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Soe Lwin serves a puffed puri bread and a bowl 
of potato curry
Photo by Richard Foss

South by Southeast Asia

Feast on exotic Burmese cuisine alongside familiar Indian favorites at Jasmine Market By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Soe Lwin serves a puffed puri bread and a bowl of potato curryPhoto by Richard Foss I was bemused...


Jamie McColgan serves up a hot and smoky Santa Fe chicken sandwich at 
King’s Cove, where diners can watch hockey or figure skating as they eat
Photo by Michael Kraxenberger

Dinner and an Ice Show

Watch figure skaters twirl or hockey players chase the puck at this high-quality family restaurant inside the Toyota Sports Center Jamie McColgan serves up a hot and smoky Santa Fe chicken sandwich atKing’s Cove, where diner...


“Rib wings” — grilled beef ribs glazed with chili sauce — offer the tang of Buffalo wings with a Southeast Asian twist

This Wallflower Really Stands Out

Stylish Venice hideaway delivers on ambitious Indonesian-inspired cuisine and cocktails By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) “Rib wings” — grilled beef ribs glazed with chili sauce — offer the tang of Buffalo wing...



The subtly seasoned grilled trout on a bed of lightly sautéed spinach is the perfect low-carb lunch
Photo by Richard Foss

The Best of Both Worlds

Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café stays true to two culinary traditions By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The subtly seasoned grilled trout on a bed of lightly sautéed spinach is the perfect low-carb lunchPhoto ...


Art’s Unfried Chicken is a healthier take on a Southern classic

Lyfe is Full of Surprises

Fitting healthy food into a quick-service concept is not as simple as it seems Art’s Unfried Chicken is a healthier take on a Southern classic By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) If you ask people about the things the...


Alexandra Nowell is one of very few women at the top of the craft brew biz
Photo by Nicholas Gingold

Raise a Pint for Gender Parity

Three Weavers Brewmaster Alexandra Nowell hosts a tasting party to help other women break into the industry Alexandra Nowell is one of very few women at the top of the craft brew bizPhoto by Nicholas Gingold By Christina Camp...



Steak is the name of the game at Dear John’s

A Real Class Act

Dear John’s carries the torch for classic cocktails and traditional American dining By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Steak is the name of the game at Dear John’s I wore a jacket and tie when I went to dine at Dea...


Second City Bistro’s stylish interior sets the tone for a romantic night out
Photo by Richard Foss

Second City Bistro’s Third Act

El Segundo’s original destination restaurant has matured into a steady kitchen with flashes of genius By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Second City Bistro’s stylish interior sets the tone for a romantic night outPh...


Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy

Passion, Chemistry and Bliss

Cocktail expert Josh Goldman says the secret to taste is technique By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy Even if you haven’t had a drink personall...



Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker Venice
Photo by Richard Foss

The Kitchen Behind the Bar

Firestone Walker makes fantastic beer, but can they cook? By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker VenicePhoto by Richard Foss Some things are destin...