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Love Notes

04/17/14

Love Notes

From pampering to perusing, here are some great experiences to have with Mom and Dad on their special day.

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Sloe Ride

04/17/14

Sloe Ride

Entertainologist Lulu Powers shares a recipe for an old-school specialty cocktail, perfect for warm weather barbeques or soirees around the pool.

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Give Peas a Chance

04/17/14

Give Peas a Chance

Embracing an icon of spring in a new way alongside Girasol chef C.J. Jacobson.

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Dreams, Fulfilled

04/16/14

Dreams, Fulfilled

With their 40-year-old nonprofit, the Fulfillment Fund, an Encino couple is helping make college a reality for thousands of disadvantaged students.

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Dive In

04/16/14

Dive In

Get your pool in tiptop shape for swim season.

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Reverse Warrior

04/16/14

Reverse Warrior

Yoga instructor Matt Bedrosian on his own road to nirvana and how he is inspiring others to find theirs.

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Dry Times

04/16/14

Dry Times

Former California assemblyman and Water Resources Control Board member Richard Katz was the state’s lead negotiator on the landmark 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement. Here we get the Studio City-based consultant’s perspective on coping with the lowest rainfall since 1977.

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Special Dinners at Blu Jam Café’ and Tuning Fork Gastropub

04/15/14

Special Dinners at Blu Jam Café’ and Tuning Fork Gastropub

If you’ve waited in line at Sherman Oaks’ Blu Jam Café, you know how popular it is for breakfast and lunch. Once a month, owner/chef Kamil Majer turns out a special, private, five-course dinner at either his Melrose or Ventura Boulevard location. This month the dinner will be held in Sherman Oaks on Friday, April 18, with seating reserved between 7 and 8 p.m. Look for a seasonal menu with golden baby beets, cauliflower “veloute,” sea bass, prime beef and panna cotta with mint cream and berries. For the full menu, click here to the Blu Jam website. For reservations, email reservations@blujamcafe.com. The price is $49.95 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. Tuning Fork Gastropub in Studio City is having their first wine pairing dinner ...

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Tipple & Brine Replaces Spitting Chicken in Sherman Oaks

04/15/14

Tipple & Brine Replaces Spitting Chicken in Sherman Oaks

Could Tipple & Brine be Sherman Oaks’ answer to West Hollywood’s Connie and Ted’s or Manhattan Beach’s Fishing With Dynamite? Let’s hope so. I attended the pre-opening party last week and had a chance to sample oysters that were being passed around. Those were quite good — as were the cocktails, so I look forward to sitting down for dinner to explore the menu. Tipple & Brine officially opened on April 14. Owner Richard Desisto closed Spitting Chicken to make room for his new concept described as a rustic seafood restaurant focusing on fresh, sustainable food (with an emphasis on oysters) with a classic cocktail program. Richard conceived and designed the restaurant, which has a warm, modern barn look with reclaimed wood from floor...

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 Four Special Places to Dine Alfresco for Easter Brunch

04/15/14

Four Special Places to Dine Alfresco for Easter Brunch

What better way to celebrate spring and Easter than dining on a patio under trees, in a cabana or in the mountains? These four 818 establishments each have a very special menu and alfresco ambience to enjoy the day. Ca Del Sole What makes it special: The street-side patio off Lankershim Avenue is encased in high stone walls and filled with tables under trees with select cabanas. You’ll feel miles away, so envision being on an Italian holiday. The dishes on the menu are even written in Italian. The menu: Ca Del Sole is featuring an eclectic menu designed especially for this day that includes pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, Hamachi sashimi, lobster bisque, homemade ravioli, poached eggs with prosciutto and black truffle, eggs with lobster meat and chocolate cake...

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