July 13, 2012 |
After a dizzying spell of hype over Comic-Con 2012, aren't you ready for a drink? Fanboys and famous people sure are, so here's a breakdown of the velvet rope happenings in San Diego this weekend. Friday: Actors Edi Gathegi and Christian Serratos (of the "Twilight" saga) join other invited celebs on the Patrón Express Railcar, leaving Los Angeles' Union Station before noon and traveling in style to downtown San Diego. Riders enjoy a restored train car with a gourmet kitchen, a home theater, an observation area and plenty of tequila en route.
HOME & GARDEN
June 2, 2012 |
Not to get all Seinfeldian on you, but there are two kinds of people: food sharers and food hoarders. Food sharers are those people who, when you eat dinner out, are always loading your plate with samples of their own dish. I don't think I ever had a restaurant meal with my own mother when she didn't scoop a scallop or a piece of veal or whatever it was she ordered onto the side of everybody else's plate. "No, no, no," you'd say, but you know moms. The expectation, of course, is that you reciprocate.
HOME & GARDEN
May 26, 2012 |
Frappy, funky Hollywood, where locals like us seldom go unless the in-laws are in from Buffalo and want to bop around town in hopes of spotting one of the Gabors, or maybe even that pistol Kelly Ripa. Visitors from B-list cities always seem to prefer the B-list celebs. After 22 years in L.A., the only celebrities I've ever spotted were Ed McMahon and Wesley Snipes - Snipes at a downtown ATM (took forever), McMahon at the Polo Lounge (years ago). Some people are star-struck, others (me)
March 15, 2012 |
Chicago and New York (and, apparently, Savannah, Ga., according to the previous post ) are traditionally ground zero for St. Patrick's Day, but the Pub Crawl at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas might make for a cool stand-in. Partyers pick up a free wristband that provides access to free entertainment and some greenback-saving deals. The deal: Start by registering for a wristband at the St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl website. There's free parking (425 Fremont St.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2011 |
He would be making a list and checking it twice, with the intention of finding out who's been naughty and nice. But first Santa needed a drink. All the Santas did. On Saturday, several hundred St. Nicks gathered in Hollywood for SantaCon 2011, a Twitter-driven all-day-and-into-the-night bar crawl that took place in more than 200 locations worldwide. PHOTOS: SantaCon 2011 People who signed up weren't told until Friday night where the party would begin. "Are we meeting at the North Pole?"
October 3, 2011 |
Party without the planning? That's the idea behind the PartyScape Package in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur hotels and casinos. Save up to 15% on rooms, score free drinks and a T-shirt with a pub crawl card, and receive discounts on restaurants, bars, spa treatments and other extras. The deal: The package at each hotel comes with extras that vary from hotel to hotel. At the Monte Carlo, the package includes 20% off a spa treatment, 20% discount at two restaurants (Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar and d. vino Italian Food & Wine Bar)