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This weekend features: a restaurant preview, a FREE chef’s tasting to kickoff Long Beach Restaurant and Cocktail Week, a Mardi Gras Celebration, and a round up of some of the best margaritas LA has to offer for National Margarita Day! Make sure to check out the special guilt-free margarita recipe that is sure to quench your thirst! Free Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series at Friedmans Home Experience To kick-off  Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week, Friedmans Home Experience will host...

Bar & Garden

  Culver City’s Arts District seems to be the place to be these days with all the restaurants popping up. Well, Bar & Garden (6142 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) is joining the bunch. They are a local purveyor of bottled booze, all with the commitment of being natural, organic, non-GMO, and pesticide-free. Owners, Lauren Johnson and Marissa Mandel brought a 60-year old liquor store back to life with skylights, greenery, and flowers. Get small-producer labels (domestic to Old World) wines, a mix of rums, tequilas, gins,...

ChocoVivo

ChocoVivo (2469 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90066; 310.845.6259) The “bean to bar” chocolate maker now has a retail space in Venice. Snag a stool and indulge in Mayan dark coco. ChocoVivo only makes dark chocolate (no milk powder, soy lecithin or additional cacao butter) and they make it the way the Mayans and Aztecs made it over 2000 years ago. They grind whole cacao nibs to a mortar and use whole spices. They have chocolate bars with 100% cacao to 65%, plus flavors...