The Yard: Small, Happy Bar is the Embodiment of the Westside & Comes with 'Top Chef' Pedigree

Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits The Yard in Santa Monica. ("He may have become famous as a contestant on Top Chef, but Chris Jacobson has been around the Los Angeles restaurant scene for half of forever — before he became CJ, I remember him as a Campanile line cook whom everybody called 'Stretch.'") Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "Time Capsule: The Yard is au courant, and we’re not talking French."

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