Category Archives: Cocktails

Plan Check Downtown’s Happiest of Hours

Gentrification has been moving west down Wilshire from the revitalized Downtown of Cedd Moses and LA Live. Kitty-corner from a Starbucks populated by men in suits, Plan Check opened its third outpost last October just west of the 110. Catering to the local business … Continue reading

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The Detour Bistro Bar Brings Farm to Table to Culver City

The Detour Bistro Bar is joining the ranks of the stylish restaurants on Culver City’s restaurant row. While the Farm to Table concept and locally sourced produce may not be unheard of in this hip neighborhood, a unique wine program and … Continue reading

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The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market Hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-ups Today

Not sure what to do with yourself today after gorging on chocolate bunnies? Head down to The Regent Theater in DTLA between 10am and 3pm for their monthly Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market. Besides records, merchandise includes musical instruments, concert posters, … Continue reading

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Chef Walter Manzke of Republique is Crowned LA’s “Prince of Porc” at the 2015 Cochon555

Competition was stiff at this year’s Cochon555, a celebration of heritage pigs. Walter Manzke of Republique had to go head to head with Tony DiSalvo of CAST at the Viceroy Santa Monica (who had home court advantage), Ricardo Zarate of … Continue reading

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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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