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Updated: August 19, 2015 1:38:20 PM PDT
It was a warm Friday night in Hermosa Beach and, arriving as usual without a reservation, I was trying to find a place to eat. It can be quite a feat, but fortunately, there was a seat at the bar at Mediterraneo, a tapas restaurant that has survived the culinary winds for a couple of decades now.   Read More...
 
It's impossible to write about Casa de Pizza without invoking the sacred name of Frank Sinatra, for Casa isn't just decorated in what might be dubbed Retro Sinatra Moderne - it sits on dusty San Fernando Mission Road as an homage to The Man. It's a virtual museum of Sinatra-iana.   Read More...
 
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Gasolina Cafe is the sort of small, casual, laid-back eatery you might expect to find on a side street in Barcelona. But on Ventura Boulevard on the west side of the San Fernando Valley, it comes as a surprise.   Read More...
 
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Unless you've been living in a cave, you probably have heard of the Paleo, or "caveman," diet. This way of eating based on the diets of our hunter-gather ancestors from more than 10,000 years ago has been growing significantly in popularity.   Read More...
 
So much attention is paid to Sushi Row in Studio City that fans of Japanese dishes may not have noticed that there's a parallel world of restaurants that's emerged in Sherman Oaks built around sushi - but also around ramen and izakaya. There are places like Izakaya M, Little Izakaya by Katsu-ya, Ramen by Omae, Big Fish, Ramen Yamadaya and the mildly wacky Hyakumi Noodle Station.   Read More...
 
Snacking is at an all-time high, with many people even skipping meals in favor of more frequent, smaller bites. While smart snacking has the ability to improve the overall nutritional quality of one's diet, snacks more often lead to excess empty calories.   Read More...
 
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The best cure for a hangover is prevention - or not drinking at all, but that's highly unlikely during the week -end long Beer Festival   Read More...
 
What's better than good movies and delicious food for a date night?   Read More...
 
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This riff on the potpie theme from Fort Bragg's Mendo Bistro celebrates Dungeness crab season.   Read More...
 
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These Dungeness crab cakes are served with a lemony tarragon aioli.   Read More...
 
 
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