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By: Ashley Berry Have your taste buds fallen asleep?  Did they die from boredom, atrophying in response to a lack of stimulation?  If so, then you must not have made it to the Grand Opening/ One Year Anniversary of Beachwood Café this past Friday.  Even though it was only March 1st, the undeniable feeling of […]

By: Ashley Berry   As I wound my way up Beachwood Drive on a drizzly Tuesday night, I found myself once again amazed by the seemingly endless opportunities for exploration in Los Angeles.  Beachwood Canyon is a quaint community in the Hollywood Hills that has the peaceful charm of a little, European village.  The area […]

Made in LA: Artisanal Tastings Event

Posted: February 7, 2013 by Ashley Berry in Events - On the Town, Grubbing Grounds

By: Ashley Berry As people have become disenchanted with the decreasing quality and character of mass-produced goods, a movement toward handcrafted artisan products has developed and this is especially true in the culinary world.  Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of high quality ingredients, free from the additives and chemical or genetic modifications […]

Photos by Lucky Smith Words by Esteban The various roomy warehouses throughout downtown LA stand like rich forestry in a city where industry is the new nature and venues flourish like foliage. Among those empty dwellings, the incognito KGB Studios is a diamond in the rough, playing host to the tenth Chocolate and Art event […]

By: Ashley Berry On the evening of Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, the lobby of 5900 Wilshire Blvd., home to the headquarters of Los Angeles Magazine, was transformed into a wintery wonderland of holiday-inspired cocktails, delectable small bites, tunes spun by DJ Hem, and a general sense of merriment for the second annual Los Angeles Magazine Big Holiday […]

By: Ashley Berry   Sofitel is a name that has represented French elegance and luxury throughout the world for decades, so when I was invited to experience chef Marius Blin’s new “De-Light” Menu at Simon L.A.,  one of Los Angeles’ top restaurants located in the Beverly Hills Sofitel, I jumped at the opportunity.  Upon arrival, […]

By Kale Knox In one of the concave portions of Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevard, where the streets reach that fork which turns from the puddles of homeless piss into scientology lemonade stands, my party and I find ourselves at the old Vogue theater, presently taking on the reception of red carpet splendor that is Supperclub. […]

By Kale Knox I’m standing there on the corner of Canon and Santa Monica watching Saturday night traffic bounce back in forth like a tennis match. I’m trying to not look too much like Oliver Twist in the midst of native 310s with a bowler hat, black tie, and John Lennon glasses. I find myself […]

Faux Pas Review

Posted: May 1, 2012 by Esteban in Grubbing Grounds

“We don’t take ourselves very seriously.” The bartender says as she slides a guava and jalapeño mimosa my way. “So all of this pretentiousness I am sensing, it’s all fake?” She smiles genuinely. The glint in her eye washes the sarcasm from my words, turning my question into a statement. Clad in an oaken décor, […]