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EAT: Taberna Mexicana, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills’ version of Mexican food is now being served on Bedford. Delicioso!
Taberna Mexicana offers foodies and lounge-goers alike an experience set to redefine Mexican dining! Legacy Restaurant Group, the team behind the new Beverly Hills mexican joint, brings a new energy to the Los Angeles restaurant scene, serving creative variations of classic Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated setting. And with their new Happy Hour menu, Taberna is perfect for a business lunch or drinks with friends afterhours!
Executive Chef Alex Padilla’s diverse culinary background includes extensive years of formal training under some of the most revered chefs in the nation, including Nancy Oakes of famed San Francisco eatery Boulevard. In addition, Chef Padilla spent time researching and honing his craft in Mexico and Europe, bringing this cross-regional and generational flair to each presentation on the Taberna menu. Signature selections include a wide range of Ceviches, Cochinita Pibil, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Scallops, Lamb Shank Marinated with Pasilla Chiles, Pasta with Mussels, Squid and Shrimp, Prime Rib with Mole Rub, Sopa De Albondigas, and a selection of taco plates, including Braised Duck Tacos.
The unique and flavorful menu is highlighted by an equally clever and artful design. The restaurant space, designed by Phoenix based architect and design firm, Bar Napkin Productions, seamlessly fuses a casually sophisticated dining atmosphere with a lively lounge scene. With design details that pay tribute to classic Mexican cultural elements, a vibrant color scheme, and custom designed lighting accents and furnishings, this 4,200 square foot space offers flavor for all the senses. Taberna Mexicana has indoor and patio seating for 110, including 12 bar stools, 22 inside tables, and 6 outside tables.
LOUNGE: The Roof On Wilshire, Los Angeles
Beautifully landscaped with 360-degree, pool-side views spanning the LA skyline and Hollywood Hills, The Roof on Wilshire is the perfect after-work vantage point to reflect on your hectic day….and grab a great cocktail! Featuring Chef Eric Greenspan’s “Vibrant American” cuisine, with innovative and loud twists on classic comfort foods, The Roof features small bites and an amazing cocktail list curated by Jay Perrin, formerly of Campanile, Tar Pit and Patina Group. See the Menu HERE.
The ambiance and energy at this serene oasis above the bustling Wilshire Blvd is perfect for a business lunch or for relaxing after a day full of meeting while on a business trip. Come on the weekends to enjoy pool-side lounging in one of the comfy cabanas, or get cozy with a significant someone over a drink in front of the fire pit while you watch the sun set. This will definitely be the new “IT” spot on Wilshire!
The Roof on Wilshire is joining the new outdoor rooftop trend! It’s an outdoor airy rooftop restaurant and lounge and it’s soft opening is tomorrow. Head over to the Hotel Wilshire and grab a table (or a cabana) looking over the pool or cozy up on the lounge furniture around the fire pit. Take in the 360-degree skyline views of the Hollywood Hills while you munch on a menu of “Bold American” food. Think comfort food with a twist, including, Absinthe-Steamed Mussels, BBQ Pork Steam Buns, along with some Horseshoes (rye whiskey, Pimm’s, sweet vermouth and lemonade). Officially opens September 22.
The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards will take place right here in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, September 18th. The nominees were just announced for their excellence in television performances this year. Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson hosted the nominee ceremonies and Jane Lynch will host the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Show! When the Emmys first aired in 1949, from the Hollywood Athletic Club, Shirley Dinsdale won the very first Emmy, for the Most Outstanding Television Personality.
The name, “Emmy,” was established by The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). They created the Emmy Awards as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity. The name “Emmy” was chosen as a feminization of “immy”, a nickname used for the image orthicon tubes that were common in early television cameras. To complement the name, the statuette was designed to depict a winged woman holding an atom, which has since become the symbol of the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science.
Interesting stuff, huh?
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