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Catch & Release in Marina del Rey closes; Italian restaurant forthcoming

Catch & Release, the seafood-centric restaurant in Marina del Rey helmed by chef Jason Neroni, has closed after less than a year. The last day of service was Sunday night; the restaurant had opened in May.  The restaurant is part of Sprout LA, the group that recently parted ways with prolific restaurateur...

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  • 10 places to get uni, beyond the sushi bar

    10 places to get uni, beyond the sushi bar

    Now that foie gras is just a delicious ghost of our culinary past, uni is the delicacy with top billing on every trend-conscious menu in L.A. It’s a strange food, when you think about it. How did anyone know to open up a spiny sea urchin and feast on its goopy orange gonads? Because of its unusual...

  • Ceviche spots in Los Angeles area

    Ceviche spots in Los Angeles area

    Deep into summer, when a bouillabaisse or even a grilled fish seems like too much, that's the moment for ceviche. What can be simpler or more refreshing than raw fish or seafood "cooked" in lime juice and garnished with chile and cilantro? We've all enjoyed the basic, but some newish places are...

  • DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A. restaurant week: Where to get the best bang for your buck

    DineL.A., the two-week Los Angeles restaurant tasting event, is happening July 14 to 27. Eateries around the city are offering special, prix-fixe menus designed to give diners a taste at a discounted price.  Those in the know use DineL.A. as an opportunity to try all the restaurants on their bucket...

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  • Gift pick No. 20: Cliff Spencer's countertop compost box
    Gift pick No. 20: Cliff Spencer's countertop compost box

    For the devoted composter in your life -- or the person who should be -- let us point you to the workshop of Marina del Rey furniture craftsman Cliff Spencer and his Tigger Countertop Compost Bin.

    Fittingly, the wooden box is made with offcuts, remnant pieces recycled into a 13-inch-long container...

  • Charter school on Westside creates extra traffic, ruffling neighbors
    Charter school on Westside creates extra traffic, ruffling neighbors

    The friction in Del Rey is another dispute linked to 'co-location,' the practice of housing a traditional public school and a charter school on the same campus.

  • One knife, one gun, one dead in Del Rey, police say
    One knife, one gun, one dead in Del Rey, police say

    A tense confrontation between one person with a knife and another with a gun resulted in a fatal shooting Monday night on the Westside. 

    Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said there was some type of argument at the home in the 4700 block of La Villa Marina in Del Rey at about...

  • 5 Questions: 'Top Chef' contestant Brian Huskey of Paiche
    5 Questions: 'Top Chef' contestant Brian Huskey of Paiche

    Brian Huskey will be L.A.'s lone hopeful when the new season of Bravo's "Top Chef" premieres on Wednesday. The Pasadena native, who started his career at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, decided to take a culinary journey around the world after he finished his training. During...

  • Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats
    Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats

    When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned car and head for icy, icy bliss.

    Taiwanese slush....

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