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January 8, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN
Sean MacPherson's name doesn't click with people the way Wolfgang Puck does. He doesn't appear in commercials, doesn't build cute theme restaurants and doesn't have a line of gourmet food. He's shy, as low-key and unassuming as the bars and restaurants he owns with partner Jon Sidel, including Small's K.O., Jones, Swingers, Good Luck Bar and the recently closed Olive. Some go without so much as a sign out front. The customers like it like that. They're the nose-ringed groovesters of L.A.
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December 9, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Sean MacPherson doesn't look like one of New York City's most successful boutique hoteliers, one who draws comparisons to Studio 54 co-owner Ian Schrager. Nor does he look like the kind of guy who, when in his 20s, opened some of L.A.'s most vaunted bohemian-celebrity hangouts, including the Olive and Smalls K.O. and who dated models and actresses, including Gina Gershon and Daryl Hannah. Sitting with business partner Jared Meisler on the lush, candle-lit garden patio of their new 3rd Street restaurant, Il Covo, dressed in dark blue jeans with an untucked shirt and sporting longish sandy-brown hair, a secretive smile and introspective manner, MacPherson looks like just another guy enjoying a glass of white wine and a plate of octopus carpaccio.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2009 | Scott T. Sterling
"People have accused me of doing it for the attention," says Jared Meisler with a laugh, in regards to the strict no-press and no-photo rule he's imposed on his new L.A. bar, the Roger Room. "But more than anything, we needed the time to figure out how to run this place and really make it work. "Besides, this place is tiny, and we're not trying to have some drunken blowout here. That's what Bar Lubitsch is for," Meisler adds, referring to the much larger and raucous West Hollywood nightspot he runs, both with partner Sean Macpherson.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2009 | Scott T. Sterling
"People have accused me of doing it for the attention," says Jared Meisler with a laugh, in regards to the strict no-press and no-photo rule he's imposed on his new L.A. bar, the Roger Room. "But more than anything, we needed the time to figure out how to run this place and really make it work. "Besides, this place is tiny, and we're not trying to have some drunken blowout here. That's what Bar Lubitsch is for," Meisler adds, referring to the much larger and raucous West Hollywood nightspot he runs, both with partner Sean Macpherson.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Sean MacPherson doesn't look like one of New York City's most successful boutique hoteliers, one who draws comparisons to Studio 54 co-owner Ian Schrager. Nor does he look like the kind of guy who, when in his 20s, opened some of L.A.'s most vaunted bohemian-celebrity hangouts, including the Olive and Smalls K.O. and who dated models and actresses, including Gina Gershon and Daryl Hannah. Sitting with business partner Jared Meisler on the lush, candle-lit garden patio of their new 3rd Street restaurant, Il Covo, dressed in dark blue jeans with an untucked shirt and sporting longish sandy-brown hair, a secretive smile and introspective manner, MacPherson looks like just another guy enjoying a glass of white wine and a plate of octopus carpaccio.
MAGAZINE
May 2, 1999 | Leslee Komaiko
L.A. street gangs used to cut off navy Dickies just below the knee, letting the fringe dangle over spanking white tube socks. A few years later, in the mid-'90s, skateboarders began buying their Dickies large enough to slide low, often shockingly so, on the hips. Now, the cotton-poly work pants have moved uptown--and onto women. The women of the all-female bartending staff of the low-light Bar Marmont on the Sunset Strip wear black Dickies with skimpy black Calvin Klein tank tops.
MAGAZINE
March 22, 1998 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Forget power breakfasts and the tactful sipping of mineral water: The citizens of Hollywood are getting loaded again. The chosen children who set glamour trends while making crazy cash for studios can only behave for so long before polite sobriety gives way to dam-bursting chaos. There are limits: falling out of doorways is still considered passe, and don't even bother showing up without a D.D. (designated driver).
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
The men of Tengu should start a revue. Seriously, the new sushi/sake lounge in Westwood is run by a bunch-o hunkos. Owners Alan Nathan and Anton Posniak, manager Eric Weitzman, bar manager Guy Ravid and bartender Brian Williams look like a Chippendale's squad. Named after a mischievous mythological Japanese figure, the 2-month-old hot spot charms its guests by brewing up custom-flavored sake--in such amorous flavors as pineapple, strawberry and hazelnut.
NEWS
June 25, 1993 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
L.A.'s club crowd has moved its clock forward. Instead of going out at 11 p.m., people are getting together at 11 a.m. Try finding a seat at one of the best breakfast joints some morning and you're likely to be squeezed out by regulars with tattoos, plaid shirts tied around the waist and/or miles of spiral-curled hair. These places are so hip even the waitresses wear sunglasses.
NEWS
October 2, 2003 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
A new Hot Pants to squeeze into Clubland's favorite tweaked-out punk club, Hot Pants, makes its debut at the Old Towne Pub on Friday in Pasadena. Formerly at Mr. T's Bowl, Hot Pants offers a freaky menu of alternative music, and Friday's show includes performances by Anti Quark, Dolly Rots and Sharp Ease.... Those who missed the Dropkick Murphys' September show at the Greek Theatre can catch the Boston punkers Oct. 23 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.
NEWS
January 8, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN
Sean MacPherson's name doesn't click with people the way Wolfgang Puck does. He doesn't appear in commercials, doesn't build cute theme restaurants and doesn't have a line of gourmet food. He's shy, as low-key and unassuming as the bars and restaurants he owns with partner Jon Sidel, including Small's K.O., Jones, Swingers, Good Luck Bar and the recently closed Olive. Some go without so much as a sign out front. The customers like it like that. They're the nose-ringed groovesters of L.A.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1999 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Where the vampires will be vamping this weekend . . . * Bar Sinister at Boardner's on Saturdays. The dress code's "Blak & Sexi," and the theme is "The Seductive Horror of a Decadent World." Hey, here's a place that might even slay Buffy (wishful thinking). 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, (323) 769-7070. 21 and older. $5-$10. There's a special Halloween engagement on Saturday, where guests are encouraged to come in mourning attire.
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