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Andrew Murray 2012 Espérance

Price: $25

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The Best LA Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

 

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Cioppino (Ristorante al Mar), Chef Salvatore Sodano (Nikita, Malibu), A.O.C. by chef Suzanne Goin

 

Summer is now in full swing in Los Angeles, with diners enjoying the famous weather that has drawn so many outsiders to the city over the years. Even with the mild winters that make patio dining a possibility year round, there’s something special about eating al fresco this time of year. From sandwiches in Hollywood and pizza in Long Beach to upscale al dente shrimp over the roar of the Pacific in Malibu, here are twenty-five restaurants that feature their outdoor space as much as the cuisine of the chef inside. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.

 

 

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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

 

A.O.C.Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles
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The large patio is a draw for A.O.C., the popular wine bar from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
Recommended dish: From the wood oven, arroz negro, squid and saffron aïoli.

Review and rating of A.O.C. restaurant in Los Angeles.

 

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Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River


by Jenna Heberden


While Montana may not be on people’s radar as a typical summer vacation destination, more folks than ever before are visiting the Treasure State, perhaps best known for its fly-fishing and big, open skies. Continue reading “Top 5 Things to Do in Montana During the Summer” »



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Monte Xanic 2010 Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $15

Rating: 13.5/20

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With her 151,400 tons,
her mighty majesty indeed rules the waves

 

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The majestic Queen Mary 2 sets sail beneath the expansive Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by André Gayot

The Statue of Liberty fades away in the mist as we just slip underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the lapping strengthens, the breeze broadens out and the sky darkens. Continue reading “Crossing the North Atlantic in Style on the Queen Mary 2” »



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The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea


Haute Cuisine by the Sea

by Patricia Mack


This year, three culinary superstars will host the 6th annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which runs from July 25 to 27. Martha Stewart will join chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible and chef Marcus Samuelsson at the popular seaside celebration, which features a wide array of food and wine from local and international chefs, as well as spectacular events such as the Grand Market, an outdoor grand tasting event right in the heart of Bally’s Brighton Park.

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  • pinitbutton The Distortion of Sound   Movie Review
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The Distortion of Sound looks into the decline of sound quality in modern music

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Genre: Documentary
Directed by:
Jacob Rosenberg
Starring:
Snoop Dogg, Slash, Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer
Released by:
Harman International Industries
Year:
2014

 The Distortion of Sound   Movie Review


by Nick Winfrey


The advent of the digital age has brought many advances for the music consumer — mp3s have made our music portable, streaming technology has made it more accessible and file compression software has made it sharable. However, these new listening formats come with a significant trade-off. As files are compressed, up to 90 percent of the information is lost, leaving music sounding thin, flat and devoid of the rich quality that all audiophiles crave. The scariest part? No one seems to notice or care.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren

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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed by:
Lasse Hallström
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Released by:
Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios
Year:
2014

 The Hundred Foot Journey   Movie Review


Produced by Juliet Blake, who was fortunate enough to get her hands on a manuscript of the book that inspired the film, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a cute movie made in conjunction with the French region of Midi-Pyrénées. As such, the film provides a great showcase for the area’s gorgeous natural landscape, which provides a beautiful backdrop for the story.

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Ruhlmann Crémant d’Alsace Brut

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

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The Last Man on the Moon tells the story of astronaut Gene Cernan

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Genre: Documentary
Directed by:
Mark Craig
Starring:
Gene Cernan, Gene Kranz, Jim Lovell
Year:
2014

 The Last Man on the Moon   Movie Review


by Nick Winfrey


We all know the story of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the Moon — so poetically immortalized by the astronaut as “one giant leap for mankind.” But what of the other men and women of the Apollo program? Continue reading ““The Last Man on the Moon” – Movie Review” »



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