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  • The Real Apprentice

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 11, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I was watching a movie on Netflix (no Nyquil), and noticed that the premise of the movie had seemed foreign to me. 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered to be the greatest sushi chef in the world, paints and establishes perfection with his creation of sushi. What...

  • Kashrut and Mindfulness:  Savoring Fresh, Local Fare at La Seine

    September 27, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    This is a story about a dream afternoon I spent at La Seine, where chef Alex Reznik is cooking seasonal, farm-to-table, California-Asian … kosher food. The restaurant’s owner, Laurent Masliah, named La Seine for the river at the heart of his hometown, but I can’t help but think...

  • On a roll

    September 16, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Matana sounds Japanese, but it is actually the Hebrew word for “gift.” Matana Sushi & Grill, the Agoura Hills deli-grill-sushi bar that is gradually absorbing and adapting tastes from around the world, began its life as the much more prosaically named Agoura Kosher Deli, a spare...

  • Israelis + Cell Phones + Sushi = Impaling a Stranger with a Chopstick

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Yesterday was busy.  I worked all day, picked up my son from school, and with Big Brother and America’s Got Talent having their season finales, and Survivor premiering, I had a long night of blogging for my reality blog Keeping it Real.  I decided we would go out for dinner so I...

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  • We Have a New Winner! Worst Online Date Ever

    By Ilana Angel

    August 10, 2011 | 9:07 am

    I should have known better than to go on JDate again.  I have never had luck there, and after quitting for good, I joined for one month because Jill Zarin of the Real Housewives of New York City told me I needed to give it another shot.  I love you Jill, but huge mistake.

    While...

  • A Non-Date With My Canadian Non-Boyfriend

    By Ilana Angel

    July 28, 2011 | 2:57 am

    I had a date last night with tall, handsome, funny Canadian.  He also happens to be the boyfriend of my good girlfriend.  I adore my friend, and I love her boyfriend so much, she lent him out and we went on a date.  He is fabulous and we had a wonderful time.

    The back-story is about...

  • Trick or Trick

    By Julia Bendis

    January 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Is it terrible that I am always tricking my kids into eating or doing something that they don’t want to do?  For example, for the first 8 years of my son’s life, he absolutely LOVED eating fish.  Not just fish, seafood of any kind, he even had calamari a few times.  How that...

  • Is Sushi Dead?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 7, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Tonight on my way home from a lecture I ate in a popular Japanese restaurant in West L.A. The chef/owner joined me, and we fell into talking about the state of fish.  This is a man with 30 years experience in the Japanese restaurant business in Los Angeles—sushi, bento, ramen,...

  • East meets West over Shabbat sushi

    By Deborah Vankin

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Akira Mizutani, a tall, willowy Japanese man who's been living in Los Angeles for 12 years now, has long, flowing, jet black hair that hangs loose to his waist -- and on this night, his mane is topped with a yarmulke.

    Because tonight, like all Friday nights at the Glendale home he...
  • A kosher steakhouse for BH? Well done!

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    New York's upscale The Prime Grill, coming to Beverly Hills this week, isn't your father's glatt kosher restaurant.

    For one thing, it's a high-end steak house that also specializes in sushi. For another, the management expects it to become a destination for high-powered meetings...

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