July 4, 2013 |
The Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake was kitschy long before being kitschy became a hallmark of counterculture cool. The venerable German beer garden on Glendale Boulevard, which has always been earnest about its over-the-top Bavarian-themed decor and dirndl-clad bartenders, is now situated across the street from one of hipsterdom's most self-consciously ironic and aggressively kitschy bars, the Cha Cha Lounge. This faded Frau of Silver Lake was cool long before a pilgrimage of the young and tragically hip led to a steady gentrification process that last fall resulted in Forbes magazine dubbing Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood.
May 16, 2013 |
Wines made in L.A., Malibu and Ventura will be served side-by-side with wines from Rioja, Spain, and Argentina's Uco Valley at the eighth LAWineFest in June. Those who want to sample wine, beer and even some spirits (such as sake made in Rancho Dominguez) can buy tickets for $54, more than a third off the usual price, for a limited time. The deal: Wines featured at the festival come from 15 countries, and Belgian beermaker Stella Artois hosts a beer garden at the event at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
March 27, 2013 |
If you've ever been to Coachella, you know the three-day music festival is a downright marathon. You're in the heat, jumping up and down for your favorite artists, screaming along to every song and fighting your way to the front of each stage. For this, you need fuel in the form of good food and strong libations. The festival is stepping up its food program this year with two on-site restaurants and a beer garden in addition to the regular food vendors and food trucks. Here's a look at all the offerings that will be available when it begins in mid-April: The beer garden will be located at The Terrace, the main festival food hub. There will also be bites from Ruth Chris Steak House , Las Casuelas Quinta , Baohaus and Pink's Chili Dogs . Some of the new food vendors include Wood-Fired Pizza, Just Tossed Organic Salads and Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches.
April 28, 2012 |
A sudden, severe storm that swept through St. Louis on Saturday collapsed a large sports bar tent outside Busch Stadium, leaving one person dead and more than 100 injured. The person who died apparently suffered a heart attack, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Seventeen of those injured were taken to a hospital, including the man who had the heart attack; four people sustained critical injuries, the paper said. The tent had been set up as a beer garden next to Kilroy's Sports Bar, and a few hundred fans had gathered there to celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals' win over the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the day, the Associated Press reported . The incident happened about 3:50 p.m., about an hour after the baseball game had ended.
April 18, 2012 |
Here we are, back at tricked-out Staples. I'm surprised they haven't torn it down, seeing as how it's been around a good 10 years, a rare stretch of preservation in a city that sneers at slightly aged things (Dodger Stadium a relic? Yeah, so is Lindsay Lohan, but I wouldn't let you tear her down just yet). So the Big Staple probably qualifies for historic status, though it lacks the comforting old stadium musk. I'm thinking of that beer hall cologne that develops after a certain amount of Budweiser seeps between layers of plywood deep in the stadium's skin.
December 9, 2011 |
Opening a restaurant/bar and calling oneself Dr. Hops takes guts on the West Coast, where breweries have long delighted in maximizing the ingredient for all its tart and bitter glory. "That was a joke, initially," Roger Bott said. "We put it on the website with a little character, and it stuck from there. Home brewing, though, I was always using more hops than anyone said would taste good. " Out of the gate, however, Bott is going for wide appeal, putting the emphasis on balance at his recently opened the Lab in Agoura Hills (30105 Agoura Road)