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Whist: Staying Relevant in Trendy Santa Monica Surroundings [CLOSED]

In a cutting-edge city like Los Angeles, seven years is an eternity, and to remain relevant after a span that long is asking a lot. When the Viceroy debuted in Santa Monica in 2002...
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Oliverio: Adding Substance to Scene in Beverly Hills [CLOSED]

During my early years in L.A., the Avalon Hotel was one of the hottest spots on the Westside to grab a drink, complete with poolside cabanas and funky retro décor courtesy of a designer...
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Oliverio Replaces blue on blue at Avalon Beverly Hills [CLOSED]

As Krista Simmons pointed out last week on the Daily Dish, Mirko Paderno (Dolce, All’ Angelo, Cecconi’s) is now executive chef at Oliverio, which replaces blue on blue in the retro-chic Avalon Beverly Hills...
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Whist: Poolside Dining with Wearstler Design and Cali Cuisine [CLOSED]

I last ate at Whist in 2002, while celebrating my birthday on the patio of the freshly redesigned Viceroy. I remember enjoying the meal, but for whatever reason, wasn’t especially compelled to return. Thanks...