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The Valley’s Wine Bar Scene Keeps Booming With a Charming New Entrant This Week

City Guide Los Angeles February 12, 2019 0 Comments

Buvette opens this Friday from the Tipsy Cow team The San Fernando Valley wine bar boom continues to boom, with another player debuting this Friday. Buvette hails from the Tipsy Cow and Thirsty Merchant’s founders, and is right next door to the now shuttered Tipsy Cow location on Ventura Boulevard. Not to be confused with Buvette in New York’s West…

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Otium’s Timothy Hollingsworth Brings Culinary Firepower to West Hollywood

City Guide Los Angeles February 12, 2019 0 Comments

He’s helping to take over the dark cocktail and late night spot along Santa Monica Boulevard Otium chef and TV personality Timothy Hollingsworth is spreading his talents to West Hollywood next, taking over kitchen control of the beloved Hudson on Santa Monica Boulevard. The laid-back dinner and cocktail spot has been closed for several months as ownership revamps the restaurant’s…

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Shaquille O’Neal Just Opened a Big Comfort Food Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles

City Guide Los Angeles February 11, 2019 0 Comments

Shaquille’s debuted on February 1 at L.A. Live In a homecoming of sorts, Hall of Fame basketball player and former Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal opened his first LA restaurant last week on February 1. It’s impossible to miss, with giant doors and a prominent purple Shaquille’s sign at Downtown’s L.A. Live project, right next to Staples Center where The Big…

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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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