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Chamisal Vineyards 2013 Stainless Pinot Noir


Price: $24

Rating: 13.5/20

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Crispy tuna (Thé Cool @ Berri's Café), Chef Brian Malarkey (Herringbone at the Mondrian), Maude by chef Curtis Stone

Crispy tuna (Thé Cool @ Berri’s Café), Chef Brian Malarkey (Herringbone at the Mondrian), Maude by chef Curtis Stone

 


The Best LA Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

 

Los Angeles is spoiled for choice when it comes to new, inventive and important places to dine. Whether it’s a beachy seafood shack, a downtown dining destination or an upscale Studio City spot helmed by a former Top Chef contestant, there are endless opportunities to eat well in the City of Angels. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.

 

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The pool at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa at sunset

The pool at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa at sunset


Following the conclusion of a two-year, $30 million renovation, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is celebrating its 25th anniversary with anniversary-themed programs and offers. The Silver Anniversary Charmer room package gives guests the “best available rate” on accommodations and includes a $250 resort credit, which can be used on dining, spa treatments, tennis and more.

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The Indulgence Burger

The Indulgence Burger (Kobe beef patty, seared foie gras, pancetta, white truffles and caviar)


When is a hamburger not a hamburger?

by David Farley


The hamburger, that culinary icon of disputed origins, has always been a sandwich for the ordinary person. Priced to sell (especially at fast food restaurants), the hamburger could be enjoyed and eaten by anyone with some change in their pockets.

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The 2014 GAYOT.com Restaurant Awards Issue

 

by Sophie Gayot

 

Last week, radio personality David Wilson invited me to discuss GAYOT’s just published 2014 Restaurant Awards Issue on his show, “A Quick Bite.” After an introduction about GAYOT.com, we discussed at length the lists that are included in the tenth edition of GAYOT’s annual restaurant issue.

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Canoe Ridge 2010 Reserve Cherry Street Red Blend


Price: $17

Rating: 14/20

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A Business Class seat on American Airlines' new Boeing 777-300ER

A Business Class seat on American Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER


To keep up with competition and new standards, airlines are in renovation mode, and American Airlines is no exception.


The airline is bringing modern luxury to its Boeing 777-300ERs, as well as its terminals and check-in desks. The new Flagship Check-In offers a private check-in experience that includes an expedited security line and customer service representatives that can personally assist passengers with their individual travel needs.

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Lieb Cellars 2013 Bridge Lane Rosé


Price: $18

Rating: 13.5/20

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The Cuba Cruise ship, Louis Cristal

The Cuba Cruise ship, Louis Cristal


by John and Sandra Nowlan


Cuba is not your traditional Caribbean cruise destination. Because of the U.S. embargo, it’s an entirely different experience that, until this year, has not been possible. But finally, thanks to a Canadian-based company called Cuba Cruise partnering with a Greek cruise line, travelers can enjoy the authentic Cuba, visiting five ports and interacting with the locals as the cruise ship, Louis Cristal, circumnavigates the island each week.

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Soléna 2011 Pinot Noir Domaine Danielle Laurent


Price: $50

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Willamette Valley (Yamhill-Carlton District), Oregon

Varietal: 100 percent Pinot Noir

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.7 percent

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