Entertainment

Super Bowl Viewing Parties

By Jill Weinlein, 1/30/2014

Pigskin Burgers Dog Haus in Pasadena is offering Pigskin burgers made with kurobuta pork and topped with pork cracklings during the Superbowl. It’s served on a Kings Hawaiian bun with smoked bacon and pepperjack cheese. All day they will give guests happy hour prices, theme drink specials and seven flat screens to view the Superbowl [...] [...more]

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‘Philomena’ is emotional movie of the season

By Tim Posada, 1/30/2014

When life (and by life I mean the box office) gives you a batch of terrible weekend flicks, pour yourself a glass of critically acclaimed wine and meet the Best Picture nominee you didn’t see, and the one that didn’t make the cut. ‘Philomena’ In case you missed this Best Picture nom, your heart will [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 1/23/2014

La Brea Bakery’s 25th Anniversary The public is invited to attend the opening of La Brea Bakery’s brand new café on Thursday, January 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. La Brea Bakery was founded by renowned pastry chef Nancy Silverton in 1989 and is recognized for its commitment to offering only high-quality and authentic baked [...] [...more]

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Warren’s Blackboard: Chalk it up to experience

By Jill Weinlein, 1/23/2014

There is an innovative food and drink workshop, Warren’s Blackboard, located next to the Beverly Garland Hotel. Esteemed Executive Chef Warren Schwartz creates imaginative fare and beverages while waiting for his restaurant, The Frontyard, to open next door, later this year. Inside Warren’s Blackboard, the décor has a bit of a coffee shop feel with [...] [...more]

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‘Shadow Recruit’ stiffly reboots ‘Jack Ryan’ films

By Tim Posada, 1/23/2014

“The Hunt for Red October”, “Patriot Games”, “Clear and Present Danger”, and less inspiringly, “The Sum of All Fears” — Jack Ryan might be a poor-American’s James Bond, but he entertains well enough. After 12 years, he returns in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, competently rebooted. Too bad this rendering of the popular thriller series plays [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 1/16/2014

Cirque Du Soleil Come see the newest show under the big top, Totem, located next to the Santa Monica Pier. The Shore Hotel is offering a special offer for guests from January 17 to February 23, 2014. The “Cirque at the Shore” package includes overnight accommodations at the oceanfront property and two tickets to the [...] [...more]

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Fairmont Kea Lani’s Ko voted “Maui’s Top Restaurant”

By Karen Villalpando, 1/16/2014

I found myself saying “All I want for Christmas is Maui” a lot this past holiday season. No sweaters, or jewelry, or cookware – just a gift of pure bliss. Imagine lying on the beach, sipping a piña colada and anxiously awaiting your dinner reservations at Maui’s number one restaurant, Ko at the Fairmont Kea [...] [...more]

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Al Bacio: An exquisite Italian dining experience

By Jill Weinlein, 1/16/2014

Gourmet supplier Roberto Saracino, who owns and operates Liaison West, a high quality Italian food import business, partnered with Chef Christian Simionato to open Al Bacio, a new Italian restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. The restaurant showcases Italian dishes made from the finest olive oils, cheese, dried pastas, specialty risottos, prosciutto, and black and white truffles. [...] [...more]

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‘Lone Survivor’ is a film that stands apart

By Tim Posada, 1/16/2014

Based on a true story, “Lone Survivor” is a shocking film. That Peter Berg — the man behind 2012’s embarrassing “Battleship” — could direct something not only entertaining but emotionally rich is truly shocking. Amid the usual drought of January, one film shines above the rest, snuggly fitting into the war film canon. Much like [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 1/09/2014

Detox at the W W Los Angeles in Westwood invites guests to recover and recharge in the New Year. The DETOX Package includes an exclusive one-day juice cleanse from Pressed Juicery, a chic workout top from women’s fitness outfitter Lorna Jane, and unlimited classes at the new Cardio Barre Brentwood during length of stay. Chef [...] [...more]

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