Mardi Gras Fun in Los Angeles

Mardi Gras season begins on March 2 with parades, King’s cakes and festivities during Carnival. Mardi Gras Day or “Fat Tuesday” is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday. It’s the last day of the Carnival season and falls on the first day of Lent. Throughout Los Angeles, Mardi Gras celebrations include beads thrown, festive…

Tesse is Terrific on Sunset

After developing and operating over 20 successful restaurant concepts such as Bestia, Petty Cash, République and Otium, restaurateur Bill Chait repeats his success with Tesse, his newest endeavor on Sunset. The new dynamic duo Michelin-starred Executive chef/partner Raphael Francois and award winning partner/pastry chef Sally Camacho Mueller make quite a team at Tesse on Sunset….

Review: “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole” at the Geffen Playhouse

Velvety voice Dulé Hill portrays Nat “King Cole during the last night of his televised variety show in Lights Out: Nat “King Cole at the Geffen Playhouse. Taking my seat before the show, I admired Clint Ramos and Ryan Howell’s 50s style television sound stage set with “applause” and “on-air” boxes high up. We feel…

Flavor Bombs at Heroic Deli & Wine Bar

Over the last ten years, Adam Fleischman, an avid foodie and successful restaurateur opened his first gourmet hamburger restaurant Umami Burger. Next he partnered with Chef Anthony Carron and opened 800 Degrees Pizza, as part of the Umami Restaurant Group. I’ve enjoyed writing about his innovative restaurant concepts including Umamicatessan, a gourmet food court in…

KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant  Sophisticated French Fare

The newest restaurant on La Brea already has quite a following of oenophiles, foodies and Francophiles. Many remember esteemed Michelin starred French chef Christophe Émé when he was at his previous restaurant Ortolan on West Third Street.  I’ve already been twice to KASS since it opened this month in the former Wilde Wine Bar. The…

Red Carpet Event LA 2019 Gifting Lounge

I was lucky enough to attend an Celebrity Gifting Lounge before the Grammy’s last Sunday. It’s awards season, and part of the perks of being a celebrity, award nominee and presenter is an invitation to gifting lounges in Los Angeles to receive some of the most unique, fashionable and luxurious products and services. Red Carpet…

Theatre Review: “Witness Uganda”

Winston Churchill in his 1908 book “My African Journey” said Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. After watching Witness Uganda at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, I declare this musical is a sparking diamond onstage. The energy and music reminds me of the award-winning 90s rock musical RENT. Instead of watching impoverished young…

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” Pop-Up in Hollywood

Now in theaters nationwide the heroes of “The LEGO Movie” are in a new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  Fans of all ages can immerse themselves in a one of a kind interactive experience. The LEGO® Space Hollywood, at Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard stays until February 10, 2019. The fully enclosed 6,000 sq….

Take Your Sweetheart Here on Valentine’s Day

Where are you taking that special guy or gal this coming Thursday to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Some are celebrating before the big day and others will continue to celebrate afterwards and into the weekend. Here is a list of Weinlein approved destinations featured in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News:   Montage Beverly Hills…