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The Upper West, Best Burger on the Westside

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If you love burgers, head to the Upper West in Santa Monica, and enjoy the restaurant’s latest addition to the menu. Chef Nick Shipp has created an exceptional creation - the Flannery Beef Cheeseburger features American cheese, Worcestershire-caramelized onions, pickles, arugula, so-cal sauce.  photo by Chef Nick Shipp; courtesy of the Upper West The Upper West also offers a happy hour Wednesdays through Sundays from 4:30 to 7:00pm (drinks only). Also on Thursday nights, enjoy 1/2 price bottle of wines. Be sure to visit the Upper West soon - the

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Support a Local Business – Obvious Wines!

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Obvious Wines has been hosting virtual tastings, but you don't have to wait until the next one. This is a great time to support local businesses. Obvious Wines was born in Venice CA, and was featured on Shark Tank. It has grown at a face pace prior to the pandemic. We all need to stay true to these local businesses.  If you love wine, I can attest (personally), that these wines are excellent. As a red wine drinker, I LOVE the Dark & Bold...Yum! In light of recent events, Obvious Wine is

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Ayara Thai, Over 18 Years and Counting!

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In 2022, Ayara Thai celebrates 18 years in business located in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Established in 2004, Ayara Thai cuisine continues the tradition of crafting home-cooked food for those dining out. CLICK HERE to read my review on our sister site or visit the Stories Section / Dining Drinking / Reviews. Photo courtesy of Ayara Thai Growing up in a Thai-Chinese community in the Samsen District along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Chef and restaurateur Andy Asapahu received his cooking and business prowess

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Mi Piace, Old Town Pasadena

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If you love Italian food, head to Mi Piace in Old Town Pasadena. You will find some of the most scrumptious Italian cuisine. If you love pizza, pasta, or an exquisite Osso Bucco di Vitello - visit our sister site, to read a review (see below). Mi Piace, Lobster and Mussels, photo by Acuna-Hansen For over 25 years, Mi Piace has been a neighborhood favorite located in the heart of Old Pasadena. Mi Piace features an award-winning kitchen, bakery and lounge famous for its cuisine — light Italian cooking

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Tuk Tuk Thai, New Location – West LA

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Tuk Tuk Thai was founded over twenty years ago. Originally located on Pico Blvd, the restaurant moved to West LA in early 2022. If you are unfamiliar with the area, Sawtelle is a happening street filled with many Japanese restaurants. The restaurant is located on the Northern side of Sawtelle, and the first Thai restaurant to join the well known street. I had the chance to review this restaurant on our sister site CLICK HERE for direct link. Tuk Tuk Thai  photo by Richard Bilow Tuk Tuk Thai is

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Qué Padre, Palisades Village, Weekend Breakfast

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Qué Padre hosts a specialty Weekend Breakfast and Spicy Mimosa Bar at Palisades Village. Beginning in April 2023, on Saturdays and Sundays, Qué Padre will be serving up Executive Chef Isaias Peña’s delicious Weekend Breakfast Menu featuring Steak & Eggs Tacos, Soyrizo Tacos, Chilaquiles, and Churro French Toast. Each item is also served with your choice of a complimentary Cafe de Olla or Cold Brew, making for the perfect morning pick-me-up! Qué Padre's Chilaquiles; photo by Richard Bilow But that's not all - Qué Padre is also introducing its new Spicy Mimosa Bar every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm featuring Traditional Orange, Watermelon, Mango, and Guava Mimosas, and each drink comes with

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