Bastille Day at Wine Bistro July 14

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Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 at the Wine Bistro in Studio City. Three course Prix Fixe $37 STARTER French onion soup gratinée Mesclun salad with avocado, tomato and mustard vinaigrette Young frisée, crispy bacon, garlic dressing and … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: A Cuban Mojito kick

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The citrus mint flavor of the Cuban classic cocktail, the Mojito, originates from La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana. Lore has it that Ernest Hemingway spent many hours sipping this sweet and slightly sour summer drink. Take the … [Read more...]

Summer fruit recipes for picnic or BBQ

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY One of my most enjoyable summer pastimes is wondering aimlessly through the open- air market. I sometimes get a little over enthusiastic with the beauty and abundance of the season's fruit that by the end of the day I have bags … [Read more...]

Toluca Lake’s Lucy’s 51: New look, menu, special lunch offer

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BY KAREN YOUNG Lucy's 51, known for its chic interior,  sophisticated comfort food, and eclectic crowd, has taken its style to the next level with a recent design renovation and revised  menu by new chef Abel Duran. The interior is filled with … [Read more...]

Pinkberry and Marmalade Cafe

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BY KAREN YOUNG New sweet bites  at Pinkberry: It's cherry season! Bing Cherries are here for summer, but they're only available for a limited time only, so get them while you can. Also newly added are Lychees and Valencia Oranges.  Sweet.  … [Read more...]

Recipes for a perfect 4th of July

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Grilled Corn with Chili Lime Butter 8 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened 1/2-teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 4 teaspoons fresh limejuice 1/2 teaspoon jalapeño, minced (or to taste) 8 ears corn on the cob … [Read more...]

The Arb Pizza Cafe: A Little Bit of Brooklyn in Studio City

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TEXT AND PHOTOS BY ERINN EICHINGER Pizza aficionados abound - in life and on the web.  You've got your thin crust lovers, your Chicago deep dish fans, your New York style aficionados, stuffed crust, Neapolitan, round pizza, square pizza - I could … [Read more...]

Spumante: Still charming, memorable and ‘delizioso’

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BY FRED RUBIN The collective popular vision of the "perfect" Italian restaurant was created in 1955 in the delightful, Disney animated movie, "The Lady and the Tramp."  Arguably the most memorable scene featured two star-crossed pooches sharing a … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits

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BY KAREN YOUNG Loteria Grill, known by many as the best Mexican food this side of  Santa Barbara's La Super Rica (the late Julia Child's favorite), and no less, the best Mexican food in Los Angeles, is coming to Studio City.  When Jimmy … [Read more...]

Laurel Tavern: My New Best Date

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BY ERINN EICHINGER Personally, I was pretty bummed out when I found out one of my favorite low key, dimly lit bars, Sapphire in Studio City, was history.  But, that's the way of things, and when I heard that Laurel Tavern had been opened in its … [Read more...]