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Jonathan Gold Finds a Mole Legend Serving Tacos & Mezcal

City Guide Los Angeles November 20, 2017 0 Comments

Rocio Camacho branches out at her new Bell restaurant Jonathan Gold dropped his most recent review a little early last week, sharing his thoughts on Rocio Camacho’s Tacos & Mezcal on Thursday instead of Friday. The restaurant by the self-proclaimed “Goddess of Mole” opened in the former Corazon y Miel space in Bell, but unlike her other restaurants, mole isn’t…

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Cal Mare Is Beverly Center’s New Crowning Seafood Achievement

City Guide Los Angeles November 20, 2017 0 Comments

Inside the first big reveal at the revamped mall The first big reveal of the next Beverly Center era is here, as Cal Mare swims ashore at the Beverly Grove property tomorrow. The upscale modern California-Italian restaurant sports a predictable seafood focus, but is being anything but subtle about its interior design. Filled with moody uplighting, deep, round booths, a…

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LA Weekly’s Javier Cabral Is Lukewarm About Crying Tiger

City Guide Los Angeles November 17, 2017 0 Comments

The writer had just denounced the Weekly’s Tintorera review After Karen Palmer’s three-article stint at LA Weekly following Besha Rodell’s departure, it looks like the publication is giving a new food writer the opportunity to review a Los Angeles-area restaurant. That writer just happens to be Javier Cabral, who very publicly denounced the alt-weekly’s publication of Palmer’s one-star Tintorera review…

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A TLC Sugar Celeb Brings a Colorful Candytopia to East LA Next Month

City Guide Los Angeles November 17, 2017 0 Comments

The candy warehouse party starts in December Yet another sweets-themed pop-up exhibit is landing in Los Angeles next month. This one’s called Candytopia, and it is the creation of TLC’s The Candy Queen star, Jackie Sorkin. First reported by Los Angeles Magazine, the interactive Candytopia event boasts candy-themed art installations throughout a large interactive warehouse space. It’s happening at LA…

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Checker Hall Is a Gorgeous New Second-Floor Highland Park Jewel Box

City Guide Los Angeles November 16, 2017 0 Comments

Throwback vibes and an attached music venue Highland Park’s rapidly changing restaurant scene welcomes another name this week, as Checker Hall looks to make a mark as soon as this Saturday. And as the restaurant arm of the recently-opened Lodge Room music venue just off Figueroa, there’s already a lot of buzz. Checker Hall is the work of Kyle Wilkerson…

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