September 2012 (3)

Gay Los Angeles: West Hollywood

09/25/2012

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West Hollywood is the thumping heart of Southern California’s gay community. L.A.’s Gay Pride Parade and Festival takes place here each June, and half a million people gather for the annual Halloween Carnaval. The rest of the year, it’s busy day and night with cafés, gyms, restaurants, bars and dance clubs.

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl with Metro

09/13/2012

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This St. Patrick’s Day, you can enjoy as much Guinness and Jameson as you like, just as long as you remember to enjoy them responsibly. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list that not only features some of LA’s favorite Irish pubs, but includes bars that are easily accessible via Metro.

LA is Popping Over Pubs

09/11/2012

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The term gastropub, a portmanteau of "gastronomy" and "pub," was coined in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben took over The Eagle pub in London. Twenty years on, the definition of a gastropub still seems to have a fairly wide range, based on the concept of a refined menu served in a more casual, pub-like setting.

Sang Yoon could easily be the poster child for gastropubs in the U.S. The chef and restaurateur took over Father's Office in Santa Monica over a decade ago, and installed a "definitive bar menu" with his now famous burger. Los Angeles gastropubs are opening their doors at a record clip, and an exciting new crop has emerged in the last year.