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Holiday Gifting from Wally’s Wine, Sinatra Collectables and 24K Gold Jerky
2015-12-04 01:08:38

Wally’s Wine Customized Gift Basket Not only can you have a great meal now at Wally’s Wine in Beverly Hills now with chef David Féau in the the kitchen, but you order a gift baskets in between courses at the communal tables. Ranging in price from $75 up to $20,000, these vessels can be loaded with gourmet cheese, caviar, truffles, craft beer, fine wine and spirits.

Live Dine LA and Local Package at Fairmont
2015-09-18 11:07:15

New to the Guests of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica,  you can “Live Like a Local” with a package and enjoy a luxury overnight accommodations in any of the newly renovated bungalows or suites and receive $100 off the room rate per night as well as complimentary valet parking.   The now-bookable “Live Like a Local" package was created for Californians and other guests residing within driving distance of the hotel seeking a weekend staycation or end of summer getaway in Santa Monica, coming and going as a local.

Santa Monica Steps up Culinary Game
2015-05-25 05:34:23

At long last Santa Monica has stepped up the Westside food game with new gastronomic eateries that rival any other pocket of the city. Cadet French inspired share-plates restaurant on Wilshire was the first in a sea of game changers to the area.

Where’s the Wagyu? Steakhouses for Father’s Day
2015-05-17 05:22:47

For Father's Day, why not treat Dad to a juice steak dinner? While we await David Lefevre to open his spin on the steakhouse, The Arthur J, in Manhattan Beach, here are a handful of our favorites from newbies to old favorites and what’s coming up before June 21st. Steak & Whisky, Hermosa Executive Chef/Owner Tim Vong and the Blackhouse Hospitality team behind South Bay favorites Little Sister, Abigale and Dia di Campo has gone dark, cozy and date-night romantic for this latest venture on Pier Avenue.

Three Hot Patios for Spring Dining in Los Angeles
2015-04-02 08:10:36

Hidden in Hollywood: Birch There was a collective sadness in Culver City when Waterloo & City closed its doors for good after five successful years.   Without skipping a beat, acclaimed British Chef Brendan Collins has opened an international plate-sharing-centric eatery (we don’t mean small plates, but larger ones that you will want share), on Cahuenga in Hollywood revamping an old Japanese burger joint to a stylish-Scandinavian wooden enclave called Birch.

Cochon 555 Returns to Santa Monica
2015-03-23 10:03:19

On March 29, pork lovers reunite in Los Angeles for Cochon 555, one of the country’s most talked about culinary competitions which celebrates family farms and the local chef community.   Most importantly, the event features five top chefs in a one-of-a-kind cook-off featuring over 36 dishes prepared from locally-raised whole heritage breed pigs with endless wine, brews and spirits.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Heads to Florida in April
2015-03-18 09:58:55

Each year, the annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention serves as the launchpad for new products and drinking trends poised to make an impact in the months and years to come. Major liquor distributors, global wine and spirits conglomerates, bar owners and press looking forward to walking the conference's massive trade show floor for a look into the future of booze.

Spring Pursuits: From Culinary Class to Floral Art
2015-03-10 11:31:37

Cafe Pinot was one of the first upscale dining venues in downtown LA, located next to the historic 1920’s public library building. The bucolic garden has hosted many weddings over the past few decades, but now the European-style venue invites patrons to delve into The Art of Charcuterie.

History in the Making at Beverly Hills Hotel Landmark
2015-01-30 02:56:00

For the first time in history, since 1949, the popular 19-seat Fountain Coffee Room will open its doors in the evening for a series of pop-up dinners. Executive chef, Kaleo Adams, will prepare a four-course menu paired with Domaine Anderson wine selections, and will highlight the best of California’s fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Moonshine Hits the Mainstream
2014-12-07 10:07:29

It’s that time of year to sip scotch whiskey by the fire and we enjoy a good dram of Macallan 17 year, Highland Park Dark Origins or Balvenie most of the time but it’s also high time for something new. We were a tad skeptical on the flavored moonshine we were presented with recently at Pearl’s on Sunset during a tasting dinner, but it surprisingly hit all the right notes and was delicious to sip solo or mix with drinks.