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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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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Not About the Food – Kitschy Cool & Retro Local Theme Restaurants

Have you got a special occasion meal coming up that doesn’t necessarily call for elegance, but rather calls for celebration and fun? Are you looking for some out-of-the-ordinary, old school places with genuine character for a joyous get together?  If … 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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Party Sunday Afternoon to Save Starry Kitchen’s Balls

What could be more fun on a sunny Sunday afternoon than beer pong, kickball and free Starry Kitchen grub? Sunday from 12noon-4pm at Balboa Sports Center in Encino, Starry kitchen will be hosting a birthday party/beer pong tournament/kickball game. There will be … 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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Are You Ready for Ramen?

It’s time once again for LaLaLa’s two week ramen spectacular! The Japanese newspaper offers a $2 per person pass that gives you 50% off the specified ramen dishes at participating restaurants. There is everything from vegetarian ramen at Urban Ramen … Continue reading

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Late Night Dining at L’Assiette Steak Frites

 By Te-Erika Patterson of Moving to Los Angeles When I received the invitation to sample the cuisine at  L’Assiette Steak Frites for dinner as a guest of the LA Beat, I was intrigued by the offer. Nestled in West Hollywood,  the neighborhood is known for … Continue reading

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