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With stunning views overlooking the City, Barnsdall Park welcome Angelenos—21 years and older—to sip wine, picnic, and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine tasting at the iconic cultural destination.

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Marking its 8th season and attracting sellout crowds, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings—the Foundation’s signature fundraising event—returns to the hill on June 3rd and continues through September 2nd. While families of all ages are invited to enjoy the Park, picnic, dance, and participate in craft-making, due to legal regulations, only those ages 21+ will be allowed inside the fence for the wine tasting portion. 

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Music will be presented by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox and ongoing partner, Silverlake Wine, who will curate their fine selections of boutique artisanal wines for park-goers. Local gourmet cheese shop, Say Cheese, is also sponsoring the event and there will be a number of specialty food trucks on hand from tacos to ice-cream!

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This year, Lyft is partnering with the Foundation to provide discounted rides to Barnsdall wine-goers. There will be a brand-new merchandise table with Barnsdall-centric swag available for purchase, including branded wine-tasting Tees, signature wine glasses, Barnsdall picnic blankets as well as savory and sweet snacks.

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Taking place on the West Lawn tickets cost $30 for a tasting and $45 for a tasting + tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House. The event supports the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Park’s famed Friday Night Wine Tasting Fundraiser
WHEN: June 3 – September 2, 2016 |5:30 – 8:30 pm 

WHERE: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, | Los Angeles, California 90027

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $30 – $45

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The best brunch beverage will finally be recognized with the first ever Santa Monica Bloody Mary Battle at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica. Bartenders from local restaurants, including The Lobster, Lago, Areal, Blue Plate Taco, and Del Frisco’s Grille, will compete for the title of “Santa Monica’s Best Bloody.” Attendees will be able to purchase the five competing Bloodys for $20, and the drinks will also be voted on by a panel of esteemed judges and fan favorites. A portion of sales will go to the charity of the winning bartender’s choice.

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Hosted by Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica and Tito’s Vodka, Santa Monica’s first-ever Bloody Mary Battle will bring some of the city’s best restaurants together for a Red, White, and Bloody showdown the weekend before the 4th of July. Bartenders will present their finest ingredients to a panel of judges and fans, and compete for the title of “Santa Monica’s Best Bloody.”

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WHAT: Del Frisco’s Grille Bloody Mary Battle
WHEN: June 28, 2015 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Del Frisco’s Grille | 1551 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS:

  • Cost: 5 Bloody Marys for $20

CONTACT INFO: (310) 395-7333

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The Chestnut Club

January 9, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Chestnut Club is a modern cocktail bar by the hospitality team of Mario Guddemi, Sal Aurora, Pablo Moix & Steve Livigni (Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots). The inviting and intimate space offers a number of seating options ranging from high tops, long leather banquettes, 4-12 person Chesterfield booths and an intimate private room that seats up to 15 guests.

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The beverage program created by Pablo Moix features classically inspired cocktails ranging from the fresh and aromatic Spanish style gin & tonics to the masculine, spirit forward El Camino and Bullocks Wilshire. The spirit selection is perhaps the most extensive in Southern California, offering over 400 uniquely chosen spirits, liqueurs and fortified wines.

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WHAT: The Chestnut Club
WHEN: Open daily at 5:00 pm
WHERE: 1348 14th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90405

DETAILS: 

  • Dress Code: They ask that guests please refrain from wearing flip flops, shorts (gentlemen), and baseball caps 

CONTACT INFO: (310) 393-1348 | raul@thechestnutclubsm.com

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Stouts N Staches

November 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

Stouts N Staches Fest returns to Venice Beach! Presented by Hotel Erwin, Stouts N Staches is a block-party style event that raises funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will take over participating bars and restaurants with moustache madness for $5 craft beers and food specials. 

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The festivities begin at Hotel Erwin with live music from Jack of Hearts and Black Crystal Wolf Kids, beer garden, free MO trims, flash tats, photo booth, and more. Access to High Rooftop Top and special “man”-icures, grooming, whiskey tastings, and hosted beverages will be offered in the VIP package. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Movember. 

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Hotel Erwin will feature a beer garden, sponsored by Venice Duck Brewery, as well as a mustache-themed photo booth, live music by indie-rock cover band Black Crystal Wolf Kids and Bob Dylan tribute band, Jack of Hearts, free MO trims and styling, stache contests, and more. Fest-goers can flow between the participating locations and spread the moustache madness. All attendees must flash their stash at the event, and those with the best moustache will have the chance to win a special Hotel Erwin prize package, which includes a two-night stay, dinner at Barlo and free transportation from Curb (who is also offering $15 off first taxi ride with code SNS2014). The hotel will offer a special rate of $199 for all event attendees wishing to extend their stay. 

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WHAT: Stouts N Staches
WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 2:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Erwin | 1697 Pacific Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90291

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $10 in advance | $15 day of | $50 VIP tickets

CONTACT INFO: 

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Three Day Rule is taking over Angel City Brewery for an afternoon of private tours and tastings, lawn games, a food truck, and a free ride to get there!

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Upon arriving, you’ll be broken into groups of 25 for an educational craft beer voyage, where you’ll enjoy 2 samples of their craft brews, and go in groups to tour this iconic LA building, with history dating back to 1913.

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After tours ‘n tastings, spend the rest of the afternoon playing lawn games, like corn hole, darts, ladder toss, board games, plus FOUR Twister mats! More beers will be available for purchase and you can buy burgers, salads, steaks, and more from the Flat Iron Food Truck, or bring your own lunch.

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Angel City Brewery is excited to be part of the brewing renaissance of Downtown LA by bringing old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. We are committed to the continued growth and revitalization of our neighborhood by being an interactive and supportive partner to the arts and business communities, as well as the burgeoning craft beer movement in Los Angeles.

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Don’t drive suds up. Enjoy a $25 Lyft credit, with promo code “TDR25OFF.” This should make it free all the way from Venice Beach to Studio City, and ride with friends so both ways can be covered! It’s new customers only so make sure to find a friend who hasn’t yet used the app.

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WHAT: Three Day Rules’ Summer Suds Bash At Angel City Brewery
WHEN: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm 
WHERE: 
Angel City Brewery | 216 S Alameda Street | Los AngelesCA 90012

DETAILS:

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Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica presents the third installment of Sommelier Saturdays with special guest Sommelier and wine consultant, Bonnie Graves. This edition will feature wines from Napa Valley Vintners with an emphasis on summer wines from around the region and what foods to pair them with. 

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Bonnie is a sought-after wine educator in the Southern California market, and frequently teaches classes and arranges tastings for corporate and private clients. She also writes the popular “Girl Meets Grape” blog for Yahoo’s digital food channel, is a featured correspondent for WineTasteTV, and is the Food and Wine Editor for the Luxury Life & Style family of print magazines. 

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For $35, attendees will receive a two-hour wine lesson and tasting, along with hors d’oeuvres. Del Frisco’s Grille is located on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Colorado Blvd, and valet parking is available adjacent to restaurant. Del Frisco’s Grille is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. The bar is open late and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.

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WHAT: Del Frisco’s Grille Sommelier Saturdays
WHEN:
Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 1:00 pm 
WHERE: 
Private Dining Room | 1551 Ocean Avenue #105 | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $35 per person

CONTACT INFO: (310) 395-7333

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LA Beer Festival

March 27, 2014 — 3 Comments

The 6th annual LA Beer Festival brings together dozens of craft breweries, food trucks, live music and DJ’s, as well as thousands of attendees. The 2014 LA Beer Festival will take place at LA Center Studios. Admission includes beer tastings, with food sold separately.

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Musical guests include Black Crystal Wolf Kids and Metal Shop.

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WHAT: LA Beer Festival  
WHEN: 
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: LA Center Studios | 1201 West 5th Street T-110 | Los Angeles, CA 90017

DETAILS:

  • Tickets will not be sold at the door

CONTACT INFO:

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