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By Samantha Page — October 27, 2008 — 1 Comment

The San Antonio Winery hosted the Riboli Family Winemaker's Dinner on Saturday, opening its doors to about 50 wine enthusiasts and wanna-be enthusiasts for a dinner...


By Ed Fuentes — October 07, 2008 — 4 Comments

When Philippe the Original announced they would drop the price of its French dip sandwiches for a few hours on the day of its 100th anniversay, there was no surprise...


By Ed Fuentes — September 30, 2008 — 1 Comment

Two Downtown eateries mark anniversaries this week, one celebrating a year in business while the other honors a century. Sandwich Shop and Philippe The Original...

Tiara Cafe in Westways

By Eric Richardson — September 30, 2008 — 3 Comments

Fred Eric's Tiara Cafe (127 E. 9th) gets a nice write-up in the October 2008 issue of Westways magazine, a print publication from the Automobile Club of Southern...

Cole's Neon Gets Relit Eric Richardson

As Opening Nears, Cole's Neon Gets Relit

By Eric Richardson — September 23, 2008 — 12 Comments

Closed since early 2007, Cole's took another step toward its return today as neon gas was brought back to life in the famed bar's restored sign.

Cole's, of course...

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The Nickel Makes LAT Column One

By Ed Fuentes — September 20, 2008 — 8 Comments

For 40 years to the month, LAT's "Column One" has sat on the front page, a staple that features local, national, and international stories of interest.

Today, Monica...

Ricky, the Pirate

By Ed Fuentes — September 19, 2008 — 1 Comment

September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day and the only Downtown place to celebrate the makeshift national holiday is the ocean rebel themed Redwood Bar and Grill...

Showbiz Ribs

By Ed Fuentes — September 11, 2008 — 8 Comments

It didn't take long for people to find Showbiz Ribs when it held its soft opening on August 14th. A crowd of carnivores were waiting outside the door, GM Bill Cook...


By Eric Richardson — September 09, 2008 — 9 Comments

The Nickel Diner opened just under two weeks ago to rave reviews. From day one it's been the spot, where one could pretty much bank on finding a familiar neighborhood...

By Dave Bullock — September 02, 2008 — 3 Comments

Last week Morton's Steakhouse at 7+Fig hosted a Chimay tasting replete with appetizers and complimentary glasses. Chimay is a monk-brewed, small-batch beer from...

welcome to the nickel

By Ed Fuentes — August 27, 2008 — 27 Comments

Well-wishers and stakeholders welcomed the Nickel Diner to Downtown today, and the steady breakfast and lunch crowd made the pace just right for today’s soft opening...