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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 […]

Inside Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s First U.S. Restaurant in Las Vegas

Importing the best chefs from around the world isn’t a new concept in Las Vegas — or at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, which for more than two decades has counted within its pantheon of chefs names such as David Chang and Emeril Lagasse (currently), and Charlie Trotter and Daniel Boulud (past). On June 25, […]

Hollywood-Loved Angelini Restaurant Opens Second Location in Palisades Village

Angelini Osteria, a longtime Hollywood power lunch favorite on Beverly Boulevard, was born out of love; the chef Gino Angelini and his now-wife and business partner Elizabeth Angelini were newly dating when he decided to stay in America (instead of returning to his native Italy) and open a restaurant, which Elizabeth agreed to help him […]

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. […]

Famed Brooklyn Steakhouse Peter Luger Is Opening an Outpost in Las Vegas

Like countless legends before it, Peter Luger is getting ready to open in Vegas. The 135-year-old Brooklyn steakhouse announced that it will build its first new American outpost in more than 60 years, landing inside Caesars Palace on the Strip. Don’t expect Luger’s to go all Vegas on us though; waiters won’t be in sequined white jump […]

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 […]

First Look: The Maybourne Hotel Debuts Maybourne Bar in Beverly Hills

Four years ago, on opposite sides of the Beverly Canon Gardens, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon bistro was a bustling power lunch spot across from the five-star Montage Beverly Hills Hotel. Today, neither Bouchon nor the Montage are still there. But the pocket park in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle is set to be fully occupied once again […]