Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer, Wine & Weed

Iron Chef Morimoto’s New Pan-Asian Restaurant is Now Open!

Chef Masaharu Morimoto (“Iron Chef” and “Iron Chef America”) has opened a new restaurant in LA. Located within the Doheny Room on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, Sa’moto serves pan-Asian cuisine in a glamorous setting. Chef Morimoto is internationally … Continue reading

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Koreatown’s Lock & Key is Back & Better Than Ever

Like so many bars and restaurants in Los Angeles and around the country, Lock & Key had a rough go of it recently. Soon after the pandemic began, the Koreatown craft cocktail den pivoted to serving customers from its to-go … Continue reading

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‘GO by Citizens’ is the New Fee-Free Food Delivery App We’ve Hungered For

A new food delivery app, GO by Citizens, makes it easy to order food for delivery or pickup from multiple restaurants in one order — with zero fees. GO by Citizens is a welcome alternative to third-party food delivery platforms … Continue reading

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Pop-up Alert: n/soto Lands in Little Tokyo This Week

You don’t have to wait any longer to try n/soto. The much-anticipated California-Japanese Izakaya launches a pop-up in Little Tokyo this week, in advance of its mid-city opening this autumn. Following on the heels of the beloved n/naka in Palms, … Continue reading

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Treefort Music Fest: Venture Up North To Boise For Over 400 Bands, Plus Storyfort, Foodfort And Many Other Forts Too

Treefort is Back! Boise’, and the Pacific North West’s most popular event has returned after the unplanned ‘hiatus’ that was called 2020. All the top ‘Forts’ will be there, including Foodfort, Alefort, Comedyfort, Kidfort, Hackfort, Filmfort, Dragfort, Yogafort and Storyfort. … Continue reading

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12 Places to Celebrate National Oyster Day in Southern California

National Oyster Day is August 5, and some of Southern California’s favorite restaurants are offering oyster specials in honor of the day. Specials or not, see the list below for some worthwhile places to slurp down the deliciously briny bivalves. … Continue reading

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Todo Verde & Other New Food Options Coming to The Ford Amphitheater

Planning to see Patti Smith, Rodrigo y Gabriela, or another great show at The Ford this season? Aka The John Anson Ford Theatre, The Ford launches its 2021 season on July 30, as the Beat’s own Ted Kane wrote about … Continue reading

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A Rosé Garden is Opening Today in Venice

Feel like sipping wine in the sunshine? Then head to Venice, where female-owned canned wine company Bev opens their first tasting room today. The beach-adjacent location on Windward Avenue will offer Bev’s six wine varietals (rosé, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis is Now A Town and Country Affair in San Diego

San Diego will be a not-so-quiet village as Tiki Oasis celebrates 20 years of all-things-tiki this week, from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Billed as the “largest Tiki event in the world,” this year will be five … Continue reading

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Fellow Reopens with an Updated Dining Experience

Westwood fine-dining restaurant Fellow recently reopened with a brand-new experience for diners. Angelenos seem to be enjoying this updated dining experience, as there was a palpable sense of excitement in the air during my visit. Fellow is located in a historic … Continue reading

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