Restaurants at Your Service

With COVID-19 fears making dining out undo-able for the near future, many area restaurants are thankfully safely still serving our communities with takeout and delivery options. This post brings you Calabasas/Agoura/Westlake and Malibu restaurants at your service with kitchens  open—although many for limited hours—making some of our favorite dine-out dishes available for pickup or delivery (some through their own drivers, Postmates, Door Dash, etc) to eat in the comfort and ...

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Dine L.A. Restaurant Week

It's here—and we couldn't have more of an appetite for it! Winter Dine L.A. Restaurant Week starts today and runs for two scrumptious weeks, with many of L.A.'s restaurants and eateries participating with special prix-fixe menus so diners can bop around trying new (and favorite) places. This happens only twice a year—in the winter and summer—so you definitely want to partake now...and later. And this is not Dine L.A. Restaurant ...

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Stirring up winter drinks

FAVORITE DRINKS WITH A NEW FLAVOR...If you’ve checked a calendar recently, you know that winter is just around the corner. With that comes holiday and party season. Menus for events like these are always changing up. And while it’s fun to rethink food, there is value to soiree success in giving certain steadfast drinks an overhaul too. So get to stirring up winter drinks. It’s perfect timing since in recent ...

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Conversation with a Queen of Confections

When strolling down north Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, there’s a quaint, little shop filled with unique delicacies as good as those you’ll find in Paris. Some of the creations by owner and chef Etty Benhamou at Le Mervetty are on glorious display such as full-size meringue cakes and her signature Merveilleux.What a delight to have had a conversation with a queen of confections as noble as she. Merveilleux Merveilleux, featured in ...

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Tuscany il Ristorante

Tuscany il Ristorante has been a destination for authentic Italian cuisine since its opening more than 20 years ago. Its Owner, chef Tommaso Barletta, was born on the southeast coast of Italy in the town of Bari. He dreamed of excelling in the culinary arts. As a result, he attended an Italian Culinary Institute and securing an apprenticeship with famed French chef Charles Vigny. A Chef's Story Meanwhile Barletta’s sense of adventure ...

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Dining out in L.A.

Some of our favorite spots around your favorite towns for dining out in L.A. A-FRAME RESTAURANT A-Frame restaurant, housed in a former iHop, is another success by Chef Roy Choi, of food truck trend fame. Many of the entrees are signature aloha fare but have his creative flare. Must-tries when dining out in L.A. include the Furikake Kettle Corn, served, literally dumped on parchment paper on the table. Another favorite is Loco ...

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Celebrity Side Hustles

 Celebrity food and booze ventures are the new celebrity perfumes. If Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop and Jessica Simpson’s billion dollar-plus fashion empire have taught us anything, it’s that there’s no dismissing celebrity side hustles. And for many celebrities, their side hustles have turned into mega-operations bigger than their entertainment careers. While not all side hustles turn into giants—RIP Au Fudge—there are some Cali standouts worth paying attention ...

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Best Burgers in L.A.

Where to find some of the best and just what to order.   When exactly did this American classic become gourmet fodder for some of the top menus in town? We can’t exactly pin it down, but we can say how ecstatic we are that creative cuisine burgers continue to be all the rage—between inspired toppings, inventive sauce pairings, special buns and more, we set out to find some of the best ...

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Barware 101

Whether serving a glass of merlot, a skinny margarita or a whiskey sour, we’ve distilled down the basics for a well-stocked bar   Yes, one could drink a beer out of a tall water tumbler, salt the rim of a martini glass or serve a shot of tequila in a double old-fashioned. But why oh why would you want to? Like every rose has its thorn, every drink has its barware. Not ...

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Spring [Baby] Shower

The menu for this celebration reflected the season and some favorites   When Courtney Sixx, Hollywood’s How2Girl and WLM’s entertaining editor, was planning her baby shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of her baby girl with husband, Nikki Sixx, she did not imagine the event would take place on anything but a beautiful, sunny May day. And she wasn’t disappointed—the hoped for weather coupled with the al fresco setting on the Sherwood Country ...

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