Pali Wine and Porto’s Bakery in Los Angeles

It’s time for sandwich and wine lovers to unite! Two of Southern California’s most beloved companies are coming together to take the wine and cheese pairings up a step – -sandwiches can be fancy too! Southern California definitely has its fair share of “famous” eats and must-have drink stops. Two venues on this ever-growing list is the classic and crazy popular Porto’s (a cafe bakery with some of the best food around), and the new(ish) to town wine tasting room from the Pali Wine Co. This Sunday the two are coming together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Downtown Los Angeles Pali Wine tasting room. Tucked away in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles 

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LA Pride Week 2019

LA Pride Week 2019 this year happens between May 31st  and June 9th.  The theme (or hashtag) is #JustUnite. It all kicks off on the 31st of May with the 7th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.  Guests are invited to come as early as 530PM for a pre-game festive event at the Right Field Plaza Bar.  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy, for the first pitch isn’t happening until 710PM.  Fireworks and DJ Bowie Jane will complete the night when the game is over. On June 1st, take in the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Their theme is “Pride is Universal.”  Perks include theme park access starting at 4PM, along with exclusive after-hours Universal Studios park access 

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Trejo’s Tacos at Farmers Market L.A.

Where do the locals go in Los Angeles for great food?  It’s a question all of us at Glitterati Tours hear all the time from guests taking our private tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  There’s many answers to the question, but The Original Farmers Market always tops our list.  Not only is it a famous landmark (going strong since 1934), but it’s also located adjacent to the equally popular, The Grove L.A., with even more dining and shopping options.  This is actually our #1 meeting location for guests coming in from Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro, or other locations.  It’s perfectly centered and gives visitors plenty of parking and a great location to dine/shop before or 

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Brunch at République Los Angeles

You didn’t do your trip to Los Angeles if you didn’t do a solid brunch. While the city has plenty of great food options, the one thing that we certainly do perfectly is brunch. Recently a few of us here with the Glitterati gang found the need for some solid pastry and brunch food, but were a little short on time. Luckily, one of L.A.’s best French restaurants transforms on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoons into a more casual (but no less delicious), brunch spot. Republique is known for its French food, bread, and pastries (DELICIOUS pastries), and their brunch definitely does not disappoint. To accommodate their many hungry guests, there is no reservation setting for their brunch.  Instead, Republique 

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Vinadore Cafe West Hollywood for Wine and Painting

Los Angeles clearly has some of the trendiest drink spots and clubs for anyone looking for the Hollywood experience. However, if late night dancing and standing in lines isn’t your thing, there is a cute little cafe calling your name for a fun night of wine, food, and painting. Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. the intimate and quaint cafe, Vinadore, offers a paint class and lots of laughs for anyone looking for a relaxing evening. The class is $20, comes with an instructor to guide you through the process, and a glass of wine. We all know one glass is never enough, especially for those painters just beginning and needing to let loose and not worry 

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Best Romantic Spots in Los Angeles for Valentines Day

February is going to be a busy month here in Los Angeles.  In just a day, L.A. sports fans will be watching their home team, the Los Angeles Rams, take on the New England Patriots at The Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.  On Sunday, February 24th, The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, will once again host The Academy Awards.  Somewhere right in the middle on February 14th, daters and lovers will be taking in the best romantic spots in Los Angeles for Valentines Day. If you don’t immediately think of romance when thinking about L.A., just watch hits like La La Land, and Pretty Woman. Some of the best romantic date spots in and around Los Angeles include: The Griffith Park 

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The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences. Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities. Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great 

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Hollywood Sports Bars for Super Bowl 2019

Crazy to think that Los Angeles went 2 decades without an NFL team, and we just had two teams– with the Chargers, and the Rams– making the divisional playoffs.  Next Sunday, January 20th, will tell us if our one remaining team that has made it to the next playoff game (The Rams) will be in The Super Bowl with the Patriots, Saints or Chiefs. If you’re not in Atlanta for The Super Bowl, and find yourself in Los Angeles, don’t worry…there’s plenty of local hotspots to watch the game and celebrate with Angelenos.  Especially if our home team makes it into the big game. Of course, every barber shop, hotel bar, restaurant, shopping venue, etc., will be playing the game 

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Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Hey foodies! We have two questions for you…What exactly is a persimmon, and how could it make for a great weekend in Santa Monica? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, that’s okay. I myself had to look up exactly what a persimmon was (it’s an edible fruit that resembles a large, yellow tomato and has a sweet flesh. You’re welcome). If you are interested in this cheeky tomato doppelganger, this weekend is the time to try it out. The Santa Monica Restaurant Week has made the persimmon the central ingredient, and this weekend marks the final few days for great deals. Today through Sunday, you can experience some of the best food Santa Monica has 

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Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019

It happens twice a year, and now is one of the times for foodies to unite.  It’s Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019!  This first experience takes place January 11-25.  It’s your chance to experience special menus from over 400 restaurants in and around Los Angeles. For lunch, look for 2+ courses for $15, $20, $25, and $35. For dinner, 3+ courses will be $29, $39, $49, $59, and $99 which would be part of the dineL.A. Exclusive Series. It is the perfect opportunity to revisit one of your old faves, or try something completely new.  Remember, Los Angeles is incredibly diverse, so look for awesome options in Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian, traditional American, Thai, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian, and Armenian. Check 

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