The Bazaar by Jose Andres: Always a Fun and Festive Atmosphere

The moment diners set foot in the Bazaar by Jose Andres at the impossibly hip SLS Hotel in West Hollywood, an ordinary evening becomes surreal. The taste of liquefied olives mingles with an Alice in Wonderland-esque décor of mismatched chairs and vibrant colors, exuding a too-cool-for-you vibe created by a

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Escargot and Egg Rolls: Coalesce at Cristophe’s Restaurant

I have never dined at a restaurant suffering from more of an identity crisis than the year-old Christophe’s in downtown Upland. Far, far away from that In-N-Out-laden and Tropical Lei’d stretch of Foothill Boulevard that 5C students know as Upland, there is such a place as downtown, which strangely resembles

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Claremont’s Casa Moreno: Go for the Food, Stay for the Drinks

There is certainly no shortage of places around L.A. County to sample Mexican cuisine. Trucks roam the valley by the hundreds, dispensing al pastor tacos sliced freshly off the trampo spit, Mom-and-Pop, hole-in-the-wall institutions fill diners with carne asada burritos and chicken enchiladas, and little gems from Santa Monica to

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A True Fall Endeavor: An Apple-Themed Day in SoCal

Across the country, the reddening foliage signals the beginning of autumn, the waning days before months of snowfall, and the commencement of that time when each month requires yet another layer of clothing to protect against fall’s crispness and winter’s biting winds. Yet here in sunny SoCal autumn is, well,

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