Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

A Yuletide Photo Gallery: Santacon 2018

Early in December Santacon took over the streets of LA for Metro rides, Mexican Food, Skeeball and games of strength like the Christmas tree toss. Merry Christmas from The LA Beat! More photos after the break! Please follow and like … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Grinch! Get in on the Holiday Fun!!!

It’s the 12 days of Christmas! Forget about the maids a-milking and the lords a-leaping. We have got the best holiday spectacles to thrill you and your family. LA ZOO LIGHTS For the 4th year in a row, the LA … Continue reading

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Holiday Happenings Today: Tiki, Tacos and Tarot

TIKI WONDERLAND 13 Starting at NOON today, December 9, 2018, North Hollywood tiki bar, Tonga Hut, will be holding a holiday tiki fair in their parking lot. I am going to assume that the 13 refers to how many years … Continue reading

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EDM: ‘A Very Synthy Christmas’ Album Release, Party at ‘Scum and Villainy’

In celebration of the release of electronic music artist Moose with a Scarf’s “A Very Synthy Christmas,” Composer and Conductor Anthony Sabatino hosts an open seating party tonight, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood. “A Very … Continue reading

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“Enchanted: Forest of Light” Returns to Descanso Gardens

In what seems to be becoming a Los Angeles winter ritual, “Enchanted: Forest of Light” has returned to Descanso Gardens for the third consecutive year. “Enchanted” is a light exhibit, much of it interactive, with a wintertime theme. Nestled in … Continue reading

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AMEX and The Infatuation Wined and Dined us at Dama

Last week American Express threw a party for their new AMEX Gold Card holders. The Gold Card will offer more points for travel and dining, similar to Chase Sapphire, although AMEX also includes points for groceries. The celebration was held in conjunction … Continue reading

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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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