Giving Thanks: Twists on Thanksgiving Favorites at Napa Valley Grille & Barton G.-LA

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Thanksgiving. For some, visions of boxed stuffing, cloyingly sweet canned yams topped by campfire marshmallows, and dry turkey with Aunt Sue’s lumpy gravy or perhaps some Turducken. The foodies among …

Apple Season at LA’s Napa Valley Grille

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To quote Henry David Thoreau, “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” Or at least a harbinger of autumn. Even in a city where seasons are marked by holiday-inspired …

On the Menu: LA’s Top Fall Lamb Plates

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(Cover Photo: Napa Valley Grille’s Rack of Lamb) Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” introduced Americans to a variety of lamb dishes, including her notorious Butterflied Leg of …

A Foodie’s Guide to Dating: (Dietary) Intolerance

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Most single girls (and I presume guys) have a sort of pre-game ritual. Maybe you Google the prospective date before the meet. You may consult a stylist/friend for wardrobe advice. If you’re  …

Baz in Surround-Sound at WeHo’s DBA

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(Performance Photos by Abel Armas) For cinefiles, Baz Lurhmann may be one of Australia’s most appreciated exports, along with Blanchett, Jackman, Kidman, Eric Bana, the late Heath Ledger, and Geoffrey …

BoNuage:Delicious Parisian Clouds on L.A.’s Melrose

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 (Cover Photo by Valerie Deffert) For decades, L.A.’s Melrose Avenue has been a mecca for shopaholics, hipsters, and rock ‘n roll types. Heading east towards Fairfax, you’ll find more record …

Grandpa Johnson’s: Hollywood’s Latest Speakeasy

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In the years since Hollywood’s undergone some “cosmetic procedures,” the Cahuenga Corridor has been revitalized as the Late Night Boulevard of (Very) Late Night into the Wee Hours Bacchanal. Nobody …

My Problem With Jennifer Lawrence’s Vanity Fair Statement

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Everyone’s applauding Jennifer Lawrence for standing up against the blatant breach of privacy – nay, the sex crime – she’s endured. And rightly so. It’s a level of horror I …

A Foodie’s Guide to Dating: The Rule Book

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Back in the 1995, the same year Match.com made its debut, “The Rules” preached about “Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.” The authors, Ellen Fein, an …

Chef Uchimura Introduces Carl’s Jr.-Inspired Burger at DLTA Plan Check

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(Photos by DYLAN + JENI) Fast Food. Maybe in your college days, you did drive through Taco Bell or Mickey D’s after a night of drinking. Or perhaps you’re jonesing for a …