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  • Dining Review: For fun and burgers just follow the signs

    Dining Review: For fun and burgers just follow the signs
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Good signage should be a restaurant’s top priority or at least near the top. It was the striking, huge, lit-up sign that brought Simmzy’s to my attention. The second Happy Face sign drew me inside, like a moth to the flame. Simmzy’s wasn’t promoted on any foodie websites that I peruse. There was no Internet buzz about the SoCal chainlet’s opening in Burbank. But eight days after opening its doors, the place was packed. I believe they can thank the signs.
  • Dining Review: Small plates, small pleasures

    Dining Review: Small plates, small pleasures
    The most prominent thing at Cascabel is the giant slithering rattlesnake painted on the walls. The image prepares you for a night of drama. Turquoise wooden tables and benches prepare you, on the other hand, for a casual fish meal like on the beach in...

    Dining Review: A new sweet spot in Montrose

    Dining Review: A new sweet spot in Montrose
    The restaurants in Montrose might want to up their dessert game. A bright little storefront has opened on Honolulu Avenue, and it's already cost at least one nearby eatery a dessert order. A man and his daughter walked into La Fleur Pastry recently...

    'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

    'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill
    One of Montrose’s newest restaurateurs has a cooking blog named after his belief that the ladies love a man who can whip up a good meal. “I said, ‘if you could cook, you’ll be a chick magnet,’” said Jim Collins....

    Dining Review: Modern menu mixes well at brew pub

    Dining Review: Modern menu mixes well at brew pub
    I made reservations to go to a pub last weekend. I can’t help but think my friends in England would laugh heartily at this totally L.A. phenomenon. But this isn’t just any pub. This is the new Eagle Rock Brewery Public House in the former...