Oak Smoke BBQ Los Angeles

Who says you can’t find good old-fashioned barbeque in Los Angeles? Our city is known for its fine dining and there are trendy restaurants all over to enjoy an afternoon or evening sipping on cocktails. It seems silly that with our perfect weather, we don’t have a few more good barbeque joints around… Luckily Oak Smoke BBQ is fixing that. While they are new to the Los Angeles scene and do not have a physical restaurant (yet), they are doing pop-ups and supper clubs all over. This start-up catering company has done its research and knows their barbeque. Their goal is to prove to the world that Los Angeles isn’t just fluff when it comes to food, but that they 

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Crumbs and Whiskers L.A.

It doesn’t happen often, but Los Angeles has gone through a bit of a chilly period. With a few nights a week dipping below 45 degrees, some of us Angelinos are beginning to feel like winter does really exist! We’re not complaining though – we get to layer up and have extra excuses for cuddles and coffee. Wait, cuddles and coffee? Exactly that, and luckily our city offers a unique way to have both at the same time with some lovable furry friends. Crumbs and Whiskers is an adorable coffee shop on Melrose tucked right in between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. We say adorable for a reason – not only is it a fun, quaint stop, but the regulars 

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Free Things To Do In Los Angeles

Free Things To Do In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills ____________________ Los Angeles and its neighboring community of Beverly Hills doesn’t have to be expensive.  In fact, there’s tons of free things to do in Los Angeles. Our weather allows for an average of 284 sunny days a year.  Even if it’s not the perfect amount of sunshine, the remaining days should be pretty much clear of rain, since our average annual rainfall hovers around 15 inches.  So the first thing on our “free” list includes exploring the great outdoors.  Places like Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park are great starting locations for a hike in the hills above Hollywood. While in Griffith Park, visit the observatory.  It’s one of the 

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Melrose Umbrella Company, Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of specialty cocktail bars with some of the most creative themes. You can find everything from a 1970’s basement feel to an arcade touting the most well-loved games of years’ past and booze. Each offers their own twist and adventure for the night. While each bar having their own gimmick is fun – it is always nice to stumble across an eclectic spot that you want to return to again and again. Melrose Umbrella Company is definitely one of these bars you will find yourself wanting to become a regular. Their theme is directly related to their creative logo. A simple umbrella with raindrops falling. This was the symbol of the post prohibition area to signify 

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Romantic Spots in Los Angeles

Romantic Spots in Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills ___________________ If you left your heart in San Francisco, it’s time to rediscover it here in Los Angeles. Valentines Day is less than a week away, so if you haven’t planned a little something for your loved one(s) by now, it’s time! Just watch La La Land and see how romantic the City of Angels can be with its many special places.  Much was centered around our Griffith Park Observatory and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Remember the lounge where Ryan Gosling played piano and sang?  It’s right up here in Burbank next to Warner Bros. Studios.  It’s a fantastic restaurant dating back to 1946 called The Smokehouse.  This is a great spot to 

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