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Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Hosts G’Day USA “Best of Australia” at Gwen

G’Day USA, the premier brand for Australian engagement in the US, “where the “U.S. and Australia meet”, were here in Los Angeles for a week of events and a gala to celebrate National Australia Day and share all that makes Australia great.

North Italia – Made From Scratch, Authentic Elevated Cuisine

North Italia is our favorite new culinary find. An LA’s The Place Top Pick for 2017 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. Traditional Italian cooking is characterized by the finest ingredients and a commitment to freshness. Everything is made from scratch with seasonal vegetables, handcrafted cheeses, and superior meats and seafood. North Italia remains true to […]

Authentic Neapolitan-Style 800 Degrees Pizza Opens in Playa Vista

Connoisseurs of gourmet pizza in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles have reason to celebrate with the recent opening of 800 Degrees Pizza. The authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria is renowned for the quality of its ingredients, including hand-stretched dough made with flour from Naples, the finest charcuterie, fresh produce, including the Italian-grown tomatoes that play […]

Salt at the Marina del Rey Hotel Elevates the Dining Scene with Extraordinary Cuisine

Salt Restaurant is Marina del Rey Hotel’s culinary hidden gem, and one of the best places to eat in Marina del Rey. The Marina del Rey Hotel is a California classic, built in 1964. With a recent $25 million renovation, Salt’s restaurant ambiance is the perfect indoor-outdoor setting for a great dining experience. Salt was voted OpenTable Diner’s […]

Bluewater Grill Redondo Beach Kicks-off Summer With Outdoor Lounge and Patio Overlooking King Harbor

There is nothing more inviting and appetizing than dining on the water. We all seek to find that perfect place that combines fresh seafood, great atmosphere, and great service. Located in Redondo Beach, Bluewater Grill has upped the waterfront dining ante in the South Bay with the opening of a spectacular new outdoor dining patio […]

Manhattan House in Manhattan Beach Now Offering Weekend Brunch

An LA’s The Place Top Ten Best Restaurant South Bay For a year now, Manhattan House has wowed residents of the South Bay with an excellent, farm-to-table addition to the South Bay dining scene. With a comfortable atmosphere, great service and great food, it is now a great destination for weekend brunch, featuring fresh and innovative […]

Restaurateur Marc-Antoine Rambaud Opens L’Ami in Santa Monica

Los Angeles is known for the amalgam of cultures from across the globe, from the tiniest municipality to the most notable nations. France is well represented, and among the wide selection of French establishments, L’Ami in Santa Monica is one of the finest practitioners of this celebrated cuisine. Hailing from Paris, owner Marc-Antoine Rambaud has created […]

Yalla Mediterranean in Culver City Opens (Restaurant Review)

We stopped into Yalla Mediterranean in Culver City to see what all the hype was about this great restaurant concept for ourselves, and let it be said right here and now, Yalla did not disappoint. The moment you enter this restaurant you are greeted with fun, flavor, and flare. A comparison that comes to mind when […]

Tender Greens Offers Healthy Slow Food Done Fast

Tender Greens is the perfect place to find healthy slow food done quickly to perfection, with an immaculate environment to relax and rejuvenate during or after a busy day. LA’s The Place praises Tender Greens and highly recommends their boutique deliciously trendy location in Torrance. We highly recommend that South Bay and L.A. locals alike […]

Chef Orlando Mulé Opens Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria Opens in Redondo Beach

An LA’s The Place Top Pick! Italian and … French Canadian? Honestly, there’s nothing more all-American than cultures coming together, which is exactly what Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria offers in Redondo Beach, California. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Chef Orlando Mulé unites the best of his multicultural heritage and upbringing in the greatest melting pot in […]

Cocina Condensa Mexican Gastropub in Studio City

I am a true lover of Mexican style cuisine. I am not talking about the American version that you find from fast foods chains. I am talking about true Mexican cuisine that is authentic enough to make you think you are in a family’s home in Mexico itself. Those are the real gems. This is […]

Zinc Restaurant at Shade Hotel Manhattan New “Center of the Plate” Menu

Stopped in to one of my favorite restaurants in L.A, Zinc at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, (the city’s only luxury boutique hotel) for a tasting of the new culinary creations on Executive Chef Chris Garasic’s new menu. Zinc at Shade is cool, hip, comfortable and inviting. It is in my top five favorite restaurants in L.A. Distinctive food […]

Escape to the Mediterranean countryside at Estérel  Restaurant at Sofitel LA

This week we stopped into Sofitel LA to check out Estérel, their upscale signature restaurant which has recently had a full revamp. Estérel offers impressive fresh and seasonal cuisine, capturing the culinary soul of the Mediterranean. They brought on the talent of rising culinary star Executive Chef Victor Boroda to create new flavors for the restaurant’s wonderful […]

Pop Up Concept Viento at Breeze Now Featuring Pan Latin Cuisine

Executive Chef Felix Nappoly is one of LA’s The Place Magazine’s Favorite Chefs in Los Angeles for 2015! Located in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Breeze has long enjoyed a reputation as a go-to spot in Los Angeles’ bustling and trend-setting Westside. Viento is Breeze Restaurant new culinary concept at Century City’s Hyatt Regency Century […]

Manhattan House Opens in Manhattan Beach with Award-Winning Chef Diana Stavaridis

Living doesn’t get much better than life at Manhattan Beach, where the pace of life is easy but expectations are high. A new restaurant, Manhattan House, which officially opened July 1st, enters the scene and meets the challenge of serving fresh, sustainable, locally sourced, and of course delicious food to neighborhood regulars and out-of-town visitors […]

Bluewater Grill Redondo’s New England Celebration Inspired by the Restaurant’s Massachusetts Roots

Can’t make it to Martha’s Vineyard or Bar Harbor this summer? Inspired by the Bluewater restaurant family’s deep roots in Massachusetts, Bluewater Grill Redondo Beach brings back its annual New England lobster and clambake throughout July with special tastings and a month-long celebration. The Bluewater Grill New England Lobster & Clambake features steamed Maine lobster, […]

Five Bluewater Grill Locations Serving Fried Ipswich Clams in July

Legendary Whole-Belly Softshells Now Available for Lunch and Dinner in Newport, Tustin, Redondo, Temecula and Phoenix Fried Ipswich Clams, the legendary New England delicacy, are now on the lunch and dinner menus at Bluewater Grill restaurants in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Tustin, Temecula and Phoenix for a limited time. The #IpswichClams – also known as “softshells” […]

Chef Steve Vernetti’s Innovative Italian Restaurant, Vernetti, Graces Larchmont Village in L.A.

Larchmont Village has something to celebrate this summer. The reopening of a great new restaurant, Vernetti, where Chef Steve Vernetti features Italian cuisine, both traditional and innovative dishes, where old school Italian cuisine meets new school. The newly redesigned space, formerly Girasole, is rebranded and reopened in heart of Larchmont Village.

Hollywood Loves Aventine Trattoria – Old World Italian Cuisine

LA’s The Place Top Pick for Best Italian Cuisine in Hollywood! In the fashionable Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood, Aventine Trattoria has been a welcome part of the neighborhood, serving authentic Italian meals that mix California’s freshest ingredients with the old-world touch in the kitchen. Now in its second year, Aventine Hollywood is a collaboration between brothers Gian-Paolo […]

Rock & Brews El Segundo Hosting a Fantastic February with Artisan Pizza and Their Own Aged-Craft Beer

Rock & Brews, the rock-inspired restaurant concept co-founded by KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, is celebrating a one-month pizza Palooza and the unveiling of their own curated craft beers in the month of February. The El Segundo location is fun, kid and dog-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family! Not surprisingly, Rock & […]

Project Taco is your Go-To Gourmet Snack Shop for Non-Stop Fun

Project Taco is a fast gourmet taco hot spot that differentiates itself on exotic tacos and unique craft beers. Whether you are an avid vegetarian craving the Hermosa Humus, a breakfast person yearning for the 31st breakfast taco, or just not in the mood for Mexican food with the classic Thai Chicken Peanut, Project Taco […]

Olive Garden Unveils 20 New Delicious Dishes for Fall

Earlier this year, leading Italian restaurant Olive Garden unveiled the most significant menu evolution in the restaurant’s history, adding more than 20 new menu items that broaden the choice, variety and value it offers guests, prepared with new cooking techniques that accentuate new flavors. Olive Garden’s new menu is designed to appeal to the evolving […]

Sophistated Stylish X bar at the Century City Hyatt Regency Features Best Happy Hour on Westside

Are you always trying to figure out the perfect spot to meet friends for an after-work cocktails and great menu for happy hour? We discovered a great spot  in Century City called the X bar. Conveniently located inside the landmark Century City Hyatt Regency Century Plaza the X bar is stylish, sexy, trendy, sophisticated and […]

Darren’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach Ushers in New Look, New Menu

Darren’s Restaurant has been part of the fabric of Manhattan Beach for the last 20 years, and has recently announced the end of an old era and the beginning of a new era. “After almost a year of overseeing the planning, design and preparing for the renovation, I couldn’t be more delighted to share this labor […]

Brunch So Good, Shade Hotel Extends Brunch at Zinc To Seven Days a Week

An LA’s The Place 2014 Top Pick for Best Restaurants! The only luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach, Shade Hotel  houses a gem of a restaurant: Zinc Restaurant is a great destination to relax and enjoy distinctive cuisine. The new menu is richly varied with special versions of all-time favorite brunch items, as well as […]

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