Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Last-Minute Gift and Restaurant Ideas for Mother’s Day

RESTAURANTS: Not surprisingly, Mother’s Day is typically the busiest day of the year for restaurants. Given the Covid-19 restrictions, Circling the News urges everyone to order in advance from your favorite restaurant, so that the chef has sufficient supplies of food nobody … Continue reading

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Edo Little Bites Serves Tasty Food

One of my favorite places for lunch in Caruso’s Palisades Village is edo little bites. Created by Chef Edoardo Baldi of e. baldi Ristorante  and edo italian baretto in Beverly Hills, along with Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica Canyon, the food … Continue reading

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Caffé Delfini Receives “Thumbs Up” from Residents

Many people who live in the heart of Pacific Palisades and westside towards the Highlands tend to forget about an interesting cluster of restaurants in Santa Monica Canyon, off PCH. One gem, Caffé Delfini, located at 147 W. Channel Rd., … Continue reading

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Café Vida: Crowds Usually Makes It Tough to Get a Table

Before Covid-10, it was always hard to secure a table–at breakfast, lunch or dinner–at Café Vida on Antioch Street. The food, simply put, is always good, the portions hearty and the prices reasonable. The signup sheet for a table usually … Continue reading

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