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Kincade Update: Mike Dashe (News & Features)

When Mike Dashe turned on TV for news of the Kincade Fire, he saw an aerial shot that showed his longtime source for Alexander Valley zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch, surrounded by flames. {image_1}“It’s the vineyard which we have the longest history with,” he says. “We’ve been...Read Full Story

Full Transparency (News & Features)

{image_1}California grenache hadn’t excited any of us on the editorial team in years past: The wines seemed simple, front-loaded and confectionary; “a bit daft” is how I described them in my book on the subject, American Rhône, “like a large-pawed puppy that refused to...Read Full Story

Maude (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

No restaurant in Los Angeles owns the term “wine-themed menu” the way Maude does. Four times a year, Aussie chef Curtis Stone changes his menu from top to bottom, focusing on a single wine region. The team has sought inspiration from Burgundy, Rioja, Santa Barbara and Piedmont,...Read Full Story

Felix (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The folks at Felix want to remind you that the name is, in fact, Italian for “lucky,” and you’d be lucky to get a reservation at this Abbot Kinney pasta temple. Evan Funke cleverly divides his pasta menu into regional delineations—Nord, Centro, Mezzogiorno and Isole...Read Full Story

Kismet (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Kismet brought Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer from NYC to LA, where they’ve forged a fledgling Middle Eastern empire. Its flagship is this Los Feliz storefront, clean, brightly lit and loud, with gleaming tables. Go for a sprawling assortment of mezze plates or, if you’re...Read Full Story

71Above (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

You’d be forgiven if you went to 71Above just to take in the view: The restaurant is on the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower, the city’s tallest building. Chef Vartan Abgarian’s coursed menu is far better than it needs to be, and...Read Full Story

Here's Looking At You (HLAY) (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

HLAY is the city in microcosm, set at its crossroads, Koreatown, in an Art Deco storefront with floor-to-ceiling windows. Jonathan Whitener’s menu reads like a map of the city’s ethnic pluralism, where sliced tomatoes with bagna cauda arrive with a slab of lap xuong<...Read Full Story

Kali (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Kali is possibly LA’s most “kalifornian” restaurant, the state’s flavors delivered with exquisite purity and directness. A Danish-modern interior of softly lit pinewood tables has the minimalist mien to emphasize Kevin Meehan’s visually arresting dishes, delicate, balanced and colorful. They seem to effect a...Read Full Story

Redbird (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Situated in an old rectory adjacent to a decommissioned cathedral, Redbird is a perennial contender for most beautiful restaurant in Los Angeles. Chef Neal Fraser’s menu is omnivorously Angeleno, mixing genres, cuisines and ingredients so that you won’t know whether to order the smoked tofu,...Read Full Story

République (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

This mid-Wilshire stalwart remains the beating heart of the Los Angeles dining scene, a massive, churning gathering place for the LA citizenry, whether stopping in for a baguette and French butter or an aged ribeye for two. Sam Rethmeier now runs the sprawling wine program, complementing chef Walter Manzke...Read Full Story

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