Los Angeles

Beloved Café Tropical Owner Donato Lopez Passes Away

City Guide Los Angeles February 3, 2016 0 Comments

The community figure was known for his smile and hospitality. Very sad news. Donato Lopez, the chef and owner of Silver Lake’s Café Tropical has passed, according to The Eastsider. Regulars to the restaurant known for its guava cheese pie, massive cookies, and Cuban sandwiches could always count on a warm smile by Lopez from behind the counter. Lopez was…

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Long-Delayed Spring Set to Open For Lunch Next Week in Downtown

City Guide Los Angeles February 3, 2016 0 Comments

The Church & State owner and Tony Esnault have finally brought the place to life. Though it’s been mostly quiet for, oh, a few years now, rumblings have picked up that Spring restaurant will indeed be opening as early as next week. Per their now-functional site, the soft launch of lunch service exclusively begins on Monday, February 8, though the…

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Orange County's 21 Hottest Restaurants, Winter 2016

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2016 0 Comments

LA’s sister county comes alive. Orange County’s dining scene continues to improve, with year-over-year growth at both the high-end and in those often overlooked strip mall finds. From fine dining steakhouses with award-winning wine lists to casual import ramen shops and New York City street food franchies, here’s the best of what to eat in Orange County, right now. Added…

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Bask in Cool Vibes and Exceptional French Fare at Viviane in Beverly Hills

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2016 0 Comments

But there were some serious dineLA service flaws. Welcome to Good News/Bad News on Viviane, chef Michael Hung’s beautifully designed mid-century modern restaurant nestled within the Avalon Hotel. With the exception of what sounds like a crazy dineLA week, critics and bloggers alike have lauded the restaurant’s clean French fare, with a glowing review by Jonathan Gold. So what’s the overall…

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