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Fanny’s Restaurant Debuts Supper Club Series Named After ‘Funny Girl’ “Hello, Gorgeous” Line

“Hello, Gorgeous.”  That is, of course, the classic line uttered by Barbra Streisand’s Fanny Brice in 1968’s Funny Girl. Starting Saturday night, it’s also the name of a new monthly live music series and supper club at the character’s namesake restaurant, Fanny’s, inside the Academy Museum. Fanny’s, from restaurateurs Bill Chait and Carl Schuster and […]

9 Best New York Restaurants for a Business Lunch

More than two years into the pandemic, just 8 percent of office workers in Manhattan have returned to work full-time, according to a poll by the Partnership for New York City. That’s a prime reason why so many people are clamoring to leave the house and connect in-person, say NYC restaurateurs who are seeing a […]

Shochu, Japan’s Favorite Liquor, Finds an Audience in Los Angeles

A mainstay in Japan that’s several centuries old, shochu is a sugar- and carb-free single-distilled spirit growing in popularity in the West thanks to several new brands hitting the market during the past few years. Though shochu is often grouped with the more widely known (in America) fellow Japanese spirit, sake, and its Korean counterpart […]

Beloved West Los Angeles Restaurant John O’Groats to Toast 40th Anniversary

John O’Groats — the beloved West Los Angeles restaurant that has been featured on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and New Girl — has big plans for its upcoming birthday. The restaurant will toast its 40th anniversary on Feb. 26 by offering the first 40 parties through the door for breakfast that morning a $40 […]

How a Soul Food Spot Became Black Hollywood’s Top Restaurant for Power Dining

There are dozens of L.A. restaurants that draw actors dining with agents and directors imbibing with studio executives. Only one, however, lays claim to an outdoor space where said guests also will do the electric slide, mid-meal, while belting out Luther Vandross. Such was the scene at Alta Adams a few months ago, when Lena […]

Alice Waters and David Tanis Bring Trademark California Market Cuisine to Los Angeles

Alice Waters has spent decades defining California cuisine with her seasonal, market-centric approach to cooking at her legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse. In November 2021, Waters brought her talents further south to Los Angeles for the first time, where she – along with former co-head chef and New York Times food writer David Tanis – […]

Vinyl District, the Hottest Neighborhood in L.A. Right Now

Over the decades, Hollywood has had its share of efforts at revitalization. Front and center was the massive Hollywood & Highland shopping center (opened in 2001), which didn’t exactly turn the area into a hip hood; the mall is now in the midst of a $100 million makeover and will be relaunched as Ovation Hollywood. […]

Looking Back on the Espresso Martini’s Comeback Year

The COVID-19 pandemic, now entering its third year, has been a catalyst for the development of new trends and the return of forgotten ones across myriad industries. Just beyond the 40-year mark, the 1980s have come back in full force in design, music, fashion … and mixology with the espresso martini. The cocktail, which was […]

Steven Soderbergh Shares His Favorite Places to Enjoy a Drink in Los Angeles

As an Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Steven Soderbergh is inspired by an ever-expanding array of subjects. Environmental activists and epidemiologists are as integral to his oeuvre as drug traffickers and male strippers. But, as a local bon vivant, he’s shockingly predictable. “I would be the easiest person in the world to assassinate,” he tells The […]

Edible ‘Insecure’: A Map of L.A. Restaurants Featured on the Comedy

Ever since Insecure debuted five seasons ago, Los Angeles has gotten top billing alongside Issa Rae. But unlike most Southern California-set series, Rae’s HBO comedy has subverted cliche (i.e., the expected spots in Hollywood or the beach communities) by focusing on Los Angeles’ historically Black south side — particularly its thriving food scene. Choosing restaurants, […]

Casa Vega Celebrates 65th Anniversary by Rolling Back Menu Prices to 1956

When Ray Vega opened the doors to his festive, family-owned restaurant in 1956, Casa Vega was one of the few places to bring authentic Mexican cuisine beyond Olvera Street, all the way to Ventura Boulevard. Thanks to the Vega family’s traditional recipes, proximity to film studios, and garnet-colored booths arranged perfectly for conversation, Casa Vega […]

Soho House’s First Texas Outpost and 5 More New Hotspots to Check Out in Austin

SOHO HOUSE The members-only social club known for drawing stars to its splashy locations in L.A., London and New York has chosen Austin for its first Texas outpost. Situated between downtown and South Austin, the club opened in June with amenities that include 46 hotel rooms, a rooftop pool (above), a screening room and restaurant. […]