Hollywood Archive

  • WHERE TO EAT IN L.A. / what our readers have to say

    WHERE TO EAT IN L.A. / what our readers have to say

    By Larry Levine – Ask 10 people in to name their favorite restaurant for a celebration dinner and you’ll get at least 20 recommendations. Big city or small town, west coast, east coast or in the middle, people everywhere will be passionate about the places they like to eat. Tell someone where you get your […]

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  • A BONA FIDE SUSHI PLETHORA DILEMMA

    A BONA FIDE SUSHI PLETHORA DILEMMA

    By Larry Levine – I can hear the sarcastic groans of sympathy even before I write these words. But I’m suffering with a sushi plethora dilemma. There are too many excellent sushi restaurants in my life. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know; there can’t be such a thing. So, how many is too many? Certainly it […]

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  • MEMORY LANE / where old favorite restaurants go to retire

    MEMORY LANE / where old favorite restaurants go to retire

    By Larry Levine – Jonathan Gold’s excellent ode to Campanile in the L.A. Times food pages (Saturday, September 29, 2012) was enough to launch a trip down memory lane. Gold’s piece is warm, touching and human. Campanile, which will close later this year, clearly played an important role in his personal and his professional life […]

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  • A SUSHI LOVERS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVAL IN TOUGH TIMES

    A SUSHI LOVERS’ GUIDE TO SURVIVAL IN TOUGH TIMES

    By Larry Levine -It’s been a tough 13 months or so for sushi lovers. First, the Fukushima nuclear power plant poured radioactive iodine and cesium into the ocean off the coast of Japan. Anything that lived or swam in those waters – things like Japanese uni, saba (Japanese mackerel), and Pacific albacore tuna – became […]

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  • 37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    By Larry Levine – What is the quintessential restaurant in San Francisco? How about Los Angeles? Sacramento? San Diego? New York? Chicago? Boston? We put those questions to the co-hosts of our sister web site – www.atLarrys.com, where we do restaurant recommendations – and quickly learned the answers get more complicated the more you think […]

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  • MUSSO AND FRANK GRILL – Where history meets the future in Hollwyood

    MUSSO AND FRANK GRILL – Where history meets the future in Hollwyood

    By Larry Levine – It began innocently enough: Jennifer and I had dinner at Musso and Frank Grill in Hollywood a few months ago. When we got home, I informed my facebook friends of the latest wonderful meal we just had at this legendary restaurant. It quickly transition into pure panic: My friend Ric Torres […]

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