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Culver City: Modern Indian Food at Sambar

Chef Akasha Richmond of the eponymous Akasha has opened Sambar in Culver City. Sambar is practically next door to Akasha but the food is very different. 1,302 more words

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West Hollywood: Checking Out the Romantic Esterel

The Sofitel has relaunched the Esterel Restaurant with all-new decor. Le Jardin (The Garden) is an oasis with colorful patterns, gorgeous foliage and the perfect nook for a first date or the 100th date. 596 more words

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Miami: Pasta at Macchialina

Macchialina is beloved for its pastas on Miami Beach. It’s been closed for renovations but is reopening this week. I went a few months ago for a tour of the menu. 613 more words

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Mid-City: Checking Out The District by Hannah An

Recently I was invited to check out The District by Hannah An. I’ve always been intrigued by the An family and this is Hannah An’s project away from the strong family empire of restaurants. 737 more words

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Miami: Return to The Cypress Room

It’s been a couple of years since I went to the Cypress Room in Miami. I was very surprised though to be welcomed back as the manager recognized me. 435 more words

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Recap: Royal Salute Whisky Dinner at the Sunset Marquis' Cavatina

Recently I was invited to try Royal Salute whisky. This Scotch whisky’s youngest expression starts out at 21 years while other whiskies have no age statement or might start at 10 or 12-years-old. 441 more words

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Laguna Beach: Dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana

During my Negroni Week research, we stopped in at Broadway by Amar Santana for dinner.

I was craving pasta and since I love cavatelli, the dish with lamb ragout sounded awesome. 178 more words

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