Manly Man’s Guide to Chicago

6.18.2018 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink, Happenings

With its designer boutiques, chic restaurants, and upscale cocktail bars, Chicago has a lot to offer those looking for a sophisticated, high-end vacation. But don’t let all that elegance fool you – there’s also a ton to do when you’re feeling a little more on the macho side (it is the city of broad shoulders

The Best Stops Along Chicago’s Lakefront

6.11.2018 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink, Happenings

There’s nowhere Chicagoans would rather be in the summer than by the lake – the ideal place to lay out, play volleyball with friends, or grab a cool drink. The best part? Getting around is easy thanks to the Lakefront Path, an 18-mile trail that traces the edge of Lake Michigan. Easily accessible from the

A Bar Crawl Through NoMad: 5 Must-Try Spots

6.11.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, New York

One of the best ways to get a grasp on a New York neighborhood is by scoping out the local bar scene. So whether you’re craving a glass of Bordeaux in a hushed wine bar or a well-crafted cocktail in a swanky lounge, here are five bars you shouldn’t miss in NoMad. The best part?

The Mystery of L.A.’s Original Sandwich, The French Dip

4.23.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

One of Los Angeles’ contributions to the wider food world still doesn’t have a settled-upon origin story.

Eat your way through Dodger Stadium

4.11.2018 Full Article Food, Food and Drink

While the Boys in Blue promise yet another exciting baseball season, their stadium brings an equally exciting selection of extravagant and delicious meals.

Mac & Cheese Smackdown hits New York

2.22.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

New York’s best restaurants to offer creative takes on the cheesy classic, in the ultimate showdown to crown New York’s top mac.

Chef Michael Voltaggio takes al fresco dinning to new heights at The Hollywood Roosevelt

2.9.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

Voltaggio put on quite a spectacle last week as he curated a dinner to remember on the rooftop at The Hollywood Roosevelt.

David Chang’s first LA restaurant is now open

2.5.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

“Los Angeles and Chinatown has officially changed for the better tonight,” says Eric Wareheim.

Super Bowl Sunday done Southern California style

2.2.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

Whether you’re tuning in to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, or really just want to see Justin Timberlake do his thing at halftime, one thing is for certain: Super Bowl Sunday is a perfect excuse for some drinks, delicious bites, and some celebrating.

Chicago’s best streets for ethnic eats

1.30.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

Don’t get fooled into thinking deep dish is the only go to food in the city.

Booth One serves up a new cocktail program

1.22.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

Created by principal bartenders Brandon Phillips and Derek Alexander, the revamped cocktail program is full of wondrous drinks to compliment all of the extraordinary at Booth One.

Uncorked Wine Festival is headed back to LA

1.17.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

Calling all Los Angeles winos and vino enthusiasts: the famed Uncorked Wine Festival is nearly here.

Spare Room lands a spot on Time Out’s Best Cocktail Bars in LA

1.16.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

“A place where handcrafted cocktails could push the envelope.”

Where to brunch the first morning of 2018 in LA

1.8.2018 Full Article Food and Drink

Waking up in LA to welcome in the new year? Chances are you’ll be looking for a spot to eat breakfast that is worthy of 2018.

Take a bite into one of America’s best burgers in Chicago

12.30.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

Calling all burger lovers in the Chicago area: one of America’s best burgers is in your town.

Eight spots for late-night munchies in New York

12.20.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, New York

If you’re hungry after a night out in the Big Apple, you’re in luck.

New York moves west: a food rush in LA

12.19.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

With a mix of established New York brands and talented chefs opening new concepts, it seems like L.A. is currently winning the bi-coastal tug of war.

Chicago’s Unsung Culinary Heroes: Greektown

12.11.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

This inaugural edition of Unsung Culinary Heros takes us a few blocks past the buzzing West Loop—and three-ish miles due southwest of Ambassador Chicago to Greektown.

Booth One reinvents dining at Ambassador Chicago

11.16.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

If you’re not already in the Chicago area, here’s a reason to book your next trip: Booth One is now open at the Ambassador Chicago in the Gold Coast.

Eataly has grandly opened in LA

11.13.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

A presto, Los Angeles!

Dodgers vs. Astros, Pink’s vs. Good Dogs

10.25.2017 Full Article Dodgers, Food and Drink

For any Dodger fans out there, a Pink’s rivalry is nothing new.

New York City’s best new rooftop bars

10.16.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, New York

Priceless views are in demand this fall.

Underground nightclub coming to Mondrian Park Avenue

10.9.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Nightlife

Richie Akiva, of celebrity favorite 1OAK and Butter, is teaming up with Journal Hotels to bring another hot spot to the group’s new NOMAD location.

Five brewpubs to visit in Chicago

10.9.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

Because it’s best to sample craft brews on a full stomach.

Village Fest is your Thursday night to-do in Downtown Palm Springs

9.14.2017 Full Article Art, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Palm Springs

Village Fest takes over downtown Palm Springs for an evening of food, entertainment, arts, and more.

Everything you need to know about Abbot Kinney Festival

9.11.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings

Get thee to Venice.

An Eataly extravaganza returns to Chicago on September 29th

9.8.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink, Happenings

Six hours of the best Italian food and drink hits Eataly in Chicago for what’s being dubbed SeptemberFest 2.0.

A mysterious ‘Stranger Things’ bar opens in Chicago

8.29.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings

Are you ready to enter the Upside Down?

Mexico City comes to Los Angeles – A review of Tintorera

8.23.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Los Angeles

Tintorera marks the first Los Angeles restaurant for Mexico City chef Maycoll Calderon, the man behind a Roma Norte favorite, Huset.

Chef Jenna Van Loon Wows with Monthly Wine Dinners at Essense

8.17.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Palm Springs

Chef Jenna Van Loon shares her inspiration for the monthly wine dinners at Two Bunch Palms.

Heinz are now making Chicago Dog Sauce

7.27.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink

For the city that won’t put ketchup on its hotdogs.

Marc Rose and Med Abrous talk East Coast – West Coast

7.26.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Interviews

Marc Rose and Med Abrous have been Angelenos since Y2K was a thing, and for the last decade they have quietly established an eclectic offering of LA hotspots.

The Great Date: 5 Places to Indulge in the Desert

7.24.2017 Full Article Food and Drink

Coachella Valley presents five different interesting and inventive takes on the delicious date.

AdWeek spotlights Chicago and its coveted beer scene

7.18.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food, Food and Drink

Chicago’s beer scene has stepped its game to reach the high standards of this culinary city.

Furious Spoon’s all-you-can-eat ramen challenge is back

7.17.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink

Chicago’s best ramen goes big.

Colectivo Coffee arrives in Chicago just in time for summer

6.5.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Nightlife

Milwaukee coffee roaster and bakery, Colectivo Coffee, have unveiled their first Chicago spot.

The Griffith Park Beer Garden is the perfect summer pop-up

6.2.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings, Nightlife

Hello, summer.

Verlaine introduces Diego Hernández to LA

6.1.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food, Food and Drink, Interviews

This stylish reinvention of the former Dominick’s space made a splash before the doors even opened.

‘An Evening of Tiki’ brings world-renowned bartenders and island-inspired cocktails to The Spare Room

5.22.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Events, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings

Break out the floral print, things are getting tropical at The Hollywood Roosevelt this summer.

It’s time to start planning your Palm Springs Restaurant Week itinerary

5.19.2017 Full Article Coachella Valley, Events, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Palm Springs

The much-anticipated culinary event is set to be bigger than ever before.

Chicago’s iconic speakeasy The Violet Hour turns 10

5.18.2017 Full Article Chicago, Cocktails, Entertainment, Food, Food and Drink, Nightlife

Head mixologist Toby Maloney looks back on the birthplace of Chicago’s craft cocktail movement.

Slurp and sip all summer at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s pop-up bar, The Rosy Oyster

4.28.2017 Full Article Food, Food and Drink, Happenings

Awww shucks, a new oyster and rosé bar opens at The Hollywood Roosevelt this May.

Here’s what to eat at Weekend 2 of Coachella

4.18.2017 Full Article Coachella, Events, Food, Food and Drink, Music Festivals

Come for the music, stay for the snacks.

The Loving Somm, Lelañea Fulton talks wines and The Rosy Oyster

4.16.2017 Full Article Food, Food and Drink, Interviews, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Lelañea Fulton is not someone who is easily missed in a crowded restaurant.

The LA Times Food Bowl is taking over the city in May

4.12.2017 Full Article Events, Food, Food and Drink, Los Angeles

The month-long event will promote conversation on sustainability and hunger while also presenting memorable dining experiences.

Chicago’s five best food halls

3.20.2017 Full Article Chicago, Food, Food and Drink

On the menu: tacos, poke bowls, Neapolitan-style pizzas, charcuterie, Chi Town’s most famous burger, and more.

The Hollywood Roosevelt elevates relaxation to an artform in stylish new spot

3.1.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, Los Angeles

It’s more than a hotel. It’s a vibe.

Kismet brings bright Mideast-ish flavors to Los Feliz

2.11.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Los Angeles

Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are the inspired minds behind LA’s hottest all-day eatery.

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum

2.4.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings, Music

The downtown Los Angeles venue will tackle foodie culture in a series of monthly after-hours events.

Blue Bottle opens for business at the Bradbury

2.2.2017 Full Article Food, Food and Drink, Los Angeles, The Bradbury Building

Step into the historic Bradbury Building and enjoy one of the finest cups of coffee there is.

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