1948 Colorado Blvd, LA 90041 – in Eagle RockOpen everyday for dinner at 5:30pmThe latest restaurant to open in Eagle Rock is a super cool space – Marshall Blair (from Blairs restaurant in Silverlake on Rowena) has taken over the former Halong Bay Vietnamese space, and totally recreated it with high ceilings and thick wood beams, cement floor, brick walls, hanging bamboo lampshades and wonderful huge windows that open to let the outside in. Not only did Blair oversee the reconstruction himself, he also made all the ceramic dish-ware used to serve the food.The place seats roughly fifty inside with an extra 16 seats coming for an outdoor sidewalk dining experience. Heading up the food is Chef Christopher Washburn (also head chef at Blairs restaurant). On the menu are a variety of Italian favorites like puttanesca (the best I’ve ever had), the Gnocchetti with spicy pork sausage, meatballs and polenta, rappini – and a tiramisu that is heavenly. Overall the food is spicy, creamy, fragrant, peppery, and extremely flavorful. Every dish I tried was delicious . Of course, the wines served are incredible, too. The place is relaxed with cool staff adding to the friendly vibe. Give Posto Giusto a try, you won’t be disappointed.
This year’s BET Experience saw the introduction of AT&T’s #BeTheGlow campaign executed by The 360 Agency. The experience presented guests to a unique virtual reality activation with AT&T technology along with musical performances from artists like Young Paris, Nick x Navi, Tia P, Drayon, and others. Artist Gelila Mesfin showcased a curated gallery of her work focused around Afrofuturism, and designer/artist, Laoulu NYC presented an interactive fashion show and installation.
#BeTheGlow also held a series of Genius Talks panels hosted by Charlamagne Thagod. The panels included celebrity guests Traci Ellis Ross, Nick Cannon, Angela Rye, Pusha T, Marilyn Mosby, Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay, and New Edition. The focus of Genius Talks sessions for the BET Experience was to enhance and embrace #BeTheGlow’s mission dedicated to shining a glowing light on the people and ideas driving black culture forward.
#BeTheGlow will continue its campaign this summer at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on June 1st and 2nd, 2017.