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  • Orsa & Winston converts to a yakitori-ya for two months

    Orsa & Winston converts to a yakitori-ya for two months
    After the end of the year, Josef Centeno, who opened Orsa & Winston as his version of a return to fine dining, is turning that restaurant over to a yakitori concept for January and February. Centeno — also the chef/owner of Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá...
  • What Else Is Happening New Year's Eve

    What Else Is Happening New Year's Eve
    Other First Nights >> First Night Westport/Weston events (from 4 to 10 p.m.) include face-painting, animal caricatures, an inflatable park, music, a family square dance, palm readers, a magician, a ventriloquist and horse-drawn carriage rides. $15 for...
  • Pasta for Pennies proves small change can go a long way

    Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
  • Biz News: Sushi restaurant Temakira opens in Costa Mesa

    A sushi "hand roll" restaurant has opened in Costa Mesa. Temakira, 259 E. 17th St., specializes in temaki, a type of sushi eaten by hand that is wrapped in seaweed and made into a cone shape, according to a news release. The restaurant combines styles...
  • Swim with the manatees on Crystal River

    Swim with the manatees on Crystal River
    The Plantation on Crystal River has two winter packages giving guests the chance to swim with the West Indian manatee in Crystal River. Starting at $230 for two guests, the one-night Swim with the Manatees package includes: accommodations in a renovated...
  • Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants

    Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants
    In 1954, fine dining and Mexican food were rarely mentioned in the same sentence in Los Angeles, except perhaps in jest. That is the year that a bartender named Larry J. Cano took over an old Polynesian restaurant in Encino with thoughts of creating a...
  • Wine guru Lou Amdur on kosher wine and what to eat and drink for Hanukkah

    Wine guru Lou Amdur on kosher wine and what to eat and drink for Hanukkah
    L.A.’s wine guru Lou Amdur, no longer Sqirl-adjacent and now operating his Lou’s Wine Shop and Tastings in Los Feliz, has thoughts about wine and Hanukkah, which begins Tuesday evening. None of the wines, however, were made according to Jewish...
  • Wendy's opens at Pompano Citi Centre

    Wendy's opens at Pompano Citi Centre
    A Wendy's restaurant is now open in Pompano Beach, serving customers at the Pompano Citi Centre. The restaurant opened in a building at the northwest entrance of the shopping center, along Copans Road. Aquashop, carrying a full line of surf and...
  • Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice

    Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice
    Blaze Pizza, the chain known for its build-your-own pies, is opening a new location in Canoga Park on Wednesday. To celebrate, the restaurant is giving away free pizzas Thursday at the new location. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., anyone who follows Blaze...
  • Cook's Corner: 11 must-have holiday kitchen gifts

    My annual list of holiday gifts from the hearth: For the curry fanatic: Kitchen Curry Master takes the mystery out of Indian cooking by providing a primer of 2 pounds of key spices, freshly ground and marvelously fragrant, in a stainless steel box that's...
  • Restaurant serves up chaos and cliff divers, with a side of nostalgia

    Restaurant serves up chaos and cliff divers, with a side of nostalgia
    In an increasingly desk-bound world where stimulating work can be hard to find, Travis Sims is a breed apart. He's an Acapulco cliff diver. Well, an Acapulco-style cliff diver. The cliffs are fake. The 30-foot waterfall is phony. And he dives on the...