to get messy! LACMA is offering virtual art classes in: printmaking, drawing, mixed media painting, acrylic and more. Through Sunday. $45+; Click HERE for full list of classes and schedules Festival of Fall Comes to You This Sunday, the annual Festival of Fall goes virtual. The interactive food and drink event features celebrity chefs and bartenders preparing gourmet meals with signature cocktails and...

Cooking Panda – The Ultimate Foodie Mystery Box

Calling all foodies! If you have a passion for food, and love trying new yummy items, Cooking Panda is exactly what you need. Originally launched as a digital platform for sharing “classical recipes with a twist,” they’ve expanded their brand to include a Seasonal Foodie Subscription Box. Put it simply, the Cooking Panda Mystery Box is for the foodie in all of us. Cooking Panda designed the first foodie box for food enthusiasts! The 3 step process is simple and...

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Monday Fingers Crossed  Adjacent to Hollywood’s Dream Hotel is Chef Evan Funke’s newest Roman-style pizzeria. This al fresco dining experience will transport you to Italy in the blink of an eye. Guests must abide by the smart casual dress code. Reservations required. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am; 6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.593.7771 Sōgo Roll Bar  This exclusive Hollywood sushi bar has added some fun new items to...

Weekend

Scratch Restaurants Group new seafood restaurant, Leviathan is now open in Encino. The casual 16-seat restaurant is located in the courtyard below Chef Phillip Frankland Lee’s other exclusive restaurants in Encino. Ravenous guests who have difficulty deciding which dishes to devour, also have the option to “Fire the Whole Menu,” for $265. Wednesday – Sunday, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm; 16101 Ventura Blvd., Ste 110, Encino, CA 91436; 818.876.0818 Looking to relax from home this Labor Day weekend? What goes better...