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Cocktail Decadence Lives at Downtown’s Birds & Bees

City Guide Los Angeles February 6, 2017 0 Comments

Exploring cocktails at one of the city’s newest drinking dens Downtown’s new swinging cocktail lair Birds & Bees may have a hidden entrance and a subterranean location, but it’s more midcentury rumpus room than 1920s speakeasy. Descending here for drinks might make guests feel like they’re sneaking into Don Draper’s bachelor pad, thanks to a floating fireplace, walnut wood furniture,…

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Six Reasons Why Simbal Might Have Closed

City Guide Los Angeles February 6, 2017 0 Comments

What budding restaurateurs can learn from this celebrated restaurant’s tragic closure In the crazy world of LA’s restaurant scene, with high stakes investments and celebrity-backed ventures from out-of-town chefs, it’s always hard for the smaller player, the single chef-owner opening a place for the first time. This was the story of Shawn Pham, who decided to quietly close his first-ever…

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Modern Vietnamese Favorite Simbal to Shutter Saturday in Downtown

City Guide Los Angeles February 3, 2017 0 Comments

It’s the final weekend for the critic-friendly Little Tokyo spot Eater has learned today that Downtown’s Simbal restaurant will close on Saturday following service. The tucked-away Little Tokyo eatery had a small but loyal following, including more than a few restaurant writers and critics around town, but ultimately couldn’t hold on. Considered by some to be one of the best…

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West Hollywood’s Next All-Day Stunner Sits High Above the City

City Guide Los Angeles February 2, 2017 0 Comments

Top Chef contestant Chris Crary is at the helm of Farmspoke Former Top Chef contestant Chris Crary is branching out, with plans to open the gorgeous-looking new Farmspoke inside the James Hotel later this year. When all is said and done, the SBE-backed all-day dining operation should be one of the more sought after spots along the Sunset Strip, thanks…

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