Category Archives: Cocktails

Grill & Chill at the All-Star Chef Classic was Flawless

Saturday’s Grill & Chill was the last event of the three day All-Star Chef Classic at LA Live. Krissy Lefebvre and Lucy Lean of Alice in Events LLC pulled it off without a hitch. In only its second year, it has sailed over the hurdles that often … Continue reading

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The Chowder Barge in Wilmington Lets You Enjoy Your Meal on the Water

Los Angeles has no shortage of restaurants at or near the water. There is, however only one restaurant in Southern California that is literally ON the water and that is the Chowder Barge in Wilmington. Built in 1934 as a … Continue reading

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EAT LBC Restaurant Week offers the Best in Long Beach Dining March 22 through 28

Long Beach encompasses quite a variety of areas, from Belmont Shore to Downtown, from the East Village to Naples and Alamitos Bay. Nowhere is that more noticable than in the options available to dine at during the upcoming EAT LBC … Continue reading

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Sunset Magazine’s Margo True Dishes About the Grill & Chill Event at the All-Star Chef Classic Saturday

As the author of Sunset’s Great Outdoor Cookbook, food editor Margo True knows a thing or two about grilling. We caught up with her to get her take on Saturday night’s Grill & Chill Event at the All-Star Chef Classic. Is … Continue reading

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All-Star Chef Classic Returns to LA Live March 11th-14th

The All-Star Chef Classic, now in its second year, is an innovative four day food extravaganza taking place March 11th – 14th at LA Live. The events take place in the Restaurant Stadium™ where he guests are not only served multicourse … Continue reading

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Sushi Roku Pasadena Offers a Preview of its Spring Menu

All photos by Elise Thompson for the Los Angeles Beat. Sushi Roku in Pasadena is renowned for its innovative preparations using classic techniques. Chef Tyson Wong’s new spring menu definitely shows off his playful side. When biting into a chunk … Continue reading

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Old Meets New as Five Crowns in Corona del Mar Celebrates 50 Years of Delicious Food

Delectable dishes abounded as the Five Crowns in Newport Beach/Corona del Mar celebrates their first 50 years and a start on the second 50 years. The building still exudes the Old World elegance that Lawry’s is famous for and the … Continue reading

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LA Weekly Essentials this Sunday in DTLA

This Sunday, March 8th, from 2pm–5pm, the LA Weekly presents “The Essentials” at the California Market Center in DTLA. Tastes will be provided by the 99 Los Angeles  restaurants selected for the annual Essentials issue. Participating restaurants include LA Beat favorites  Animal, Plan Check, … Continue reading

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Bacari PDR Brings Tapas to Brunch

Bacari PDR in Playa del Rey has been wowing the denizens of the small beachside community for the last six months with their innovative tapas and impressive wine list. The cozy restaurant has just launched a weekend brunch menu of Chef Lior’s signature “cicchetti,” or … Continue reading

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Idle Hour Rolls Out the Barrel in NoHo

Idle Hour’s unique barrel-shaped structure is a survivor of America’s programmatic architecture, intended to catch the eye of passing motorists. Buildings were designed to resemble oversized things like giant donuts (The Donut Hole), and windmills (Tiny Naylors). LA may have lost The Derby and … Continue reading

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