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  • The social art of darts

    The social art of darts
    The dimly lit Big Fish Bar & Grill is brewing with excitement on a Wednesday night. A full parking lot and a jukebox blaring Pink Floyd can only mean one thing — members of the Reunion, a local dart league, are perfecting their throws in a game...
  • Chia grows into a contender

    Chia grows into a contender
    Long before Jocelyn Chia became a member of the Crescenta Valley High girls' golf team, she participated in numerous American Junior Golf Assn. tournaments across California. Traveling to different venues from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, Chia worked...
  • Fine dining with a few kinks

    Fine dining with a few kinks
    As a typical restaurant-going consumer who enjoys seeing entrepreneurs succeed, I sometimes want to take new restaurant owners aside and make some suggestions. Often, they simply don't prioritize correctly. Yes, quality of food is important. But so...
  • Small Wonders: Friendliness and a good haircut

    What's that saying about lipstick on a pig? Or a new dress on an old… Well, you get the idea. Not exactly the phrase I'm looking for; neither makeup nor evening wear, pigs nor prostitutes are on my mind. But in hopes of adding to our lexicon,...
  • Thai fare that sparkles with flavor

    Thai fare that sparkles with flavor
    Gindi Thai reminds me of a Cover Girl ad—fresh and easy, light and breezy, and filled with beautiful people. The large windows, high ceilings, white and key lime d├ęcor, buzzing wait staff and raucous conversation make this a refreshing place for...
  • A stout taste of Armenia

    A stout taste of Armenia
    Within moments of stepping into Gevork Kazanchyan's Eagle Rock home, his mother Mary has placed a copper-colored jazzve of Armenian coffee on the stove. “How sweet would you like it?” she asks with a smile. A demitasse of the ultra-potent brew...
  • Small Wonders: He's not here to make friends

    Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010. Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...
  • Keeping things quiet

    Keeping things quiet
    On paper, singer-songwriter Lisa Finnie seems like one more soft-strumming aspirant in that voluminous coven of often less-than-engaging soul-bearing sisters, but in performance, the Pasadena native gently conjures a mixture of lush atmospherics and...
  • Craft beer is hopping

    Craft beer is hopping
    In many ways, the roughly 16-mile stretch between Burbank and San Gabriel is the cradle of craft beer civilization in L.A. County. It’s where many of the first craft beer bars and bottle shops appeared in our area; it’s home to the county&...
  • Jazz scene hits all the right notes

    Jazz scene hits all the right notes
    Something about the combination of warm weather and jazz feels so right. It sounds pretty good, too. These area establishments feature hot jazz, cool drinks and comfortable outdoor spaces to enjoy both. Left Coast Wine Bar This Glendale bar features...
  • Dining review: Pasadena's StillRoom Seafood

    Dining review: Pasadena's StillRoom Seafood
    The StillRoom gets its name from the so-called area in grand homes of yore where liquors, medicines, oils and the like were distilled, infused and brewed. It is a fitting name for this charming new addition to the Pasadena fine dining scene not only...
  • Dining review: Burbank's Prizzi's is food with a mom-and-pop heart

    Dining review: Burbank's Prizzi's is food with a mom-and-pop heart
    According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, independent restaurants are struggling. Since the start of the recession, American consumers increased their patronage of larger chain restaurants and decreased the number of meals at mom-and-pop...