May 25: Fig & Olive Melrose Place Launches Daily Aperitivo Menu

May 22, 2011

Beginning Wednesday, May 25th, guests of Fig & Olive Melrose Place can enjoy the European pre-dinner tradition of stimulating their appetites with the restaurant’s new Aperitivo menu, featuring craft cocktails, wine, and imported beer paired with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

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That’s Amaro: Julian Cox Creates the Opening Cocktails for Sotto

March 28, 2011

Julian Cox is creating a cocktail menu that showcases the Italian herbal liqueurs known as amari for Sotto, which features a market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes.

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An Evening in Spain: Fig & Olive Opens in Los Angeles

March 7, 2011

On March 5th, Los Angeles became the first West Coast location for Fig & Olive, the New York-based temples of olive oil that feature the flavors of the French Riviera and coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Giovanni Martinez is consulting on the cocktail menu, a mixture of signatures and classics.

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Harvard & Stone: A Great Escape in Thai Town

February 25, 2011

Now open in Thai Town, Harvard & Stone is the latest from Mark and Johnny Houston, the owners of nearby La Descarga. Harvard & Stone follows the successful model established by its sister venue: take a dive bar, give it an aged patina that evokes another era, and have Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix create a stellar bar program.

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The Wayback Machine: Speakeasy Sundays at Hotel Shangri-La

February 18, 2011

On Sunday, Feb. 20th, Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La presents the first of its weekly Speakeasy Sundays at Suite 700, hosted by mixologist Chris Corbin.

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Let’s Get This Party Started: Playa Opens February 11

February 9, 2011

Anticipation is hitting a fever pitch for Playa, the new venture from Rivera chef John Sedlar opening Friday, February 11th. Foodies are salivating at the prospect of exploring Sedlar’s “Urban Latin Cuisine,” while cocktail enthusiasts are ready to sip the latest creations from acclaimed mixologist Julian Cox.

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Game On: The Spare Room Opens at the Hollywood Roosevelt

January 6, 2011

At The Spare Room, Aidan Demarest brings the fun back to cocktails with bowling, custom board games, and a sophisticated bar program.

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1886 Opens at The Raymond in Pasadena

November 17, 2010

Cocktail enthusiasts in Pasadena have a bar they can call their own, now that 1886 has soft-opened at the historic Raymond Restaurant. 1886 takes its name from the year that Walter Raymond first opened his eponymous hotel, before a devastating fire destroyed the property in 1895. He then opened an even grander Raymond Hotel that…

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Mäni’s on Maple Launches The Happiest Hour with $6 Cocktails and Small Plates

October 29, 2010

Since its opening in 1989, Mäni’s Bakery Café became a go-to spot for devotees of its baked goods and healthy breakfast and lunch menus. After 21 years, Mäni’s has moved from its popular Fairfax location and into much swankier digs on Maple Drive in Beverly Hills. Now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the new…

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July 16-18: BevMo! Grand Opening Events in Santa Monica, West LA, Studio City

July 15, 2010

Beginning Friday, July 16th, three new BevMo! locations will be hosting Grand Opening celebrations in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, and Studio City. The CelebrateMo! events will run through Sunday, July 18th. All three stores will feature meet-and-greets with spirits ambassadors, winemakers and brewmasters. The Santa Monica location seems to have the most going on,…

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