Category Archives: Around Larchmont

Gourmet Sandwiches, Unique Spirits at Larchmont Wine Spirits and Cheese

Original Article Here LARCHMONT VILLAGE, Calif. – Take a drive to Larchmont Village for some Italian specialties nestled in a small store front. But it wasn’t always this way. John Boccato opened Larchmont Wine Spirits and Cheese as simply a wine shop in 1995. Leaving his career in finance behind, Boccato wanted to collect a variety of unique wine that […]

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Taste of Larchmont to Bring a Wave of Goodwill and Great Food to the Boulevard

As they have done every summer for over a quarter of a century, businesses and residents will come together to celebrate Taste of Larchmont, an evening food festival benefitting HopeNet on August 26th. HopeNet is a secular, non-profit organization which supports 13 food pantries run out of a variety of faith-based organizations in Wilshire Center, Koreatown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and […]

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A bit about BIDs

We live in world of well-known acronyms. NASA, SWAT, ASAP and texting lingo like LOL are routinely used without too much confusion.  However, if you want to pump up your urban savvy, you should be aware of a lesser known acronym, BID.  BID stands for “Business Improvement District.”  In Los Angeles, a BID is a geographically defined area in which […]

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Good Goose Café Awaits Just Around the Corner

It’s not uncommon for visitors on Larchmont Boulevard to walk up and down both sides of the street. However, there’s a gem awaiting them just around the corner on Beverly Boulevard— Good Goose.  Good Goose is an Asian-inspired café owned by best friends, Jake Sriwongsajarn and Neti Techakamthorn.  Both veterans of the restaurant industry, Jake convinced Neti— who began as […]

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THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – LARCHMONT BOULEVARD STYLE

Since the time Larchmont Boulevard was first developed as a shopping destination in 1921, the street has welcomed new businesses to serve the neighborhood and beyond. This year is no different. Three businesses saw their first New Year’s Day on the boulevard while a fourth, opened just after the holiday. Café Parisien, which opened on January 9th, is the newest […]

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Village Heights Reaches New Heights with Festive Window

‘Tis the season for shoppers to madly dash around trying to find the perfect gift, but even the most driven will pause if a creative store window catches their eye. Louis Eafalla, owner of the Village Heights gift store on Larchmont Boulevard, understands this dynamic and has created a window so festive that he has been named the winner of […]

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Finding the Perfect Holiday Wine at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese

Around the holidays, there are many decisions surrounding gift-giving and entertaining that require a level of thoughtfulness and knowledge that we wish we had, but don’t quite have. For many, choosing the right wine falls into this category. Fortunately, Simon Cocks at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese is prepared to guide the novice or oenophile through a hand-picked selection […]

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A Fun-Sized Serving of Halloween History

To live in October 2018, is to live in era of endless Halloween options.  Amusement parks have “haunted” nights, parties abound and trick or treating is alive and well. The range of costumes from homemade “ghost” to store-bought “Sassy Circus Ring Leader” is mindboggling.  In fact, it can be a little overwhelming, so why not take a break, get yourself […]

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The Frozen Tundra of Larchmont Boulevard

It may be summer, but on Larchmont Boulevard there remains a frozen tundra. It is a landscape full of tasty, frozen treats that will reward the intrepid adventurer who accepts its beckoning call. Two such explorers, Sam Lane and Wolf Woodcock, allowed me to follow them as they searched for frozen concoctions that contained ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt. […]

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Make Grads and Dads Glad With Gifts So Fab!

‘Tis the season to recognize the diligent heroes among us—the student who drank vats of coffee to push through those last exams and the man who endlessly drove his car around the block in hopes of getting his baby to sleep. Yes, it’s time to celebrate grads and dads in a big way. Fortunately, the fine merchants on Larchmont Boulevard […]

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