Los Angeles

A Taste of L.A. Soul Delivered with Munchery's New Celebrity Chef Roy Choi

On Aug 21st, 2015, Munchery and Roy Choi announced the pleasure of hosting a free foodie event extravaganza at the Line Hotel in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California. The two new Munchery and Roy Choi dishes are Kimchi Pork Belly Fried Vice and Cheezy Short Rib Instant Ramen. These are two unique dishes that are quite personal to Roy inspired by his Korean roots. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to try the Kogi food truck.

White Hills - Los Angeles at the Echo

Super spaced out and heavy, psychedelic rock band White Hills are performing at my favorite Los Angeles venue called the Echo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California tonight June 18th, 2015. New York City’s White Hills are going to transform you into another dimension with their amazing live show in support of their new album “Walks for Motorists.” Come one, come all to witness modern psychedelia’s best with heavy, distorted riffs, lasers, and a trip to another galaxy.

The Tragical History Tour -Hollywood, CA

Dearly Departed is the labor of Scott Michaels’ love of Hollywood’s glorious history and seedy undercurrent. The result is a tremendous tour of dark comedy, fascinating trivia and some downright gruesome happenings. Some quirky sightings that stuck out in my mind were Bela Lugosi’s cigar shop. For some reason I imagine him shopping in grainy, slow motion and scaring the other shoppers. Another funny point of interest was the salon where Marilyn Monroe first went blonde, the Happy Days house, the liquor store Halle Berry crashed into, the house from Halloween and the house from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, this man knows his business.

Kraftwerk - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

I witnessed one of the most amazing live performances ever. Kraftwerk performed live in 3-D for the first time in Los Angeles in a very long time. All of their shows here sold out within minutes and all shows were at the amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. I was ecstatic to find out that I would cover the Friday performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Kraftwerk 3-D Concert : “7 The Mix” show.

The Chamberlain Hotel - West Hollywood

The Chamberlain Hotel is an all-suite boutique hotel with a fashionable West Hollywood address. Tucked away on a quaint street and stylishly decorated in a mix of antique-inspired and modern furnishings, this hotel has a private home feel with a location close to Hollywood attractions such as the Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory are nearby in the beautiful Hollywood Hills. Location Chamberlain is two blocks from the inspiring Sunset Strip and one mile from Beverly Hills.

Chaya - Venice Beach

The Chaya establishment I visited is set in the heart of the pulsating borough of Venice in Los Angeles. It’s a minute walk away from most of your plans, which makes it an ideal choice if your looking for soft sophistication midday or evening. With a crowd that’s so mixed and heartful you would have no trouble bringing your boss, family or friends to dine here. The décor is simple, yet rather dazzling and the franchise of Chaya restaurants have been around for 28 years with many locations still popping up around the world.

Bar Marmont - Los Angeles

Bar Marmont exhibits the essence of an aesthetic well beyond any baroque fixtures and themed décor anyone could want. After all, French Indochine circa 1890 is about as far from West Hollywood in style as it is in miles. Visually the red bar in contrast to the ceiling festooned with dead butterflies has a bizarre feel. Upon being seated in the restaurant I was quick to notice the room has a really unique-to-Los Angeles kind of comfort, subdued with a buzz.

Petrossian Cafe - West Hollywood

I’ve always known Petrossian to be more retail experience that served a limited menu. When I heard they had expanded to a full restaurant, I was intrigued to see what greater offerings were to be had. We arrived and sat out on the patio, it was such a nice sunny day I decided to forgo the offer of champagne and enjoy a Duvel, one of my favorite beers. I had to get to the caviar right off the bat.

Holiday Taxis - Airport Transfers and Beyond

In a world filled with uncertainties, one thing that needs to be reliable and efficient is getting from Point A to Point B, as well as any stops in between. When it comes to transportation, Holiday Taxis has all of your travel needs and desires covered! With a fleet of luxury vehicles ranging in size and class, from Economy, Luxury, VIP, to SUVs, Limos and Vans, no passenger request is too big or too small.

Public Kitchen & Bar - Hollywood

In certain speculation, life is balanced in relation to the elements of yin and yang. The Hollywood Roosevelt, to me, can best be described as a balance between two contradicting factors: new and old, light and dark, and, at the new restaurant called Public Kitchen, sweet and salty. I spot the typical young, hip crowd loitering around the entrance of Teddy’s amidst the vintage inspired décor as I make my way to find Haya waiting in a large round booth under a massive chandelier.