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Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

Larchmont’s oldest restaurant location still going strong

| November 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Running on 36 years, Chan Dara has witnessed over three decades of Larchmont’s transformations, making it the longest-lived restaurant on the boulevard. Bhasuwongse (“Vavy”) and Sukhum (“Ken”) Kittivech opened the neighborhood Thai restaurant in 1983. They bought the 310 N. Larchmont Blvd. lot the year before from Vartkes and Alice Anivian, who had been leasing […]

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Girasole to re-open with new name, Vernetti

Girasole to re-open with new name, Vernetti

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you passed by the old Girasole restaurant recently, you noticed that there’s a whole lot of hammering and sawing and banging going on. Girasole closed its doors in September to undergo a complete remodel. The owners, Steve and Joanna Vernetti, are combining the space next door to upgrade and expand the kitchen, create a […]

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Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

Larchmont Boulevard welcomes new businesses

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

New businesses are getting a warm reception from Larchmont residents. At the same time, some old favorites are bidding the street adieu. Lines are already forming at Salt & Straw, a Portland, Or. –based ice cream store that opened its only Los Angeles location at 240 N. Larchmont Blvd. in  September. Open daily from 10 […]

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Vernetti dream comes true on Larchmont

Vernetti dream comes true on Larchmont

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steve and Joanna Vernetti had been eating at Girasole since they moved to the neighborhood 10 years ago. Steve, who has a background in the food industry, dreamed that one day he might own the restaurant. The opportunity came true recently when Sonia Tolot decided to step down. Sonia, widow of the restaurant founder/owner Ermanno […]

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