Category Archives: Restaurants

Draycott Owner Shares Cocktail Recipes at Virtual Chamber of Commerce Event

  Marissa Hermer, co-owner of The Draycott, located in the center of Caruso’s Palisades Village, was the guest speaker at a Palisades Chamber of Commerce virtual event on February 9. The ever delightful Hermer, who is the mother of three … Continue reading

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Vittorio’s Ristorante Temporarily Closed on Marquez

Circling the News received a January 1 email from Vanessa Pellegrini, one of the co-owners of Vittorio Ristorante on Marquez. “We had an employee test positive this morning. Out of an abundance of caution for our customers and staff, we … Continue reading

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Galvan’s Catering Offers Free Breakfast and Lunch on December 24 in lower Temescal Canyon

Driving down Temescal Canyon Road in the early morning, you might have noticed Galvan’s Catering truck near the playground, just above Pacific Coast Highway. More likely you will have noticed there are long lines of people patiently waiting to place … Continue reading

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Other Ideas for Gifts: SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS!!!

  RESTAURANTS: Our favorite restaurants have struggled since March to stay open during the pandemic lockdowns. First they were relegated to serving only takeout, which meant laying off waiters and busboys. Then they were gradually allowed to open on patios … Continue reading

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The Pacific Dining Car Has Closed, and CTN Offers a Past Review by Bob Vickrey

(Circling the News columnist Bob Vickrey wrote in a September 28 email, “I read in the Los Angeles Times yesterday that the legendary L.A. landmark is closing due to the drop off in business due to the pandemic. The Pacific … Continue reading

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The Skinners Take the Cheeseburger Challenge

There’s nothing better than a juicy well-prepared cheeseburger, so long-time resident and Pacific Palisades Optimist Club member Bill Skinner went on a quest to find the best one on the Westside. Here’s his report for Circling the News. The overall … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Outdoors with Good Food and Drinks at The Draycott

The Draycott co-owners, Marissa and Matt Hermer, have embraced the new dining regulations with expanded outdoor seating. Chef Michael Fiorelli (Olivetta and Love & Salt) is the new culinary director and has created an array of new dishes to join … Continue reading

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BOCA/Cinque Terre Offer Free Gelato/Sorbet on the 4th, Along with a Clothing Sale and Special Brunch

With the 5/10K Will Rogers Race, parade and fireworks cancelled this year, it’s time to celebrate in different ways on July 4. BOCA and Cinque Terre, located in the Monument plaza, are offering three flavors of gelato/sorbet to choose from … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre Offers Special Father’s Day Menu

You have been cooped up with dad for the past few months, perhaps with him preparing a lot of the meals. Now is your chance to repay him with some great food on Father’s Day this Sunday at Cinque Terre … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Not a Minute Too Soon, Golden Bull Reopens

The Golden Bull, established in 1949 at 170 W. Channel Rd. in Santa Monica Canyon, has re-opened for “to-go” curbside pickup daily from 5 to 10 p.m. To celebrate the occasion, two new cocktails are available: The Penicillin, which includes … Continue reading

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