Category Archives: Wine

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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Happy Hour Deluxe comes to Del Frisco’s Grille in Irvine

Del Frisco’s in Irvine has begun their own Happy Hour for their guests. This exclusive Happy Hour, only available at the Irvine location, features several special libations and appetizers to start your fun in good taste. The VIP Martini is … Continue reading

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5th Annual Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert Highlights the Cuisine of the Coachella Valley

The 5th annual Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 27-29, 2015. The festival is organized by Palm Springs Life magazine to showcase the restaurants of the Coachella Valley. Joining the local chefs for this three-day extravaganza will … Continue reading

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Gordon Biersch: Not Just About the Garlic Fries

When The LA Beat was invited to taste the new menu at Gordon Biersch, we did not hesitate. Although we are committed to local mom and pop spots, we do end up at our local Gordon Biersch when we want quality American … Continue reading

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Some Good Books for a Cold New Year’s Eve 2014

This year is drawing to a close and New Years Eve is upon us. Between the record cold weather in L.A. and the checkpoints looking for people having fun, a lot more people are opting for a quiet evening at … Continue reading

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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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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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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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