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Entertainment Guide Don’t forget the pies and turkeys! Make your Thanksgiving dinner memorable by planning ahead By Jane Gilman lan ahead if you want to have a successful and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. “We recommend shoppers make their reservations for pies at least two weeks before the holiday,” said Neri Martinez, head baker for Du-Par’s at the Original Farmers Market. The same is true for the main course: turkeys should be ordered three weeks ahead. Farmers Market has been selling holiday ingredients for the dinner table since 34 farmers set up shop at Third and Fairfax some 82 years ago. Not only do today’s merchants provide everything from cranberries to ingredients for stuffings, but also special sauces, exotic spices and savory teas. (Please turn to page 4)

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES line the Market’s stalls.

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ot every family or group of friends has a cook amongst its members able to wrangle food and people and create what has become one of our country’s greatest traditions. And, let’s be honest, some years it’s just too hard to get the collective act together. If that’s the case, then why not leave the cooking and the dishes to the professionals?

Following is a list of eateries that are open Thanksgiving Day. Some will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal, while others will stick to their regular fare. Buca di Beppo 6333 W. 3rd St. 323-370-6560 bucadibeppo.com In its first year at the Original Farmers Market, this Italian restaurant serves their dishes family

style, from veal, chicken or eggplant parmigiana to lasagne and chicken cannelloni. They will be open until 9 p.m. and you don’t need to make reservations. Canter’s 419 N. Fairfax Ave. 323-651-2030 cantersdeli.com Open 24 hours a day every day, except Rosh Hashanah and Yom (Please turn to page 18)

TRADITIONAL turkey with all the trimmings as well as regular fare is on the menus.

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ENJOY a light-and-water show at the Los Angeles Zoo beginning Nov. 18.

isit with some of Santa’s reindeer, make holiday crafts and get photos with the Big Guy. Stay until after dark to walk through flurries of illuminated snowflakes, animated projections, a musical light-and-water show and glittering light tunnels. It all begins Fri., Nov. 18 at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr. in Griffith Park. Reindeer romp Guests are invited to visit four real reindeer — two adults and two youngsters — at Reindeer Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be different activities each weekend, but visitors will also be able to make holiday crafts and take photos with Santa. The reindeer will be available every day except Dec. 24 and 25 until Sun., Jan. 8. Light show Thousands of LED lights come on after dark (Please turn to page 17)


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November 2016 Dining & Entertainment Guide Pies & Turkeys 1 Thanksgiving Dinner Out 1 Holiday Lights at the Zoo 1 On the Menu 2 Museum Row 6 Library Calendar 7 Angelini Alimentari 8 2016 Four-Page (pull out) Dining Guide 9-12 Dance at the Bowl 13 At the Movies 14 Theater Review 15 Mr. Scrooge 16 Nutcracker Ballet 17

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Don’t miss Mozza’s take on Italian salumi culture I don’t know why I hadn’t tried the Mozza empire’s meat-centric chi SPACCA until now. Maybe the $240 bistecca fiorentina gave me pause, even though the 60 oz. cut is meant to feed a small army. Or maybe because the Osteria’s mozzarella bar and the Pizzeria’s pies are such a draw. I finally went — and it was wonderful. Small and intimate, the open kitchen is right there, the grill flaring every time a beautifully fatty hunk of meat hits it. We started with house-made salumi: half orders of cumin oregano salame and butcher’s pate ($14), both outstanding. An avocado and pea shoot salad with pine nuts and culatel-

lo (a revered style of cured On the loin) was perfectly dressed. Menu The giant by grilled tomaHelene hawk porkSeifer chop, $90, was rubbed with salt and fennel pollen and served sliced, but with plenty of meat on the bone for those of us who love to gnaw. The stars of the evening, however, were the beef and bone marrow pie and the grilled octopus. The $30 octopus was remarkably tender — the secret, they claim, is adding wine corks to the braise — and was served with both fried and pureed chickpeas. The $50 pie crust-

encased beef cheek stew included cippolini onions and mushrooms in a flaky crust with a marrow bone peeking out. Dig into the pie, scoop out some marrow, grab a forkful of the buttery mashed potato accompaniment — rich, hearty comfort food raised to the nth degree. There’s an excellent wine list. They waive their $30 corkage fee if you also order one of their bottles. chi SPACCA, 6610 Melrose Ave., 323-297-1133. ttt

Instead of relying on your local Chinese take-out, travel east to the San Gabriel Valley, where you can feast on almost every Chinese regional style imaginable, including authentic Sichuan food at Chengdu Taste. Proceed with caution, though — you may not have experience with the tongue-tingling, throatvibrating, I-may-not-livethrough-this-meal sensation brought by Sichuan peppercorns. Have faith that this isn’t a deadly allergic reaction and you might enjoy what likely will be one of the most flavorful Chinese meals you’ve ever had. Famous for toothpick mutton, the cumin-laced skewered lamb morsels are a must. Try wonton with pepper sauce (numb taste), as parenthetically noted on the menu. Or go for the boiled fish with green pepper sauce — also apt to make your tongue numb, but worth it. Silky white fish fillets swim in broth with bean sprouts, chilies and handfuls of those signature peppercorns. A perfect, calming side dish is sautéed lettuce — far more delicious than anything that simple has any right to be. When halfway home, you should be able to feel your mouth again. Vegetables and small dishes are under $10; mains hover around $14. No liquor served. Chendu Taste, 828 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, 626-5882284. Also, 8526 Valley Blvd., Rosemead, 626-899-8886. Contact Helene at onthemenu@larchmontchronicle.com.

The Edmon evokes Art Deco 1920s, 30s era

Relax with a drink or enjoy a meal in an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s and 30s Art Deco era at The Edmon, 5168 Melrose Ave. Recently opened on the first floor of the Hollywood Historic Hotel, built in 1927, the new restaurant has a modern American menu that includes items such as gourmet burgers and a tomahawk rib eye steak for two. There will also be a range of vegetarian selections. A full assortment of wines and spirits rounds out the restaurant's offerings, as well as a cocktail menu specially developed for The Edmon. Live music will be featured on weekends beginning in December. For more information, visit the edmon.com.


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Don't forget the pies and turkeys

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800 turkeys for Thanksgiving,� said Thomas DeRosa, manager of Marconda’s Puritan Poultry, one of two Farmers Market shops specializing in poultry. “About 500 of those are Willie Birds, which chefs have called ‘the best turkey in the world.’ They are raised

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The stall sells more than 1,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving, and the most popular brand is Deistel. “Deistel turkeys are raised on a ranch in Northern California, and they are herded to keep them moving,â€? said Orewyler. “Turkeys are lazy and they need to move.â€? He, too, recommends that customers order their holiday entrĂŠe by the beginning of November. Several produce stands at the Market offer fresh vegetables such as potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans and squash to complete the holiday menu. Free two-hour parking is another perk that makes shopping at Farmers Market a one-stop enjoyable experience. For more information, go to farmersmarketla.com.

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(Continued from page 1) When Thanksgiving rolls around, the ovens at Du-Par’s turn out 2,000 to 3,000 pies in a 24-hour day. “Sweet potato and pumpkin are the most popular flavors,� said Martinez, who also oversees the other baked goods like rolls, muffins and date nut bread. “We can bake 125 loaves at a time,� he said. “Apple and strawberry cheesecake are the two non-holiday favorite choices among patrons who, during the holidays combined, consume 20 to 30 pies a day,� Martinez commented. He is a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, where his family has a bakery. “It doesn’t have a name but everybody in town knows where it is.� Ferrari of turkeys “We sell between 700 and

on a farm in Sonoma, are never frozen and have no antibiotics or hormones: they are the Ferrari of turkeys.â€? “We start taking orders on November 1 for the holiday, and we carry birds from 10 to 30 pounds. But last year, we sold one turkey that weighed 40 pounds,â€? he recalls. Customers can email their orders to be sure to FRESH PIES fer variety for their Thanksgivhave the main course in ing entrĂŠes. At Farmers Martime for Thanksgiving. DeRosa was born into the ket Poultry, the other specialbusiness. His great grand- ist, the choices range from father Louis DeRosa, along turkey, goose, three kinds of with Fred Marconda, began duck to pheasant, poussin (a with the meat business at young chicken) and partridge the Market in 1941. Thomas’s (favored by the British). “We also have fois gras grandfather, David DeRosa, 89, still comes to work on (duck liver) for an appetizer,â€? said Bob Orewyler, manager at weekends. Some cooks deviate from Farmers Market Poultry. the traditional menu and pre-

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Hollywood & Highland and the Dolby Theatre have something for every taste. Come see a show and dine in one of the many restaurants just steps from your theatre seat.

UPCOMING SHOWS Love Jones – The Musical

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Day of the Dead crafts, fun with Fimo

FREMONT LIBRARY 6121 Melrose Ave. 323-962-3521 Children Thanksgiving puppet show: Watch a Thanksgiving puppet

show Tues., Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. Bark: Kids read to a therapy dog Sat. Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Electronic greeting cards: Kids ages eight to 12 can learn how to make electronic greeting cards that light up Thurs., Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. Teens Teen council: Help decide on books and movies Tues.,

Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Light snacks will be served. Adults Book sale: Fri., Nov. 4, noon to 4 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 5, noon to 5 p.m. Classical guitar: Hear David Margolis play classical guitar Sat., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Alzheimer's Support Group: For those who have or care for people with Alzheimer's. Meets Mondays Nov. 14 and 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MEMORIAL LIBRARY 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. 323-938-2732 First Friday book club: Meets Fri., Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. Tuesday @ the movies: Free film on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Book sale: Tuesdays, 12:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fun & games for adults: Board and card games Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. Knitting circle: Spin a yarn Saturdays at 10 a.m.

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WILSHIRE LIBRARY 149 N. St. Andrews Place 323-957-4550 Children Dia de los Muertos: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with stories and a craft Tues., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Fun with Fimo: Come make stuff with Fimo clay Tuesdays Nov. 8 and 15 at 4 p.m. Baby sleepy storytime: Infants to 2 years old can hear a story and lullaby before bedtime Mondays,6 to 6:15 p.m. Toddler storytime: Kids ages 3 to 5 years can hear stories Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. Adults Computer boot camp: Wed., Nov. 9, 4 to 7 p.m. LADOT at the library: Learn how to use DASH buses and how to load TAP cards Wed., Nov. 16, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Citizenship classes: Study for the citizenship exam Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FAIRFAX LIBRARY 161 S. Gardner St. 323-936-6191 Children STAR: Volunteers read stories Mondays at 3 and 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Teens Crafternoon: Make a craft Tues., Nov, 1 at 4 p.m. Teen Council: Discuss books and help out at the library Tues., Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. College prep workshop: Take a practice SAT on Sat., Nov. 12 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Volunteer Orientation: Sign up and get volunteer hours Tues., Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. Adults LADOT and TAP: Come load or purchase a TAP card Fri., Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.. Book club: Tues., Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Quilters guild: Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. Friends of the Library: Tues., Nov. 8, 11 a.m. Hollywood mingle: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meeting Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. MS Support Group: Those with multiple sclerosis and who care for them meet Thurs., Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Art of Meditation: Sat., Nov. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. Computer comfort class: Mondays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Book sale: Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. English conversation: Practice English speaking skills Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.


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Beloved Italian restaurant opens neighborhood café By Helene Seifer Gino Angelini’s superb Italian trattoria, Angelini Osteria, has been favored by locals and destination diners for 15 years. What better way to celebrate that milestone anniversary than to open another restaurant next door? Owners Gino and Elizabeth Angelini partnered with their longtime maitre d’ Gino Rindone and

created Angelini Alimentari, an ode to the authentic Italian neighborhood cafe, a place to drop in for espresso and a pastry before work. “There’s a tradition in Italy, to go to the same cafe every morning and run into friends,” explains Elizabeth.  “That social aspect is what we hope for here, not just a place for gourmet food.” This newly opened country kitchen-style breakfast and lunch place has the same attention to simple ingredients as the Osteria, using impeccably sourced, artisanal imported Italian salumi, organic chicken and free-range eggs.  Chef Antonio Felipe’s early favorites are the $9.50 uova in purgatorio (eggs baked with cherry tomatoes and spicy andouille sausage) and the classic vitello tonnato (veal in tuna sauce), here served as a sandwich for $12. But their secret weapon, what could very well be the menu item that rocks the block, is their $6 warm gelato panini: homemade

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gelato on a brioche bun. They always have the classic flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut and pistachio, but have specials and sorbetto, too. Angelini Alimentari can be dine-in (including patio seating), to go, or curbside pick up, but Elizabeth thinks gelato should be enjoyed as take away, “There’s   nothing nicer than having gelato outdoors, enjoyed standing on the sidewalk outside, talking with friends.” Angelini Alimentari is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There’s free parking in the back until 11 a.m. and two spaces for pick-up orders all day.  True to their name (Alimentari means “grocery” or “foodstuffs,”) they also sell jars of four of the Osteria’s most popular pasta sauces, including limone and amatriciana, for $9.99 each.  They are perfecting their daytime menu now, but would like a liquor license and might expand to casual dinners some day. Angelini Alimentari, 7317 Beverly Blvd., 323-297-0070, angelinialimentari.com.

Farmers Market pre-season holiday opener Get your holiday game on at the “Holiday Pre-Season Opener” gourmet grocers’ open house at the Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Sat., Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, hosted by the artisan grocers at the Farmers Market, will have cooking demonstrations, food and beverage samplings and presentations on signature recipes and new products, all meant to help you prepare for the upcoming feasts and festivities. Bone up on your craftiness and take workshops in cookie and placemat decorating. Pre-order organic turkeys and pies for your holiday meals, test cheeses, choose wines, sample breads and pastries and look over the fresh produce, artisanal meats and wild-caught seafood available from Farmers Market grocers. For more information, visit farmersmarketla.com.


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Dining Guide Fall 2016 Take a look at the many restaurant choices in our neighborhood When it comes to eating out, there is no shortage of places to choose in our community. The following list is a mere sample of what’s available. (If you find that a favorite was overlooked, please let us know.) Note: The Original Farmers Market is at 6333 W. Third St. The Grove is next door at 189 The Grove Dr.

Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 6 to 10 beerbellyla.com p.m., Fri. and Sat., 6 to 11 p.m. Hours: Sun. to Tues., 11:30 a.m. Brunch is Sat. and Sun., 10:30 to 11 p.m., Wed. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. a.m. to midnight and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Kitchen closANTEQUERA es one hour before closing time. DE OAXACA 5200 Melrose Ave. 323-466-1101 Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

ANTONIO’S

BERRI’S CAFÉ

8412 W. 3rd St. 323-852-0642 berriscafela.com Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily.

7470 Melrose Ave. ALBERT’S MEXICAN BIERGARTEN 323-655-0480 206 N Western Ave. GRILL antoniosonmelrose.com 5210 W. Beverly Blvd. 323-466-4860 Hours: Tues. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 323-466-1193 biergartenla.com 11p.m., Sat., noon to 11 p.m. and Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. to Sun., noon to 10 p.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 4 p.m. to Sat. Happy hour is Sat., 4 to 7 APOLLONIA’S PIZZERIA midnight, Fri., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., p.m. Sat., noon to 2 a.m. and Sun., 5176 Wilshire Blvd. 9:30 a.m. to midnight. ANARKALI INDIAN 323-937-2823

RESTAURANT

7013 Melrose Ave. 323-934-6488 anarkali-la.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

ANGELINI OSTERIA

apolloniaspizzeria.com Hours: Tues. and Wed., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m., Sat., noon to 11 p.m. and Sun., noon to 10 p.m.

3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Sat., noon a.m. and Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. (for 2 a.m. football) to 8 p.m. Happy hour is C + M COFFEE AND 5 to 7 p.m. daily. MILK

BRICKS & SCONES

403 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-463-0811 bricksandscones.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BUCA DI BEPPO

5905 Wilshire Blvd. 323-857-4761 patinagroup.com/cm-lacma Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CAFÉ GRATITUDE

Farmers Market 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-370-6560 323-580-6383 bucadibeppo.com cafegratitude.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. Happy hour is 3 to 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 9 CAFÉ JACK p.m. 508 S. Western Ave. BLACK DOG COFFEE BUTTERSCOTCH 213-365-8882 5657 Wilshire Blvd. 143 N. La Brea Ave. cafejackla.com 323-933-1976 323-938-2504 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., noon to 1 blackdogcoffee.com butterscotchrestaurant.com a.m. and Fri. and Sat., noon to 2 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Happy a.m. p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to hour is 5 to 7 p.m. daily. CAFÉ VERONA 4 p.m. BURGER LOUNGE 201 S. La Brea Ave. BLU JAM CAFÉ 217 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-934-6188 7371 Melrose Ave. 323-462-2310 cafeveronala.com blujamcafe.com burgerlounge.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 9:30 a.m. 323-951-9191 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10:30 a.m. to to 9:30 p.m., Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 10 Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 10 p.m. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and p.m. BLUDSOE’S Sun., 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

7313 Beverly Blvd. 323-297-0070 ASTROBURGER angeliniosteria.com 5601 Melrose Ave. Hours: Tue. to Thurs., noon to 323-469-1924 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., astroburger.com Fri. from noon to 2:30 p.m. and Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7 a.m. to 5:30 to 11 p.m., Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. midnight, Fri. and Sat., 7 a.m. to and Sun., 5 to 10:30 p.m. 1 a.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to midBUSBY’S EAST BAR AND QUE night. 5364 Wilshire Blvd. ANIMAL 609 N. La Brea Ave. 323-525-2615 435 N. Fairfax Ave. BEER BELLY 323- 965-1300 busbysla.com 323-782-9225 532 S Western Ave. barandque.com animalrestaurant.com 213-387-2337 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to Hours: Mon. to Fri., 4 p.m. to 2

CALIFORNIA CHICKEN CAFÉ 6805 Melrose Ave. 323-935-5877

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Larchmont Chronicle's a.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Hours: Sun. and Mon., 11 a.m. to and Sun., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 9 p.m., Tues. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to califchickencafe.com 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. CHIPOTLE MEXICAN Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10:45 a.m. to to 11 p.m. 10:05 p.m. GRILL

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CALIFORNIA ROLL & SUSHI

125 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-856-0369 sushilosangelesca.com Hours: Mon. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CANDELA TACO BAR & LOUNGE

831 S. La Brea Ave. 323-936-0533 candelatacobar.com Hours: Thurs. to Tues., 4 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour is Mon. to Fri., 4 to 7 p.m.

CANTER’S DELI

419 N. Fairfax Ave. 323-651-2030 cantersdeli.com Canter’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and on all holidays except Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

CARDAMOM

7233 Beverly Blvd. 323-936-1000 cardamomla.com Lunch hours: Mon. to Sun., 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Sun. to Thurs., 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 5 to 11 p.m.

CHAN DARA

310 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-467-1052 chandararestaurants.com Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1 to 10 p.m.

CHEESECAKE FACTORY

The Grove 323-634-0511 thecheesecakefactory.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30

301 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-978-2047 chipotle.com Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

COFFEE+FOOD CAFE

EL COYOTE CAFÉ

7312 Beverly Blvd. 323-9392255 elcoyotecafe.com Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES

5550 Wilshire Blvd. 323-939-2360 fiveguys.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

FRENCH CREPE COMPANY

a.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sun., noon to 1 a.m.

HWANG HAE DO KOREAN BBQ

429 N. Western 323-468-3839 Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

JON & VINNY’S

Farmers Market 412 N Fairfax Ave 5630 Melrose Ave. 323-934-3113 323-334-3369 323-462-0862 frenchcrepe.com jonandvinnys.com coffeeplusfood.wordpress.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. EL DINER Hours: Mon. to Fri., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 10 5515 Wilshire Blvd. KALI RESTAURANT and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. p.m. and Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 323-931-1281 5722 Melrose Ave. DARKROOM eldinerla.com FRIDA’S TACOS 323-871-4160 7302 Melrose Ave. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 7217 Melrose Ave. kalirestaurant.com 323-931-3800 9 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 323-549-4666 Lunch hours: Mon. to Fri., noon to Hours: Mon. to Fri., 2 p.m. to 2 10 p.m. melrose.fridatacos.com 2 p.m. Dinner: Mon. to Sat., 6 to 10 a.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. to Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. p.m. and Sun., 6 to 9 p.m. EL POLLO LOCO 2 a.m. 5001 Wilshire Blvd. GO GET’EM TIGER KIKU SUSHI DELLA TERRA 323-937-7171 230 N. Larchmont Blvd. 246 N. Larchmont Blvd. 7675 Beverly Blvd. elpolloloco.com 323-380-5359 323-464-1323 323-933-7675 Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. ggetla.com Hours:, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. dellaterrarestaurant.com Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. LALA’S ARGENTINE Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. ESCUELA TAQUERIA THE GROVE Drago Ristorante at Petersen 7615 Beverly Blvd. GRILL 323-900-8080 6060 Wilshire Blvd. 323-932-6178 7229 Melrose Ave. thegrovela.com escuelataqueria.com 323-934-6838 DU-PAR’S Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10 a.m. to Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. lalasgrill.com Farmers Market 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 10 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 323-933-8446 FARMERS MARKET p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 11 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. dupars.net 323-933-9211 GROUNDWORK to midnight. Du-Par’s Restaurant is open 24 farmersmarketla.com 139 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd. hours a day, 365 days a year. THE LARCHMONT Hours: Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 9 323-871-8930 5750 Melrose Ave. EAST INDIA GRILL p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and groundworkcoffee.com 323-464-4277 345 N. La Brea Ave. Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. thelarchmont.com 323-936-8844 FAT BURGER HORSE’S MOUTH Lunch hours: Tues. to Fri., 11:30 eastindiagrillla.com 5001 Wilshire Blvd., #103 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sat. and OYSTER BAR Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. 323-939-9593 Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 528 S. Western Ave. to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., fatburger.com Tue. to Thurs., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., 213-568-3700 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Fri. and Sat., 5:30 to 10 p.m., bar horsesmouthla.com THE EDMON to 11 p.m., Fri., 10:30 a.m. to mid- Hours: Mon. to Wed., 5 p.m. to 10 open to midnight and Sun., 5 to 5168 Melrose Ave. night, Sat., 11 a.m. to midnight p.m., Thurs. to Sat., 5 p.m. to mid- 9 p.m. theedmon.com and Sun., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. night. LARCHMONT VILLAGE Hours: Coming soon. Check webHMS BOUNTY site for more information. FIDDLERS BISTRO WINE SPIRITS & CHEESE 3357 Wilshire Blvd. 6009 W. Third St. 223 N. Larchmont Blvd. EL CHOLO 213-385-7275 323931-8167 323-856-8699 1121 S. Western Ave. thehmsbounty.com Hours: Mon. to Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 10 larchmontvillagewine.com 323-734-2773 p.m. and Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 1 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. elcholo.com


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Dining Guide Fall 2016 LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN

113 N. Larchmont 323-461-7701 lepainquotidien.com Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

LE PETIT GREEK

127 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-464-5160 lepetitgreek.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

LEMONADE

626 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-464-0700 lemonadela.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

LITTLE BAR

757 S. La Brea Ave. 323-937-9210 littlebarlounge.com Hours: Mon. to Sat., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

LOUISE’S TRATTORIA

232 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-962-9510 louises.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sun., noon to 9:30 p.m.

LUCY’S EL ADOBE

5536 Melrose Ave. 323-462-9421 lucyseladobe.com Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

LULU’S CAFÉ

7149 Beverly Blvd. 323-938-6095 luluslosangeles.com Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

mageeskitchen.com 323-964-9985 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 meshuga4sushi.com p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., MAGGIANO’S 8 p.m. to midnight and Sun., noon LITTLE ITALY to 9 p.m. The Grove MOLLY MALONE’S 323-965-9665 maggianos.com IRISH PUB Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. 575 S. Fairfax Ave. to 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 323-935-1577 a.m. to 11 p.m. mollymalonesla.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. MAISON RICHARD 707 N. Stanley Ave. 323-655-7777 maisonrichard.com Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MARIE CALLENDER’S GRILL

5773 Wilshire Blvd. 323-937-7952 mariecallendersgrill.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MARINO RESTAURANT

6001 Melrose Ave. 323-466-8812 marinorestaurant.net Lunch is served Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner: Mon. to Sat., 5 to 10 p.m.

MARIO’S PERUVIAN & SEAFOOD

5786 Melrose Ave 323-466-4181 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

MOREL’S FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO

The Grove 323-965-9595 morelsla.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to midnight.

MUSE ON 8TH

759 S. La Brea Ave. 323-933-6873 museon8th.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

MUSSO AND FRANK GRILL

6667 Hollywood Blvd. 323-467-7788 mussoandfrank.com Hours: Tue. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 4 to 9 p.m.

NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE

Fri., 6 to 11 p.m., Sat. is 10 a.m. to and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. and PAMPAS GRILL Sun. is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Farmers Market 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 323-931-1928 OFF VINE RESTAURANT pampas-grill.com 6263 Leland Way Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. 323-962-1900 to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10:30 a.m. offvine.com to 9:30 p.m. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. Lunch hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10 to 8:30 p.m. a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m. to PATA SALADA 3 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 672 S. La Brea Ave. 2:30 a.m. Dinner: Mon. to Sat., 5:30 323-988-3744 to 9 p.m. and Sun., 4 to 9 p.m. patasaladala.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., noon to THE OINKSTER 9:30 p.m., Fri., noon to 10:30 p.m., 776 Vine St. Sat., noon to 10:30 p.m. and Sun., 323-536-9248 5 to 9 p.m. theoinkster.com Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to PINCHES TACOS 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. 203 N. Larchmont Blvd. to 11 p.m. 213-281-5471 pinchestacos.com OSTERIA LA BUCA Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5210 Melrose Ave. 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 323-462-1900 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. osterialabuca.com Lunch hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 PINKS HOT DOGS a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Mon. to 709 N. La Brea Ave. Thurs., 6 to 10:30 p.m., Fri., 6 to 323-931-4223 11 p.m., Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. and Sun, pinkshollywood.com 5 to 10 p.m. Sun. brunch is 10:30 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 9:30 a.m. to a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2 a.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. OSTERIA MAMMA 5732 Melrose Ave. PIPER’S 323-284-7060 222 N. Western Ave. osteriamamma.com 323-465-7701 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. Hours: Mon. and Tues., 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11:30 to 1 a.m., Wed., 6:30 a.m. to Thurs. a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 5 to 10 Open 24 hours Thurs. to Sat. Closp.m. es at 1 a.m. on Sun.

7212 Melrose Ave. PACIFIC DINING CAR PETIT TROIS 323-424-7487 1310 W. 6th St. 718 Highland Ave. 3832 Wilshire Blvd. napoleonandjosephine.net 213-483-6000 323-468-8916 MARMALADE CAFE 213-389-2770 Hours: Tues. to Thurs., 5:45 to 11 pacificdiningcar.com petittrois.com Farmers Market m-grill.com p.m., Fri. and Sat., 5:30 to 11:30 Hours: 24 hours daily. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., noon to 10 323-936-1721 Lunch hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 p.m. and Sun., 5:45 to 10:30 p.m. p.m. and Fri. and Sat., noon to 11 marmaladecafe.com PAPA CRISTO’S a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner: Mon. to Fri., p.m. ODYS + PENELOPE 2771 W. Pico Blvd. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sat., 4:30 to 9:30 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. 127 S. La Brea Ave. 323-737-2970 PIZZERIA MOZZA p.m. and Sun., 4 to 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 323-433-1057 papacristos.com 641 N Highland Ave MAGEE’S KITCHEN odysandpenelope.com Hours: Tue., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 323-297-0101 MESHUGA 4 SUSHI Farmers Market Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 6 to 10 p.m., Wed. to Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 526 N. La Brea Ave. (Please turn to page 12) 323-938-4127

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POKE ME

Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Mon. to Wed., 6 to 10 p.m., Thurs. to Sat., 6 to 11 p.m. and Sun., 6 to 10 p.m.

SAM’S BAGELS

THE SYCAMORE KITCHEN

143 S. La Brea Ave. thesycamorekitchen.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

310 S. La Brea Ave. 150 N Larchmont Blvd. TART 323-852-3572 323-469-1249 115 N. Fairfax Ave. pokeme.net 323-937-3930 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to Hours: Mon. to Sat., 6 a.m. to 6 tartrestaurant.com 10 p.m., Sat., noon to 10 p.m. and p.m. and Sun., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. SMOKE.OIL.SALT. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 7 a.m. to Sun., noon to 9 p.m. 7274 Melrose Ave. 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 7 a.m. PRADO RESTAURANT 323-930-7900 to 11 p.m. 244 N. Larchmont Blvd. smokeoilsalt.com TATSU RAMEN 323-467-3871 Hours: 5:30 p.m. to midnight 7111 Melrose Ave. pradola.com 323-747-1388 Lunch hours: Mon. to Sat., 11:30 daily. SPARE TIRE tatsuramen.com a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: Mon. to 5368 Wilshire Blvd. Hours: Sun. to Wed., 11 a.m. to Fri., 5:30 to 10 p.m., Sat., 4:30 to 323-525-2618 2 a.m. and Thurs. to Sat., 11 a.m. 10:30 p.m. and Sun., 4:30 to 10 sparetirepub.com to 3 a.m. p.m. Hours: Mon., 4 p.m. to midnight, TERE’S MEXICAN GRILL PROVIDENCE Tues. and Wed., 11:30 a.m. to mid5870 Melrose Ave., Ste. 101 5955 Melrose Ave. night, Thurs. and Fri., 11:30 a.m. 323-468-9345 323-460-4170 to 1 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and teresmexicangrill.com providencela.com Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 6 to 10 Sun., 9 a.m. to midnight. p.m., Fri., 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m., Sat., 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Sun., 5:30 to 9 p.m.

RASCAL

STAR OF INDIA

730 Vine St. 323-939-6815 starofindiala.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

801 S. La Brea Ave. SUGARFISH 323-933-3229 101 S. La Brea Ave. rascalla.com 323-488-3636 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5 to 11 sugarfishsushi.com p.m., Fri. and Sat., 5:30 to 11:30 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 11:30 a.m. to p.m. and Sun., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. RAY’S AND STARK BAR 10 p.m. and Sun., noon to 9 p.m.

SWEETFIN POKÉ 5905 Wilshire Blvd. 135 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-857-6180 sweetfinpoke.com raysandstarkbar.com Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., Hours: Coming soon. Check web11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri., 11:30 site for information. a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., SWINGERS DINER 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 8020 Beverly Blvd. 323-653-5858 RÊPUBLIQUE swingersdiner.com 624 S La Brea Ave Hours: Wed. to Mon., 6:30 a.m. to 4 310-362-6115 a.m. and Tues., 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. republiquela.com

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TERRONI

7605 Beverly Blvd. 323-954-0300 terroni.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. to Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

TOM BERGIN’S PUBLIC HOUSE

840 S. Fairfax Ave. 323-936-7151 tombergins.com Hours: Mon to Thurs., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TROIS MEC

716 N. Highland Ave. troismec.com Hours: Mon. to Fri., 6 to 11 p.m. Reservations are through a special online ticketing system.

TWIST EATERY

344 S. La Brea Ave. 323-938-9478 twisteateryla.com Hours: Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ULYSSES VOYAGE

Farmers Market 6333 W. Third, Stall #750 323-939-9728 ulyssesvoyage.com Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

UMAMI BURGER

The Grove 323-954-8626 umamiburger.com Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to midnight.

VERNETTI

323-464-2345 vimthai.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

VINOTEQUE

7469 Melrose Ave. 310-860-6060 vinotequeonmelrose.com Hours: Mon. to Fri., 5 p.m. to midnight, Sat., 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sun., noon to 10 p.m.

WHISPER RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

The Grove 323-931-0202 whisperloungela.com Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

WILDE WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

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While this movingly captures the monstrosity and hopelessness of slavery in the South, it plays fast and loose with the truth, ignoring Nat Turner’s brutality in butchering women and young children indiscriminately during his shortlived revolt, and completely changing the facts by having Nat heroically give himself up when, in fact, he hid out for two months and was apparently found in a hole in the ground à la Saddam Hussein despite innocent slaves being massacred until he was found. Kevin Hart: What Now? (0/10): This starts with a spoof of James Bond films that is agonizingly awful, despite (or maybe because of) cameos by Hallie Berry and Don Cheadle. But what comes next is worse, Hart’s appearance before 50,000 people in a Philadelphia football stadium to perform his standup show. It takes a lot of chutzpah to tell stories for over an hour that don’t begin to hint of humor or even make sense, like should a man have a romance with a woman who doesn’t have a shoulder. Lemme outa here!

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1950’s taboos, ghosts and spooky manor, racism on stage A Taste of Honey, written by Shelagh Delaney, opened on the West End in London in 1958. It was later made into a movie starring Rita Tushingham. The stoTheater ry covered an Review array of taboo by (in the day) Patricia themes includFoster Rye ing: interracial relationships, teenage parenthood, homosexuality and mother-daughter tensions. The story centers on Jo (Kestrel Leah), an adolescent girl struggling to survive with her mother Helen (Sarah Underwood Saviano), and Helen’s new husband Peter (Eric Hunicutt). Jimmie (Gerard Joseph), a sailor on leave, seduces Jo, leaves her pregnant, and returns to his ship. It’s Geoffrey (Leland Montgomery), a homosexual art student, who sees her through the pregnancy with love and common sense. Kudos to this excellent cast who have mastered the harsh British dialect but can still be understood. Ms. Leah’s superb performance as Jo gives

us the vulnerability and energy of an adolescent without falling into stereotypes. This excellent cast doubles on various instruments to play back-up music. Worth noting are Ms. Saviano’s saxophone solos. Director Kim Rubinstein has kept the beats clear and the action tight. There is some onstage smoking. Through Nov. 27, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 310-477-2055, ext 2, OdysseyTheatre.com. 3 Stars tùtùt Although the season for ghosties and things that go bump in the night is pretty much over, a few spirits can still be seen. On a bare stage, eerily lit, two actors in period costumes relate the famous ghost story The Turn of the Screw, the play by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the story by Henry James. Unfortunately, it’s going to take a lot more to scare today’s audi(Please turn to page 16)

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CLARA (also known as Marie or Mash) takes the stage with her Nutcracker in December.

Marat Nutcracker set to twirl Marat Daukayev School of Ballet begins selling tickets this month for its annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr. Clara, sometimes also known as Marie or Masha, and her Nutcracker take the stage with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snowflakes Saturdays Dec. 3 and 10, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays Dec. 4 and 11, at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The final performance will feature Maria Kochetkova, principal dancer with the San Francisco and American Ballet. The Miracle Mile ballet school’s performance of “The Nutcracker,” and the run up to the event, was featured in the documentary “Getting to the Nutcracker” in 2014. Many local dancers are featured. Previous stars of Daukayev’s “Nutcracker” are currently dancing at Royal Ballet School London, Princess Grace Academy, Monaco, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg Russia, U.S.C. Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Princeton.

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Leave Thanksgiving cooking to pros (Continued from page 1) Kippur, and they are definitely open on Thanksgiving. While they normally have a turkey dinner on the menu, they will also be adding yams and mashed potatoes with gravy. Pumpkin, sweet potato and other pies are always available. Dresden Restaurant 1760 N. Vermont Ave. 323-665-4294 thedresden.com This year the Thanksgiving Day menu will include turkey, duck, prime rib, lamb, fish, and New York steak. Check the website for more information. Du-Par’s 6333 W Third St. 323-933-8446 dupars.net Du-Pars, at the Original Farmers Market since 1938, is open 24 hours a day — even

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Thanksgiving. Regular fare will be available. Or let them take care of your Thanksgiving Day dessert. Many people in the neighborhood order holiday pies from Du-pars. Call at least four days ahead to order. HMS Bounty 3357 Wilshire Blvd. 213-385-7275 thehmsbounty.com A cornerstone on the Wilshire corridor since 1962, the HMS Bounty's regular menu features filet mignon, pork chops, lamb, halibut and shrimp scampi. On Thanksgiving they also have a roast turkey. Call or check the website for more information. Jar 8225 Beverly Blvd. 323-655-6566 thejar.com Jar will be setting aside its

regular American chophouse menu in favor of a prix fixe dinner that includes roast turkey, cranberry relish and cornbread and turkey sausage stuffing served family style. The Larchmont 5750 Melrose Ave. 323-464-4277 thelarchmont.com The Larchmont serves elegant twists on comfort food. They will be open on Thanksgiving, but had not confirmed the menu when Larchmont Chronicle went to press. Check their website or call for information. Lawry’s the Prime Rib 100 N La Cienega Blvd. 310-652-2827 lawrysonline.com Though Lawry’s specializes in prime rib, Thanksgiving is the only day they serve turkey, in addition to their regular menu. Dinner is served from

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Le Petit Greek 127 N. Larchmont Blvd. 323-464-5160 lepetitgreek.com Anchoring Larchmont Village since 1988, Le Petit Greek will be serving some of its signature Mediterranean cuisine Thanksgiving Day as well as a special menu for the day. Check the website for more. Maggiano’s Little Italy The Grove 323-965-9665 maggianos.com This Italian eatery will be open regular hours for Thanksgiving and serving its regular selection of ItalianAmerican choices. There is a family-style menu, as well as individual servings; carryout and delivery are also available. Maison Richard 707 N. Stanley Ave.

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1- Save with the 10% Early Payment Discount (EPD) on new 2017 Insight Vacations bookings when booked and paid in full by January 12, 2017. Not applicable to 2016-2017 Autumn, Winter, Spring brochure departures. Deposit is required within three days of booking. EPD is not valid on all trips; subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. EPD is not valid with other promotional offers; may be combined with most brochure discounts. Applicable to new bookings only and for trips that 1 feature the EPD in the price panelDiscount on the trip page. EPD2017 doesInsight not apply to Egypt, Greece, or in Jordan and rail trips.to10% EPD savings is off the land-only portion of the vacation. Further restrictions apply, ask your AAA Save with the 10% Early Payment (EPD) on new Vacations bookings whenTurkey, bookedIsrael, and paid full byitineraries; January 12,cruises 2017. 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Combinable with EPD and past guest discount. 3If you make a booking with us for a land or cruise vacation offered by one not travel insurance. restrictions may apply. 5- Voucher the purchase of same additional optional Excursion are valid per guest and AAA Vacation ” and can you fibe nd used a Validtoward Better Rate for the exact itinerary within excursions. 24 hours of your booking,vouchers AAA of our Preferred TravelCertain Providers or a “Qualifying must be used on vacation, cannot be substituted or transferred; no cash value. All offers may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions and restrictions and/or AAA Vacations, as applicable, will match the lower rate and send you a $50 AAA or AAA Vacations Future Travel Credit Certificate (limit one certificate per apply. 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Certain restrictions may apply. 5Voucher can be used toward the purchase of additional optional excursions. Excursion vouchers are valid per guest and must be used on vacation, cannot be substituted or transferred; no cash value. All offers may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions and restrictions apply. Only valid on AAA Vacations departures through October 31, 2017. AAA members must make advance reservations through AAA Travel to obtain Member Benefits and savings.

323-655-7777 maisonrichard.com This French restaurant and bakery serves breakfast to dinner, from croissants and onion soup to pasta provencale and filet mignon. They will be serving their regular fare on Thanksgiving; the kitchen will close at 8:30 p.m. Marie Callender’s Grill 5773 Wilshire Blvd. 323-937-7952 mariecallendersgrill.com Always good for a homecooked meal, the menu for Thanksgiving will include roast turkey or prime rib and a variety of pies and cheesecakes to choose from. Or call ahead and get the holiday feast to go. Marmalade Cafe 6333 W. Third St., E17 323-936-1721 marmaladecafe.com Get away from the visitors and have the turkey sausage and tortilla scramble with a Bloody Mary or come for dinner and have the beef pot roast or lamb T-bone steak, or choose from the special Thanksgiving menu. Check the website closer to the day. Morel’s French Steakhouse & Bistro The Grove 323-965-9595 morelsla.com Choose between the bistro on the first floor or the steakhouse on the second. Both will be open for you to be thankful that day. Chef had not determined the menu as of press time, so call or check the website. Off Vine Restaurant 6263 Leland Way 323-962-1900 offvine.com Start off your Thanksgiving meal with an autumnal carrot and apple soup, then choose from turkey, prime rib or salmon for the main course. Don't forget the mashed potatoes and yams. Hours that day are 2 to 7:45 p.m. Quality Food & Beverage 8030 W. 3rd St. 323-658-5959 qualityfoodandbeverage.com Quality Food & Beverage may have changed their menu recently. They have a beer and wine license now. Their hours Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the year are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. They may add a turkey special and a pumpkin pie to the menu that day. Tart 115 N. Fairfax Ave. 323-937-3930 tartrestaurant.com This urban dining spot attached to the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel offers a country feel. The Thanksgiving menu has not been confirmed, but they will be open. Check the website or call to find out what they’re offering.


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