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Sausage Los Angeles

Rustic Canyon Cotechino Sausage (Dose of Vitamin P)

Executive chef Jeremy Fox, chef de cuisine Brittany Cassidy and their finely tuned team somehow found a higher gear for Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, a Santa Monica standby that keeps getting...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Bay Cities Italian Deli Spaniard (Dose of Vitamin P)

Some people probably go to Bay Cities Italian Deli for years and never stray from The Godmother, a sandwich starring an array of Italian meats and cheeses on a soft, crusty, house-baked Italian bread....
Bacon Los Angeles

Native Farmhouse Bacon (Dose of Vitamin P)

The return of chef Nyesha Arrington to a Westside kitchen has been triumphant. At Wilshire in Santa Monica and Leona in Venice, she already proved to be one of L.A.’s leading practitioners of seasonal,...
Coffee Los Angeles

goodboybob Cortado (Drink of the Week)

Goodboybob, a stylish weekday hideaway in Santa Monica from Tool founder Erich Joiner, has quietly built one of the Westside’s best coffee programs. Longtime coffee pro Ryan Fisher moved west from Denver’s Commonwealth Coffee...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Miles Thompson (Michael’s Santa Monica)

Nobody can say that Miles Thompson’s trajectory has ever hit a plateau. In 2014, Star Chefs named him a Los Angeles Rising Star. This fall, Jeff Gordinier honored Thompson as Esquire magazine’s “Rising Star...
Bloody Mary Los Angeles

Esters Wine Shop & Bar Bloody Mary (Drink of the Week)

It wouldn’t be a “Boozy Brunch” without booze. Esters Wine Shop & Bar, the destination Santa Monica establishment from Kathryn Weil-Coker, husband Tug, and the Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants, recently rolled out weekend...