Kismet Rotisserie pick up and enjoy at home

L.A. chefs and restaurateurs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are no strangers to creating new concepts. The dynamic duo behind Kismet, the popular Middle Eastern bistro specializing in housemade labneh, mezze and natural wines, launched their more casual eatery, Kismet Rotisserie, earlier this year. In the face of the challenges of 2020, the team has…

Universal CityWalk Hollywood reopens

Universal CityWalk Hollywood has excitedly reopened the about 40% of their dining venues and shops. Guest parking is complimentary right now, and each visitor will enter the Jurassic Park parking garage to have their temperature taken. Guests are required to wear face coverings throughout their visit. A friendly staff member with an EXTECH non-contact forehead…

Arts Bridging the Gap for All

On Sunday morning, June 7, 2020, before thousands of peaceful protestors marched on Hollywood Blvd., the corner at Hollywood and Vine had a small group of professional artists and volunteers painting peaceful messages of love, hope and solidarity on plywood boards. It all started when Wally Moran, General Manager of Wood & Vine Restaurant &…

Carefully crafted sushi at Sōgo Roll Bar

A new Japanese restaurant, Sōgo Roll Bar, opened last month in the former location of McConnell’s Ice Cream on Hollywood Boulevard in Loz Feliz. Restaurateurs Andy Paxson, David Gibbs and head chef Kiminobu Saito of Sushi Note opened a quick-service dining experience along with Dustin Lancaster and Sarah Dietz of An Eastside Establishment (L&E Oyster…

The New Black Star Burger

When Plan Check closed on Fairfax Avenue, I was eager to see what would open in its place. Located down the street from Jon & Vinny’s, Supreme and Canter’s Deli, Black Star Burger has become one of the trendiest food and clothing destinations in Los Angeles. The very first Black Star Burger opened in Moscow…

Rockin’ Fun ROCK OF AGES in Hollywood

In 2005 Matthew Weaver created the multi-genre entertaining musical Rock of Ages. It debuted as a new kind of musical in Los Angeles at the King King club on Hollywood Blvd. With its success, it was made into a motion picture, and also opened on Broadway. After performing over 2,350 shows, Rock of Ages earned…

Universal Studios Holiday Fun into 2020

Before and after Christmas enjoy the festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood. Then on Dec. 31, 2020 celebrate EVE at Hollywood’s biggest party of the year. On Tuesday, December 31, the theme park offers extended hours to 2:00 a.m. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission, or guest can enhance their celebration with…

Japan House LA celebrates Japan 47 Artisans

At Hollywood & Highland JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles celebrates the diversity of Japan’s prefectural through a collection of art, crafts, and design created by 47 young artisans. Now through January 5, 2020, the gallery on Level 2 exhibits 47 ARTISANS displaying contemporary crafts that embody the character of their hometown. JAPAN HOUSE is an innovative, worldwide project conceived…

BLUE MAN GROUP will leave you SPEECHLESS

Actress and talk show host Busy Philipps, along with Dancing with the Stars contestant Kate Flannery, and actor Jeremy Sisto were some of the celebrities walking on the “blue” carpet during Opening Night of BLUE MAN GROUP at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Just as they were hitting their mark in front of paparazzi, the BLUE…