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Women chefs cooking in the Mile who you should know

Women chefs cooking in the Mile who you should know

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Food Network created a food-obsessed nation, with legions longing to cook professionally. Recently, more women are making the leap into the foodie fire, popping up in restaurant kitchens in ever-greater numbers. We searched Miracle Mile restaurants and spoke with several ambitious women chefs; some at the top of their game; some on the rise. […]

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All roads lead to the neighborhood, and the Blvd.: part II

All roads lead to the neighborhood, and the Blvd.: part II

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In September 1940, a certain writer made note in her journal about a self-invited dinner guest: “[H]e is an unusually pushing and callous person… It is partly his boundless vitality and partly his thirty years of being an impresario… He is tall and fattish and wears affected clothes… [his] heavy suede shoes had exaggerated square […]

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Lift a pint of green ale on St. Patrick’s Day

Lift a pint of green ale on St. Patrick’s Day

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

For those who wish to lift a pint for Erin go Bragh, there are several classic Irish pubs around the Miracle Mile to try. For more than 80 years, crowds have flocked to Tom Bergin’s for St. Patrick’s Day. Owner Derek Schreck tents the parking lot so up to 1,000 people can attend at a […]

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All roads — and world of organics — lead to the neighborhood

All roads — and world of organics — lead to the neighborhood

| January 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Because “everything is related to everything else” — at least that’s the answer, perhaps apocryphal, that Buckminster Fuller gave to his students in response to the question of why he took three hours to answer a single question. So bear with me while I attempt to connect the dots between the thick green “broth” that […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Which Way SurveyLA? Staggering statistics tell the story

McAvoy on Preservation: Which Way SurveyLA? Staggering statistics tell the story

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of you may remember a groundbreaking initiative begun almost a decade ago when the J. Paul Getty Trust partnered with the City of Los Angeles to create the city’s first-ever citywide inventory of historic places. That effort, known as SurveyLA, has completed its field survey efforts and is wrapping up the data analysis that […]

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Local chocolatiers to visit — for Valentine’s Day — and beyond

Local chocolatiers to visit — for Valentine’s Day — and beyond

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

To celebrate Valentine’s Day in true chocolate style, why not go to the source? There are many local chocolatiers to visit, and there is one where you can have a “factory tour.” MAST chocolates, founded by brothers Rick and Michael Mast in Brooklyn, landed in Los Angeles last May, and the entire bean-to-bar process can […]

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