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Ra Pour Restaurant & Lounge set to open

Ra Pour in Rancho Cucamonga, CA lead by restaurateur Karim Webb and Executive Chef Greg Stillman will open for dinner Monday, November 21. The restaurant’s approach includes craft cocktails and combines indulgent ingredients, global influences and classic Americana. Think Lobster Pops, Kobe Carpaccio, Chicken & Waffles, Wood Fired Pizzas and larger plates like Cola-Brined Pork, Bone-in Prime Filet, and Duck Bolognese.

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Proprietors LLC debuts ‘Chapter and Verse,’ a test bar in their office

Just to be clear, this isn’t going to be the next L.A. hotspot to have a drink at. It’s a bar that Proprietors LLC partners David Kaplan and Alex Day (pictured above) opened in their office. Why would anyone want to open an awesomesauce factory like this? First you have to know the men behind the bar. Read More

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 release event, L.A. Works 20th Anniversary Beer Garden and more!

Friday

Beaujolais Passions
French food, live music, and Beaujolais Nouveau 2011.
Cost: $55 – $75
When: 7 PM – 12 AM
Where: The Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064 Read More

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Beverly Hills Boutique's launching event

Beverly Hills officially welcomes Vosges Haut-Chocolat into town as Chocolatier Katrina Markoff brings us truffles, bon bons, chocolate bars and much more. At the Wednesday, November 16, launch of Vosges newest boutique in Beverly Hills, guests celebrated and experienced an evening of exotic and experimental chocolate. Read More

Dripp, the boutique coffee shop in Chino Hills with world class brews

Artisanal coffee in Chino HillsDripp is a quality and craft focused boutique coffee shop opening today. We got an early tasting, had a chat with the founder, Rabih Sater, and a video of our man Jamil at work. Read More

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Beachwood BBQ to celebrate 5 years in Seal Beach

For the month of December, Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach will celebrate their 5 year anniversary with discounts, specialty beers and events. Beachwood BBQ partnered with five breweries and created five beers as part of the celebration. Read More

Feast before you feast at Koreatown's Beer Belly

If stretching is warming up to exercising, then eating turkey before the holidays is warming up for Thanksgiving. Chef Wesley Lieberher over at Beer Belly, in L.A.’s Koreatown has prepared a Thanksgiving-themed menu along with (salted) Carmela Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Spice to top you off. The menu will run until November 23.

Also, Jimmy and Yume Han over at team Beer Belly are helping the LA Food Bank. Boxes will be setup to take food donations with a 400 pound goal. Read More

The Six Restaurant expands to Studio City today

West L.A.’s, The Six opened its expansion in Studio City today. Serving American cuisine from Executive Chef Sean Mindrum with dishes like Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders with Portobello, Rosemary Potato Pizza with Garlic Tapenade, and Pot Pie with Braised Short Rib and Roasted Vegetables. The restaurant also offers signature cocktails, beer and wine. The Six Restaurant, 12650 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604.

Brew day with Ladyface Ale's Cyrena Nouzille and David Griffiths

Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie sits at the bottom of the Ladyface Mountain in Agoura Hills, CA about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Co-owner Cyrena Nouzille and brewmaster Dave Griffiths have been producing beers at this location since November of 2009.

Besides the Agoura Hills restaurant, craft beer lovers can try their brews at Southern California bars like Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank and Far Bar in Little Tokyo to name a few. As the Ladyface team is getting ready to plan their 2nd anniversary in January, we visited brewmaster Dave and Cyrena during one of their brew days to chat about expanding the brewery, homebrewing and women in the beer industry. Read More

Tony's Darts Away to host fundraiser, Locanda del Lago offers Black Friday cocktail deals

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank is hosting a “Save the Beagles” fundraiser on Monday, November 21. For each vegan hot dog sold on Monday, half the proceeds will help the Beagle Freedom Project. In addition, from 6 PM – 2 AM, for each Golden Road Brewing beer you purchase $1 will be donated.

Starting on November 25 until December 31, Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica will be offering discounted Italian inspired cocktails for $9 each and $20 for one-liter carafes all day. Discount available for Santa Monica shoppers with same-day receipts from a Santa Monica retail store. Read More

Have a girls' day at Laguna Beach's Pacific Edge Hotel

It might be winter, but that won’t stop the Southern California sun from seeping through. Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach is offering a “Girls Just Wanna Have Sun” package.

Starting at for $800 for up to four of your BFFs, the package includes a full day cabana rental, valet parking, 30 minute full body massages, manicure or pedicure, lunch, gift bags, and a cabana host. Gift bags include sunscreen, lip gloss, lotion, waterproof mascara, flip flops and beach towels. Call 949-290-9039 to book or email rpeng@jdvhotels.com.

Photography provided by Pacific Edge Hotel

Celebrate the release of the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau at the Beverly Hills Country Club

French Beaujolais winemaker and longtime arts supporter Georges Duboeuf will be hosting an art and wine inspired party with Nouveau Expression, food, and wine tasting on November 18, at the Beverly Hills Country Club, from 7 PM – 12 AM. Read More

Nissan partnering up with local food trucks for the 2011 LA Auto Show

Nissan’s first venture into commercial vehicles is partnering with The Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus at the 2011 LA Auto Show by serving sandwiches and ice cream to media. The Nissan NV food truck concepts come with custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics.

Photography provided by NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Win a seasonal chef's dinner for two at West Restaurant at Hotel Angeleno

Don’t you just love giveaways! Here is another one from West Restaurant at Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Angeleno. Win a dinner for two created by chef Mathew Woolf that includes a Champagne toast to start and complimentary valet parking. Here's how! Read More

Interview with 'Take a Bao's' Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth

If you’ve been to the food court in Century City then you’ve more than likely seen the original Take a Bao, an Asian inspired, quick casual, bun centered eatery. With the opening of their big brother in Studio City, Take a Bao brings their buns into a finer dining arena.

We had a chat with Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth about the new venture, his childhood, and sleep deprivation. Read More

Sculpin Fish Tacos from chef Daniel Roberts of Cafe del Rey

Cafe del Rey‘s Chef Daniel Roberts‘ recipe for So Cal’s locally caught Sculpin works with any fish that you’d make a taco out of. Read More