Category Archives: Cocktails

CANVAS Food and Lab Concept Rolls Out Worldwide Beginning at the Irvine Marriott

A refreshing new concept is on the way to making one local restauranteur very happy, as JW Marriott rolls out their CANVAS Food and Lab concept internationally, starting with the Irvine Marriott and the Shenzen (China) Marriott. Locally, Marriott held … Continue reading

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Brian Walsby: Rodney on the Roq

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Where the Cool People will be on New Year’s Eve

Party safely this year. The Metro is providing free rides from 9pm December 31st until 2am December 1st. There are a variety of themed events happening all over the city, from Black & White Balls to The Great Gatsby. How did … Continue reading

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Harvelle’s is More Than a Music Club, It’s L.A. Music History

Santa Monica was just a small town when, as the story goes (as Bruce Willis said in ‘Sunset’, ‘give or take a lie or two’) a female jazz-blues singer named Harvelle opened up a dry jazz supper club on 4th … Continue reading

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Love & Salt: A First Look

We stopped in to check out Michael Fiorelli’s new Manhattan Beach restaurant, Love & Salt, earlier this week. We have been watching its progress on social media, so it was exciting to see everything come together. At 2,600 square-feet, the … Continue reading

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The Historic Cat & Fiddle has Closed

This is a very Dickensian Christmas story about a cruel landlord willing to take away the soul of a society for a few shekels more. The closing of the Cat and Fiddle Pub is a huge loss for our community. For 32 years, this historical … Continue reading

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Acabar Celebrates its One Year Anniversary, but You Get the Presents!

Acabar is celebrating its one year anniversary by featuring a Marjolaine birthday cake for dessert, and a tiki-style Zombie, which naturally is served on fire. The Zombie is complimentary for dinner guests on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We skipped the cake, but … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Townhouse Saloon and Del Monte Speakeasy Celebrate Repeal Day

Friday night, December 5th, the Townhouse Saloon and Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice put on a Repeal Day Party to celebrate the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Just like that day in 1933, booze flowed freely, flappers … Continue reading

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Chill in Long Beach, Tiki Xmas in Marina del Rey, Holiday Fireworks On Snow in Mammoth, Wine and Snow in Ventura and Brew Ho Ho in Anaheim: Some Fun Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for some fun, some joy and some ho ho wow! Four events coming up will bring holiday cheer to all those who attend. First, CHILL, the Queen Mary’s holiday ice extravaganza, is being taken over December 17th … Continue reading

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Tonga Hut is Tiki Headquarters for Saturday’s 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

The 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade takes place this Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Tonga Hut is bringing several tiki-based treats to the parade this year. First of all, they will be having a float in the … Continue reading

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