February 27, 2013 |
Rum Tasting: On Thursday, the Armory Center for the Arts is hosting a rum tasting at Everson Royce from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will sample a spectrum of rums from light to dark and young to old, all served straight, in addition to rum-based cocktails crafted by Talmadge Lowe of Pharmacie LA . The rum tasting costs $45 per person; a portion of the proceeds will go to supporting the Armory Center for the Arts. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 765-9334. 155 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626)
February 25, 2013 |
Paso Robles goes to Farmshop: On Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m., Farmshop will pour wines exclusively from the Paso Robles wine country throughout dinner service. Reds and whites from Adelaida Cellars, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Cypher Winery, L'Aventure and Tablas Creek Vineyards will accompany a la carte items, such as Scottish salmon, California lamb osso buco and roasted jidori chicken, on the Brentwood eatery's dinner menu. The flight of five wines costs $45 per person.
September 21, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Look at the roster of events for the fourth edition of L.A. Beer Week and prepare to be overwhelmed. Nearly 30 options crowd Saturday alone. On tap is an exploration of pumpkin beers, multiple beer fests, a beer run, a beer brunch, a beer shuttle and, for the dessert-minded, a sampling of beer-infused ice cream. There's so much happening that L.A Beer Week isn't technically a week. The 11-day event began last night and runs through Sept.
August 21, 2012 |
Joseph Mahon, the last chef at the now shuttered Bastide in West Hollywood, has turned up in north Orange County, in Fullerton. At first, he was running a pop-up burger joint downtown. Now he's got himself a wide-awake spot on Bastanchury Road where he's packing in the locals in for breakfast and lunch. At Early Bird , he's serving up delicious egg dishes, griddle cakes and more in a big loft-like room washed in natural light. Families sit patiently waiting for a table. Waiters are warm, but somewhat overwhelmed by the crowd on the Saturday I stop in for brunch.
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...
May 8, 2012 |
Here's a Mother's Day offer in which Mom gets to give as well as receive. Loews Hotels offers a $20 donation card from DonorsChoose.org for mothers who come to brunch Sunday to mark their special day. There's also a card for Mom that kids can decorate. The deal: The hotel brand's offer is good at the chain's 17 hotels nationwide, including properties in Santa Monica and near San Diego. Mom can "spend" her money at Donors.Choose.org to buy books, musical instruments and cameras for schools or help fund a special field trip.
April 18, 2012 |
If you want to do brunch with comic book impresario Stan Lee, it will cost you -- right now about $1,550. That's the current minimum bid for a shot at attending a VIP brunch at the Catalina Film Festival on May 5 with the co-creator of Spider-man, the Hulk and a slew of other famous characters. The winning bidder gets a seat at the table and other cool stuff, including passes to the film festival in Avalon on Catalina Island, two autographed comic books and ferry tickets to get there and back.
April 4, 2012 |
A marathon of the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, plus a Q&A with cast members and members of the production team, will be part of the ParkFilm Fest May 5 at Paramount Studios. Proceeds to help offset cuts to California state parks . . . . Looking for a reasonable Easter brunch in a festive setting? W Los Angeles-Westwood is offering a $20.12 meal that includes lots of choices, including lobster and brie sliders . Three egg hunts are also on the schedule for the 10 a.m.- to-3 p.m. brunch.
April 4, 2012 |
Easter egg hunts in the land of extreme wows? W Westwood goes egg-centric Sunday during brunch at the hotel's outdoor Backyard restaurant . Prices on Easter start at $20.12 a person -- and the kiddie egg hunts are free. The deal: "Top Chef" alum Dakota Weiss, executive chef at the Backyard, drives the creative offerings at this brunch, which features passion fruit, lemon drop and wild berry scones; Gaelen's waffle sandwich (smoked ham, Gruyere cheese, three fried eggs)