"Barrel Tasting" Boutique Wine Tasting at San Antonio Winery

July 24 You don’t need to head up the coast to taste delicious wine right from the barrel, this Saturday the San Antonio Winery downtown invited you in to taste their boutique wines fright from the barrel. Wines to be sampled are: • San Simeon Chardonnay 2008/2009 “Sarmento Vineyard”, Monterey (Barrel Sample) • San Simeon […]

Dine on fresh Mediterranean cuisine at Momed

My taste buds needed a Mediterranean fix, but where to go for authentic food? Luckily I found Momed, Beverly Hills’ newest upscale (yet casual) cafe (short for modern Mediterranean), that serves food highlighting the authentic aromas, tastes and textures of cuisine from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Morocco. To find these flavors, Momed’s […]

Best roof-top cocktailing in L.A.

Evening cocktails on a patio? That’s posh. Evening cocktails on a glam rooftop? Talk about a one-up. You can’t throw a martini olive without hitting a rooftop bar in L.A., with fantastic spots in nearly every major neighborhood. Skybar (8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025) at the Mondrian Hotel and the Standard hotel bars (550 […]

Dazzle your tastebuds at Taste of Farmers Market

On July 13, In celebration of the L.A. institution’s 76th birthday, the Farmers Market offers guests a culinary tour of the market, with tastes from 45 of its restaurants and grocers—chicken pot pies, ice cream, gumbo, steaks, shakes and other indulgent fare—for an all-inclusive price. Debuting at this event will be Short Order, a new […]

Public Service: Men’s boutique in the back of a barber shop

At the rear of Shorty’s Barber Shop, the hippest clip joint in town, is a men’s boutique called Public Service, whose design was inspired by a collegiate gymnasium. In fact, some of the vintage-style T-shirts from The Original Retro Brand are displayed on air hockey or Ping-Pong tables, but gallery-quality art provides a sophisticated counterbalance. […]

Dine on LudoBites, Sip Unlimited Cocktails to Celebrate Art

If you can’t wait for LudoBites to pop up again at Gram & Papas downtown (July 21-Sept. 3), you can dig into his cuisine at an exclusive event at Lindblade Lounge CC in celebration of the new exhibition, Actualized, by Toronto-based artist André Ethier (not to be confused with Andre Ethier on the Dodgers). The […]