You say Marina del Rey and former Best Western and we picture soggy fish and chips, not the futuristic fare Kyle Schutte has in store.
The French jewel has a dark mystery that feels rare for the chic seaside city.
Rain and a lack of food marred the event somewhat, though the street's best restaurants performed in expected high-fashion.
A brightly colored Seussian dining room and creative sandwiches might overshadow an average assortment of small-batch cupcakes.
While Brendan Collins holds a fiery funeral march for his roast bird, Joseph Gillard turns his into a breakfast item.
The rebirth of the 21-year-old Fairfax bakery stresses vegetarian options, whole foods, sustainable seafood, and grass-fed meats.
A pan-Asian menu goes organic and healthy under chef Jonathan Schwichtenberg.
Food products, fruit nectars, and Mexican Coke grace their "West Wing."
Jose Andres made decadent tacos, Spago roasted an entire goat, and Nancy Silverton wore a funny inflatable hat.
While not exactly Thaun Phat Superstore, the tiny market improves a blighted block.
Mayor Villaraigosa and Michael McCarty were among the judges at a chef-filled event.
The space is ready and inspections passed, with a grand-opening planned for next week to fill the Westside's new churro void.
8,000-square feet of LEED certified space set the backdrop for professors to hude away over Bradley Ogden's seasonal menu.
Silvio Ursini brings multiple variations on imported mozzarella and cured Italian meats to a Century City mall.
Superior to Sandoval's Santa Monica Place infusions, the focus is sustainable seafood topped with Asian and Mexican-influenced micro ingredients.
Kobi Tobiano, former pastry chef at Charles Nob Hill, opens his own bakery and breakfast eatery.
Four days of chef sightings, cooking demos, and wine and cuisine appreciation left a nice taste in the mouths of 90210 residents and guests.
Food was scarce outside of VIP, while appearances from food trucks and Top Chefs ruled the day.
A truly local crowd mingled with celebrities, star chefs, and food-obsessives, only losing their appetites when The Kardashian Family was given the key to the city.
Ramin Nouri was a veteran of the neighborhood's Persian restaurant scene, before opening his own place for salmon kebab and veal stew with split peas.