The next few days are shaping up to be an eventful Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend. In fact, Los Angeles’ own Six Gun Sal is preparing to rock out with a live performance for the release of their new music video, “The Life,” and recent new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal’s “The Life” music video will be shown at the event, and it’s expected that many familiar faces will be present for the show.
The event will be hosted by Australian actor Vernon Wells, Timothy Eaton (TV Film Music Producer), with attendees like Frank Greenfield (Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated, Golden Globe and Dove Award Winner, Producer, Writer and Guitarist); Chad Johnson (Bachelor in Paradise); Kim Estes (EMMY Award Winning); Kelly Noc Mac (Food Network- Reality Star “American Worst Cook”); and Glenna Kamholz (“Andrea The Giant” AfterGlow Original Glowgirls – Wrestler) to name a few!
Six Gun Sal is a Los Angeles based 7-piece Classic & Southern Rock Band who recently signed with Sony/ The Orchard for their new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal will move you with melodic emotional ballads, heartfelt lyrics that are relatable, and grungy rocked out powerhouse songs like Whiskey Mountain and The Life. In addition, the band will feature powerful lead guitars and funky bass riffs, and drum fills that will make you get up and move to the sounds. Six Gun Sal has shared the stage with bands such as LA Guns, Lynchmob, P.O.D. TRAPT, Junkyard, Great White and many more.
Band Members Include: Anthony Appello (Lead Vocal); Dusty Lang (Rhythm Guitar), Joey “Jo Jo” Durant (Drummer), Matt G (Bassist), Ed Fierro (Lead Guitar) and Mia Dunn (Backing Vocals).
The event is this Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 6 pm – 10 pm at Boardner’s By La Belle.
Address: 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
You can check out Six Gun Sal’s Music Videos, “Mama Said” here.
We recently delivered L.A.’s Best Spots for Valentine’s Day in 2020
, and the reality is that many of those restaurants are amazing for any time of year. Now, you can go ahead and add one more restaurant to that list: Winsome. Located in the Playa District, restaurateur duo Marc Rose and Med Abrous officially opened their all-day café concept, Winsome, easier this week at the 33-acre Playa District, which is owned by EQ Office and designed by RCH Studios.
As you may know, Marc and Med are behind the award-winning cocktail bar and gaming parlor, The Spare Room, and the iconic 35-year-old, NYC-style Chinese restaurant Genghis Cohen here in LA. Additionally, this past year they’ve expanded outside LA and opened Mountaineering Club and Poindexter at Graduate Seattle and they just opened Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole and Poindexter at the new Graduate Nashville. It was also recently announced that they will oversee all food and beverage operations for the forthcoming Graduate Roosevelt Island, opening in summer 2020.
Marc and Med have brought on Gabriella Mlynarczyk (formerly of Accomplice Bar in Mar Vista and The Fat Radish in NYC) as the general manager; and, she’ll be bringing her award-winning cocktail and beverage expertise.
Highlights of Winsome’s menu include market-driven options such as a prosciutto tartine with ricotta, pear, pepper jelly, saba and sourdough; grilled chicken salad with fennel, watermelon radish, avocado, basil, breadcrumbs, baby romaine and buttermilk-poppy seed dressing; and, the mushroom french dip with caramelized onions, young gruyere cheese, methi, mushroom au jus, and french bread. A robust selection of prepared items will be available in the case with offerings ranging from curry chicken salad with mango chutney, golden raisin, apple and almond to charred zucchini and squash with olive oil, sea salt and lemon. Grab-and-go options will soon launch with sandwiches, salads, and other prepared items also available for takeaway. Delivery and catering will also be available for nearby offices and events with the expansion of services coming in a few months.
Winsome guests can also select from an extensive variety of beverage choices including a range of coffee options from premier roaster La Colombe as well as infused teas such as bergamot and jasmine along with a specialty matcha coconut latte and turmeric chai latte. Kombucha, cold pressed juices and housemade agua frescas including a toasted coconut, almond, and five spice horchata round out the non-alcoholic beverage offerings. A mix of biodynamic, organic wines available by the glass or bottle along with craft beer options from Mikkeller and 21st Amendment, among others, are also available for those looking to imbibe. Mlynarczyk, winner of accolades from Thrillist, Time Out and Tales of the Cocktail, is also crafting a full list of non-alcoholic cocktails with spirit pairings that will launch in the coming months.
Winsome Playa District is located at 6080 Center Drive (Suite 180) and will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with expanded hours to come.
Contributions: Anthony C. Stafford
Once again, it’s that lovely time of year when couples splurge and go out of their way to profess their deepest feelings for one another. While some individuals may have started planning for Valentine’s Day as early as last year, it’s unmistakable that there are probably many more who are still trying to get things figured out at this very moment. Wherever you stand on the spectrum of readiness, we’ve got a compilation of some of LA’s best spots to please your special (or spoiled) someone. Read on, make your choice, and get a look at the menus, because allergies are a thing. Every surprise is not a good surprise.
Details: A 5-course tasting menu with optional wine and champagne pairing.
About: Dining at the chef’s private table, Avec Nous’s vintage luxurious ambiance is perfect for couples in search of romance and intimacy in the heart of Beverly Hills. Dinner amongst the stars is probably the most sought after experience in LA. Where better to increase the odds?
Location: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Price: $115/person, $40 additional for wine pairing; $65 additional for Moet Grand Vintage Rose 2009 pairing; $85 Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 pairing
Menu Highlights: Oyster with Regiis Ova Supreme Caviar with gold leaf, passionfruit mignonette, salmon charcoal roulade with salmon roe, Fresno chile, and cilantro, 6oz filet with black truffle, Pommes Anna, black garlic demi-glaze, Earl Grey Panna Cotta with jasmine honey, and pistachio biscotti.
Reservations recommended: https://www.opentable.com/avec-nous
Details: A 4-course luxurious special menu.
About: This swanky restaurant with a 1920’s vibe is perfect for couples who want to dine at the hottest and most sought after restaurant in LA. Imagine that! Traveling back in time, and impressing your valentine is surely a big brain move.
Price: $90 per person
Menu Highlights: Hamachi Crudo with crispy shallot, lemon oil, pomegranate, and shiso, scallops with gnocchi, roasted sweet potato, and salsa verde, Aspen Ridge filet mignon with short rib sugo, confit tomato petals, and brown butter mashed potatoes, pan-roasted duck with barley risotto, braised cabbage, duck confit, and caramelized pearl onions, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake with creme chantilly, and fresh berries
Location: 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Reservations required: [email protected]
Details: A 4-course custom menu.
About: An intimate dining experience with classic dishes and an impressive wine list. Easy does it. Less is more. No matter how you put it, Mason will please even the most demanding Valentine.
Price: $90 per person
Menu Highlights: Hand-cut beef tartare with traditional garnishes, and cured egg yolk, blood orange salad with shaved winter vegetables and tangerine oil, grilled lobster with baked rice and herb salad, cauliflower steak with brown butter, capers, lemon, and fennel, pavlova with lemon curd, candied buddha’s hand and chantilly.
Location: 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Reservations required: Call 424-644-3034
The Nice Guy
Details: A 3-course special dinner menu.
About: Vintage marble and a brass bar provide a romantic atmosphere for couples looking to indulge in The Nice Guy’s Italian specialties. Make a statement this Valentine’s Day, and own the night.
Price: $90 per person
Menu Highlights: Hamachi crudo with charred grapefruit, pomegranate, frisee, and cress, meatballs with marinara, burrata, Grana Padana, basil, and focaccia, grilled seabass with a sunchoke puree, roasted sunchoke, Bloomsdale spinach, and beurre noisette, 10 oz Aspen Ridge Ribeye with rosemary roasted potato, thyme, and apple balsamic, Cacio E Pepe with ground black pepper and pecorino, chocolate budino with charred marshmallow and biscotti crumble.
Location: 401 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Reservations required: [email protected]
La Brea Bakery
Details: Long stem chocolate-covered strawberries from 2/14—2/16; and now serving dinner.
About: Whether you need a last minute treat for your significant other or are planning on treating yourself to some self-care this year, L.A. favorite La Brea Bakery has some sweet, easy options that are the perfect way to punctuate the evening. In addition, they recently extended their hours and are now serving dinner, making it a perfect place to swing by for a low-key, homestyle evening.
Price: $3 each (chocolate-covered strawberries); $15 – $28 (dinner)
Menu Highlights: Chitarra Amatriciana: fresh chitarra pasta with a tomato, onion and guanciale sauce with Pecorino Romano cheese; Cauliflower Strozzapretti: fresh strozzapretti pasta with roasted garlic and cauliflower puree, roasted tomatoes, peas and toasted ciabatta gremolata; Wild Salmon: pan roasted salmon with cauliflower puree, citrus & pea shoots fennel salad.
Location: 468 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036
Whether you’re excited for awards season, the Super Bowl, or any other winter/spring occasion, Blue Marble Cocktails
wants you to know that they are more than worthy for your consideration at your next gathering! Sure, boxed wine may be the latest trend, but Blue Marble makes all-natural, pre-mixed, ready-to-drink premium cocktails perfect for any occasion, or whenever you want to enjoy a quick, easy way to sip your favorite mixed drink. And we’re happy to say that you’ll never complain about a lack of alcohol, because these canned cocktails pack a punch!
Offering nine different mixed drinks, including classics like the Mojito, Moscow Mule and Greyhound, Blue Marble’s cocktails use ultra-premium distilled spirits, all-natural juices and handmade syrups. For a light refreshment, Blue Marble offers premium spiked seltzers, using vodka instead of beer malt, for a delicious beverage that has only 95 calories
! Loved by consumers and drink conniesours alike, these cocktails are making a splash in the food & beverage world. Last year, the World Premix Awards recognized Blue Marble’s Bloody Mary drink as the best ready-to-drink cocktail in the world!
When you drink Blue Marble, you’re also giving back to the Earth! Drawing its name from the iconic photo taken in 1972 by NASA’s Apollo 17 crew, Blue Marble is committed to ensuring their products are both high quality and earth-friendly. Created by co-founders Danyelle Rabine and Alan Miller, Blue Marble honors their ethos by using recyclable packaging and working with organizations dedicated to ocean conservation. Read on for a quick Q&A session, with answers provided by Alan Miller, about Blue Marble’s beginnings, name, and the process to decide new flavors and creating cocktails.
Q.: How did you get started?
A.: Danyelle and I wanted a better cocktail experience. We wanted a cocktail that could be served on a moment’s notice but it had to be premium and all-natural. After exhausting our efforts to find something for our family and friends, we set out to make something spectacular for the world. Honestly we were so frustrated with what was in the market we said to each other – let’s do it. We changed people’s perception on how good a cocktail out of can could be. It took years to develop the brand, formulate and build our own state-of-the-art factory. Working with your spouse can be challenging. Long days and nights with lots of stress could take a toll on most couples but it fortified our love for each other and the business. We both share a passion of creating smiles and that’s what our spirits, seltzers and cocktails do, they make people smile.
Q.: Why did you choose the name “Blue Marble”?
A.: We wanted our company name to represent who we are! The NASA astronauts coined the term Blue Marble when they looked back at from outer space but to us we wanted the name of the company to resonate all-natural and bring awareness to the single-use plastic problem and the destruction we are doing to our oceans, reefs and beaches. Blue Marble was a natural fit!
Q.: How did you decide on flavors and ingredients?
A.: Easy we wanted to give people popular drinks that can be difficult to make themselves. The ingredients were more complex as we wanted to use only the best ingredients from around the world. The best ingredients make the best beverages. We haven’t cut cost by using cheap artificial flavors, substitutes or dyes. All of our products are gluten free and you will know you are drinking premium from your first sip. We made our new seltzers with vodka – not with beer malt like a lot of the popular brands use. We want only the best for our customers.
Q. What is the process for creating new seltzers, spirits or cocktails?
A.: Extremely difficult! When you are mixing 20,000 gallons a day of product, consistency is everything. We had to build our own manufacturing facility to ensure quality, and now we are producing products for some of the biggest companies in the world. Years of work go into each flavor and our mixing teams are some of the best out there. Lots of things go into our beverages; needs assessment, route to market, development timeline, branding, and success plan and a lot of love. I guess the one big benefit creating new cocktails, spirits and seltzers, is lots of taste testing!
With award season in full swing, there will be parties and celebrations of all kinds. However, who can say that they’ve attended the most coveted party of all — and how would they describe the most over-the-top way to celebrate and watch the Oscars? It’s likely that not many can attest to the experience being offered by Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is providing a (nearly) front row seat to the hottest award show this season! For those wishing to view the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony in style in the heart of Beverly Hills, Viceroy L’Ermitage is offering an exclusive private viewing party package for up to 15 people. This glamourous $15,000 package is complete with a multi-screen broadcast for the most ideal viewing experience outside of a seat at the show itself. Guests receive exclusive access to the famed Pavillion, a private wing of the building originally built as Michael Jackson’s personal suite. Celebrate your favorite winners with free-flowing Dom Perignon and Regiis Ova Caviar for the duration of the ceremony as well as a selection of special menu items, made specifically for the evening, courtesy of the hotel’s French bistro, Avec Nous.
This offer will surely be swept up quickly, so it’s recommended that those interested move with haste.
To learn more about this package, please call 310-860-8660.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is located at 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
About Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
“Since opening in 1975, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has been the epitome of Hollywood glamour. It all starts with the uncompromising privacy of our location on a tree-lined residential street that’s less than a mile from the bustle of Rodeo Drive. Take in our breathtaking address. You’ll soon discover that the peaceful surroundings are just a prelude to the understated elegance and unrequited privacy you’ll enjoy inside.
That’s because this is more than a hotel. It’s an institution that has stood the test of time and long attracted Hollywood’s brightest stars. Since 2000, we’ve earned the Forbes Five-Star designation and were named #1 Hotel in Los Angeles by Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards. The industry, as well as anyone seeking the star treatment, still considers us ‘the place’ for modern luxury and it only takes one visit here to feel the vibe and see why.”