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Mandarette

Mandarette

Mandarette Chinese Café Seeing as 90 percent of independent restaurants close during their first year, and the rest usually average a five-year life span, Mandarette Chinese Café is obviously doing something right because this year, they’re celebrating their 35th...

Inaugural 100-Course Meal Serves DTLA This December

Inaugural 100-Course Meal Serves DTLA This December

  Do you know what's better than a Christmas present? An early Christmas present! Culinary madman Michael Cirino from A Razor/A Shiny Knife (behind uber creative food & drink experiences like Lunch on the L Train and Cocktails with Drones) is bringing his...

Brunch Never Stops in SoCal’s LA Neighborhoods

Brunch Never Stops in SoCal’s LA Neighborhoods

There is absolutely no shortage of brunch spots in Los Angeles, and why would there be? We’re offered the best setting in the country to be able to enjoy this special weekend meal year-round. In the iconic beach neighborhood that is...

Katana’s Red Sun BBQ Blazes Sunset Blvd.

Katana’s Red Sun BBQ Blazes Sunset Blvd.

Summer is in full swing and Sunset Blvd staple, KATANA, has an offering that feeds the palette of Angelenos looking for a unique dining experience this season. KATANA's Red Sun is an annual event inspired by the Ginza tradition in Japan. It takes place every Sunday...

Santa Monica: Massilia

Santa Monica: Massilia

HAVE YOU EVER had the experience in a restaurant where your first bite of food sends a pleasing tingle through your body? Then you sip your wine and it’s like a little bit of heaven? No? You haven't had that experience? Then you obviously...

Cleo Mediterraneo Returns to Hollywood

Cleo Mediterraneo Returns to Hollywood

    Cleo Mediterraneo has officially reopened in the heart of Hollywood and we couldn't be more excited for such an addition to the famed Hollywood and Vine intersection. This is Cleo's second location in Los Angeles with the first being on 3rd Street and Beverly....

Mambo International Kitchen Brings the World’s Cuisine to Southern California

Mambo International Kitchen Brings the World’s Cuisine to Southern California

It’s rare to find a restaurant that has the courage to take on offering a variety of international dishes, and even rarer to find one that does so flawlessly. And we’re not talking about a buffet-style restaurant, either! We present to you, Mambo International Kitchen, where you can truly “savor the world on your table.” Located in Northridge on the Northeast corner of Roscoe Blvd. and Tampa Ave., the family owned business is a bit of a hidden treasure — at least until they get their new sign up to let the world know they exist!

The Fess Parker Winery

The Fess Parker Winery

The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Celebrates 30 years in Santa Barbara County Los Olivos, CA – The Fess Parker Winery is pleased to celebrate its 30th year in Santa Barbara County in 2019, a satisfying milestone for the family owned and...

Up For the Picking, National Watermelon Day Done Right

Up For the Picking, National Watermelon Day Done Right

August 3rd is officially deemed National Watermelon Day, and it just so happens to be my personal favorite fruit of all time. I've legitimately been anticipating this day all year long, and now that it's here, I just can't contain myself.  For SoCal Mag, I wanted to...

If It’s a Commerson Brunch, It’s the Right Brunch!

If It’s a Commerson Brunch, It’s the Right Brunch!

Brunch in Los Angeles has turned into common play for Angelenos. Frankly, if you're not brunching, then what are you doing at all on your early Sunday afternoons? It's where we come together, enjoy particularly delicious food that crosses the boundaries of meal...

Umami Burger x Cholula = A Spicy Collaboration

Umami Burger x Cholula = A Spicy Collaboration

Come close…a little closer.  That’s right, perfect!  We’re about to let you in on a little secret with big flavor — the world-renowned premium burger concept Umami Burger is teaming up with cult favorite hot sauce, Cholula, to launch their first ever grilled chicken...

Options Galore at EIGHT Korean BBQ

Options Galore at EIGHT Korean BBQ

Any Angeleno can tell you that L.A.'s famed Korea Town district has an endless array of dining venues, a majority of them having Korean cuisine as the primary menu of choice. It's easy to argue that most of the restaurants here are one in the same with little to no...

Costero Provides A Taste of California, Just Minutes From LAX

Costero Provides A Taste of California, Just Minutes From LAX

Costero is a California bistro and bar that provides a wide range of delectable small plates, comforting soups and flavorful main courses that will have guests coming back for more. The man to credit the delicious dishes and wine pairings is Executive Chef Collin Smelser, an East Coast native who has embraces all good things that come from California farms and vineyards.

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