June 8, 2012 |
The word "brunch" doesn't usually conjure images of overflowing magnums of champagne, dizzying house music and a designated driver. But that's how summer is shaping up. A summer wave of Los Angeles hospitality, rooted in the ever-escalating standards of supper club service, is inviting you to burn the midnight oil in broad daylight with a fresh take on the weekend brunch: a celebratory meal that transitions seamlessly into a nightclub-style dance...
November 22, 2007 |
Gone are the days when rock 'n' roll brunch meant three shots of Jack and a pack of unfiltered Camels. That might fly at 2 a.m. on Saturday night, but come Sunday morning today's hard-partying diner seeks his or her hangover cure in the form of decadent brunch in a trendy West Hollywood hotel. Or at least that's what the folks behind Simon L.A.'s rock 'n' roll brunch at the Sofitel Hotel are banking on.
May 10, 2001 |
Brunch at the Biltmore sounds like the title of a dusty British mystery, one that takes place on a perfect early summer weekend in Santa Barbara. It's a Sunday morning. The birds are chirping. The sun is shining, and the breeze has a crisp, cool edge to it. It could be paradise. Or the closest thing to it. But even in paradise, you get hungry. Fortunately, on Sundays, there's brunch at the Four Seasons Biltmore.
April 3, 2008 |
Everybody loves a lazy Los Angeles Sunday, and that means long waits at restaurants citywide. But not at these spots. At least for now. METRO DINER Being hidden inside a Travelodge keeps the throng away from this gem. Take advantage and order a Serbian Americana breakfast, which includes a generous helping of eggs along with cold cured meat and fresh mozzarella, or the pancakes with bananas sauteed in butter, brandy and brown sugar....
May 5, 1989 |
Mother's Day is almost here, and for many families, that means celebrating in the form of a festive Sunday brunch. Hotels are always a reliable bet on holidays, but the choice is by no means limited to them. Check to see if your favorite restaurant is planning to open, and, if not, consider one of the following suggestions. But remember, these brunch spots are popular enough on normal Sundays, so make reservations as soon as possible. All are sure to be booked solid days before the holiday.
June 8, 1989 |
Martha Stewart, author and authority on entertaining in the home, advocates using collectible china to create an inviting table. For a brunch, which she describes as "a perfect way to entertain informally," she suggests a table of unusual china or pottery, one-of-a-kind glassware, mix-and-match flatware. "Different styles, patterns and shapes play off each other well if color and size coordinate," she says. Stewart, a member of the Great Entertainers Council formed by Champagne Perrier-Jouet four years ago as a source of information on entertaining styles and trends, also offers these suggestions: The Special Touches -- Fresh flowers, whether a single perfect bloom, a spray of daisies or a potted plant from the garden, are a must.
September 23, 2011
Sachs editing // Shaking off Sunday night's Emmy hangover, it should come as no surprise that showbiz types want a little sunshine — specifically, the well-heeled gals of film and television. Sometimes women's intuition says that the best partying to be done is over a good ol' fashioned girls' lunch: two forks, one salad, lots of white wine. Here's a rundown of some civilized schmoozing happening at high noon. Michael Kors supports the Saban Clinic: American design label Michael Kors welcomed ladies and their checkbooks to the Rodeo Drive flagship for a Tuesday luncheon to benefit the Saban Free Clinic of Los Angeles.
October 11, 2010 |
Louisiana hot sauce and a large cardboard container of sea salt sit on every table at Silver Lake's new Cajun-influenced restaurant K2 . Owned by Alfredo Diaz, the restaurant serves as the second location to Diaz's popular Kokomo Café, which recently moved from its longtime spot at the Original Farmers Market to the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Martel Avenue. Like its predecessor, K2 traffics in fresh, healthful, modern American food with a dash of bayou spice. The house specialty is catfish and eggs, which at first glance seems like an odd pairing.
March 31, 1985 |
The Parisian-style salon breakfast idea could be the next raging fad if Sheila Ricci has her way. Ricci, a Los Angeles hostess, formerly ran a tearoom, which started the chic afternoon tea trend in Los Angeles some years back. Now it's the salon breakfast trend she's after. Ironically, the salon breakfast idea is also new to France. In fact, it's a French copy of an American idea-- le brunch .
April 12, 2003
Lorraine Toussaint and Miguel Sandoval will read passages from works by Luis J. Rodriguez and Joseph Olshan in the presence of the authors at a Literary Stages event Sunday. The reading will be held at noon at the Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, preceded by brunch at 11 a.m. Reservations: (310) 398-9999 or email@example.com.