Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

Celebrate National French Dip Day this Monday at Cole’s!

Every city has its own local restaurant debate. Gino’s vs. Pat’s cheesesteaks, The Anchor Bar vs. Duff’s hot wings and Patsy’s vs. Lombardi’s pizza. Here in LA, Cole’s and Phillipe’s have long vied for the title of originator of the … Continue reading

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Christie’s Announces West Coast Tour of Great Works from the Barney A. Ebsworth and Mary Tyler Moore Collections

Christie’s requested the pleasure of The LA Beat’s company for a recent art show and cocktail gala which featured mega art by mega artists, with work valued at over $200 million dollars! That’s so much money I don’t even know … Continue reading

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The Food Event Once Again Created a Perfect Day

Somehow, for 13 years in a row, Los Angeles magazine has managed to bring all of the best elements together to make a perfect day that can stand up to a simple name like “The Food Event.” That’s all they really … Continue reading

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From ‘Coco’ to Pacoima: Día de los Muertos Celebrations in L.A.

With contributions by Elise Thompson. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that is also celebrated here in Los Angeles. It brings together families in a cultural melting pot of celebrations to honor the … Continue reading

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Temecula Jamboree Country Music Festival To Feature Great Music and Awesome BBQ Too

Temecula Jamboree Country Music Festival  on Saturday, November 3,will bring some great music to Southern California’s well-known wine region. Top country stars, including Jerrod Niemann, Casadee Pope, Chase Bryant and Drew Baldridge will be performing along with many other artists. These … Continue reading

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Where the Cool Kids will be on Halloween Night

Halloween may be on a Wednesday this year, but there are still a lot of fun events happening. Once again, we have sifted though the night’s party action and discarded all of the douchy events redolent with Axe Body Spray; you know–the … Continue reading

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Rooftop Chillin: Three Fun Flicks Atop the Montalbán for Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos

If you haven’t made it to the Montalbán Theatre for a rooftop picnic of Umami Burgers, fresh popcorn, cocktails, and a tasty flick (and/or DJ) licking your ears through headphones, be sure to do so before for their Fall season … Continue reading

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Grab a Bite or Get Jug-Bitten: Best Halloween Cocktail Party Haunts for LA

Don’t have an invitation to the local Halloween Party? Who needs one!? From the best dive bar and low brow chill to the swankiest nibble shacks with saucy snacks to set your hair on fire, there is plenty a party to be … Continue reading

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TODAY! Doo Dah Queen tryouts at the American Legion Post 280

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., potential Queens today will present a line-up of entertainment as they vie for judges’ favor to become the next Doo Dah Queen. This year’s 41st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a local spoof of The Tournament of Roses … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: The Taste Costa Mesa

The Los Angeles Times brought its annual food festival The Taste LA to Orange County last weekend with inaugural The Taste Costa Mesa, held in a courtyard of The Met, a mixed use complex across the street from South Coast … Continue reading

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