Sunlight and Sustenance

IMG_3821When was the last time you got the family/friends together and just enjoyed a picnic outside for an afternoon? Long time right? In our digital age, it’s even more uncommon than ever. So for International Picnic Day (June 18) treat your loved ones to sunlight and sustenance. Sometimes the simplest things are the ones most fulfilling.

Los Angeles is a bursting metropolis but within in you can find green, and sky and a welcome place to come enjoy the simple things in life. Grand Park in Downtown is a favorite with the corporate workers looking for a lunchtime escape and the families needing a place where their toes can explore the feeling of grass.IMG_3809_lowresIMG_3817_edit_lowresIMG_3812IMG_3823

Happy Hour Gems in DTLA

With the weather getting warmer; the happy hour season is upon us. We know every Angeleno has some go-to places when it comes to happy hours, but have you guys ever heard of these great gems hidden in Downtown LA?

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Everson Royce Bar

A great ambiance combined with Wine Wednesdays. What else can we ask for? Every Wednesday ERB offers 3 glasses of wine accompanied by culinary creations for $25. You can event enjoy it out on their back patio while playing bocce ball.

Visit their website here

 

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Bestia

With industrial yet warm décor, Bestia makes you feel like you are dining in Italy. We would recommend trying their cocktails after a long day at work. You won’t regret it.

You can find a list of their cocktails here

 

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Simbal

If you are looking for something different than the usual happy hour, we would suggest trying Simbal’s southeastern Asian cuisine and drinks. We promise you will have fun sitting at their bar watching the chefs work their magic in the open kitchen.

Check out their happy hour menu here

 

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Redbird

Do you have a meeting with a potential client? We highly recommend taking them to Redbird for happy hour. With its elegant décor and upscale fine dining presentations, we are sure that your client will leave the meeting impressed.

Check out their happy hour menu here

 

 Public School

Public School 213

To get rid of the long and tiring work day feeling with a couple of friends, we would recommend you to try PS213. With its layout and style, it will take you back into the college years and lets be honest who doesn’t dream of going back to those carefree days?

You can find their “recess” offerings here

Discover LA: Front of the House

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Shout out to everyone out there who enjoys Mexican cuisine as much as we do. We recently discovered a new venue in downtown LA, one that combines Mexican food with craft cocktails and provides a perfect mixture of both worlds to its customers.

From the moment you step into the restaurant, you immediately feel something different and unique about this place. It has a relaxing yet hip and modern feel. If you are one those people who value a pleasing aesthetic as much as the pleasure to the palate, FOH for sure provides you both. Their food is as good as their decor.

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To have a nice lunch after your workout or to have some fun pregame time before going to the Standard Hotels rooftop, you can stop by at the Front of the House and get small bites accompanied with amazing craft cocktails all made with special care.

By having a team who highly values the family spirit and believe in creating the best possible outcome by working together in harmony, we assure you that you won’t regret giving this new discovery of ours a try.

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FOH | 615 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Trend: Poke Bowl

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Los Angeles is where everyone and everything can become famous and Poke (pronouncedpoh-kay), is the new rave to follow kale and avocado toast. What is poke, you may ask. Other than a Hawaiian style marinated tuna, poke is also a lifestyle delicacy. Typically, there are a variety of delicious marinades that makes for different flavors you can choose from. You can top your rice with poke to make it a meal, or have it as is.

It’s fresh and simple palate is poke’s appeal to the many health conscious Angelenos, plus they’re the perfect target for new Instagram posts. At least a dozen poke restaurants are already taking LA by storm, check out the following to get your poke fix!

  1. Jus’ Poke
    501 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, (310) 379-1133
  2. Mainland Poke Shop
    83181/2 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 452-9904
  3. Ohana Poke Co.
    130 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, (213) 265-7561
  4. Poke Poke
    1827 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, (424) 228-5132
  5. Pokinometry
    6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 316, Los Angeles, (323) 645-7730
  6. Poke Salad Bar
    12 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
  7. Spinfish Poke
    36 W. Colorado Blvd., No. 7, Pasadena
  8. Sweetfin Poke
    829 Broadway, Santa Monica
  9. Wiki Poki
    3438 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 739-4363
  10. Bear Flag Fish Co.
    7972 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, (949) 715-8899
  11. Poke Bar
    8539 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, (310) 657-4294
  12. Poke N’ Roll
    413 S Central Ave, Glendale, (818) 265-3839