Archive for November, 2011

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LA Adventure Specialist - 7:17 30 November 2011

CRU

Inspired vegan and raw cuisine in the heart of silverlake, renowned for it’s creative use of the freshest organic produce and entirely gluten-free menu.

Chef Rachel Carr crafts exquisite vegan offerings from a huge variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. Artfully weaving Italian, Japanese, Tunisian, Thai and Indian flavors into a fresh interpretation of life enhancing gourmet food, including desserts that even the most health conscious individual can indulge in guiltlessly, and the perfect stop for any of the many private Los Angeles Guided Tours.

After Jan.1 we will be open
mon-sat lunch 11am-4pm and dinner 5:30pm-10pm, sunday brunch 11am-2:30pm and dinner 5:30pm-10pm.  1521 Griffith Park Blvd. LA, CA 90026

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LA Adventure Specialist - 7:17 30 November 2011

Adam Fleischman

2010_09_chefs.pngMore from Adam Fleischman! With four Umami locations, plus a new Valley restaurant underway, PLUS theforthcoming Red Medicine which should be debuting shortly, Adam has many more tricks still up his sleeve. Right now though, we’re talking about 800° his newest concept which manifests itself in Westwood Village claiming the former Daphnes Greek Cafe space at 10889 Lindbrook Drive. Adam has recruited former Michael Mina corporate chef Anthony Carron (who currently resides in Vegas) to craft Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven. But wait, these are not just your standard pizzas. The Adam twist (cause you knew there had to be one)? Still to be determined “unusual gourmet toppings” with all pizzas priced under $10. That plus a bevy of specialty salads too. This lunch and dinner spot will also take on an expected hipster vibe, though an interior designer has yet to be hired. Anticipate an opening January 2011. [EaterWire]
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LA Adventure Specialist - 7:17 30 November 2011

Barnsdall art Park

Unwind and enjoy the beautiful Barnsdall Art Park as the sun is setting, from the gated gardens in the West Lawn of the historic Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine will present four selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines from around the globe. As featured in LA Weekly, LA Times, Urban Daddy, and FoodGPS. Wine tastings are $20, tours of the Hollyhock house available for an additional $15. Tours start at 5:45pm, 6:15pm, and 7:00pm. Space per tour slot is limited, and often sell out, so buy your tickets in advance.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 3:54 24 November 2011

Los Angeles…Diversity At It’s Best

When it comes to Los Angeles it is not a matter what to do but where to begin. There is so much to do that it can seem pretty overwhelming. For such a condensed area it has so much to offer. The choices are endless.

Los Angeles tour plans can include amusement parks, architectural landmarks, art museums and galleries. You can not forget about the beaches and of course the shopping. There are so many different things to partake in. It really all depends on what you want to do. Los Angeles is a region of great diversity. You can’t forget about all of the culinary delights that are available as well.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 1:35 24 November 2011

Hollywood Christmas parade

Nov. 27. Now in its 80th year, the Hollywood Christmas parade is an American tradition that this year features Disney Pixar Cars 2, marching bands, floats and Santa Claus.A great place to be while taking a sightseeing tour of LA.

Parade route travels Hollywood and Sunset Blvds. from Orange Blvd. to Vine St. through the heart of Hollywood. www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com

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LA Adventure Specialist - 12:52 23 November 2011

Tavern

Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s popular neighborhood restaurant in Brentwood, presents a complete Thanksgiving, designed for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans, satisfying everyone in the family circle. Check this out while taking a tour of LA. persimmon and pomegranate salad, herb-roasted organic turkey breast, suzanne’s chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and more or indulge in the vegan and vegetarian Thanksgiving extravaganza.

$65 adults, $35 children. 310.806.6464. www.tavernla.com

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LA Adventure Specialist - 1:38 22 November 2011

Santa Monica Winterlit Holiday Celebration

Nov. 26. Celebrate Black Friday weekend and kick-start the Downtown Santa Monica holiday shopping season with the annual Winterlit Holiday Celebration and Concert starring break-out recording artist Andy Grammar. This is looking to be such a fun and exciting new event to head to while getting a private tour of LA. Bring the entire family for a special evening holiday concert when Grammer returns to the downtown Santa Monica, where he was discovered singing on Third Street Promenade. Opening for Andy will be YouTube sensation, Savannah Outen.

Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. winterlit.com

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LA Adventure Specialist - 12:50 21 November 2011

Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

Celebrate the holiday with a three-course traditional Thanksgiving feast that includes sugar pumpkin ravioli with candied seeds, roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing buttered carrots, brussels sprouts, cranberries and candied yams, and baked apple crisp with fennel ice cream. Just another place to get some great food while touring LA.

$95. 310.358.7788. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

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LA Adventure Specialist - 2:12 18 November 2011

Brunch at Catalina Kitchen

Sundays. Enjoy ocean views and an explosion of your favorite brunch fare at the Terranea Resort’s Catalina Kitchen. Dine on made to order omelets and eggs benedict; chilled seafood bar with oysters, and smoked salmon; carving station with prime rib; Belgian waffle bar; charcuterie and cheese station; desserts and ice cream/gelato bar with variety of toppings and dipping sauces, and much, much more.

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $52 adults, $28 children 5-12, free children 4 and under. Catalina Kitchen, Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2800. www.terranea.com

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LA Adventure Specialist - 10:11 17 November 2011

Designer Drinks at Locanda del Lago

Nov. 25-Dec. 31. For the holiday shopping season, Locanda del Lago offers Third Street Promenade’s holiday shoppers relief and relaxation after a long day of gift hunting with a new selection of Italian fashion designer-themed cocktails such as the Armani (Meyer lemon, Açai Berry Veev Liqueur, and Prosecco), the Gucci (White grapes, White Meritage, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and organic Tru Vodka), the Prada (Pumpkin purée, organic Tru Vanilla Vodka, and whipped cream) and more. A great place to be while touring LA. Cocktails are available at happy hour prices to those who show their same-day receipt from any Santa Monica retail store.

Locanda del Lago, 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, 310.451.3525. www.lagosantamonica.com

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