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New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

New patio at a classic is perfect for food, fun, camaraderie

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

This year, just in time for our annual fall Dining Guide, restaurants are (mostly) back open! And life is getting back to normal, somewhat. To celebrate, the Chronicle staff headed to a classic — Pink’s Hot Dogs — on La Brea Avenue. Since we last visited the all-day-and-late-night landmark, an outdoor patio has been transformed […]

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Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

Community welcomes a friendly new Attitude Café

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Melissa Kim and Bill Gordean decided to open a café where Fiddler’s Restaurant used to be on Third Street, neither had any nuts-and-bolts experience running a restaurant. Bill is an antiques dealer who’s owned Villa Melrose Antiques for about 30 years, and Melissa has been running the Park Plaza Lodge, one block away, for […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

Sheryl Lee Ralph of ‘Dreamgirls’ opens Ebell season

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ebell of Los Angeles launched its new programming season in style with the debut of a one-woman show, “Journey to Center Stage,” by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, (Tony Award-nominated for her starring role in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls”). Nearly 100 Ebell members and guests gathered for coffee and pastries in the Wilshire […]

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At Chevalier’s: Mistress of the Dark

At Chevalier’s: Mistress of the Dark

| October 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, made a spooky splash on the Boulevard Oct. 14 to sign copies of her new memoir, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira,” at Chevalier’s Books. The Halloween icon was without her Goth look and beehive hairdo of years past, but drew a crowd of fans nonetheless, who were eager to meet the Mistress of […]

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Great White is making a splash with California fare

Great White is making a splash with California fare

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Storefronts have turned over quite a bit on Larchmont over the past few years, but many of our restaurants have anchored the Boulevard for decades, led by 33-year veterans Le Petit Greek and Louise’s, followed by Village Pizzeria’s quarter century of tomato pies. It’s rare to have an opportunity to welcome a new eatery to […]

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1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

1921: In praise of photographer Margrethe Mather (and Edward Weston)

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Edward Weston’s name is one we remember now. In 1921, though, when Larchmont Boulevard was aborning, Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather were tucked away in Weston’s simple (but successful) wooden portrait studio in Glendale. The two photographers had been collaborators since 1913, and would be until 1923.  The images they were making together in 1921 […]

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