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Larchmont Chronicle November 2017 Dining & Entertainment Guide Theater Review 4 At the Movies 6 Jonathan Gold’s 101 8 On the Menu 10 Resident vintners 10 Dining Guide 11 - 14 Mixology 16 Magee’s turns 100 17 Coffee For Sasquatch 19 Bridge Matters 20 Local ballerinas 21

COVER: AT PROVIDENCE restaurant on Melrose, Evan and Meg Fain Jenkins, Hancock Park (on left, here) and Sean and Ali Jack Conaty, St. Andrews Square, test cocktails mixed and poured by Kim Spodel. Photos by Bill Devlin

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‘Society,’ or ‘Collective’—music best on intimate stage By Suzan Filipek In Los Angeles, chamber music, opera and classical music in general have a lot to thank in Warner and Carol Henry. The philanthropists’ most recent gift was for $1.5 million to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). It was in honor of the ensemble’s 50th anniversary and to kickstart the new Chamber Music Collective. The Collective is comprised of eight chamber groups and is designed to combine the ensembles’ projects, musicians, audience and donors. Warner Henry prefers to call the grouping the Los Angeles Chamber Music Society. “Collective sounds too communist,” he laughs, adding he welcomes combining efforts that can help educate people about these amazing musical ensembles, he calls “an intimate art form.” It is highly unusual that even a large metropolitan area like Los Angeles can field as many as eight chamber ensembles. The oldest among the group, LACO formed 50 years ago, as indeed, the Los Angeles Chamber Music Society. Whatever the name, the new

PHILANTHROPISTS and music lovers Carol and Warner Henry. Photo by Lee Salem

CHAMBER MUSIC is played in Colburn School’s Zipper Hall.

grouping unites LACO with Camerata Pacifica, Colburn School, Da Camera Society, Jacaranda Music, Musica Angelica, Pittance Chamber Music and Salastina. Henry is a fan of them all. Under the Collective, or Society, the eight groups can work on collaborative projects, such as LACO sharing its successful Baroque series with Musica Angelica, considered among “the great Baroque chambers in the world,” adds Henry. According to Lacey Huszcza, LACO senior director of advancement and strategic engagement: “We are still in the very early stages and will be do-

ing a lot of testing in this first year or two, to see where organizational efficiencies can be found, or new projects pursued.   “The stage that we are in today is more of a combined effort, to share with each of our chamber music audiences, chamber music offerings presented by all of the participating organizations throughout the year.” Man of Larchmont While today, the Henrys live in Pasadena, Warner grew up in Windsor Square in a 1912 house on Norton. His mother’s uncle built a house in 1916 on Fourth and Windsor. After marrying Carol in 1966, they raised their own

three children in two different houses on Plymouth Blvd. In 1982, he was named Larchmont Chronicle’s Man of the Year. Chronicle columnist Lucy Toberman wrote at the time: “Warner joined his father’s company as a salesman and was a success right from the beginning.” While Henry has sold the business, his family’s name can be seen on blue roofing material cans all around the country. Henry sits on several boards, including the Coburn School and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where “I was in the (Please turn to page 22)

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By Rachel Olivier Museums around the Southland are participating in “Pacific Standard Time: Latin American and Latino Art in Los Angeles” (PST: LA / LA). Many museums are close to Larchmont Chronicle neighborhoods, but others are just a short trip away. Following is a sampling of exhibits from this collaborative effort, which explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. The full program can be found at At Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., see film screenings and conversations with film makers at “From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967–2017,” which explores the influences between Latino and Latin American film cultures of the last 50 years. Closes Tues., Dec. 11. At Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, look at the relationship between art and spirituality in the Chumash and Spanish traditions at “Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin


• Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences • Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara • Craft in America • The Getty Center • Hammer Museum • MOCA at the Pacific Design Center • Skirball Cultural Center

Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)

American Traditions in Santa Barbara.” Closes Fri., Dec. 8. At Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, view photographs from “La Raza,” the bilingual newspaper of the Chicano Rights Movement. The exhibit explores photography’s role in articu-

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There will be art: PST:LA/LA around the community Autry Museum of the American West • Huntington Library, Art Collections • and Botanical Gardens • Pasadena Museum of California •


The Broad • El Pueblo de Los Angeles • Maurice Laguna Art Museum • and Paul Los Angeles Central Library • Marciano Art Luckman Fine Arts Complex • Foundation at Cal State Los Angeles • Palm Springs Art Museum, • Architecture and Design Center • San Diego Museum of Art •

lating the social and political concerns of the Chicano Movement. Closes Sat., Feb. 10. “Chicano Male Unbonded,” based on the essays, photography and performances of Harry Gamboa, Jr., investigates the relationship between the stereotypes of Mexican American men and the diverse commu-

nity of artists, writers, academics, performers, and other creative thinkers who identify as Chicano. Closes Sun., Aug. 5. Become part of the art at The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., where Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has transformed four crosswalks at the intersection of 2nd St. and Grand Ave. in down-

town Los Angeles. Ongoing. At Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., see the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), a subject (imagination), and a site (possibility) at “The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility.” Closes Sun., Jan. 7. At Craft in America, 8415 W. Third St., “Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists” looks at artists who use craft to articulate messages about American culture, personal experiences, Latino identity and socio-political tensions in Los Angeles and California. It includes work by Gerardo Monterrubio, closing Sat., Nov. 25, and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, running from Sat., Dec. 2 to Sat., Jan. 20. At El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, “Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico Exhibition,” hosted by Craft in America, focuses on influences between Mexican and American craft traditions. It will be on view in the Biscailuz Gallery from Thurs., Nov. 16 to Sun., Feb. 25. (Please turn to page 23)

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Feel-good, foot-stomping tale is set in the American South Bright Star — music, book and story by Steve Martin, music, lyrics and story by Edie Brickell — tells a sweeping tale of love and redemp-

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Murphy. She is backed by an outstanding cast of multitalented performers, many of whom appeared with the show on Broadway. Of note, Jeff Blumenkrantz as Daryl Ames and David Atkinson as Daddy Cane. The musical numbers Theater are rich and Review exciting. A by live on-stage Patricia band provides Foster Rye the perfect accompaniment. The unique foot stomping, organic choreography by Josh Rhodes is outstanding. And Walter Bobbie’s direction is flawless. This show gives a feelgood-evening-in-the-theater a whole new meaning. Don’t miss it. Through Sun., Nov. 19. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., 213-972-4400, 4 Stars • • • An overdue library book — way overdue, 113 years overdue to be exact. Slipped in the overnight book depository of a large library. This is the catalyst that sends the librarian (Arye Gross) on a worldwide hunt to find the book’s last borrower. This is the premise of Underneath The Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences by Glen Berger. Cavorting on an adult jungle gym of a set (terrific scenic design by Se Hyun Oh), the journey leads the librarian from exotic locale to exotic locale where he discovers the great mysteries of humanity. Curiosity is his guiding force as he discovers each of the numbered evidences that send him to his next encounter. We have wonderful old-fashioned slides (projection designer Jason H. Thompson) to help with the story. Addressed to the audience as though we have come to hear his lecture, this is a virtuoso performance by Mr. Gross who holds your interest to the intriguing conclusion. Through Sun., Nov. 19. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., 310-208-5454, 4 Stars • • • The Dance of Death by August Strindberg was written in 1900. Celebrated Irish playwright Conor McPherson has adapted the play for modern audiences. The action takes place on an isolated Island Fortress (wonderfully gloomy scenic design by Christopher Scott Murillo) in Sweden in the early 20th century. The military Captain Edgar (Darell Larson) and his former actress

wife Alice (Lizzy Kimball) live an unhappy existence on this remote location. As their 25th anniversary approaches, the two face off in a fierce battle of wills. Enter Alice’s cousin Kurt (Jeff LeBeau) who soon joins the fray as further aspects of their lives, and many secrets, are revealed. The list of modern playwrights influenced by Strindberg and this play is impressive: from Sartre to Albee and many in between. Ron Sossi’s direction has honed the sharp dialogue and caustic wit. According to Sossi: The play is about “three people trapped in hell. It’s claustrophobic and eerie and delightfully venomous.” An intriguing evening at the theatre. Through Sun., Nov. 19. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 310-477-2055, 3 Stars

Jan Daley at Ebell Nov. 17 Singer, songwriter and Hancock Park resident Jan Daley performs at the Ebell of Los Angeles, 741 S. Lucerne Blvd., Fri., Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. The show, “Broadway and All That Jazz,” is part of the Ebell’s “Live in the Lounge” series. Daley’s latest album and signature title track, “Way of the Woman,” was number five on Billboard’s jazz charts this summer. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. For information, email or visit

‘Musical’ tells tale of love, loss Love, loss and the grace of letting go are themes explored in the upcoming production “Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical” at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., from Tues., Nov. 7 to Sun., Dec. 10. A recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, the musical features Emmy and Tony Award winner Tyne Daly (“Cagney and Lacey”) as a woman who finds refuge in her attic, immersing herself in memories on the day of her husband’s funeral. Tickets start at $25. Visit, or call 310-208-5454.

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‘Cries’ shows bestiality of war, ‘Thank you’ tells of its aftermath

Cries From Syria (10/10): Evgeny Afineevsky is one of a kind. He is a groundbreaking director who brings war straight into everyone’s laps and shows its heart-breaking horror. Showing the carnage and brutality of the civil war in Syria ignored by the MSM (mainstream media), this is not an easy film to sit through. It shows people getting shot, dying, bleeding, and crying as it is happening. There are

scenes of war and the horrific deeds of the Assad Government never before seen, shot with whatever was available including mobile phones. It brings the bestiality of Assad and ISIS out into the open and shows the devastating losses they inflict on innocent people. It documents the cold-hearted violence rained down on hospitals by the Russians, indiscriminately and intentionally targeting and killing women

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and children in hospitals. This is as accurate a picture of war in the Middle East as you will ever see without enduring it yourself. HBO Thank You For Your Service (9/10): A tense, gut-wrenching true story of what it’s like for U.S. servicemen returning from action in the war-torn Middle East and trying to resume a normal life. This film sympathetically details the causes of, and battles with, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the strains put on wives who try to cope. Eye-opening, it’s extremely well-directed and written with exceptional acting by a fine cast. Only the Brave (8/10): All a movie should be, entertaining and educational, graphically showing the guts and workings of a forest fire and the heroism of those fighting it on the front lines. The way the fires seen in the film were created is an example of wonderful movie magic, because they certainly appear real, especially the Granite Mountain Fire. It vividly shows how a fire can explode and travel as much as four miles in 20 minutes (in track terms, that’s a five minute mile), which is faster than you can run away from it. American Made: Based on a True Lie (8/10): The “lie” is that this is history, which it isn’t, even though it uses real names. Its politically-active left-wing director deviously cut

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Tony Medley the film in an effort to smear President Reagan. All that is balderdash; but as a purely fictional movie, it’s entertaining as all get-out, and Tom Cruise gives a fine performance. Marshall (8/10): Chadwick Boseman, who did such a marvelous job portraying Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013), now takes on Justice Thurgood Marshall, also portraying him as a young man rather than the crusty, unsmiling Supreme Court Justice that is in most of our memories, at least mine. Even though this is pretty much like what one sees on the TV series “Law and Order,” and is as entertaining, I shrink

from accepting Hollywood versions of factual events, knowing that today’s filmmakers lean over backwards to insert every bit of bias into their films that they can get away with. From what little I’ve been able to discover about the case, though, the story is pretty much in line with the facts that I’ve been able to uncover, and the story combines education with entertainment well. The Mountain Between Us (7/10): This is a feeble attempt at “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967) updated for the 21st century. While this story strains credulity beyond the breaking point with incidents that are beyond ridiculous, it’s pure Hollywood schmaltz; a feel-good, heart-warming tale that even has a loveable dog in almost every scene. The Snowman (5/10): This movie from a book that was very good is so poorly done (Please turn to page 19)

LACO at ACE, Hancock Park LACO @ the Movies features Buster Keaton in “The General” Sat., Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal (“House of Cards”) conducts the world premiere of his score for the 1926 silent action-adventure comedy Tickets start at $25. LACO à la carte Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform in “Germany à la Carte,” a program at the Hancock Park residence of the Consul General of Germany on Thurs., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Honorable Hans Jörg Neumann will host, and LACO members will present a German Baroque repertoire.

BUSTER KEATON in “The General.” Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Dining in the garden follows. Tickets are $375 per person and support community and education programs. Details are available at laco. org/events.

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UPCOMING SHOWS So You Think You Can Dance November 15

The Hip Hop Nutcracker November 17

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! November 18

Gevorkian Dance Academy November 19

Sami Beigi in Concert

Chris Rock

November 29 & 30, December 1 & 2

Super Sako Concert

December 16

The Nutcracker

December 6

Los Angeles Ballet December 23 & 24

Theresa Caputo Live!

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November 22

Carol Burnett


An Evening of Laughter and Reflection December 15

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Words of Peace December 9 & 10

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Very nearby restaurants comprise more than 10 percent of Gold’s new ‘101’ By John Welborne At the former Elks Lodge that became the Park Plaza Hotel and is now “The MacArthur,” hundreds of food and wine aficionados showed up late last month to celebrate the issuance of the 2018 edition of “Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants.” The list, in booklet form, also was included in the Oct. 29 home delivery of the “Los Angeles Times.” One dozen of the notable restaurants are within, or very near to, the delivery area of the Larchmont Chronicle, including nearly one third of the top 10 choices by restaurant critic Gold. On Melrose Ave., Providence, which has been No. 1 since the list’s inception at the “Los Angeles Times,” is No. 2 this year. Informed sources say

MOZZA STAFF MEMBERS serve up samples to guests at the preview party for 2018’s “Jonathan Gold’s 101” enjoyed by hundreds at The MacArthur.

there was editorial pressure on Gold to do something new. His comment on the subject,

inside the guidebook, is subtle: “Providence occupied the No. 1 slot each of the last four years,

and it was tempting to put it there again.” But, instead, the new No. 1 is a Culver City 22-seat performance restaurant (“a dinner experience in four acts”) named Vespertine, from chef Jordan Kahn. Meanwhile, back in this ‘hood, the unassuming and elegant Providence continues to serve locals and international visitors alike. Hancock Park native Amy Wolf remains as sous chef to chef / owner Michael Cimarusti, who also created the popular Connie and Ted’s, which — in West Hollywood — is slightly outside of the coverage area for the dozen Gold List restaurants included here. Cimarusti also owns local fish purveyor on Fairfax, just north of Melrose, Cape Seafood & Provisions. (Oh, for the old days and



“Phil’s Phresh Phish!”) Also in the top 10 in this year’s list is Trois Mec, in a mini-mall on Highland, just north of Melrose (No. 7 on the 101 List) and what Gold refers to as “Mozzaplex,” the dining quartet from Windsor Square resident Nancy Silverton, consisting of Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Chi Spacca and Mozza2Go. Mozzaplex, on the southwest corner of Highland and Melrose, is No. 9 on Gold’s list this year. Others on the new list that are within our coverage area or very nearby are: République on S. La Brea; Animal on Fairfax, between Beverly and Melrose; Here’s Looking at You, a newcomer on Sixth St., just east of Western; Salt’s Cure, a little bit north, getting close to Hollywood, on Highland north of Santa Monica Blvd.; Odys + Penelope on La Brea, just south of First St.; Petit Trois, next door to No. 7 Trois Mec in the Highland mini-mall; Meals by Genet, on Fairfax just south of Olympic; Angelini Osteria on Beverly Blvd.; and Guelaguetza, on Olympic between Western and Normandie, which Gold calls “the most accomplished Oaxacan restaurant in the United States.” And those are just the dozen closest restaurants. The other 89 Gold list restaurants in Hollywood, DTLA, and neighborhoods further west are only a quick hop from the central Mid-Wilshire neighborhoods of readers of the Larchmont Chronicle.

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Reviewed: Kismet in Silver Lake and Wolf on Melrose One of the buzzier additions to the Silverlake dining scene, Kismet presents Californiainflected, Mediterranean-Middle Eastern cuisine by the chefs behind Grand Central Market’s falafel stand, Madcapra. Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are known for infusing dishes with bright herbal and vegetal notes, so the chick pea balls can be ordered with the unusual accompaniments of pickled fennel and cilantro, for example. I was eager to see what their sensibility would bring to the broader offerings at Kismet. Two of us perused the menu as we sipped wine by the glass in the small, airy space. Blond wood graced the tabletops, ceiling and half-paneled walls in an otherwise white storefront space. Service was friendly, and

we followed our wait-staff’s recommendations, ordering the lamb tartare special, manila clams, potatoes and an order of Barbari bread to sop up the broth and scoop the tartare. (I don’t understand the trend of not automatically serving bread with dishes that need them. Does anyone eat tartare directly off the fork?) We also added green beans and fritters. Freekah fritters are similar to arancini, but made with the robust freekah grain. The four balls are served with a so-called “pickley green sauce,” an excellent vinegary vegetable salsa. I had never come across lamb tartare before, and maybe there’s a reason. The usual funky, deeply soul-searing flavor of the meat is completely missing when served raw. One

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Helene Seifer the grassy notes of crisp beans. Manila clams with red pepper broth did not wow us, however. In a town awash in bold garlicky versions of steamed bivalves, these tiny clams were fine, but the broth was too subtle. Most surprising were the potatoes. Roasted with labneh, macadamia nuts, cured scallop and urfa pepper, the lowly spuds were elevated to their rightful place at the center of any carb-lover’s table. Snacks $6 - $12; salads $14 - $15; mains $15 - $26. A 20% service charge is added to all checks. Kismet, 4648 Hollywood Blvd., 323-409-0404. • • • Another storefront eatery with high expectations is former Top Chef runner-up Marcel Vigneron’s Wolf. The restaurant maintains a casual vibe even though the narrow space is awash in sophisticated design choices, including textured plaster walls, modernized “wagon-wheel” chandeliers, green tiled and mirrored bar, and a sliding wall that opens to reveal the busy kitchen. The Culinary Institute of America (New York) graduate excels at plating. Ruby and golden beets, berries modified by molecular gastronomy techniques into dissolving puffs

of flavor, and a flurry of goat cheese “snow,” are scattered over a modern art lake of beet puree. A creamy bowl of mushroom risotto is decorated with carefully placed petals of oyster mushrooms and bright green edible leaves. A hefty square of pork belly was dolloped with coriander-flavored foam, and scattered with cherry tomatoes, shrimp and pickled onion. All very beautiful, but the flavors were muted compared to the presentation. The beets were good; the playful berries fun, the dish eye-catching, but

we tired of it halfway through. So, too, the pork belly had delightful textures, but a depth of porkiness was missing. The risotto was our favorite. The comforting dish, loaded with fungi-flavor, was exactly what one wants from a platter of creamy rice. Snacks $5 - $15; mains $26 - $34. A 3% service charge is added to support the back of the house staff. Wolf, 7661 Melrose Ave., 323-424-7735. Contact Helene at

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Windsor Square residents make wine in Santa Barbara County By John B. Wagner Many Windsor Square friends and neighbors know that my wife, Gill, and I also have another life in the vineyard lands of Santa Barbara County. People often ask how we got in the wine business. After seeing many paper fortunes vanish in the tech crash of 2000, I was talking to a bond broker in New York

about how he was interested in real assets. I complained that a lot of things I was looking at seemed very fully valued. The broker said that California vineyard land was trading at a discount-to-replacement value. It turned out that the broker, Jeff Beckmen, had family that owned a winery in Santa Barbara. I said that sounded interesting and Jeff’s father set me up with a broker who was selling a vineyard in Santa Maria. After some work, I discovered that the land was worth more as strawberry fields and that it cost $25,000 an acre to plant. However, it also turned out that the seller, Robert Mondavi, needed the grapes and was willing to buy them back at a cost that would make the transaction profitable. It seemed like a reasonable investment, and so we proceeded. A year later, the movie “Sideways” came out, and Santa Barbara pinot noir prices doubled. Clearly we were investing geniuses. Vineyard expands We were now in the wine business, and our Santa Maria vineyard, “Sierra Madre,” was happily producing fruit for Robert Mondavi. A good family friend, Sebastiano Sterpa, (Please turn to page 18)

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Enjoy 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.

Albert’s MexicAn Grill

5210 W. beverly blvd. 323-466-1193 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

AnGelini OsteriA

7313 beverly blvd. 323-297-0070 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., noon to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fri. from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m., Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. and Sun., 5 to 10:30 p.m.


435 n. Fairfax Ave. 323-782-9225 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 6 to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 6 to 11 p.m. Brunch is Sat. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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5200 Melrose Ave. 323-466-1101 Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.


7470 Melrose Ave. 323-658-9060 Hours: Tues. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 11p.m., Sat., noon to 11 p.m. and Sun., noon to 10 p.m.

ApOllOniA’s pizzeriA

bricks & scOnes Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 403 n. larchmont blvd. 9:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 323-463-0811 Sun., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. AstrOburGer cAliFOrniA Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7:30 a.m. 5601 Melrose Ave. to 9 p.m., Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. chicken cAFé 323-469-1924 and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6805 Melrose Ave. 323-935-5877 bucA di beppO Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7 a.m. to califchickencafe .com Farmers Market midnight, Fri. and Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10:45 a.m. to 323-370-6560 a.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. to midnight. 10:05 p.m. Closed Sun. bArdOnnA Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to cAndelA lA breA 139 1/2 n. larchmont blvd. 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 831 s. la brea Ave. 323-871-8930 11 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 323-936-0533 Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. butterscOtch Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sun., beer belly 143 n. la brea Ave. 532 s. Western Ave. 4 to 11 p.m. Wed., 11:30 a.m. to 323-938-2504 213-387-2337 midnight. Fri. and Sat., 4 p.m. to midnight. Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Hours: Sun. to Tues., 11:30 a.m. cAnter’s deli burGer lOunGe to 11 p.m., Wed. to Thurs., 11:30 419 n. Fairfax Ave. 217 n. larchmont blvd. a.m. to midnight and Fri. and Sat., 323-651-2030 323-462-2310 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Kitchen closes one hour before closing time. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Canter’s is open 24 hours a day, berri’s cAFé to 9:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 10:30 seven days a week, and on all 8412 W. 3rd st. holidays except Rosh Hashanah a.m. to 10 p.m. 323-852-0642 and Yom Kippur. busby’s eAst cArdAMOM 5364 Wilshire blvd. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily. 7233 beverly blvd. 323-823-4890 323-936-1000 bierGArten 206 n. Western Ave. Hours: Mon. to Fri., 4 p.m. to 2 323-466-4860 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sun., 10 Lunch hours: Mon. to Sun., 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Sun. to a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 4 p.m. to Thurs., 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. c+M midnight, Fri., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. (cOFFee And Milk) Sat., noon to 2 a.m. and Sun., chAn dArA 5905 Wilshire blvd. 9:30 a.m. to midnight. 310 n. larchmont blvd. 323-857-4761 blAck dOG cOFFee 323-467-1052 5657 Wilshire blvd. Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 323-933-1976 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 6 9:15 p.m. Sat. and Sun., 5 to 9:15 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. p.m. Closed Wed. p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. cheesecAke FActOry cAFé GrAtitude blu JAM cAFé the Grove 639 n. larchmont blvd. 7371 Melrose Ave. 323-634-0511 323-580-6383 323-951-9191 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hours: Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 to 11 p.m., Fri., 11:30 a.m. to cAFé JAck p.m. Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12:30 a.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 12:30 508 s. Western Ave. a.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. bludsO’s 213-365-8882

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.

bAr And que

609 n. la brea Ave. 323- 931-2583 5176 Wilshire blvd. 323-937-2823 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to Hours: Tues. and Wed., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Sat., noon 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Thurs., 11 to 10 p.m. and Sun., noon to 8 p.m. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., noon to 1 a.m. and Fri. and Sat., noon to 2 a.m.

cAFé VerOnA

201 s. la brea Ave. 323-934-6188

chi spAccA

6610 Melrose Ave. 323-297-1133 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 6 to 10 p.m., Fri., 6 to 11 p.m., Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. and Sun., 5 to 10 p.m.

chipOtle MexicAn Grill 301 n. larchmont blvd. 323-978-2047 Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

cOFFee+FOOd cAFe

5630 Melrose Ave. 323-962-3390 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

cOFFee FOr sAsquAtch

7020 Melrose Ave. 323-424-7980 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


788 s. la brea Ave. 323-813-3000 Hours: Tues. to Fri., 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Closed Mon.


7302 Melrose Ave. 323-931-3800 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

dellA terrA

7675 beverly blvd. 323-933-7675 Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

drAGO ristOrAnte

6060 Wilshire blvd. 323-800-2244 Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


Farmers Market 323-933-8446 Du-Par’s Restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

eAst indiA Grill

345 n. la brea Ave. 323-936-8844 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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The edmon

Hours: Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

5168 melrose Ave. fAT Burger 323-645-5225 5001 Wilshire Blvd., #103 323-939-9593 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5 p.m. to midnight. Fri. and Sat., 5 p.m. to 1 Hours: Mon. to Tues., 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Closed Sunday. p.m. Wed. to Thurs., 10 a.m. to 11 el Cholo p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to midnight, Sat., 1121 S. Western Ave. 11 a.m. to midnight. Sun., 10 a.m. 323-734-2773 to 10 p.m. Hours: Sun. and Mon., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tues. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

el CoyoTe CAfé

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

el diner

5515 Wilshire Blvd. 323-931-1281 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

el Pollo loCo

5001 Wilshire Blvd. 323-937-7171 Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 1260 n. Vine St. 323-464-0860 Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

eSCuelA TAqueriA

7615 Beverly Blvd. 323-932-6178 Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

fArmerS mArkeT 323-933-9211

fiVe guyS BurgerS & frieS

5550 Wilshire Blvd., #101d 323-939-2360 Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

frenCh CrePe ComPAny

farmers market 323-934-3113 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

go geT ’em Tiger

230 n. larchmont Blvd. 323-380-5359 Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The groVe

323-900-8080 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


3014 W. olympic Blvd. 213-427-0608 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

here’S looking AT you Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to

11 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. 3901 W. 6th St. to midnight. 213-568-3573 The lArChmonT 5750 melrose Ave. Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., 6 to 11 323-464-4277 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 6 to midnight, Sun., 6 to 10 p.m. Private bookings only. Open for hmS BounTy Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 23, 3 to 3357 Wilshire Blvd. 10 p.m. Call for reservation. 213-385-7275 lArChmonT VillAge Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 1 Wine SPiriTS & CheeSe a.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 223 n. larchmont Blvd. and Sun., noon to 1 a.m. 323-856-8699 hWAng hAe do Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 koreAn BBq p.m. 429 n. Western Ave., #7 le PAin quoTidien 323-468-3839 113 n. larchmont Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. 323-461-7701 Jon & Vinny’S 412 n. fairfax Ave Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 323-334-3369 le PeTiT greek 127 n. larchmont Blvd. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 323-464-5160 kAli reSTAurAnT 5722 melrose Ave. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 323-871-4160 lemonAde 626 n. larchmont Blvd. Hours: Mon. to Fri., noon to 2 p.m. 323-464-0700 Mon. to Sun., 6 to 10 p.m. kiku SuShi Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 246 n. larchmont Blvd. liTTle BAr lounge 323-464-1323 757 S. la Brea Ave. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 323-937-9210 daily. kiSmeT Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. 4648 hollywood Blvd. louiSe’S TrATToriA 323-409-0404 232 n. larchmont Blvd. 323-962-9510 Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. lAlA’S ArgenTine Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to grill 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 7229 melrose Ave. 10:30 p.m. and Sun., noon to 9:30 323-934-6838 p.m.

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luCy’S el AdoBe 5536 melrose Ave. 323-462-9421 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

lulu’S CAfé

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

m grill

3832 Wilshire Blvd. 213-389-2770 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon. to Thurs., 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fri., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sun., 4 to 8:30 p.m.

mAgee’S kiTChen

farmers market 323-938-4127 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

mAggiAno’S liTTle iTAly

The grove 323-965-9665 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

mAiSon riChArd

707 n. Stanley Ave. 323-655-7777 Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

mArie CAllender’S grill

5773 Wilshire Blvd. 323-937-7952 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.

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Marino restaurant 6001 Melrose ave. 323-466-8812 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


Hours: Mon. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Musso and frank Grill

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

odYs + PeneloPe 5786 Melrose ave 127 s. la Brea ave. 323-466-4181 323-939-1033 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 6 to 10 p.m., a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fri., 6 to 11 p.m., Sat. is 10 a.m. to MarMalade Cafe 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. and farmers Market Sun. is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 323-954-0088 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 10 off vine restaurant 6263 leland Way p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 323-962-1900 Meals BY Genet 1053 s. fairfax ave. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10 a.m. to 323-938-9304 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Hours: Wed. to Sat., 5:30 to 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. p.m., Sun., 5:30 to 9 p.m. Closed Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sun., 10:30 a.m. to Mon. and Tues. 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 9:30 p.m. MeshuGa 4 sushi

osteria MaMMa 5732 Melrose ave. 323-284-7060 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 5 to 10 p.m.

osteria la BuCa

5210 Melrose ave. 323-462-1900 575 s. fairfax ave. 323-935-1577 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. Hours: Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m. a.m. Sat. and Sun., noon to 2 a.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. Sun., MuraYa 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 125 n. larchmont Blvd. p.m. 323-856-0369 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.


222 n. Western ave. 323-465-7701 osteria MoZZa Hours: Sun., Mon. and Tues., 6:30 6602 Melrose ave. a.m. to 1 a.m., Wed., 6:30 a.m. to 323-297-0100 midnight. Open 24 hours Thurs. to Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5:30 to 10 Sat. Closes at 1 a.m. on Sun. PiZZeria MoZZa p.m., Fri., 5:30 to 11 p.m., Sat., 5 to 641 n. highland ave. 11 p.m. and Sun., 5 to 10 p.m. 323-297-0101 pizzeriamozza. PaCifiC dininG Car com 1310 W. 6th st. Hours: noon to midnight daily. 213-483-6000 Poke Me 310 s. la Brea ave., ste. e Hours: 24 hours daily. 323-852-3572 PaPa Cristo’s 2771 W. Pico Blvd. Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 323-737-2970 10 p.m., Sat., noon to 10 p.m. and Hours: Tue., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun., noon to 9 p.m. Prado restaurant Wed. to Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 244 n. larchmont Blvd. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed 323-467-3871 Mon. PaMPas Grill Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 3 farmers Market p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sat., 11:30 323-931-1928 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 10:30 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 10:30 a.m. p.m. Sun., 4:30 to 10 p.m.

the oinkster 526 n. la Brea ave. 776 vine st. 323-964-9985 323-536-9248 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10:30 a.m. 9 p.m. to midnight and Sun., noon 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. MollY Malone’s irish PuB



5955 Melrose ave. 323-460-4170 Petit trois Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 6 to 10 718 highland ave. p.m., Fri., noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 323-468-8916 10 p.m., Sat., 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sun., Hours: Sun. to Thurs., noon to 10 5:30 to 9 p.m. raleiGh studios CafÉ p.m. and Fri. and Sat., noon to 11 5300 Melrose ave. p.m. No cash. No reservations. 323-871-5660 Pinks hot doGs 709 n. la Brea ave. Hours: Mon. to Friday, 11 a.m. to 323-931-4223 3 p.m.


rasCal 801 s. la Brea ave. 323-933-3229 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5 to 11 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. and Sun., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

raY’s and stark Bar laCMa 5905 Wilshire Blvd. 323-857-6180 Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Wed.

rÉPuBlique 624 s. la Brea ave. 310-362-6115 Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Sun. to Wed., 5:30 to 10 p.m., Thurs. to Sat., 5:30 to 11 p.m.

salt’s Cure 1155 n. highland ave. 323-465-7258 Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

saM’s BaGels 154 n. larchmont Blvd. 323-469-1249 Hours: Mon. to Sat., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

son of a Gun 8370 W. 3rd st. 323 782-9033 Hours: Sun. to Thurs., noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat., noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.

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Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. TacoS Tu madre to 10:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 203 n. Larchmont Blvd. Spare Tire 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Brunch: 323-499-1143 5370 Wilshire Blvd. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 323-8234890 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to Tom Bergin’S 10 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. puBLic houSe Hours: Mon., 4 to 11 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 840 S. fairfax ave. Tues. and Wed., 11:30 a.m. to TarT 323-936-7151 11 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 11:30 115 n. fairfax ave. a.m. to midnight. Sat., 9 a.m. to 323-556-2608 Hours: Mon to Thurs., 5 p.m. to midnight. Sun., 10 a.m. to 11 2 a.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 7 a.m. to a.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. STar of india 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 7 a.m. TroiS famiLia 730 Vine St. to 11 p.m. 3510 Sunset Blvd. 323-939-6815 TaTSu ramen 323-725-7800 7111 melrose ave. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. 323-747-1388 Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. SugarfiSh TroiS mec 101 S. La Brea ave. Hours: Sun. to Wed., 11 a.m. to 716 n. highland ave. 323-488-3636 2 a.m. and Thurs. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Hours: Mon. to Sat., 11:30 a.m. to TayLor’S STeakhouSe Hours: Mon., 6 to 10 p.m. Tues., 5:30 to 11 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., 10 p.m. and Sun., noon to 9 p.m. 3361 W. eighth St. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fri., 6 to 10 p.m. SWeeTfin poké 213-382-8449 Reservations are through a special 135 n. Larchmont Blvd. online ticketing system. 323-465-6040 Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 TWiST eaTery a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri., 11:30 a.m. 344 S. La Brea ave. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. to 10:30 p.m., Sat., 4 to 10:30 323-938-9478 p.m. and Sun., 4 to 9:30 p.m. SWingerS diner 8020 Beverly Blvd. Tere’S mexican griLL Hours: Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 323-653-5858 5870 melrose ave., Ste. 101 and Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 323-468-9345

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The Sycamore kiTchen Hours: Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday.

143 S. La Brea ave. 323-93-0151 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


7605 Beverly Blvd. 323-954-0300

Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5 p.m. to midnight, Fri. and Sat., 5 p.m. to The grove 1 a.m. Sun., noon to midnight. 323-954-8626 WhiSper reSTauranT Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to & Lounge 11 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. The grove to midnight. 323-931-0202 VerneTTi 225 n. Larchmont Blvd. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. 323-798-5886 to 10 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. WiLde Wine Bar & Hours: Tues. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to reSTauranT 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sat., 10 320 S. La Brea ave. a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. 323-932-9500 Sun., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Hours: Tues. to Sun., 5 to 11 p.m. ViLLage idioT Closed Mon. 7383 melrose ave. WirTShauS 323-655-3331 345 n. La Brea ave. 323-931-9291 Hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 5 p.m. to to 2 a.m. midnight and Fri. to Sun., 11 a.m. ViLLage pizzeria to midnight. 131 n. Larchmont Blvd. Wood ranch BBq & 323-465-5566 griLL The grove Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 323-937-6800 9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., noon to 9 p.m. Hours: Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 a.m. Vim Thai reSTauranT to 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 11:30 5784 melrose ave. a.m. to 11 p.m. uLySSeS Voyage 323-464-2345 farmers market xiomara 323-939-9728 6101 melrose ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily 323-461-0601 VinoTeque Hours: Mon. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 7469 melrose ave. Lunch hours: Mon. to Fri., 11:30 9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 310-860-6060 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. 10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., 5 to 11 p.m. Closed Sun.





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Tasting cocktails is a fun, ‘arduous’ journey in modern mixology By Amy and Jim Cuomo Does the bartender crack an egg when making your whiskey sour? This is one of many questions we asked ourselves when offered this fun task of tasting craft cocktails in our local area; fun, yet “arduous.” We realize, however, there are many more spirits to be sipped. In our journey, we discovered that many restaurants offer suggested cocktails; however, this does not necessarily translate into them being truly craft. We highlight a few of our favorite places in Mid-Wilshire and environs . . . to experience modern mixology at its finest. The bright pink color of the

Blind Chance at The Edmon, made with chili-infused vodka, prickly pear, fresh lime and seltzer, may belie the spicy kick, but do not let the hue scare you. Garnished with what appeared to be a simple spear-shaped leaf, the look and taste of this drink are first rate. For those preferring a drink with less spice, we also enjoyed the Tea’s Knees, a fun spin off from the classic Bee’s Knees, this version made with Aviation gin, Earl Grey honey (hence the tea!), Montenegro Amaro and lemon, shaken and served on the rocks. As we discovered with many establishments, something long lacking in Los

Angeles is back, namely Happy Hour. The Edmon offers one Mon. through Frid., 5 to 7 p.m. Those who have been to Petit Trois know that it is tucked away in a mini mall, next to a donut shop, just off Melrose and Highland. The restaurant, and its next-door foodie haven, Trois Mec, are widely known for their tasty meals, but we recommend sampling their inventive alcoholic refreshers. One of our favorites is the Rum Around Sue, and it is not merely the pun that inspired us. With a great blend of rum, floc de gascogne (an aperitif in the Armagnac family) and Champagne, it is a palate pleaser.

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assortments, or simply a sprig of rosemary as in the Le Madmoiselle (sic), with gin, grapefruit cordial and prosecco, a take on the classic French 75. We cannot wait to return to sample each drink on the cocktail list including Bashful & Green and Widow’s Kiss. Although no mention of happy hour, Commerson does offer a bottomless Bellini option on Sundays. For the only non-restaurant bar on our radar for this assignment, Blue Collar on Fairfax is another favorite destination of ours, and its bartenders are masters in the art of creating deliciousness. If you enter this dark and swanky space, the opposite of what the bar’s name may imply, expecting food or drink menus, you may be initially disappointed. But fear not, they do allow patrons to bring food in. And as for the drinks, they are experts at creating the most pleasing drink based upon your description of flavors and spirits you prefer. They can, of course, make the standards, but you just might be pleasantly surprised by the addition of another aperitif, or other fun ingredient, into your standard G&T. We loved a drink, with no name of which (Please turn to page 17)

New chef, new menu this month at The Edmon

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Petit Trois offers a Cocktail Hour from 3 to 6 p.m., Mon. through Fri. It also offers a host of creatively named drinks, another common element in the craft cocktail arena, including Grape Expectations and Oaxacan Romance. Commerson, located on La Brea and Eighth, is 100 percent crafty, in a good way, when it comes to cocktails. Its almost beaker-like bevy of glasses holding an assortment of juices and bitters and other herbaceous surprises reminds us that there is a science to creating the perfect balance of ingredients. Gone are the days of splashing some rum and Coke into a glass. These cocktails demand exact measurements and are worth any extra time it takes to create one. The fabulous Le Colonial includes Fords gin, the everpopular Italian bitter aperol, rhubarb syrup and a topping of rosé Champagne. Delicious as it is, the menu does not mention that the bartender will be lighting a few sprigs of sage with a torch, and resting them in the drink. The herb does add to the flavor, but the show makes it an even more enjoyable experience. Other cocktails come sprinkled with various powdered herb

By Billy Taylor A new executive chef has been tapped to take over the kitchen and update the menu at The Edmon, located at the corner of Melrose and Wilton. “We are very excited to welcome chef Trevor La Presle,” says Edmon co-owner Mercedes Simonian. “He is focused on serving farm-to-table ingredients, fresh seafood and, in certain dishes, a dash of Mexican-inspired flavor.” The result is a menu that exemplifies California cuisine that is both accessible and beautiful, explains Simonian. “Trevor has introduced new dishes that feel lighter, taste fresher and include interesting flavors in each bite. It is food that caters to the average guest of a neighborhood restaurant like The Edmon.” Originally from Southern California, Trevor left the West Coast for NYC at the age of 27 with a passion for the culinary arts. There, he quickly landed a job as a prep cook at the W Hotel in New Jersey. With no formal education or professional experience, Trevor quickly rose through the ranks of the kitchen until an opportunity arose to join Mario Batali’s acclaimed flagship restaurant, Del Posto.

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While working under celebrated chef Mark Ladner, Trevor learned the skills necessary to thrive in a highpressure environment. After nearly four years at Del Posto, Trevor joined Michelin threestar restaurant Daniel with chef Daniel Bouloud. For the past three years, he has been in Guadalajara, Mexico, running the kitchen at multiple hotels for Grupo Habita. New items on the menu at The Edmon include a grilled octopus starter with squid ink sofrito and heirloom beans, and an entrée of duck confit with sage spaetzle, seared pluots, celery root purée and pecans. For more information, visit

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Family tradition marks 100th at Farmers Market By Rachel Olivier Magee’s Kitchen and House of Nuts celebrated 100 years in business at a party late last month. Magee’s is the first eatery and the oldest merchant at the Original Farmers Market. Dwayne Call (who took over from his Aunt Phyllis in 2014, and who is great-grand nephew to Blanche Magee, the original owner) is the fourth generation of his family to lead the family business. To celebrate the day, Magee’s Kitchen had a special $1 menu, which included original items from 1934 such as corned beef, ham, and French dip sandwiches and cheese enchiladas. They also served Magee’s freshly made peanut butter. Magee and Call family members were on hand all day to greet customers. Staff member José Ruiz, who has been at Magee’s for nearly 50 years, was recognized. History Snowdie Blanche Sizelove was born in Indiana in 1898. As a girl, her family moved to Signal Hill, near Long Beach, where her father made and sold peanut butter and horseradish at a market. Later, Blanche would meet and fall in love with Raymond Magee, a grocery deliveryman. They were married in 1916, and by 1917 they had opened a stall in the then brand new Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, where they sold ham, olives, and fresh-ground horseradish and nuts. In 1934, Blanche Magee drove past Third and Fairfax on her way home, where farmers, many whom she knew from Grand Central Market, were gathering to sell their produce. She brought ham sandwiches and potato salads for the farmers to purchase and eat while they worked, but some of the customers were interested in buying them as well. And that’s how Magee’s became the first restaurant and permanent stall at the Original Farmers Market in 1934. Raymond ran the stall at the Grand Central Market, and Blanche ran the stall at the Farmers Market, using produce purchased from the surrounding farmers to create the dishes for their kitchen. Juliet Ben-


(Continued from page 16) we are aware, that included red bell pepper, whiskey, lemon and honey with a spicy pepper infusion. For fans of all things savory, this drink is a hit. Blue Collar does not open until 7 p.m., and it surely is a place to and from which you will want to ride share.

umnists like Hedda Hopnett Rylah pointed out in per would be patrolling her November 2016 “LA the aisles on the prowl Weekly” article that Mafor celebrities. gee’s Kitchen could very A family show well be one of Los AngeIn 1941, Blanche Males’ first women-run busigee’s brother came to nesses. help run the stall at the Lasting influence Farmers Market, and her Other “firsts” at the children helped out on Original Farmers Market vacations and weekends. credited to Blanche Magee By the 1960s, her daughinclude laying down electer-in-law Phyllis was dotrical lines so they could ing the bookkeeping and refrigerate their food. DRESSING COUNTER at Magee’s Kitchen by the 1970s, she and Magee’s also installed the several decades ago. her husband Paul (son to market’s first restrooms have to use orange crates anyBlanche and Raymond) so, as Myrna Oliver wrote in Blanche Magee’s obituary in more. And she also introduced were running Magee’s Kitchen the March 23, 2000 “Los An- the first paper-plate luncheon. and House of Nuts so Blanche According to Melanie Mul- could retire. (When Blanche geles Times,” “shoppers didn’t need to walk down the street to ligan’s 2009 article in the passed away in 2000, she was Larchmont Chronicle, by the 102.) a gas station.” Today, the Magee’s enterBlanche also advocated for end of the 1930s, the Farmers tables and chairs for custom- Market had become a place to prises are the two original ers to sit on, so they wouldn’t see and be seen. Gossip col- tenants remaining at the

FRESHLY GROUND nuts served from Magee’s House of Nuts in 1984.

Farmers Market. “It’s difficult to put into words how much our 100th anniversary means to our family,” said Dwayne Call. “So many businesses have come and gone in the last century, and I can only attribute our success to the timelessness of our traditions.”

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(Continued from page 10) was intrigued by the fact that we owned a vineyard. Seb had emigrated from Italy after World War II, graduated from

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thought. The consultant was ing his dream. Two years later, working with Michel Rolland Paul Lato’s first vintage from on another project, and he John Sebastiano was released, called me after they both had and it got 95 points. He called seen and tested the site to tell the wine “Atticus,” after the me that Rolland had told him great American hero Atticus it would be a crime not to Finch. Peake Ranch plant the ranch. At this point, Gill’s and So, I arranged for Seb to meet the consultants and my friendship with Paul had to figure a plan to plant the grown very close, and Gill and ranch. When Seb found out I had become very involved in how much was involved, he the wine world. A parcel near called, with a much heavier John Sebastiano had come on Italian accent, and said “I am the market. It had been the 85, I don’t have any kids, but site of the original Sanford I have always thought of you tasting room and was the forand Gill as kids. Would you mer ranch of the California pay to plant the vineyard, and artist Channing Peake. (Peake I will put in the land, and we was a close friend of Pablo will be partners in owning the Picasso and was a founder of vineyard?” It was a hard propo- the American Quarter Horse sition to say no to, and accord- breed.) Gill and I knew that ing to Rolland we would have it would be an ideal place to build a winery, and with been committing a crime Paul’s help, make worldif we had. class wines. After a lot of Atticus thought, and after getting We planted the vineto know Peake’s widow, we yard, and Mondavi was decided to name that new doing a good job with project Peake Ranch. the wine. A Sierra Santa Barbara CounMadre pinot noir made ty’s planning and design the Wine Spectator review process slowed Top 100 wines in the the progress of conworld. And many of structing the winery, the smaller Santa but we were able to Barbara winemakmake our first viners were attracted tage from the 2014 to our newer propharvest. We used erty, “John Sebaspinot noir from John tiano,” and bought Sebastiano and Chargrapes from us. donnay from SierThe winemakers ra Madre. Because were doing well, both vineyards are with many of their known in the wine wines scoring in critic world, we the 90s. One day, my vine- PEAKE RANCH were able to get our yard manager said was named after wines reviewed by he had a winemak- artist Channing Robert Parker. Gill er he wanted me Peake, close friend and I were thrilled to meet. The wine- to Pablo Picasso when both the maker, Paul Lato, and founder of the Peake Ranch John told me his life American Quarter Sebastiano Pinot Horse breed. Noir and the Peake story. He had been born in communist Poland, Ranch Sierra Madre Chardondefected when he was 19, and nay received 96 points.  It is our intention to had worked in a Michelin starred restaurant in Toronto. acknowledge and support a He worked his way from dish- worthwhile charity with each washer to director of wine. One vintage. This year, the charmorning, he woke up and won- ity recognized is the Weingart dered why he was selling wine Center, which transforms lives when what he really wanted to by combating poverty and do was make it. He moved to breaking the cycle of homeSanta Barbara, got a minimum lessness in downtown Los wage job at a winery and taught Angeles. We hope to complete the himself how to make wine. He had started his label a few years winery late this year or early prior to our meeting, and his in 2018. Because of the attenwines were in the best U.S. tion we received from the wine restaurants (such as Per Se and reviews, sales online are going French Laundry). I was com- well. And that is how we urban pletely charmed, and I told him I would get him grapes from Angelenos ended up in the the John Sebastiano vineyard. California wine business. For He was thankful, and he said more information, our webthat, often, Americans were site is John B. Wagner, Windsor reluctant to sell grapes to a foreigner. I replied that, as far Square, is the managing partas I was concerned, he was the ner and chief investment offimost American guy I knew. He cer of Camden Asset Managehad a passion, and he was cre- ment LP, a convertible bond ating something out of pursu- specialist firm in Los Angeles.


Modern design mix with folklore at coffee shop By Billy Taylor Brookside resident Dan Brunn and his eponymously named architecture firm are responsible for the interior design of one of the neighborhood’s newest coffee houses, called Coffee For Sasquatch. Brunn also is the designer of the Longwood Ave. “Bridge House” now under construction over the famous brook in Brookside. Customers at the Melrose and La Brea Avenues cafe will first notice that the brand’s logo — a stylized Sasquatch figure — seems to emerge from a living wall of forest greenery to welcome them to the shop. “We wanted to instill a bit of fantasy,” says Brunn who, along with project designer Monica Heiman, created the interiors and graphics. “Material selections were meticulous and minimal to bring out the mystery and poetry of the space,” he adds. From the entrance, customers travel along a central pathway starting with the living wall (the 11-foot-tall Bigfoot figure) to the beechwood service counter. According to Brunn, the linear path creates a feeling of movement, and an inverted pitched roof creates a sense of endless height. “The seating is a contemporary take on the classic bentwood café chair,” notes Brunn, who designed the beechwood tables with soft angles to tie the curves of the chairs and seating built-ins together. On the opposite wall from the Sasquatch figure is an abstract mural painted by Oakland artist Hueman, titled “The Mist,” which features grey cloud forms along with geometric shapes to evoke the mysteries of the forest. “We wanted to celebrate Sasquatch in a fresh context and bring a smile, while creating a modern and inviting space,” Brunn explains. Coffee For Sasquatch

LOCAL ARCHITECT Dan Brunn and project designer Monica Heiman are responsible for the interior of a new, local coffee house. Photo by Brandon Shigeta

opened last month as the first location for the brand. The café uses beans from Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francico to produce its coffee-based

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it’s insulting. There is no nexus between the crimes and the way they are solved by the protagonists. The acting is mundane at best, except for Rebecca Ferguson. Star Michael Fassbender sleepwalks through the role, barely hitting his marks and mumbling his lines. If he is trying to play a drunk (his character, detective Harry Hole, is an alcoholic), he has failed miserably. And what in the world is Val Kilmer doing in there? If you can understand what he’s saying (or why) you’re a better man than I am.


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Responding to a preemptive bid to have a good shot at game What do you bid with the following holding after your partner opens the bidding with 3D (weak, showing 5-10 High Card Points [HCP] and a seven card suit) and your Right-Hand Opponent [RHO] passes)? ♠ KT987 ♥ K5 ♦ A984 ♣ 83 You have 11 HCP, almost opening hand values and a seven-loser hand. But your partner is promising nothing but diamonds. While partner should not preempt in a minor with an outside four card major, and while many good players will not preempt in a minor with even a three card major, you might have a shot at game if partner does

have three spades. If you bid anything but raising the diamond suit, it is forcing partner to bid again (the rule for a responder to a preemptive bid is called RONF, Raise is the Only Non-Forcing bid; so the converse of that is that a bid of anything else by partner is forcing on preemptive bidder to bid again). So when I had this hand I took a chance and responded with 3S. If partner does not have spade support she can repeat her diamonds. Since we have 11 diamonds between us it won't hurt us too much if she's playing it at one level higher, although the chance that the opening lead will be through my two Kings is not too appealing. Partner raised me to 4S (so the opening lead was into my

two kings) and it was passed out. Here's the entire layout: North                ♠ AQ5                 ♥ Void                 ♦ JT76532                 ♣ JT8 West East ♠ J32 ♠ 94 ♥ QJT83 ♥ A97642 ♦ Q ♦K ♣ AQ74 ♣ K965                 South                 ♠ KT987                 ♥ K5                 ♦ A984                 ♣ 32 Auction: West North East South 3D P 3S P 4S P P P Bidding: North's opening


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bid was pretty abysmal. In first or second seat it's better to be disciplined, to have either 2 of the top three honors or 3 of the top 5. When you have a 7-card suit and are preempting at the three level, you might relax these a skosh, but just because you have a terribly weak 7-card suit doesn't mean that you can preempt at the three level. In third seat that would be fine because partner has already passed, so you know for sure you're not preempting her. But in first or second seat, you should have most of your points in the suit you bid. Here partner has one point in the suit bid, but six points in a side 3-card major! However, that said, if partner doesn't open this hand with a 3D preempt, not only will you not find your spade game, opponents will find their heart game, because they can make 4 hearts, which is what happened in the actual hand when it was played in a team game. NS never bid at the other table. So sometimes bad bidding can bring a good result. This hand is a perfect example of why preemptive bids can be so destructive to opponents. Play: There's not much to the play. If diamonds split, 4 spades is cold. In the actual hand, after West led the QH and East took the Ace, East shifted to a spade instead of a club. A club shift limits the hand to 4 spades. But

since she shifted to a trump (undoubtedly to cut down ruffling of hearts, but with clubs so weak on her right, this was a terrible switch), I can pull trump and then lead the AD, discover the favorable 1-1 split, and the diamonds were all

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Grand Slam good, making 6 as you can discard your two losing clubs on the long diamonds. So the moral here is that even if you have support for your partner's preemptive bid, you can make a game try in another suit confident that if partner cannot support that suit she will not be playing in a horrible contract if she has to rebid her opening suit. If you are short in her suit it is more risky to make a game try because by putting her up another level it could be a difficult contract to make and there is always the possibility of a double. Grand Slam is the nom de plume for an author of a bestselling book on bridge, an ACBL accredited director and a Silver Life Master.

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Tree lighting sparks holidays at Music Center Grand Park’s and The Music Center’s annual tree lighting ceremony is Mon., Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. and features performances by local music and community groups. “Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Cuba: Then, Now,” Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, brings world-class musicians and artists from the Caribbean island. The celebration includes the 10th anniversary edition of “Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours.” The weekend also includes free Afro-Cuban dance and percussion workshops along with a jam session by Afroamérica at Grand Park. Nutcracker, Cuban style The Miami City Ballet’s world premiere of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” will be presented Dec. 7 to Dec. 10. The new production reimagines the Balanchine classic with sets and costumes by Cuban-American artist / designer couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Tchaikovsky’s score will be played by a live orches-


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tra and accompanied by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Hear Handel’s “Messiah” Sun., Dec. 17, sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Disney Hall, or join 2,199 others in the annual “Messiah Sing-Along” Mon., Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 24. Ring in the new year with the Grand Park + The Music Center N.Y.E.L.A Sat., Dec. 31.

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“ALLEGIANCE” opening night on Broadway in November, 2015, with Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung.

Get your tickets for city debut of ‘Allegiance’ Tickets are now available for the Los Angeles premiere of “Allegiance,” the Broadway musical inspired by Hancock Park resident George Takei’s childhood experience. “Allegiance” tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese Americans are forced to leave their homes following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting in the war, his sister, Kei, protests the government’s treatment of her people. East Players (EWP) will perform the production at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., in Little Tokyo. The musical will run from Wed., Feb. 28 to Sun., April 1, with preview shows available Wed., Feb. 21


through Sun., Feb. 25. George Takei, known for his founding role as Mr. Sulu in the television series “Star Trek,” will reprise the roles of Sam Kimura and Ojii-Chan, which he originated in the Broadway production. He will be joined by Broadway cast members Elena Wang as Kei Kimura, Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka, Scott Watanabe as Tatsuo Kimura, and Janelle Dote as Hanako. Music and lyrics are by Jay Kuo and the book is by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. EWP’s producing artistic director Snehal Desai will direct this new production, with Marc Macalintal as music director and Rumi Oyama as choreographer. Tickets start at $25 and are available at allegiancemusical. com.

The timeless tale of a little girl’s dream of a Sugar Plum Fairy, a prince and the Mouse King, “The Nutcracker” will be performed this holiday season by the Miracle Mile-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Fiona Kim, Hancock Park, will play the role of young Masha in one of four shows. Performances are Sat., Dec.

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Parade set for Nov. 26 with music, Santa Claus Fill your thermoses with hot cocoa and get your blankets for the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Sun., Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Dr. Oz will be Grand Marshal. Live music performances on two stages to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, marching bands, floats and celebrity-filled cars will accompany Santa Claus on the three-mile parade route. The U-shaped route starts

on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Dr. The live parade will be taped to air Fri., Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. on the CW Network. Reserved tickets in the grandstand are available for purchase; otherwise, free curbside viewing is available along most of the parade route. For more details, visit or go to

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Plácido Domingo marks his 50th year with Los Angeles Opera Plácido Domingo celebrates 50 years in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Opera’s 50th Anniversary Concert for him at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Fri., Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature art-

ists from across the musical spectrum, Kristin Chenoweth and Garth Brooks to Michael Fabiano. Domingo made his Los Angeles debut on Nov. 17, 1967 while on tour with the New York City Opera. He also

starred in Los Angeles Opera’s inaugural production of “Otello” in 1986. He has been artistic consultant (1984 to 2000), artistic director (2000 to 2003) and the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director (since 2003). Domingo has performed 32

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Violin concert, carols at All Saints’ Hear baroque masterworks for violin played by soloist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu at All Saints’ Church, Beverly Hills, 504 N. Camden Dr., Sun., Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. The program includes J. S. Bach’s “Partita in D Minor” and “Passacaglia” by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. Admission is free with Music Guild donor season pass. Hear carols, motets and anthems of the season at the Advent Lessons and Carols service Sun., Dec. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The candlelit service is modeled after one at King’s College in Cambridge.

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(Continued from page 2) first board meeting in 1964,” he notes. His first love was jazz, and as a student at Stanford he would travel to San Francisco to hear Dave Brubeck, among others. “A professor said, ‘You ought to take Music 1,’ and so I did… voila!” He frequents as much live music as he can fit in between his board meetings. He and his wife also helped found Los Angeles Opera, and Carol is president of that board. They see all the productions, “sometimes twice,” says Warner. While the Philharmonic gets most of the attention, Henry says he appreciates the more intimate venues of the chamber ensembles. What’s more, 80 percent of music is written as chamber music, he notes. Years ago, he recalled he worked to bring a LACO series to the Ebell on Sunday nights, but residents complained that restaurants wouldn’t be open after the concert. The now-retired astute businessman got to work and published a guide listing 100 restaurants within a short drive of the Ebell, “and then they came.” Sometimes the musicians would follow up the concert at his home on the corner of Fourth and Plymouth, now the Argentinian consul general’s residence. The Collective’s concerts this month include Camerata Pacifica playing Prokofiev and Messiaen Thurs., Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at Zipper Hall. Jacaranda plays new works at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sat., Nov. 18; check for time. Upcoming concerts include Da Camera Society performing Christmas at The Bradbury with the Clare College Choir, Cambridge University, Sun., Dec. 17 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

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(Continued from page 3) At The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., interact with “Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros,” an exhibit that examines the strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors in Argentina and Brazil. Closes Sun., Feb. 11. At Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., liberate your inner wild feminist while viewing “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.” The exhibit examines the artistic contributions of women of Latina and Chicana descent focusing on the aesthetic experimentation in art and activism in the women’s rights movement. Closes Sun., Dec. 31. At the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., see how art, science and the environment connect in Latin America in “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin.” Closes Mon., Jan. 8. At Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., see the history of how Mexico became California in “California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930.” Visual arts created distinct pictorial motifs and symbols that helped define the new California. Closes Sun., Jan. 14. At Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., see “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.,” which celebrates the Zapotec language. Zapotec is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, and Los Angeles is home to the largest population of indigenous Oaxacans outside of Mexico. Closes Wed., Jan. 31. At Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd.: “Playing with Fire,” is a retrospective of local Chicano artist Carlos Almaraz, who began his career with political works for farm workers and co-founded the artist collective Los Four. Closes Sun., Dec. 3. “A Universal History of Infamy” intersects different disciplines, such as theater and anthropology, and uses multiple venues across the city, including the LACMA campus, to present works by more than 15 artists and collectives.

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Closes Mon., Feb. 19. “Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985” covers designs in Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Columbian Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism. Closes Sun., April 1. At the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles, 835 N. Kings Rd., see “How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney.” Featured is art that focuses on Disney’s engagement with Latin American imagery, as well as how Latin American artists responded to Disney’s iconography. Closes Sun., Jan. 14. At the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., explore “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.” This exhibit shows the collaborations and

MICKEY MOUSE by Peruvian artist Haroldo Higa is among Marciano Collection artworks displayed in the Windsor Square museum as part of PST:LA/LA.

intersections among a network of queer Chicano artists from the 1960s to the 1990s, covering the Chicano Moratorium, gay liberation, the feminist movements and the AIDS


crisis. Closes Sun., Dec. 31. At the Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd., view local and international Latino artists at “Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection,” some on display in Los Angeles for the first time. The exhibit centers on Damián Ortega’s “Architecture without Architects” (2010). Closes Sat., Jan. 13. At Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Dr., explore “Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture.” Bo Bardi and Frey believed in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building, and living. Closes Sun., Jan. 7. At Pasadena Museum of California, 490 E. Union, see how U.S. films were depicted in posters in Cuba at “Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S.


Films.” Closes Sun., Jan. 7. At the San Diego Museum of Art, see the history of Latin American Modernism from the late 1800s to the twenty-first century at “Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection.” Artists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay are included. Closes Sun., March 11. At the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., see “Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico,” which looks at the art and culture of Mexico and the U.S. through the perspective of Mexican-born, Jewish-American writer Anita Brenner. Closes Sun., Feb. 25. There are many events scheduled to accompany the multiple exhibits, more than can be covered here. The series runs into 2018. Go to


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