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Ten-Year-Old Santa Monica Cocktail Spot Copa D’Oro Has Closed

City Guide Los Angeles February 11, 2019 0 Comments

Current ownership says news plans are on the way Popular cocktail bar Copa d’Oro has closed in Santa Monica. The ten-year-old bar rose to prominence in the late aughts during modern era of mixology, but is now switching things up entirely for a new generation of drinker. Copa d’Oro has long been a play-place for well-regarded barman Vincenzo Marianella to…

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One of LA’s Most Iconic Mexican Restaurant Chains Loses its Matriarch

City Guide Los Angeles February 8, 2019 0 Comments

Margarita Avila of Avila’s El Ranchito was 93 years old The matriarch and co-founder of iconic Mexican restaurant chain Avila’s El Ranchito, Margarita Avila, has died. She was 93 years old. After suffering a stroke 12 years ago, Avila’s health continued to deteriorate. She suffered an additional stroke last week, according to the Orange County Register, and died not long…

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15 Essential Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2019 Edition

City Guide Los Angeles February 8, 2019 0 Comments

Curry, naan, vindaloo, and chaats across the LA area With the outstanding restaurant communities of Koreatown, Thai Town, and Sawtelle Japantown located near the heart of LA County, it is easy to overlook the cluster of authentic Indian restaurants all the way out in Artesia. That area, known as Little India, is known for its amazing collection of fantastic food,…

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These Five New Craft Breweries Are Opening in Southern California

City Guide Los Angeles February 7, 2019 0 Comments

Each opened in the last few weeks or within the next month It’s been a busy time for new craft breweries in Southern California. Starting in late January, two breweries opened, with a remaining three close to debuting in the coming month. As an expanding part of the region’s culture, the current pace of craft beer openings is incredible. Big…

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