Category Archives: Cocktails

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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Townhouse Saloon and Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice Bring the Roaring 20’s Alive with Repeal Day Festivities this Friday

A few months before the Repeal of Prohibition Amendment, the 21st Amendment, was ratified by Congress on December 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill allowing the manufacturing and sale of 3.2 percent beer. His famous quote after … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer Bring Their Eagles Tribute to the Pala Casino This Saturday Night

The Boys of Summer, the band from SoCal that is known as one of the top Eagles Tribute groups, is doing a rare Southern California performance tomorrow at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort. The Boys, hot off their latest … Continue reading

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Chef Amar Santana Will Follow Up his Culinary Success In Laguna Beach When He Opens Vaca, a Spanish Restaurant in Costa Mesa

Chef Amar Santana and his partner, Ahmed Labbate, the team behind Orange County’s critically acclaimed Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, have announced their newest project, ‘Vaca’. Destined for a June 2015 opening in Costa Mesa, ‘Vaca’ will showcase … Continue reading

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Lazer Lloyd Plays Tonight at The Mint in LA: Electric Blues from Israel’s ‘King of Blues Rock’

Lazer Lloyd, coming off of a dynamic performance in an all-acoustic show in Long Beach, plugs back in again tonight at The Mint in Los Angeles to show why he is known as Israel’s ‘King of the Blues Rock Guitar’. … Continue reading

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