4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours

4.16.2019 Full Article Architecture, Design, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

LA is synonymous with celebrities, which may explain why so many tours offered around town focus on the stars. Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous, hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or getting shuttled to the sites of notable Hollywood deaths (a bit too macabre for some), there’s no shortage

Beyond Beer: A Food Lover’s Tour of Chicago Breweries

3.18.2019 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Food and Drink

With nearly 200 breweries spread across the city and its surrounding areas, Chicago is truly a beer mecca with something for everyone. But there’s more to the Windy City’s brewery scene than just beer: Plenty of them pay just as much attention to the bites they offer as they do to what’s on tap. Foodies,

A Rainy Day Guide to NYC’s NoMad Neighborhood

3.15.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Mondrian Park Ave, Mondrian Park Avenue, New York, Restaurants

One of the best things about New York: Rain or shine, the city never slows down. Here’s a play-by-play on what to see, do, and eat in NYC when it’s pouring out, because there’s no need to let a rainy day dampen your visit. Bonus: All of these spots are within an easy 15-minute walk

Beat the Freeze: Winning Ways to Warm Up in the Windy City

2.28.2019 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings

It’s no secret that Chicago can get cold — really cold. But if there’s one thing Chicagoans are known for, it’s toughing it out through less-than-ideal weather. After all, cold temperatures don’t have to get in the way of a good time, and there’s plenty to do around the city all year long. If you

8 of New York City’s Most Iconic Dishes (and Where to Indulge)

2.27.2019 Full Article Food and Drink, Mondrian Park Ave, New York

New York City is one of the premier culinary capitals of the world: Home to over 24,000 restaurants and counting, it’s a vast melting pot of global cuisines, including plenty of local dishes of its own. And the city’s not all about fine dining — some of the most iconic dishes in NYC started out

Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball

2.21.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Events, Film, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.

The Best Spots to Drink in NYC’s Zero-Proof Cocktails Trend

1.11.2019 Full Article Food and Drink, Mondrian Park Ave, Mondrian Park Avenue, New York, Nightlife

What’s the biggest trend in the world of cocktails? No alcohol. Whether it’s because you’re taking part in Dry January, wanting to cut back occasionally, or abstaining from booze for good, there are plenty of smart reasons why zero-proof drinks are growing in popularity. Now, and more than ever, some of the most beloved restaurants

Cheers to Chicago: Celebrating 85 Years Since the End of Prohibition

11.27.2018 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Entertainment, Food and Drink

It’s hard to imagine a time when kicking back with a cocktail meant being on the wrong side of the law, but when Ambassador Chicago opened in 1926, alcohol was illegal thanks to Prohibition. This 13-year ban on booze in the US did anything but sober up society – it actually ushered in one of

Eat Your Way Through LA’s Finest Food Halls

10.16.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Getting everyone in your group to agree on which restaurant to hit up for lunch isn’t always the easiest feat… and that’s probably why the culinary powers-that-be created food halls, gloriously spacious spots that are home to multiple food purveyors all within mere feet of each other. We’re not talking ‘80s-style mall food courts here,

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.

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