Posts Tagged ‘Wine’

A Bit of Los Olivos in South Pasadena – Crossings Restaurant Relaunches

Of the moment, yet not on the nose, Crossings in South Pasadena is your newest Los Angeles dining destination. Crossings uses hyper-local ingredients for its hyper-modern California cuisine. You’ll love it. I did. And don’t let Crossing’s off the beaten path location deter you – you won’t find food this good, a vibe this cool, and a wine list this extensive, anywhere else in Southern California. It’s the fine dining establishment South Pasadena needs, the of one-of-a-kind restaurant that, before iPhones and Instagram and Yelp, you felt lucky to have stumbled upon and discovered.

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The Best Los Angeles Events in February 2018

A list of  all the best Los Angeles events and things to do our great city has to offer in February from live readings, music performances, Chinese New Year festivals, art shows, anti-Valentines Day events, and food. Lots of food. Enjoy!

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A Foodie’s Guide to Malibu Restaurants

Summer is less than a month away and like a lot of Angelenos lately I’ve been mapping out beach days in my mind. My map, of course, usually begins and ends with where to eat in Malibu. The 30 miles of coastline northwest of LA is home to a few classic seafood shacks, celebrity haunts, and local favorites. And while Malibu Seafood and The Farm are both excellent, there are many more Malibu restaurants you need to try. Here’s a handy guide on where to dine in Malibu.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Los Feliz

Leave your sack lunch at home and take an hour lunch break at one of these Los Feliz hotspots. Below are all the best dining options in Los Feliz.

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Your New Favorite Los Angeles Wine Bar Is In This List

It’s no secret I love a nice glass of wine. I’ve searched high and low to find the perfect Los Angeles wine bars – relaxed atmosphere, moody lighting, knowledgable vino experts, excellent pours, and at a wide range of prices. What I discovered is that Los Angeles has not just a handful of outstanding wine bars, but an abundance of bars and restaurants where an exceptional glass of wine is the top priority. Below you’ll find your new favorite wine bar.


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Barnsdall Art Park Wine & Movie Nights (Fridays starting Sept. 4)

The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is hosting its Wine & a Movie fundraising series at the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House from. Sept. 4 through Oct. 2

Every Friday guests can catch a flick at sundown each week with a glass of wine from San Antonio Winery.

Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic, blanket and pillow. And if you leave the picnic basket behind, never fear, many of LA’s best and most delicious food trucks will also be lined up on the premises.

In addition to the screening, there will be a DJ and pre-show entertainment, with new surprise guests each week.

Screening tickets are available for $25.

See the full schedule below:

Sept. 4: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – A Cinefamily Bowie Mixtape of Rarities, followed by a screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars co-presented by Cinespia. The Stardust String Quartet will also play classically-arranged Bowie for pre-show entertainment.

Sept. 11: Jules et Jim Picnic – Co-presented by La Collectionneuse, Décadanse Soirée who will deliver French tunes and Zebulon LA, the newest outpost by the beloved Brooklyn music cafe, which will curate live music.

Sept 18: An Evening of EXPANDED Cinema on 16mm – Presented by Cinespia Salons, the thrilling evening will feature the greatest experimental, exploratory, and psychedelic filmmakers on 16mm with Jordan Belson, John Whitney, Pat O’Neill and more.

Sept 25: Black Orpheus with a Tribute to Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro – Now one the world’s greatest Samba players, LA-based Carlinhos was a child star in this Brazilian classic and will present the film. On this day, Barnsdall pays tribute to this important and influential musical ambassador with a Roda de Choro,” a musical jam, hosted by Thalma De Freitus and other incredible musicians.

Oct. 2: Fellini Satyricon with pre-feast – Join us for a late-summer Satyricon-style feast en plein air and witness the wildest Roman spectacle of them all while we revel in a film that makes no sense!

Los Angeles’s Hottest New Restaurants


Can’t get a reservation to Curtis Stone’s new West Hollywood restaurant Gwen until September? There’s plenty of other Los Angeles hotspots that have opened in the past few months that are delicious (and affordable). Here are the best new restaurants in LA.

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The Best Food & Wine from East LA Meets Napa

East LA Meets Napa took downtown Los Angeles by storm on Friday, July 15 as upwards of 2000 wine and food lovers converged at California Plaza to partake in tastings from Latino owned wineries from around the world and small bites from some of LA’s best Mexican restaurants. In case you missed it, here’s all the bottles you’ll want to pick up, the restaurants you need to try, and a special Ensalada Andina con de Menta recipe from Chef Hamlet Garcia you’ll be excited to make.


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East LA Meets Napa at California Plaza’s Food & Wine Event this Friday

This Friday, July 15 at 6pm, Angelenos and our Napa Valley comrades will meet in downtown Los Angeles’s beautiful California Plaza for East LA Meets Napa, a unique event that celebrates the richness of Latin food and the success of Latino-owned family vineyards in California.

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The LAWineFest Returns to Los Angeles this Saturday & Sunday

Sip! Explore! Enjoy! The LAWineFest returns this Saturday and Sunday to Los Angeles. There are plenty of wine festivals in town these days but The LA Wine Fest is our great city’s signature celebration of all things wine!


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