May 9, 2013 |

Culver Hotel

A Journey Back in Time

If you haven’t seen the newly renovated landmark Culver Hotel then it would be an excellent place to take Mom this Mother’s Day.

Founded by Harry Culver in 1924, the iconic triangle-shape property located in the heart of downtown, the historic Culver Hotel recently went through a massive multi-million dollar makeover, which was completed at the end of 2011.

General Manger Seth Horowtiz calls the hotel a “true gem.”

Mother’s Day brunch will be served in the Grand Lobby with it’s 22-foot ceilings and towering windows providing an elegant atmosphere,

“It’s in a grand setting,” Horowitz said.

Horowtiz and his staff have prepared an incredible Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a cold station with a variety of salads, fresh fruit and Scottish Smoked Salmon. The hot station includes an omelette station, assorted quiche, Lemon Sole Meuniere, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage, Roasted Potatoes and Belgian waffles. Assorted pastries and desserts are served as well as the option of bottomless mimosas.

Patio seating will also be available and reservations are recommended.

Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Blvd.

Culver City

(310) 558-9400

www.culverhotel.com

Celebrate Mom at Cantalini’s Salerno Beach

Restaurant with our Special Mother's Day Brunch from10am to 3pm featuring live music all day with the Fred Sokolow Trio. Valet parking is available all day and evening.

For Brunch we’ll be serving a delicious array of delectable Chef Specials created just for Mom! Entrees will include an assortment of savory egg dishes, incredible salads, sandwiches, homemade pastas, and mouth-watering desserts.

Dinner is served from 4pm to 10pm featuring live music with the Fred Sokolow Trio.The regular menu is available along with more tantalizing chef’s specials, fine wines and champagne, plus a long list of decadent desserts. Plenty of great food, beautiful ambiance and a great staff await you.

Reservations are recommended.

Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant

193 Culver Blvd., at the beach in Playa del Rey, CA 90293,

310-821-0018.

Check us out atwww.cantalinis.com

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King's Kabob

It's All Greek to Me!

If you're driving west on Sawtelle off Sepulveda, don't blink, otherwise you might miss this cute, take-out window cafe, stocked with some of the most authentic Greek food to be found.

The Spanakopita (spinach and cheese pie) is reason enough to visit, with the requisite lightly layered crust as thin as air and melts in your mouth. The kabobs -- chicken, beef, lamb and kafta (a mixture of ground beef and spices) are grilled fresh before your eyes, which you can close if you like and listen to the meat spit and sizzle while breathing in the Mediterranean aromas of fresh onion, parsley and spices. Most entrees are served with rice, fresh hummus, cucumber yogurt and warm pita bread. The falafel is just right and the cucumber salad is diced and drizzled in oil and spices to perfection.

Indulge in some traditional baklava, if you dare to endure the richness.

When you're driving home during the holiday bustle, too weary from Sepulveda's traffic to bare the thought of cooking, forgo the army of fast-food drive-thru windows that lure you with blinding lights and kooky cartoon hosts only to leave you stuck at home with flat burgers, luke-warm processed chicken nuggets and cold fries. Swing west onto Sawtelle, pull up the southside curb and order up a unique treat for dinner tonight. Go Greek at King's Kabob and you are sure to go Greek again as this healthy, flavor-rich fare is sure to become a favorite.

Now serving breakfast Monday-Sunday all day!

King's Kabob

5500 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City

(Just W. of Sawtelle & Sepulveda)

(310) 390-1599

HOURS: Mon-Sat 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm.

www.kingskabob.com

Dinah’s

See that patriotic colored place on the corner of Sepulveda and Centinela? If you’re hungry and prefer casual dining, this is the place to go. Treat mom to Lamb Chops or Tri Tip with Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce served with soup or salad and a choice of beverage. If she prefers seafood, try the scallops on their Seafood Platter, which are plump and almost the size of half-dollars. Some Moms prefer pancakes. If so, let her passions go hog-wild with all the offerings. Dinah’s has several choices of pancakes, plus all-you-can-eat specials, sandwiches, salads, and many other items.

Dinah’s has been feeding the masses for several decades, and it’s no wonder. Lines attest to its popularity, especially on Sunday mornings, but it’s worth the wait. Food is plentiful, and you won’t put a dent in your wallet.

Dinah’s

6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. LA. 90045

(310) 645-0456

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