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Espresso Profeta: Coffee Prophet Comes to Westwood Village

Mitch Hale was one of the first baristas at Seattle’s famed Espresso Vivace, which David Schomer opened in 1988. Schomer learned to make northern Italian style espresso drinks from Ernesto Illy in Trieste, and...
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Wakasan: Omakase-Only Westwood Izakaya with Winning Value [CLOSED]

This omakase-only Westwood izakaya offers an intimate dining experience with nearly unheard-of value and variety. Not every dish worked, but considering Wakasan (the owner) displays a constant desire to offer diners a fresh experience,...