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Dama (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Dama is chef Antonia Lofaso’s homage to her Puerto Rican heritage. The dining room and breezy patio have an Old-World Caribbean feel; the dishes reflect the restaurant’s tropical vibe, pulling flavors from all over Latin America, like bocadillos with black calamari, or crispy...Read Full Story

Carlitos Gardel (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Bozoghlians came to LA from Argentina in the mid-1990s and established this bastion of Argentine beef in 1996. Son Max Bozoghlian got his wine training at Bodega Weinert in Mendoza, and has assembled the best collection of Argentine wines in the city, maybe the country, as well as...Read Full Story

Faith & Flower (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Opened in 2014, Faith & Flower was part of the first wave of DTLA hotspots that sprung up near Staples Center, and the seductively lit spot remains an essential stop for any wine geek. Jared Hooper’s...Read Full Story

Night + Market (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Night + Market now has three LA locations: WeHo, in West Hollywood, Song, in Silver Lake, and Sahm, in Venice Beach. Each is a loud, riotously colorful evocation of dining in a Thai neighborhood joint. Kris Yenbamroong’s menu is devoted to...Read Full Story

Terroni DTLA (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Terroni is a Toronto transplant, now with two locations; we favor the new DTLA space, set in an old bank with high, ornately carved ceilings. Chef Stephen Murray’s menus are omnivorous Italian, weighted toward pizzas and pastas that feel both traditional and original. Max Stefanelli’s...Read Full Story

Bavel (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

With its huge skylight and its necklace of ivy hanging from a ceiling planter, Bavel feels like an oasis. This second act for Bestia’s Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis leans into the duo’s heritage (Moroccan, Turkish, Israeli and Egyptian), taking local ingredients into...Read Full Story

Cabernet Touchstones (News & Features)

Sommeliers often come to California cabernet with a different perspective than collectors. Karen Moneymaker reports on ten collectible cabernets that sommeliers have come to love.Corison {image_1} After making wines for Chappellet through the 1980s, Cathy Corison founded her own winery in 1987, focused on benchland cabernet sauvignon...Read Full Story

Napa Valley Cabernet (News & Features)

{image_1}I can trace the beginnings of my Napa Valley cabernet bias back to one such tasting, when I found myself at a table with several open bottles of 1997 cult cabernet. These were the wines that changed the course of Napa cabernet sauvignon. The proverbial Helen of Troy wines...Read Full Story

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