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Die ou skoolrestaurant bied ook bekendes, martini's en heerlike kos aan

Die Vodbox by Nic's Beverly HIlls huisves honderde vodka -handelsmerke.

Sodra die beroemde kuierplek van die Rat Pack -skurk Dean Martin, lok Nic's in Beverly Hills nog steeds die jonges, rykes en beroemdes.

Die restaurant/skemerkelkie sit in 'n koel, donker atmosfeer wat beide nuwerwets en ontspannend is. Hier sit bekendes langs mekaar met die plaaslike bevolking in 'n intieme omgewing waar u heerlike kosse, uitstekende martini's en 'n reis na die beroemde Vodbox kan geniet.

Die Vodbox, agter in die restaurant, is 'n vrieskas vol honderde bottels vodka. Voordat hulle die kamer van 28 grade binnegaan, kan gaste 'n faux bontjas en hoed kies om hulle warm te hou terwyl hulle verskillende vlugte vodka's neem. Drie monsternemings kos ongeveer $ 21 en bottels word in stylvolle wit oop leerkaste gebêre. Eienaar en vodkateur Larry Nicola het van die luukse wodka's ter wêreld gebring om in die Vodbox gehuisves te word, waar die beste keuses Russiese standaard, Jean Marc XO en Jewel of Russia insluit.

Gaste kan ook vodka of 'n vodka martini by die kroeg bestel of terwyl hulle eet.

Nic's bied 'n wye verskeidenheid voorgeregte, van trooskos tot uitspattige items. Eendpatee, kreefbeignets, vodka -salm, oesters, gebakte aartappels met kaviaar en crème fraiche en koninklike ostera -kaviaar ingesluit. Hoofgeregte sluit in Mexikaanse swaardvis, eend, beesstert -ravioli, kort ribbetjies, lamsrek en filet mignon. Dekadente nageregte sluit in donker sjokolade en swart kersiebons, bisonbar met pekanneute en crème Chantilly, en 'n verskeidenheid dessert martini's.


Nic 's Restaurant

Happy Hour: Maandagaand die hele nag, 17:00 tot 19:00 elke aand (insluitend $ 7 Special-tini, $ 7 Wine Dujour, $ 7 voorgeregte). Die naweke is gek met 'n lewendige orkes, so maak seker dat u vroeg daar kom. Hulle het 'n vodkabox (hemel) waar u elke soort wodka kan proe wat u wil. Vir 'n prys natuurlik.

Gaan hierheen as u van wodka hou! Ek het nog nooit hier geëet nie, maar hul wodka -kroeg is baie lekker en leersaam! Ek het regtig nooit geweet hoeveel verskillende soorte wodka daar is of hoe anders dit smaak nie. Dit is 'n baie aangename plek om saam met vriende te kuier.

My gunsteling buurt soek na kos en drankies! – Nic is my plek. My huis weg van die huis op die nagte toe ek die laaste ding was wat ek wou doen. Die atmosfeer van die plek is soos 'n lewendige, lewendige en baie koel, sonder die voorgee of die houding wat u kan verwag gegewe die ligging. Dit is die naaste aan 'n Cheers bar -ervaring wat ek nog ooit gehad het. Happy hour is eenvoudig 'n moet!

Maak 'n heildronk op Beverly Hills ' ode aan wodka en retro pret. – Maak nie saak dat die beroemde geroosterde inligting wat beloof om die goeie dae van die Rat Pack terug te bring toe rook koel was en die hele dag 'n pak gedra word, as toevallig beskou word. Die gees van Dean Martin leef voort hier in hierdie Beverly Hills -gewrig waar die martini's net so vryelik vloei as die gesprekke. 'N Klein area met 'n rusbank bied gasheer vir die nagtelike happy hour en af ​​en toe 'n jazz-orkes, terwyl 'n stygende loopbrug na 'n meer formele eetkamer met halfsirkelvormige hutte en sitplekke aan tafel lei. Larry Nicola, 'n toneelstuk oor die klassieke steak-kombuis, bied restaurante (en die meeste gasheer) aan, van vleisagtige standaarde, soos miso-korste prime ribeye met wasabi-botter tot ligter kos, soos gegrilde Skotse salm in vye en appels. Natuurlik sou geen besoek voltooi wees sonder 'n besoek aan die VodBox nie, 'n uitstallingsvrieskas waar gaste 'n kunsbont kan aantrek en 'n glas kan optel uit een van die meer as 80 soorte wodka. O, en moenie die heiligdom van Dean Martin misloop nie. Ernstig. Het vir jou gesê sy gees leef voort.

Fantastiese kos – Eendag na werk saam met 'n klomp vriende daarheen gegaan. Regtig 'n aangename atmosfeer, en na 'n paar drankies het Nic ons na die yskas geneem. Dit het natuurlik baie gelag en eintlik 'n onvergeetlike ervaring. Ons trek pelse aan, om eerlik te wees, ek doen dit normaalweg nie, maar dit was op sigself 'n belewenis, en het daarna 'n paar proewe gehad. Dit gee die regte bui, en die voorgeregte wat ons gehad het, het nog beter na -woorde gesmaak. al met al 'n wonderlike plek om saam met vriende en/of medewerkers te gaan.

Prettige atmosfeer, uitstekende diens – Dit is veral 'n wonderlike plek vir happy hour en aandete saam met vriende. Ek was al verskeie kere hier en het nog altyd 'n fantastiese ervaring gehad. Nic (die eienaar. Ek vergeet sy werklike naam) is heeltemal soet en elke bediener wat ek gehad het, is goed opgelei in uitstekende diens. Die kos is so, so lekker. Alles is smaakvol gedoen. Puik wynlys en hou van die drankies. Ek is ook mal oor die dameskamer !! Sterk aanbeveel.

Lekker kos en warm diens in 'n onwaarskynlike omgewing.#8211 Ek was hierdie week vir die eerste keer by Nic's en was baie aangenaam verras. Ek is hartlik by die deur begroet deur Nic se seun en na my tafel gewys. Ons het heerlike skemerkelkies, 'n goeie bottel wyn en 'n goeie prys gehad. Fantastiese voorgeregte en die Maandag -vaste -aandete. Nic het ook kom kyk hoe dit met ons gaan. Dit is 'n lekker plek met 'n lewendige, sjiek maar pretensielose skare. Dit is 'n nuwe gunsteling.

Heerlike Vrydagaand -ete en drankies! Ek het die afgelope Vrydagaand saam met 'n groep van 9 vriende by Nic? S Beverly Hills gaan kuier. Toe ek aankom, gee ek die gasheer die naam van my partytjie en hy begelei my dadelik na ons tafel. Die restaurant was luukse, romanties en nuwerwets, maar glad nie pretensieus nie, soos ek gedink het dit is vanweë die ligging. Ons het drankies en voorgereg bestel. Die drankies was regtig goed - wil jy 'n Triple X Martini probeer? Ek belowe dat u nie teleurgesteld sal wees nie Die diens was vriendelik en vinnig. Na ongeveer 45 minute het ons kelnerin ons laat weet dat die Vodbox gereed was (ons moet dit probeer!) -rak Wodka's word gestoor. Ons gasvrou het ons 'n deeglike oorsig gegee van hul Wodka's, en dan het ons 'n paar skote geneem. .Ons was ongeveer 20 minute daar voordat ons teruggekeer het na die hoof -eetkamer en kroeg. Omstreeks 9:30 of so het hulle 'n wonderlike live band ingebring wat die plek nog meer energie bygedra het. Die eienaar Nic kon die hele aand sien groet en met die kliënte meng en hy het selfs 'n paar foto's saam met ons groep geneem? regtig cool ou.

Al met al het ons dit baie geniet, ek sal beslis binnekort met 'n ander groep vriende terugkeer!

Let wel: dit is redelik druk tussen 9 en 10, so besprekings word aanbeveel.

*Daar word ook outomaties fooi vir die partytjie van 8 of meer by die rekening gevoeg, om u dubbele kanteling te voorkom, moet u u gedetailleerde kwitansie noukeurig hersien.

Puik sitkamer! – Jy wil die Salmon probeer. Fantasties! Die kroegmanne is nie amateurs nie. drankies word gemaak met STERKTE!

Drink klaar! Ek het op 'n weeksdag gedurende happy hour hierheen gegaan vir 'n besigheidsvergadering. Ek is in my twintigs. My baas is in sy veertigs. Ons sakevennote is in hul vyftig. Ons het ALMAL lekker gekuier. Die drankies het heerlik gesmaak en die atmosfeer was koel en ontspannend. Ons het nie die kans gekry om in die vod -boks te gaan nie, maar ek maak dit volgende keer my prioriteit.

jy kan nie nog 'n sitkamer soos hierdie vind nie! – Nic's is al jare lank 'n persoonlike gunsteling van my. ek skryf uiteindelik 'n resensie. Dit is die soort plek waarheen u gaan as u die warm fuzzies van 'n buurtkroeg wil hê met die kwaliteit en atmosfeer van 'n BH -plek. Ek het baie van die spyskaartitems probeer (salm op waldorf - ongelooflik, filet met bloubessies - beter as wat jy kan dink), maar ek het die afgelope paar keer vir die spesiale aanbiedinge gegaan en dit is regtig besig om die vertoning te steel. probeer vir die eerste keer om na happy hour te gaan waar die prys reg is, en u kan 'n klomp voorgeregte probeer. en moenie vergeet om in hul vodka -vrieskas losbandig te raak nie - die beste manier om 'n gekke dag by die werk af te vries!

Nie aanbeveel vir partytjies/groepe nie! – Ek was onlangs by Nic's vir my verjaarsdag. het 'n bespreking vir 16 en 12 vir aandete geëet - hulle het ons vir 16 probeer vra deur te sê dat dit in 'n kontrak was wat ek nooit gesien/onderteken het nie. Dan was hulle nogal geheimsinnig oor die vraag of 'n fooi by die totale prys ingesluit is. Nodeloos om te sê dat dit veronderstel was om 'n aangename en deftige aand te wees, maar dit was ontstellend toe my gaste amper gedwing was om te veel te betaal vir hul porsies op 'n voorafopgemaakte spyskaart. Om dit nog erger te maak, die diens was aaklig (BAIE stadig met 'n BAIE snotterige kelnerin) en hulle weier om middernag om kroegdiens (ook geen kroegkelnerinne nie), so ons moes opstaan ​​en ons eie drankies by EEN veyr oorweldigde kroegman (wat geen skoon glase nie). Die enigste kwaliteit was dat die kos redelik goed was. Ek sal hierdie plek glad nie vir groter groepe aanbeveel nie!

Klassieke RIP OFF-skema – Hierdie plek ontheilig mense deur 'n diensheffing by u rekening te voeg en u dan 'n kredietkaartrekening voor te stel met die totaal en 'n leë reël vir 'n fooi- maar dit sê nie dat 20 % is reeds bygevoeg. Skelm. Ek het geen respek vir 'n plek wat so duur is en dan probeer om jou terselfdertyd af te haal nie. swak.

Nic 's. die restaurant wat S E X Y teruggebring het! Ek het die afgelope Vrydagaand een van die beste eetervarings in my lewe gehad by Nic's Restaurant. Die kos is ongelooflik, die martini's. ongelooflik, en die personeel. wel uiters verstommend. Ek het my 30ste verjaardag hier gevier en dit was so 'n wonderlike ervaring. Groot dank aan Mitch Hunter & Brandon wat my hele groep van 15 deur die kroeg en in ons eettafel verwelkom het. Die personeel van ons kosbedieners, busse na die kroegmanne was almal baie behulpsaam en vriendelik. My hele partytjie het daardie aand op so 'n hoogtepunt vertrek, en die hoogtepunt het die hele naweek aangehou! Laat ek u dus vertel van die kos. Ek het deur die hele wêreld gereis en by 90% van alle restaurante in LA geëet, en Nic's is verreweg een van die beste restaurante waarby ek geëet het. Vir die prys en ampwaarde waardeer ek dit hoër as Asia De Cuba en The Ivy. Die interieurontwerp is pragtig, 'n wonderlike mengsel van LA en New Yorkse invloede. Die kos is heerlik. As u 'n fan van gnocchi is, en selfs al is u dit nie, is die gnocchi hier lekker. Elke persoon aan tafel het 'n hap van een gehad, en al sy frons was onderstebo gedraai. Nic's is bekend vir hul kenmerkende oesters wat gekook word en bedien word met spinasie, okkerneute, knoffel, waarvoor hulle moet sterf! Daardie aand het ek die gepeperde en geroosterde organiese salm gehad, wat tot in die volmaaktheid gekook is. Dit is bedien met 'n mango en sprietuie wat heerlik was. Die gebraaide filetmignon bedien met bloubessies wat net in jou mond gesmelt het. Die diens was puik, een van die beste personeel ooit, vriendelik, nie 'n bietjie houding nie en baie tegemoetkomend! Ek moes rondkyk om seker te maak. is ek regtig in Beverly Hills? Ek het nie een persoon daar met 'n glimlag gesien nie. Ek was verbaas om al ons voorgeregte op dieselfde tyd uit te sien, almal warm, en almal konsekwent en smaaklik. Een ding waaroor ek regtig hou, is die kreatiwiteit. Uiteindelik 'n LA -restaurant wat dit reg gedoen het, hierdie plek het die cojones en ampseienaars tot hul kreatiwiteit. Hulle martini's is byvoorbeeld nie u gewone nie, probeer die "Waar is my Effen martini!"

Wonderlike ervaring! Ek het Nic's al voorheen probeer, in die verlede was dit 'n aangename ervaring. Maar iets het verander. Daar is meer lewe, meer energie. Ons het verlede Vrydagaand geëet. Ek het my verloofde vir die eerste keer gebring. Vanaf die oomblik dat ons instap, tot die oomblik dat ons vertrek, voel ons baie welkom en begeer. Dit is skaars in LA, veral Beverly Hills! Vir kos het ons die eend, wat deur ons kelnerin aanbeveel is, en die filet. Ons het ook een te veel martini's gehad, maar hulle was so goed! Ek sal die woord deurgee en vir al my vriende sê om te gaan! Ons kelnerin was so gaaf en dit was nie die & quotfake & quot lekker wat jy op sulke plekke kan kry nie! En die Maitre'd, die gasheer, selfs ons ander bediener het voortdurend na ons toe gekom en na ons gekyk! Soos ek gesê het, 'n algehele wonderlike ervaring! Baie geluk met die wonderlike plek. Ons kom terug!

Dit is tyd om 'n roosterbrood by Beverly Hills ' se gunsteling martini -kroeg en celeb -kuierplek op te sit. – In kort
Maak nie saak wat die beroemde geroosterde inligting wat beloof om die goeie dae van die Rat Pack terug te bring toe rook koel was en die hele dag 'n pak gedra word, as toevallig beskou word. Die gees van Dean Martin leef voort hier by hierdie Beverly Hills -gewrig waar die martini's net so vryelik vloei as die gesprekke. 'N Klein bank met 'n rusbank speel gasheer vir die nagtelike happy hour en af ​​en toe 'n jazz-orkes, terwyl 'n stygende loopbrug na 'n meer formele eetkamer met halfsirkelvormige hutte en sitplekke aan tafel lei. 'N Toneelstuk oor die klassieke steakhouse-kombuis, restaurateur (en die meeste gasheer) Larry Nicola bied alles, van vleisagtige standaarde soos miso-korste prime ribeye met wasabi-botter tot ligter kos soos gegrilde Skotse salm geklee in vye en appels. Natuurlik sou geen besoek voltooi wees sonder 'n besoek aan die VodBox nie, 'n uitstallingsvrieskas waar gaste 'n kunsbont kan aantrek en 'n glas uit een van die meer as 80 soorte wodka kan optel. O, en moenie die heiligdom van Dean Martin misloop nie. Ernstig. Het vir jou gesê sy gees leef voort.

'n wonderlike plek vir 'n gesin, ek het 'n baie unieke plek nodig gehad om die werkbevordering van my kêrel te vier, maar ons het uitgegaan met kollegas wat ek regtig nie geken het nie. dit is so moeilik om 'n wonderlike plek te vind waaroor almal sal hou en gemaklik voel, maar Nics het dit reggekry! Ek was al voorheen daar, maar niemand anders in die groep was daar vir aandete nie. Die burger met die gooda -kaas het die meisies jaloers gemaak, ek was 'n bietjie meer gewaagd en het die eend met granaatjie probeer, ok WOW, iemand anders moet dit probeer en deel in my gelukkige oomblik. ons het 'n klompie programme vir die tafel probeer, alles regtig goed, maar as dit die eerste keer is dat jy 'n steakstokkie wil hê, is die totale skare aangenaam. en jy weet, behalwe al die kos, is die personeel net so deel van die toneel. almal is 'wonderlik' op 'n goeie manier en baie soet. hulle het gehelp om die groep op te warm, en ons was die kelnerin wat my laat proe het. : o) Oh oh, en moenie sonder woestyn vertrek nie. selfs as u dit moet doen, het die kelnerin vir ons gesê dat hulle tuisgemaak is, en die suurlemoensituasie is ongelooflik. sweeet.

lang storie kort, gaan, want hulle hype oor die vodka -kas, bly vir die eend. cheers!

Beste eetervaring rondom! – Hierdie plek is 'n ware vonds in Los Angeles, veral in Beverly Hills! Ons is so hartlik behandel deur die personeel- van die ou by die voordeur tot Monike in die vodbox- dit is 'n spesiale plek. Kos was regtig heerlik-nie te pittig nie, perfek gaar. Die spyskaart is 'n perfekte kombinasie van klassieke Amerikaanse kosse en etniese wendinge. Martinis se rock-liefde die wat 'n peer. Om na die vodbox te gaan, was baie lekker om gaste in die stad te geniet, en dit het die hele nag oorgeneem. . die toneel is 'n mengsel om na 'n maaltyd te gaan eet met 'n elegante gesofistikeerdheid, dit is beide warmte en koelheid. Gaan beslis terug om daar te verjaar.

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Slegste restaurant op aarde – Dit is een van die ergste eetervarings in my lewe. Diens was aaklig. Hulle bedieningspersoneel is heeltemal pretensieus en het probeer om sekere dinge waarvan ons nie hou nie, te laat bestel. Die bedieningspersoneel was nie goed ingelig oor die spyskaart nie en was onoplettend. Dit lyk asof hulle nie bekommerd was oor diens daar nie. Ek het ons kelnerin sien staan ​​en met iemand anders gesels toe ek iets gevra het. Ek moes 'n verbygaande busseun vra om my te help. Hulle bedieningspersoneel was ongelooflik snobisties. Toe die hoender gaar was, het ek gevra om dit terug te neem. Dit is die teken van vreeslike diens. Sy het nie verskoning gevra omdat dit te gaar was nie, maar het eerder 'n blik van ergernis gegee.

Die atmosfeer is heeltemal te hard vir 'n goeie, eerbiedige restaurant. Die restaurant probeer terselfdertyd 'n kroeg/happy hour en 'n goeie eetplek wees. Dis verskriklik. Die restaurant is baie klein, sodat die geluid uit die kroeg baie maklik na die eetkamer beweeg. Ek moes oor die ete vir my kêrel skree net om gehoor te word. Glad nie romanties nie.

Die kos was ook nie baie goed nie. Dit is nie sleg nie, maar vir hierdie pryse sou ek meer verwag as 'n stukkie gaar wat met sout en peper gesmeer is. My kêrel het die steak gekry en dit was nie veel beter as wat jy tuis kon maak nie. Dit word net gebraai en in die oond gegooi.

Ek het ook gehoor dat hulle ook geweier het om mense in die kombuis te betaal. Ek het gehoor dat 'n sjef vir 2 maande daar werk en nie betaal is nie. Sy het gesê dat die geheime sous wat hulle het net roosmaryn, tiemie, salie, pietersielie, knoffel en olyfolie is. Hulle gooi dit op alles met 'n bietjie sout en peper. Ek ondersteun NIE 'n onderneming met 'n vreeslike sedelikheid nie. Watter soort onderneming betaal iemand nie vir sy werk nie?

Ondersteun ander restaurante met hoër morele standaarde - diegene wat hul werknemers betaal !!

ok, hierdie plek is die beste ooit! – ek het pas Nics gekry. ek is mal oor hierdie plek! ons het 'n nuwe sitkamer nodig vir meisiesaand, dit gevind !! regtig goeie, normale diens, die martini's is sterk en die bedieners is soet. kos is baie lekker, ons het net die programme probeer (maar ek het 'n filet gesien wat ons pad kruis. so goed) .. ons sal terug wees. viva die vodka yskas!

Wonderlike ervaring rondom. – Nadat ek al baie jare in Las Vegas gewoon het, was ek gelukkig om werklik goeie kos en koel atmosfeer te beleef. Ek het ook 'n heerlike martini of twee geniet voordat ek geëet het. Nic's het 'n atmosfeer geskep wat ek en my vrou nog nooit teëgekom het nie. Hulle kombineer 'n chique, koel sitkamer met onwerklike kos. Ek het die Filet gehad en my vrou het die visvis spesiaal gehad. Ek was onseker oor die bestelling van die filet, want dit is gebraai en nie gebraai nie, en dit het 'n bloubessie -vermindering. Ek was heeltemal verbaas oor hoe goed die geure pas. My vrou se seebaars special was lig en nie versadig met botter en olies soos baie ander visgeregte wat ons saam gedeel het nie. T

SLEGTE SLEGTE DIENS! – Die diens hier is verskriklik. Of die bedieningspersoneel by Nic's hou nie van kleurlinge nie, of hulle is net te goed om u te groet (ons het by die gasheer gesit, wat baie gaaf was, maar die kelnerin het 'n goeie 15 minute nie daar aangekom nie, en nee, dit was nie besig nie), gee u 'n spyskaart (wat nog 15 minute geneem het) of neem u bestelling (nog 25 minute). O. En ons moes ons eie slaai gooi (hulle bied die slaai aan deur al die verskillende dele van die slaai in verskillende hopies te skei, sodat die slaaisous dit vir u kan gooi). Die slaai gooi 45 minute nadat ons die gereg gekry het. En dit was op 'n Woensdagaand vir 'n partytjie van 2.

As u op soek is na goeie kos, kan u dieselfde kwaliteit vir die helfte van die prys elders kry. Vir die prys wat u hier betaal, is dit beter om na Boa, Mastro's, Koi of die brug te gaan, ens.

Moet dus nie by Nic gaan eet nie. Gaan net vir die drankies (want hulle martini's is wonderlik, en hulle is eintlik vinnig besig om u drankies te gee).

Baie lekker koel plek – Nic's was so lekker. Ons het 'n wonderlike tyd gehad. Die wodka -kroeg was baie lekker, en dit was heerlik om te leer oor verskillende vodka's. Ek was die aangewese bestuurder, so ek het nie eers gedrink nie, maar ek het dit baie geniet. Die kos was ook fantasties. Die artisjok met die botter -miso -sous is watertand. My man was mal oor die oesters op die halwe dop. (Die beste wat hy nog gehad het) Die diens was puik. En die beste deel was die cool band wat hulle gehad het. Ons het reg agter hulle gesit en ons het gedink dit gaan te hard wees en ons kon mekaar nie hoor nie, maar hulle was so ontspannend en vermaaklik dat ons van hulle gehou het. Ons was ses en ons het drie CD's gekoop. Ek beveel Nics sterk aan, en ons kan nie wag om terug te gaan nie.

Dit is 'n aangename plek om te wees as jy alleen is en#8211 die laaste keer dat ons my vriende twee dae in Nic's restaurant deurgebring het en ons het dit baie geniet. lekker uitnodiging. die enigste ding waarvan ek nie gehou het nie, was die parkeerkwessie.

Great Happy Hour – Dit was 'n rukkie sedert ek by Nic's gekom het, maar ek was aangenaam verras dat dit sy gesellige, vriendelike atmosfeer behou het, omhels deur goeie musiek. Hierdie keer was ek net hier vir happy hour, en die spyskaart was redelik met baie keuses (hoender -quesadilla, patat, steak -spies, hoenderspies, ens. - elk slegs $ 5 MF, 17:00 - 19:00). Hulle het ook 'n yskassie vir vodka -proeë gehad - ons wou hierdie keer nie die koue trotseer nie, maar sal dit waarskynlik in die nabye toekoms gaan kyk. My gunsteling ding hier is nog steeds die oesters - yum!

Te duur martini's en#8211 Fantastiese atmosfeer. Fantastiese mense kyk, maar martini's kos $ 12 elk en smaak soos vrugtesap. Geen alkohol in myne vanaand nie. U kry 'n sluk suiker van 3 gram, en voordat u weet, is die oortjie $ 100. Ek dink die drankies kan vetteriger wees vir daardie prys. Gaan andersins na Trader Joe's en neem vrugtesap en vodka en geniet u klein martini -blusers tuis.

Beste atmosfeer vir 'n skemerkelkie – Net my B-dag partytjie gehou by Nic's en almal het dit regtig baie geniet. soms 'n te goeie tyd. Die wodka -kamer was wonderlik vir inwoners van die stad. het hulle weggeblaas. As u op soek is na luukse kwaliteit met bekende en opregte diens, het hierdie plek dit. Dit was net verfrissend om alles te versorg, sodat ek net kon terugskop en my drankies kon geniet! maak mense laag. ons sal terug wees !! : o) - Jackie

Beste algehele restaurant in LA – Ek ken Larry Nicola sedert hy LA Nicola in Silver Lake oopgemaak het. Ek was een van sy eerste kliënte, en deur die 26 jaar wat ek 'n fan van sy restaurante was, het hy my nog nooit teleurgestel nie. En ek hoop om nog ten minste 26 jaar 'n beskermheer te bly. Heerlike kos, goeie atmosfeer en uitstekende diens vorm die eerste heer van uitstekende restauranteienaars.

So cool. So Nice – Nic's was nog altyd een van die min plekke in LA waar almal ontspan en mekaar se geselskap geniet. Ek het soveel nuwe, gawe mense hier by happy hour ontmoet, en ons is geneig om baie bekende gesigte te sien elke keer as ons ingaan. Blykbaar kom eveyone gereeld terug. Alhoewel ons gewoonlik happy hour binnegaan, het ek al verskeie kere geëet en dit was nog altyd fantasties. Gaan. Hê pret.

Heerlike kos - baie pret! – Ons het Donderdag ná werk na Nics gespring en ons was verbyster hoe goed die steak- en garnale -app vir $ 5 happy hour was. omdat dit in die middel van BH geleë was, was die kroegtoneel regtig baie lekker. ons kelnerin was vinnig en soet, die hok was gemaklik, selfs die tafel langs ons het 'n bietjie gesels. ahh vriendelike mense in die LA somer, wie sou gedink het! Anywho, fantasties om te drink en ons kom Donderdae terug! o dames, probeer asseblief die steakspiesels, AMAZING!

Mees verskriklike dienste en onaangename houding en ek was nog altyd skepties oor pretensieuse restaurante in LA. En as ek so 'n resensie lees, het ek steeds 'n oop gemoed en glo ek dat die beter resensies meer gereeld waar is. Ek is vir die eerste keer verkeerd bewys. Ek en my kêrel was op 'n Saterdag omstreeks 18:00 op 'n Saterdag na Nics. Het dadelik in die sitkamer gesit, maar die spyskaart is eers ongeveer 10 minute later aan ons aangebied. Ons is nie die spesiale aanbiedinge aangebied wat 'n partytjie langs ons gesit het nie (wat deur die restaurantbestuurder ingebring is, vriendelik begroet en bedien is met 'n groot hoeveelheid glimlaggende plastiese chirurgie) wat nie met my partytjie bestaan ​​nie. Water word eers ongeveer 20 minute later na ons tafel gebring, eers nadat ons vir die busse gevra het wie ons eerste voorgereg weggeneem het. Die kelnerin kom toe terug en maak asof dit iemand anders se skuld is wat nie ons water bring nie. Sy keer terug na haar geselsone en 10 minute later kom die water. Dit was onder andere die minimale hoeveelheid slegte dinge wat met woorde vasgelê kan word.

Ek en my kêrel het nie moeite gedoen om voorgeregte te bestel nie, want ons was mal oor die gesindheid en vals glimlagte van die restaurant. Die voorgeregte wat ons gehad het, Nic's Famous Oesters en Beef Skewers, was ordentlik, maar nie genoeg om te kompenseer vir die gebrek aan dienste wat 'n sogenaamde fyner-eet-restaurant bied nie-wat $ 12 per martini bied.

Nooit het ek 'n restaurant so teleurgesteld en walglik verlaat nie.

In 'n neutedop, die verskriklikste dienste, die mees onaangename kelner en die kelnerin en die mees onaangename eetervarings wat aan Nics toegeken word.

Beste 28ste verjaarsdag! – Het 7 van my naaste vriende gehad om my B-dag te vier. Die kos was uitstekend, die diens was puik en die orkes wat die hele nag gespeel het, was puik. het ek vergeet om die beste Martini's ooit te noem! Wil net inloer en dankie sê aan almal by Nic's vir so 'n wonderlike aand! Beslis 7 nuwe kliënte gekry.

Martini Lounge – Het op 29 April 2006 na die martini lounge gegaan. Het nie kos gehad nie, net drank.

Martinis is bogemiddeld, maar dit is niks skouspelagtig nie. Die atmosfeer is lekker (modern), maar dit is weer niks besonders nie. Hierdie plek is in werklikheid 'n bietjie bogemiddeld vir kwaliteit, en martini's lyk 3 oz en kos $ 12-$ 14.

Good – Hierdie plek is goed, maar ek hier betaal hulle nie daar nie personeel soms wat is daarmee?


Close-up van Suid-Kalifornië: Westside van Los Angeles

U is 'n buitestaander wat op pad is na die Westside van Los Angeles-nie die strandstede nie, maar Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood en die nabygeleë goedgesinde woonbuurte suid van die Santa Monica-gebergte. Dit beteken dat u goed gevoed, goed uitgerus en miskien meer fyn dopgehou sal word deur die uitreikers van u kredietkaarte. Slegs die sultan van Brunei kan dit bekostig om in hierdie gebiede te spog sonder om na prysetikette te kyk. Maar u hoef nie vryelik te spandeer om 'n bietjie te leer oor rykdom, roem, aardrykskunde en Persiese nageregte nie.

U sal byvoorbeeld besef dat Beverly Hills, net soos die "Mona Lisa" en sekere vooraanstaande mans, kleiner is as wat u sou verwag (5,7 vierkante myl). U herken Culver City se verbindings met Oz en die ou Sowjet -ruimteprogram. U sal daaraan herinner word dat daar 'n groot Santa Monica Boulevard en 'n klein een is (ook bekend as South Santa Monica Boulevard), wat die oningewydes verwar deur meer as 'n kilometer parallel te loop. In Westwood sal u sien hoe die dood onder andere Marilyn Monroe en Rodney Dangerfield verenig het. Die besonderhede wag in hierdie 12 Westside -verhale.

As Alex Trebek jou laat duik, sal jy Sony Studios (10000 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com) in Culver City wil besoek. Die begeleide staptoer van twee uur per week kos $ 33 (geen kinders jonger as 12 jaar nie) en kan stop by klankverhoë waar “The Wizard of Oz” in 1938 verfilm is en waar “Jeopardy!” is geskiet sedert 1984. As nóg Alex nóg Judy Garland jou wêreld laat rondloop, dink twee keer na oor hierdie toer. Vir 'n meer boeiende (en bekostigbare) ervaring in dieselfde omgewing, besoek die Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City www.mjt.org). Hierdie vreemde plek, oop tussen 14 en 20 uur Donderdae en middag-18:00. Vrydag-Sondag gaan alles oor die vreugde van vreemde dinge, aangebied met groot museologiese prag. Skuifel deur die klein donker kamers, jou kakebeen verslap by die aanskouing van die trailer-park dioramas, Sowjet-ruimtehonde-olieportrette, 'n klein gebeeldhouwde pous in 'n naald se oog en twee dooie muise op roosterbrood (waarvan die verbruik beskryf word as 'n ou bednatmaakmiddel). Moenie die teekamer bo mis nie. Langsaan staan ​​die Center for Interpretation of Land Use (9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City www.clui.org), waarvan die uitstallings en publikasies die onderwaterdorpe van Amerika, die helikopterbane van die middestad van LA en ander opvallende menslike interaksies met die landskap ondersoek het. Dit is oop op Vrydae, Saterdae en Sondae in die middae. Gaan dan na die Kirk Douglas Theatre (9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City www.centertheatregroup.org), 'n satellietoperasie van die Center Theatre in die middestad wat sedert 2004 in hierdie 317 sitplekke vertoon word.

2. Geliefde hamburgers en nuutste foto's

Sedert 1947 bied die Apple Pan (10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles) Angelenos -hamburgers en nageregte aan. Geen besprekings, geen alkohol, geen lugversorging nie. Bestel die Hickory -burger (ongeveer $ 7) en miskien 'n groot sny appeltaart as nagereg. Gaan dan twee myl noordoos na Century City, waar u onder die stywe koue metaal en glas van die Creative Artists Agency -gebou parkeer. U het nie 'n ontmoeting met CAA se transaksiemakers behaal nie, maar hulle sal u langs die Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars, nr. 10) inlaat, 'n nie-winsgewende uitstalruimte met 'n videovriendelike uitleg en gesofistikeerde digitale tegnologie. Dit is gratis en is Woensdae tot Sondae oop. (Maak seker dat u parkeerplek bekragtig word, anders kos dit 'n fortuin.)


UNGASS Ontbloot

Kolomme - Global Going

'N Kykie na die spesiale vergadering van die Verenigde Nasies oor dwelms en wat dit beteken vir beleidsverandering.

19-21 April, in die Big Apple, het wêreldleiers en verteenwoordigers van die 193 lidlande van die Verenigde Nasies bymekaargekom vir 'n spesiale beraad genaamd UNGASS om belangrike dinge te bespreek wat baie relevant is vir hierdie bedryf. Hierdie dinge sluit sulke warm en gewilde onderwerpe in soos:

  • Die toekoms van cannabis (wêreldwyd)
  • Die Internasionale Oorlog teen Dwelms
  • Massakorrupsie weens die internasionale oorlog teen dwelms
  • Massa -gevangenisstraf weens die internasionale oorlog teen dwelms
  • Of u die bestaande wêreldwye dwelmbeleid ter wêreld moet hervorm of nie (Whoa Nelly, dit is die groot een daar, nie waar nie?)

OK, so ... Wat is UNGASS?

UNGASS staan ​​vir die spesiale vergadering van die Algemene Vergadering van die Verenigde Nasies. Hierdie sessies word semi-gereeld gehou om die wêreld se grootste probleme gesamentlik op te los.

So ironies genoeg, was die laaste UNGASS wat spesifiek vir dieselfde spesifieke makro -ekonomiese probleem (die Internasionale Dwelmoorlog) gehou is, in 1998 en is 'A Drug Free World ... We Can Do It' genoem. Dit was ironies dat onder die doelwitte wat tydens die sitting gestel is, die vermindering, indien nie die uitroeiing van kokaïen-, opium- en dagga -produksie in 2008 nie. Verskoon my terwyl ek hardop lag. Ek dink dit is wat die kinders deesdae 'n epiese mislukking noem.

Hierdie jaar se UNGASS-deelnemers het egter besef dat die skep van 'n dwelmvrye wêreld eenvoudig nie haalbaar is nie.

Die gety het omgedraai

In February, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, who headed the UNGASS summit in 1998, wrote in an essay, “… we need to accept that a drug free world is an illusion. We must focus instead on ensuring that drugs cause the least possible harm.”

In March, more than 225 Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), including the American Civil Liberties Union and AIDS United, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to push the U.N. to reform the outdated international drug conventions that have long shaped global narcotics laws.

Also in March, William Brownfield, a top U.S. drug official, signaled that the Obama Administration accepted other countries’ decriminalization efforts, as he reiterated to reporters one month later at UNGASS 2016, “We will call for a pragmatic and concrete criminal justice reform, areas such as alternatives to incarceration or drug courts, or sentencing reform.”

All three of the above heavily referenced the fact that four states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult-use marijuana.

One Quick Aside

This year’s UNGASS was pressured into existence far ahead of its intended 2019-2020 target date, by Mexico, Columbia and Guatemala, because, they state in a joint declaration from October 2012, “Revising the approach on drugs maintained so far by the international community can no longer be postponed.”

So April 19, UNGASS opened with current UNGASS President H.E. Mogens Lykketoft discussing the need to address cannabis and that “… access to drugs for medical use is a human right to protect.”

Is everybody on board with reform? Nope, not really. Some countries still favor continued repressive drug policies. It is not a small coincidence that these are the same countries that have some of the worst human rights violations in the world.

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China and Indonesia are all dead set against drug policy reform, with Saudi Arabia recently beheading two brothers for carrying hashish, and Russia incessantly hell-bent on demonizing cannabis while, of course, glorifying its No. 1 export: Vodka.

Die uitspraak

So here are some of the more memorable moments from this year’s UNGASS:

Canada reaffirmed its commitment to legalizing and regulating cannabis by spring 2017. Go Canada!

Note to self: Do not travel to Indonesia anytime soon, as the Indonesia delegate tried to defend the country’s death penalty for drug possession. Although, he was almost booed off the stage.

But the highlight of the summit was Bolivian President Evo Morales (a former coca farmer, by the way). He called everybody out on the militarized approach on the drug war, calling it "ineffective" and harmful to respecting human rights, as reported by news organization teleSUR.

On top of that, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto became the first sitting president of the country to propose partial regulation of marijuana use. He said his administration would campaign for legalization of marijuana for medical and scientific uses — a message he got applause for, reported Fusion.

Not bad, considering he almost didn't show up at all. Well played, sir. Well played indeed.

So, What Now?

High drama was expected, and happened, but don’t expect any real change from it. UNGASS should be considered more a political theatrical production than a real vessel for change. But the rhetoric was there, and this is a positive, albeit small, movement for global drug policy reform.

I am hopeful that the cracks are starting to show and the evidence shows there’s no denying the failure of the war on drugs.

More than two-thirds of the population of the United States and its territories live in regions with some form of medical cannabis law. Canada, Israel, Czech Republic and Columbia (which both have also legalized possession and cultivation in small amounts), Croatia and Jamaica (which both have also decriminalized small amounts for personal use), Romania, Germany and Australia all have national medical cannabis programs, and many other countries are reviewing legislation. (It is worth noting that in early May, the German government approved a proposal to expand the country's medical marijuana program and to allow public health insurance to pay for medical marijuana for seriously ill patients for whom other treatments have been ineffective. Until now, only Canada had offered insurance coverage of any scale.)

Uruguay has fully legalized cannabis for adult use, the Netherlands has decriminalized personal use and legalized use in certain “coffee shops,” and more than 20 other countries have decriminalized small amounts for possession and/or cultivation for personal use, including Spain, Russia and Italy.

Drug policy reform will change, in my opinion — due more to capitalism, unfortunately, than global human rights — but hey, at least the wheels are starting to turn in the right direction, right?

About the Author: Scott Lowry resides in Oakland, Mich., with his wife, five children and their dog, Nora. He is a licensed medical grower and caregiver, and has focused on organic cannabis cultivation for the last 8 years. He also is founder and COO of a large-scale Canadian cannabis production company out of Tecumseh, Ontario, called Global Organiks, which is currently in the application process for becoming a Licensed Producer under Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program. In addition, Lowry is the founder and CEO of GO Engineering, an agribusiness technology engineering company, which creates products for the indoor cannabis cultivation industry. It is safe to say he has a healthy obsession for science, business and all things agriculture.


Thu Jul 30, 2009

Eric Drath - Producer and Director - "ASSAULT IN THE RING" HBO Aug 1
HBO Sports will present ASSAULT IN THE RING, a documentary about the ill-fated bout between Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto and its subsequent effect on both boxers. Debuting SATURDAY, AUG. 1 on HBO, the special will explore the events that profoundly impacted the New York sports landscape and the world of boxing, and changed the lives of two athletes.
ASSAULT IN THE RING revisits a boxing scandal considered one of the sport’s darkest hours, and traces a man’s despairing journey following his alleged involvement in a criminal plot. The documentary examines new evidence about this boxing match turned 30-minute assault, and reveals much more about the pre-fight activities of Luis Resto, his trainer Panama Lewis and the athletic commission representatives. On June 16, 1983, undefeated welterweight Billy Collins Jr. set out to fulfill every boxer’s dream of fighting in the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden. Collins’ opponent, Luis Resto of the Bronx, had his own dream of rising to the occasion in front of hometown fans. But what began as a match that Nashville native Collins was favored to win changed both athletes’ lives – ending Collins’ career dreams and landing Resto in prison. Resto seemingly reached a fighter’s ultimate goal by upsetting Collins, but his post-fight victory celebration was short-lived when it was discovered that the padding had been illegally removed from Resto’s gloves by his trainer, Panama Lewis, before the fight. Resto was subsequently incarcerated and banned from the sport, while the brutally beaten Collins went into a tragic downward spiral. Lewis, whose official career as a trainer came to an end that night, was also subsequently banned, and speaks for the first time in ASSAULT IN THE RING about the events of the fight and their impact. Others interviewed include: former New York State Athletic Commission chairman Jack Prenderville members of the prosecution, defense and jury from the 1985 trial in New York and Billy Jr.’s widow, Andrea.

Chef Rocco DiSpirito - Bravo’s “Top Chef” and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”
Rocco DiSpirito is the author of 5 cook books including Flavor, Rocco's Italian American, Rocco's Real Life Recipes and DiSpirito's fifth book Rocco Gets Real: Cook At Home Everyday was published October 2008. A unique cookbook that empowers the everyday home cook with easy to make recipes, step by step photos and illustrations, making his unique approach to food accessible to just about anyone. Dispirito also makes regular appearances on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” As the summer season strolls along, and restaurant choices seem either slim or expensive, many of your viewers are likely looking for more options to dine at home. Chef Rocco DiSpirito will offer listeners several suggestions on how to elevate an ordinary night in into a restaurant quality meal. From navigating the grocery store for the best possible ingredients, to building a menu of options that are sure to please, Chef Rocco will provide viewers with tips and tricks for delicious dinners.

Chef Larry Nicola "Mexico Restaurante y Barra"
What's pink and orange and red all over? Larry Nicola's newest restaurant, Mexico Restaurante y Barra. Nicola, one of Los Angeles 's highly regarded and innovative restaurateurs, brings a unique, affordable addition to the city's quality Mexican food repertoire. The new restaurant and bar looks like a funky beach joint uprooted from coastal Mexico and plopped down in West Hollywood . It's hard to miss the huge, pink neon " Mexico " sign that Nicola bought 12 years ago at a neighborhood antiques store. That " Mexico " sign and his love for the cuisine are what inspired him to open Mexico Restaurante y Barra. Upon entering, a brass plaque announces that the building was used as a recording studio for The Doors in 1970. "L.A. Woman" was recorded in what is now the downstairs bathroom. These days the sound of a live mariachi band fills the air on weekend nights. Restaurant patron's ears and eyes squint from the pulsating fiesta atmosphere vibrating off lights strung across upstairs and downstairs open-air patios. Everything sparkles against magenta, orange and turquoise walls. Brilliant-colored plates, flower-patterned oilcloth tablecloths, red umbrellas and bright pink chairs promise a happy vibe. Patio heaters warm nippy nights, plus boldly striped Mexican serapes hang on chair backs for use by chilly fashionistas. An intensely pink barroom offers a cozy place to dine, with a half dozen dining tables below, piñatas above and view into the kitchen beyond.
In keeping with the laid-back beach concept, an outdoor staircase to the upper patio and indoor lounge/bar creaks under the steps. Once inside, guests will spot bar stools looking like conga drums covered in red shag carpeting to match the fiery room color. It's the perfect party room for special events. There's plenty of low, upholstered, trés hipster seating enticing guests to stretch out with a good drink. Mexico's cocktail list boasts top-of-the-line tequila, earthy mezcal, hand-squeezed juices, agave syrup, fresh chiles and herbs. "Silverrano" is an unforgettable potion combining Corzo silver tequila with cooling, muddled cucumber, and lime sour for a nice citrus finish until the bolt of serrano chile hits the back of your throat. Another, " Mesa 9," stirs smooth Corzo añejo tequila, pomegranate and foamy, sweet-sour pineapple juices with a guajillo-infused syrup. The name Larry Nicola is synonymous with spectcular cocktails and new bar concepts. In 1980 he opened the first martini lounge at L.A. Nicola, in Silver Lake . In 1993 he moved downtown with Nicola, and then opened Nic's Beverly Hills in 1997. He added the VODBOX to the scene in 2006-the wildly popular vodka tasting, walk-in, exhibition freezer designed for tasting flights of vodka in their purest form. Larry Nicola is passionate about Latin American food. He lived in Belize and Costa Rica while working as chef and then consultant for some of the swankiest resorts such as Palmilla Hotel, and Querencia, a private golf resort both in Los Cabos , Mexico . Nicola continues to travel to Mexico whenever possible and explore the country's regional foods. He knows the cuisine and how to achieve authentic flavors. The dishes served at Mexico are Larry's personal favorites, inspired from his travels. His pride and joy is a mesquite wood-fired oven and he takes full advantage of it. Primal fragrances fill the air whenever charred beef, roasted duck, smoky corn and blackened chiles are pulled from the embers. Enticing aromas charge out of the oven like a steam locomotive as it rounds a curve at full speed. The smell of real Mexican cooking is the result of the mesquite's mineral deposit its smoke permeates food with a distinct Mexican high mesa flavor stamp. Years of surfing along the west coast from Jalisco south to Oaxaca is Larry's inspiration for huge garlicky grilled shrimp with a chipotle, cilantro and blistered tomato dip, a perfect appetizer. It is ideally followed with a sizzling cast iron skillet of queso fundido with smoky flavors from charred poblano chiles, a generous spoonful of crunchy chorizo sausage and luscious, gooey cheese scooped into hand made flour tortillas just off the hot grill. Taquitos are generously filled with moist, mesquite-fired duck meat for more smoky earthiness. The pair is wrapped in delicate handmade corn tortillas. A main dish of duck with guava sauce served with bay leaf, fennel and habañero rice is an ideal entree. The duck is cooked just enough to claim its intense flavor without a thought of dryness. With influence from the Gulf coastline, the huachinango (true red snapper) is quickly fried for a crisp skin, as it sits atop of Larry's rendition of a brothy, wood oven-charred tomato, potato and green olive Veracruzana sauce. Carnitas are big, succulent chunks of pork rendered in their own fat and then popped into the mesquite oven to swallow up wood flavor. Sharing the plate is a nutritious Mexican vegetable, verdolagas, over toasty tomatillo sauce, adding a bright touch of acidity to the all-around stellar dish. Chiles rellenos charge out of the mesquite oven oozing charred, melted Oaxacan quesillo cheese. The cheese and spinach-stuffed Anaheim chiles come with a richly deep, smoky salsa negra. At the last second they're sprinkled with queso fresco cheese and topped with a super crunchy squash blossom. Side dishes like smoky black beans baked in the mesquite oven with epazote, avocado leaves and anise-tinged avocado convey an authentic taste of Oaxaca . Corn also gets time in wood before it's scraped off the cob, hit with spicy chile de arbol and a dollop of cooling Mexican crema. In thanks to the genius of Larry Nicola, Mexico Restaurante y Barra offers top rate food at affordable prices. The quality and flavor values are brighter than the décor. Appetizers run $8 and up to $12 for seafood cocktails. Entrees are more than reasonable at $13 to $16. For dessert, guests can stretch out on cushy upstairs lounge sofa, and sip on a "Jump on a Horse" Herradura reposado tequila, cactus fruit and Cointreau cocktail ($12) while enjoying a flavorful Mexican classic Flan de Coco y Cacao, Mexican Chocolate Wedding Cake, Pineapple Sundae with cookies or the Paletas de Mango. Mexico Restaurante y Barra, 8512 Santa Monica Boulevard , West Hollywood , CA 90069 . 310-289-0088. Open at 5PM daily. www.gogomexico.com

Philip and Michelle Wojtowicz - "Big Sur Bakery Cookbook"
Tucked behind a gas station off California's legendary Highway 1, the Big Sur Bakery is easy to miss. But don't be fooled by its unassuming location—stumbling across the Bakery, as countless visitors have done on their way up and down the Pacific Coast, will make you feel as if you've discovered a secret: a gem of a restaurant where the food, people, and atmosphere meld together in a perfect embodiment of the spirit of Big Sur. The three restaurant owners, chef Philip Wojtowicz, baker Michelle Wojtowicz, and host Michael Gilson, escaped the Los Angeles food scene to create their version of the ideal restaurant, nestled in the heart of some of the most beautiful country in the world. This is simple, wood-fired American cooking at its best, executed in a way that lets the ingredients—seasonal and often locally produced—shine. Weekend brunches feature thick, nine-grain pancakes and savory breakfast pizza topped with crisp bacon, fresh herbs, and pasture-raised eggs. At night, Phil offers classics like Grilled Prime Rib Steak with Red Wine Sauce along with twists on traditional favorites like Venison Osso Buco or Rockfish Scampi. And every meal should end with one of Michelle's great desserts, whether it's a homemade Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae or Hazelnut Flan with Roasted Cherries.


What Are the Other Types of Stress Tests?

Dobutamine or adenosine stress test: This is for people unable to exercise. You’ll take a drug to make the heart respond as if you were exercising. This way, the doctor can still determine if there are blockages in the arteries.

Stress echocardiogram: An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. A stress echo can accurately visualize the motion of the heart's walls and pumping action when the heart is stressed it may reveal a lack of blood flow that isn't always apparent on other heart tests.

Nuclear stress test: This helps figure out which parts of the heart are not working well. A small amount of radioactive substance will be injected into you. Your doctor will use a special camera to see rays emitted from the substance in your body. This will give them clear pictures of the heart tissue on a monitor. These pictures are done at rest and after exercise. Your doctor will be able to spot areas of your heart that aren’t getting enough blood. The test could last to up to 4 hours to allow enough time for the radioactive substance to flow through your body.

How you’ll prepare for these stress tests will vary. Ask your doctor about any specific instructions.


NEEDTOBREATHE

Sunday, the Southern Grown Marketplace presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will continue from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. so you can nab those purchases you eyed on Saturday. The perfect weekend send-off will be the Southern Grown Sunday Brunch at The Beach Club. Enjoy an oceanside brunch with all the traditional Southern fare, including Bloody Marys, of course! And there will be live music to blend with the sound of the waves. What an ideal way to close out a fabulous festival.

All access-ticket packages are $425 and include all events and concerts, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the hospitality suite on Friday and Saturday, and a welcome bag. A ticket for Friday’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner & Show with concert by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors is $160. A ticket for Saturday’s Southern Grown Concert featuring NEEDTO BREATHE is $75. Tickets can be purchased at southerngrown.com, where you can also find detailed information about all events. You won’t want to miss this distinctly Southern celebration!

Another way to embrace your identity as a Southerner is through cooking traditional Southern

Eliot VanOtteren Photo Courtesy of Sea Island

fare. To this end, Sea Island is pleased to announce the release of their new cookbook Soul of the South to celebrate its 90 th anniversary. Written by Sarah Anschutz Hunt, the cookbook is part of a two book set, with the companion being Spirit of the West, celebrating The Broadmoor and its centennial anniversary. The cookbooks feature more than 50 recipes and traditions inspired by the distinct culture of each award-winning resort and also examine their rich histories as well. The Anschutz family has placed Sea Island and The Broadmoor into a 100-year trust to preserve these uniquely American experiences for generations to come. In Soul of the South, Sarah shares her experiences visiting Sea Island and enjoying suppers overlooking the marshes on Rainbow Island. It is from these fond family memories and the celebrated kitchens of the resorts that the recipes for the cookbooks were compiled. Describing the resorts as treasured gathering places for families and friends, Hunt said, “I hope that these cookbooks inspire readers to celebrate time with their loved ones and rekindle fond memories of their times at these beloved resorts. “

The cookbook set retails for $85 and can be purchased at Sea Island’s retail outlets and on the website at shop.seaisland.com. Sea Island has generously shared with us two of the classic recipes from the resort that are included in the cookbook, so you can add them to your recipe book of Southern staples. What could be more Southern than fried chicken and mac & cheese?

Pimento Mac & Cheese

8 onse. block Velveeta cheese

8 onse. extra sharp white cheddar

2 c. pimento peppers, diced

Cook rigatoni in pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Voorverhit tot 350 grade. Cut Velveeta and cheddar into large cubes. Melt butter in large pot, add garlic and shallot, and lightly cook until tender. Add milk and bring to a simmer. Begin whisking in cheese, stirring constantly until all cheese pieces have melted. Season with salt and Tabasco to taste (should not be spicy, unless desired). Simmer until all cheese pieces have melted. Fold in diced pimentos. Strain cooked pasta and place into a 9”x13” glass pan. Pour cheese sauce over pasta. (It should be a bit soupy but should not splash.) Lightly cover the top with breadcrumbs and bake 30-40 minutes until top is golden brown and cheese sauce has reduced to creamy consistency.

Honey Money Fried Chicken (Serves 4)

1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces

2 c. local wildflower honey

1 eetlepel. blackening seasoning

Mix buttermilk marinade ingredients well, then add chicken. Marinate chicken 24 hours. After marinating, remove chicken from liquid and pat dry. Preheat fryer oil to 350 degrees. Place chicken in seasoned flour mixture and coat generously. Let chicken stand 10 minutes while coated with flour mixture. During this time, make Honey Money Sauce by placing honey into medium mixing bowl and, with a whisk, slowly incorporate hot water until homogenous. (You may not need all of the water.) Add blackening spice, and salt and pepper to taste. Tersyde gestel. Fry chicken for 10 minutes or until internal temperature is 155 degrees. Let chicken rest in a warm place until ready to serve. If you prefer chicken more well done, cook an extra 5 minutes in the fryer or remove from fryer and bake in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. Toss chicken in Honey Money Sauce and serve. For a true Southern twist, serve with waffles!

We’re always thrilled for any opportunity to celebrate our island community and the Southern culture and heritage that makes it so special. We hope to see you at the festival enjoying the wonderful music and fabulous food in gorgeous Sea Island settings that show off exactly how beautiful the South can be.


Southern California Close-up: Westside of Los Angeles

You’re an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you’ll be well-fed, well-rested and perhaps more closely watched by the issuers of your credit cards. Only the sultan of Brunei, it seems, can afford to splurge in these precincts without looking at price tags. But you need not spend liberally to learn a little about wealth, fame, geography and Persian desserts.

For instance, you’ll realize that Beverly Hills, like the “Mona Lisa” and certain leading men, is smaller than you might expect (5.7 square miles). You’ll recognize Culver City’s connections to Oz and the old Soviet space program. You’ll be reminded that there’s a big Santa Monica Boulevard and a little one (a.k.a. South Santa Monica Boulevard), which perplex the uninitiated by running parallel for more than a mile. In Westwood, you’ll see how death has united Marilyn Monroe and Rodney Dangerfield, among others. The details await in these 12 Westside stories.


Sony Studios (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

If Alex Trebek makes you swoon, you’ll want to check out Sony Studios (10000 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com) in Culver City. Its two-hour guided weekday walking tour costs $33 (no children younger than 12) and can include stops at soundstages where “The Wizard of Oz” was filmed in 1938 and where “Jeopardy!” has been shot since 1984. If neither Alex nor Judy Garland makes your world go ‘round, think twice about this tour. For a more engrossing (and affordable) experience in the same neighborhood, get thee to the Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City www.mjt.org). This odd little spot, open 2-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, is all about the joy of weird stuff, presented with great museological pomp. Shuffle through the tiny dark rooms, your jaw slackening at the sight of the trailer-park dioramas, Soviet space-dog oil portraits, a tiny sculpted pope in a needle’s eye and two dead mice on toast (the consumption of which is described as an old bed-wetting cure). Don’t miss the tearoom upstairs. Next door stands the Center for Land Use Interpretation (9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City www.clui.org), whose exhibits and publications have probed the underwater towns of America, the helipads of downtown L.A. and other notable human interactions with the landscape. It’s open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoons. Then, to dramatize your evening, head to the Kirk Douglas Theatre (9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City www.centertheatregroup.org), a satellite operation of downtown’s Center Theatre Group that’s been putting on shows in this 317-seat venue since 2004.

2. Beloved burgers and newfangled photos

Annenberg Space for Photography (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Since 1947, the Apple Pan (10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles) has been offering Angelenos burgers and desserts. No reservations, no alcohol, no air conditioning. Order the Hickory burger (about $7) and maybe a big slice of apple pie for dessert. Then head two miles northeast to Century City, where you’ll park beneath the soaring cold metal and glass of the Creative Artists Agency building. You have not scored a meeting with CAA’s deal makers, but they will let you in next door at the Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars, No. 10), a nonprofit exhibition space with a video-friendly layout and sophisticated digital technology. It’s free and open Wednesdays-Sundays. (Be sure to get your parking validated, or it will cost a fortune.)

Rodeo Drive (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Rodeo Drive shopping experience (www.rodeodrive-bh.com) boils down to about three blocks. Start at South Santa Monica Boulevard and make your way southeast, past Brighton and Dayton ways, to Wilshire Boulevard. See the impeccable salesman wiping fingerprints off the Cartier shop window? The strange staircase that architect Rem Koolhaas placed at the front of the Prada shop? The beckoning faux-European side street of the Two Rodeo shops? At the far end of your stroll, you’ll find the Beverly Wilshire (9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire). This hotel, run by Four Seasons, is where Warren Beatty once lived, where Esther Williams taught 14-year-old Elizabeth Taylor how to swim and where Richard Gere brought Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” It’s not perfect an ungraceful ‘70s addition lurks behind the original 1928 building. But it has location, a Wolfgang Puck steakhouse called Cut and Four Seasons service. Rooms for two usually start north of $500.

Now take a breath. If you’re a true retail warrior, you’re not done shopping yet. Clustered nearby along Wilshire from 9560 to 9700, you’ll find Barneys New York (9570 Wilshire Blvd. www.barneys.com), Neiman Marcus (9700 Wilshire Blvd. www.neimanmarcus.com), Niketown (9560 Wilshire Blvd. www.nike.com) and Saks Fifth Avenue (9600 Wilshire Blvd. www.saksfifthavenue.com).

Bouchon Bistro (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)

You can try La Cienega Boulevard, the official Restaurant Row of Beverly Hills, some other night. For now, scope out the high style and smaller scale of the eateries on Canon Drive between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. At 225 N. Canon, glass windows reveal the steamy kitchen of Scarpetta, one of the region’s most highly rated Italian restaurants. There’s Wolfgang Puck’s flagship, Spago Beverly Hills, at 176 N. Canon Drive and Mastro’s Steakhouse at 246 N. Canon Drive, with its 48-ounce double-cut porterhouse steaks. But tonight you’re trying Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro (235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills www.bouchonbistro.com) and choosing between the fancier upstairs dining room of the little Bar Bouchon downstairs and its steak salad for around $21. Later on, there may be dessert or a nightcap at Nic’s (453 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills www.nicsbeverlyhills.com), with its lively bar and walk-in, drink-in vodka freezer (the Vodbox). And after that? If you’ve recently won a lottery or sold a screenplay, take a few steps across Beverly Canon Gardens (241 N. Canon Drive www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/beverly_canon_gardens.asp) to the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel (225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills www.montagebeverlyhills.com) and see whether there’s a vacancy. Montage, opened in late 2008, sports a Spanish Colonial-Revival look, with dashes of Morocco and Italy, and plenty of space in its 201 luxury-laden rooms. Rates usually start at around $595 a night.

5. A stroll in the park and a cubicle seat

Beverly Hills sign (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Grab a parking spot at the Beverly Hills Civic Center (455 N. Rexford Drive first two hours free) and walk or jog on the 1.9-mile greenbelt (a.k.a. Beverly Gardens Park) along Santa Monica Boulevard. At Beverly Drive, if not before, you’ll realize you have company: That’s where the big, gold “Beverly Hills” sign is, and tourists arrive day and night to pose by the letters. If it’s Sunday morning, head next to the weekly farmers market at 9300 Civic Center Drive. If it’s noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, step into the Paley Center for Media (465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills www.paleycenter.org/visit-visitla), because, as crazy as it sounds, some of the best things in life still aren’t on YouTube. Here you can watch or listen to any of 150,000 old TV and radio shows. Yes, it has the 1962 black-and-white first episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies,” in which the Clampetts strike oil and come to town. It also has the 1955"I Love Lucy” episode in which Lucy and Ethel go rogue on a tour of the stars’ homes. The Paley Center also has sets, costumes and props that span television history, including Linda Carter’s “Wonder Woman” costume and the Monk’s Diner set from “Seinfeld.”

6. Nate, Al, Ali and Vanessa

Taschen store (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Nate ‘n Al (414 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills www.natenal.com) is a deli that dates to the 1940s. You can count on ample supplies of matzo ball soup and perhaps some schmoozing by talk-show icon Larry King, who’s been a breakfast regular for years. When you’re full, stroll down the block and boldly step into the Taschen store (354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills www.taschen.com). But leave the young ones at home. This elegantly arranged shop, which feels more like a gallery, is full of pricey, arty, lavish and often naughty books. It might be $70 for a copy of “Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs,” $15,000 for a “champ’s edition” of the Muhammad Ali tribute volume “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) or $700 for an appreciation of porn star Vanessa del Rio, promiscuously illustrated.

A Marilyn Monroe statue at the Four Seasons hotel (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Beverly Hills and environs have plenty of famous hotels, including the luxury-laden Peninsula Beverly Hills (9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills www.peninsula.com/BeverlyHills) and L’Ermitage (9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills www.lermitagebh.com), the celebrity-heavy Four Seasons Hotel (just outside Beverly Hills at 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles www.fourseasons.com/losangeles) and the massive Beverly Hilton (9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills www.beverlyhilton.com). But the elder statesman is the 210-room Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills www.beverlyhillshotel.com), which opened in 1912. Just a glimpse of the lobby’s golden glow and artful palm fronds hints that fame and fortune are concentrated here, and the rack rates confirm it: about $500 a night and up. So maybe you’ll settle for breakfast in its Polo Lounge instead. Or perhaps, like Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe before you, you can pay just about anything but prefer a place to hide. In that case, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s slightly pricier sibling, Hotel Bel Air (701 Stone Canyon Road, Beverly Hills www.hotelbelair.com), reopened in late 2011 after a two-year-closure for additions and improvements. In case you’ve lost track of who owns both of these lodgings, they are part of Dorchester Collection, a subsidiary of the Brunei Investment Agency -- in other words, the sultan of Brunei.

Museum of Tolerance (Ken Hively)

First, fuel up in SoBev (Beverly Drive south of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills) with breakfast or lunch at the affordable, busy Urth Caffe (267 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills www.urthcaffe.com). Now, slowly drive past Heath Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, where you’ll spy the backside of Beverly Hills High School (241 Moreno Drive www.bhhs.bhusd.org) and the campus oil well, wrapped in what looks like an enormous floral-patterned oven mitt. Three blocks east of the oil well, on Olympic, pause at Roxbury Memorial Park (471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills www.beverlyhills.org/services/rec/parks/roxbury.asp), where there are tennis, soccer, baseball and play structures. Now ready yourself for a sobering look at multiculturalism, history and the Holocaust, tailored for children and adults. That’s the mission of the Museum of Tolerance (9786 W. Pico Blvd. adult admission $15.50). After all that, surely you’ll be wrung out, so consider the 49-room Mosaic Hotel (125 S. Spalding Drive, Beverly Hills www.mosaichotel.com), which sometimes has discount rates as low as $199 nightly.


UCLA (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Maybe it will help you feel young to see those UCLA (405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles www.ucla.edu) freshmen kicking a ball around on the lawn between Royce Hall and Powell Library. Or maybe, recalling that these kids were born in the 1990s, you’ll feel otherwise. Either way, with its 420 acres and nearly 40,000 students, the UCLA campus in Westwood will stretch your legs and brain. Wander on your own, or join one of the free student-led tours for prospective students and their parents most weekdays and Saturdays (www.admissions.ucla.edu/tours.htm). At Royce Hall, the 2011-12 season’s 36 gigs included violinist Itzhak Perlman, author David Sedaris and banjo master Earl Scruggs. In neighboring Westwood Village, you have the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles www.hammer.ucla.edu), which spotlights cutting-edge contemporary art and later, there’s the Geffen Playhouse (10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles www.geffenplayhouse.com), which often features big names.

10. The stars at rest and a Persian dessert

Pierce Bros. Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)



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