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Benjies

I knew this was going to be a delicious and delightful double header for me just from the aromas wafting through the parking lot. I also had the feeling that  the passage of time would come to a halt. Even before I met Lloyd Weinstein, the energetic and enthusiastic “mensch” and owner of Benjies New [...]

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Phillippe

It’s hard to be ordinary, when in fact you’re extraordinary…  and here’s where Philippe steps “up to the plate!” The oldest and best known restaurant in Southern California has been family owned and operated since 1908… and that’s incredibly hard to beat. Located in the heart of downtown at the crossroads of North Main, Alameda [...]

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Royal Thai Cuisine

Although I had heard so many wonderful things about Royal Thai Cuisine in Newport Beach, I was  delighted to have the opportunity to feast on their unique and exquisite flavors of Thailand. For over forty years Sumeth (Sammy) Tila and his lovely wife Chau have served authentic Thai cuisine created and presented with traditional dishes [...]

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L’Ami Restaurant

 Move over comfort food- L’Ami Restaurant in Santa Monica (on the border of Brentwood) has burst onto the scene in all its splendor.                Hidden behind an original wrought iron gate covered in ivy, it’s reminiscent of the grand entrance leading into a magnificent estate on the French Riviera. L’Ami boasts a unique charm and characteristic [...]

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Caffe Italia

    The secret is out, and Caffe Italia, a treasure of a restaurant, will not stay hidden for much longer. Tucked away in a modest  strip mall on Burbank Blvd in Sherman Oaks, Caffe Italia features amazing Neapolitan and Sicilian Italian cuisine. A  faithful popular following  through their old world eats and warm and inviting hospitality makes it [...]

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