VIVACE – Restaurant of the Week

By Larry Levine – This resort has everything. Plush rooms, breath-taking views of the lagoon and the ocean, an Arnold Palmer designed golf course, a top notch spa, and Vivace, a restaurant that’s worth a visit whether you are staying at the resort or not. Just... Read More

TAQUERIA CAN-CUN – Restaurant of the Week

By Tony Fazio – Every once in a while you just want something quick that doesn’t take much effort to order and eat. San Francisco is full of Taqueria style restaurants. Not much seating and not many frills just really good food cheap. At Taqueria Can-Cun I am... Read More

CHUNG KING – Restaurant of the Week

By Gail Block and Elias Davis – Chung King, a Sichuan restaurant in Monterey Park, was included in a 2006 New York Times piece by Mark Bittman about the best Chinese restaurants in Southern California – years after Jonathan Gold of the L.A. Weekly and a host of... Read More

La HUASTECA – Restaurant of the Week

By Larry Dietz – I don’t want to oversell La Huasteca, although my first inclination is to write: “go there this minute.” The food is memorable, prepared by Chef Rocio Camacho, who made her mark in East L.A. at Moles La Tia. Now she’s performing on a larger... Read More

900 GRAYSON – Restaurant of the Week

By Larry Sheingold – We asked Gene Agress of Berkeley Mills for a lunch recommendation. He pointed toward the long block of parking lots and storefronts across from his furniture showroom and started telling us about two brothers with San Francisco French... Read More

BROPHY BROS. – Restaurant of the Week

By Lenn Grabiner – I never, repeat never, visit Santa Barbara without having a meal at Brophy Bros., a fantastic little upstairs restaurant/bar on the marina in Santa Barbara. Don’t get the marina confused with the pier or you’ll be searching until the gulls... Read More

CAFE VERDE – Restaurant of the Week

By Victor Griego – Located on the “Off Colorado Blvd” corridor of Green Street in Pasadena, Café Verde is small and intimate – nine tables that can seat no more than 20 people. Everything about this restaurant qualifies as eclectic. The name is Spanish but the... Read More

ANGELINI OSTERIA – Restaurant of the Week

By Larry Levine – Angelini Osteria is two different restaurants – a bustling, noisy place with great food at dinner and a more sedate, relaxed place with great food for lunch. I can’t explain why Jennifer and I hadn’t visited Angelini years ago. It was among the... Read More