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Eat Drink | LA’s Arts District (News & Features)

Los Angeles is emerging as the culinary mecca of the West Coast, and the Arts District is quickly becoming the prime destination.Like an island off the eastern shores, the Arts District is separated from Downtown’s high-rises by hulking warehouses, a huge wholesale flower market, a gaudy fashion...Read Full Story

Bibi Ji (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Bibi Ji, a combination restaurant and bottle shop, is a partnership between Rajat Parr, one of the country’s best-known sommeliers, and Australian-born chef Jessi Singh. It has quickly joined the list of Santa Barbara’s most intriguing culinary destinations. Singh’s menu is joyously, fiendishly eclectic,...Read Full Story

Stanley’s Wet Goods (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Stanley’s is the brainchild of John Stanley, an aerospace expat who wanted a clean, well-lit place for wines near his Venice Beach home. He settled on the edge of Culver City, transforming a dramatic loft-like space into a wine bar and retail shop. With its high ceilings, huge...Read Full Story

Dier Makr (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Dier Makr occupies the ground floor of an Edwardian brownstone not far from Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market district, the brainchild of Berliner Kobi Ruzicka and Australian Sarah Fitzsimmons. In Eltham, a Melbourne suburb, Ruzicka once owned the bar ...Read Full Story

Drouhin Oregon Roserock 2015 Eola–Amity Hills Zéphirine Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

The Drouhins are clearly hitting their stride with Roserock, their new property in the South Salem Hills. The '15 Zéphirine, a barrel selection, is poised, with scents of caramel and dusty cherry, a whiff of pipe tobacco. Satisfying and inviting, its flavors bear an oak signature that should...Read Full Story

Evening Land Vineyards 2016 Eola–Amity Hills Seven Springs Gamay Noir (Wine Review)

If you like cru Beaujolais, check out this gamay from a small parcel at Seven Springs Vineyard. It’s fermented as whole clusters in concrete, turning out a pretty red with scents of purple flower petals, cranberries, licorice root and humus. The flavors are fruit forward, luscious, rippling and...Read Full Story

MTN (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

MTN is Gjelina chef Travis Lett’s homage to Japanese izakaya cuisine, and it occupys a new storefront down the street from the Gjelina flagship on Abbot Kinney, in Venice. It is dark and cool, tall tables flanked by stools and a dark-wood...Read Full Story

Ovum 2016 Rogue Valley/Illinois Valley Since I Fell For You Gewurztraminer (Wine Review)

Here is a gewurztraminer that feels like a pinnacle for the variety: complex, full of grain and spice and floral scents. And yet it's so ample, so generous, you'll almost miss its complexity—the sunny litchi, apple and orange peel fruit character. The sensuous texture is a reminder of...Read Full Story

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