Awesome Sushi says it like it is

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Not to make the obvious play on words, but Awesome Sushi is, well, awesome. The owner, Nina, and sushi chefs are friendly as can be, the atmosphere is at once welcoming and distinctly urban, and the food is of the highest quality. What more can one ask? Neena and…

LB Ballet mounts stellar production with star-studded Nutcracker

by Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer “But everything was beautiful at the ballet…” So goes the reflective musical number from the Broadway show A Chorus Line. And the character singing those dreamy lyrics could well have been describing the Long Beach Ballet’s gorgeous production of The Nutcracker, the famous Christmas ballet by composer Peter Ilyich…

Excellent service sets La Vineria Italiana apart

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor La Vineria Italiana’s rather nondescript drive-by curb appeal doesn’t do it justice. The restaurant is quite attractive inside, with its minimalist architectural detail creating the perfect non-competing backdrop for some impressive features. For instance, a pristine metallic structure looms large in one corner of the wholly visible…