It doesn't take a genius to imagine how we feel about the almost-here, right-around-the-corner 3-day vacation otherwise known as Labor Day weekend. Here's how we plan to make the most of what lies ahead (no yachts, jets, or passports required):
A huge spate of eager diners are trying to obtain a table at Nobu Malibu, the single hottest restaurant in the nation right now!
After weeks of extreme weather, the heat's finally giving us a much-needed break from its tyranny. To celebrate, we are going to run around the city all weekend. Heck, we might even bring a sweater!
Haven Burger opens today at Pasadena's Haven Gastropub and Brewery. This is the lunch-only burger menu that's available in the back of the restaurant -- it even has its own entrance (off the alley).
For a quick, delicious and relatively inexpensive fast-food pizza option, Umami Burger's 35-year old honcho, Adam Fleishman, and Chef Anthony Carron have reinvented the whee ... only this time the wheel is edible!
If not for the sandwich board out front with the daily specials, you might miss what is essentially a hole in a wall in downtown Santa Monica. But through that hole (it's actually a door), is one of the better burger-and-beer joints on the coast.
The new way to end the work week could be with a milkshake happy hour. The Counter now offers shakes spiked with wine, including one with pinot noir, cherries, and chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
I eagerly opened my current issue of Newsweek and then threw the magazine in the trash with utter disgust after perusing the story.
With temperatures pushing 90 all week, we at Broke Girl's Guide are just about ready to ditch our work-appropriate clothing and wander into the office in a bikini. This impulse alone is proof that this weekend can't come quickly enough!
If you're ready for a pleasant surprise that exceeds your expectations, check out Bru Haus. You probably wouldn't expect to find a decent beer around here, much less a gourmet meal. Surprise.
What do you get when you combine a renovated 1912 fire station with Chef Christopher Hora's unique sweet and savory fare? A winning combination that fits in beautifully with the renewal and renovation of downtown Los Angeles.
So you want to be a mixologist? Take the Cocktail Crafting class Tuesday with the Institute of Domestic Technology and Oldfield's Liquor Room's Aaron Stepka.
While we're trying not to dwell on the passing of July, we vow to make the remains of summer worthwhile so that we don't find ourselves suddenly decorating pumpkins with no sandy stories to tide us through the brutal L.A. winter months.
While it's impossible to hit every little enclave around LA in one roundup, we've asked a few food folk where they like to eat in their area, and highlighted some of our own favorites.
Catch The Goonies on the rooftop at the Thompson Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Grab a cabana or settle in poolside for the flick -- you get free popcorn, or you can order off of the special movie-night menu from Caulfield's.
While we have a hard time getting into some Olympic sports, we do enjoy spectating at sports bars during the Olympics. We aren't ashamed to admit that in our minds, the games provide for three solid weeks of competitive man-hunting.