December 21, 2000 |
Last week we reveled in the ultimate scene event, the Hollywood's Only Rock Nightlife Yellow Pages Music & Fashion Awards--sort of Oscar night for the Hollywood rocker set. It was a night of mirth and merriment, as celebrants at Dragonfly patted one another on the back for jobs well done.
March 24, 2005 |
Division at Ivar? There's a whole lotta shaking going on at Ivar, the high-end disco on Hollywood Boulevard. Original partners Rick Calamaro and Eric Weitzman have teamed with Mike Bong and Tom Rizo (who bought out previous partners Alan Nathan and Anton Posniak). We hear they may open it as two separate clubs in May. Stay tuned.... Things are smoldering at El Centro in Hollywood on Thursday nights.
January 8, 2003 |
HAVE you noticed Black Arkansas apples? These reddish black apples are finding their way into dishes all over town. The Black Arkansas is grown primarily in Northern California, says Mike Rand of produce purveyor L.A. Specialty, and has a much shorter season than supermarket varieties. "It's not mass-produced and it can't be stored as well as other apples, which makes the Black Arkansas a fresher, more seasonal variety." It also makes it a bit more expensive than other varieties.
October 24, 2002 |
A set of new blue doors on Hollywood Boulevard opens to Tinseltown's largest nightclub, a New York-meets-Miami-style dance hall where revelers can party in a soaring loft interior with exposed red brick and steel -- or retreat to cozy, blue-glass towers or a sexy orange room for intimacy and seclusion. Ivar opened a month ago and is already a star-powered hot spot.
January 12, 2000 |
Gray-haired fashion godfather Mr. Blackwell was still primping upstairs when the TV cameras and matronly fans began gathering in the baroque living room of his Hancock Park home Tuesday morning for the announcement of his 40th annual Best & Worst Dressed Lists. "There must not be any other news in town today," one woman said, glancing at the two dozen or so media types munching on danishes.
December 30, 1999 |
Tengu Very Much: Tengu, a new sushi restaurant that also wants to be a hip lounge, has just moved into Westwood. The owners, both South African, are two Garden of Eden alumni (Alan Nathan was its director of promotions, and Anton Posniak tended bar there). Posniak studied in Japan, hence the sushi. The name Tengu comes from two Japanese characters that loosely translate as "god of mischief." Says Nathan, "We've basically fused a beautiful lounge with a restaurant."