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WP24 (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

WP24 calls it like it is: Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor of the shimmering, metallic gray Ritz-Carlton in LA's burgeoning downtown Staples Center/Live Nation complex. The restaurant, flanked by two dimly lit bars and a pulsating lounge, signals that we're not in Spago anymore: This is Puck...Read Full Story

Wilshire (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Wilshire takes its name from the Santa Monica leg of LA's swankiest boulevard. Its warm, copper-hued lounge catches flickering accents from hundreds of tea lights, giving way to three different dining environments, including a serene patio. Chef/partner Christopher Blobaum fashions a local, mostly organic menu that is long...Read Full Story

Market (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Market projects itself onto staid St. Helena's Main Street with the use of a stencil and a pencil spot, forming a welcome mat of light. Aiming to please Napa Valley locals and guests alike, Market is anchored by veteran maitre d' Nick Peyton, a former principal at Restaurant Gary...Read Full Story

Oregon Pinot Gris: An Interview with Erica Landon of Portland's Ten 01 (News & Features)

{image_1}Erica Landon started paying attention to wine while 8,500 feet up the side of Mt. Hood. She was working at the Cascade Dining Room in the Timberline Lodge, as famed for its altitude as for its collection of Oregon wines. It's where she first tasted Willamette Valley...Read Full Story

The Bazaar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Bazaar marks the California debut of José Andrés, the noted protégé of Ferran Adrià. Whether you choose to dine in the tapas bar, Rojo y Blanca, or the bustling Bar Centro, adjoining Philippe Starck-designed spaces in the SLS Hotel, surprises await. The buñuelos (cod fritters)...Read Full Story

Church & State (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Church & State is situated in the loading bay of a former biscuit factory in downtown LA. The ceilings are high, the bricks are exposed, the crowd is noisy and the theme is very French bistro. Recently Walter Manzke, late of Bastide, took the helm as...Read Full Story

The Hungry Cat (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Hungry Cat stands like a lighthouse beacon against the high waves of commerce washing over Sunset and Vine, steps from Hollywood's venerated footpaths of fame (locate John Wayne's gold star and you're getting warm). The Cat's minimalistic black-box interior hardly resembles the restaurants Chef David Lentz...Read Full Story

The Tunnel Top (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Dives are a-dime-a-dozen in San Francisco's Tender-Nob, so what is it about The Tunnel Top? Is it the long bar, upstairs nooks and cozy couches, the customer-contributed artwork, or the riddling racks that now grab the necks of scotches and bourbons? Is it the balcony, with its...Read Full Story

Terzo (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Terzo represents the third outpost for Laurie Thomas's Nice Ventures, which includes Rose's Café and Rose Pistola. Here, Chef Mark Gordon of Rose's Café has expanded his repertoire to embrace the entire Mediterranean, with small plates like fennel à la grecque, bessara (a spicy Moroccan pea soup) and...Read Full Story

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