dineL.A. Restaurant Week Happening Now

The popular dineL.A. Restaurant Week (actually 14 days) started today, and goes through Sunday, July 31st.  Promoted by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. highlights the diversity of cuisine throughout the area, and includes communities like Venice, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown L.A., Echo Park, West Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena and Silver Lake. Lunch and dinner options available: Lunch (2+ Courses): $15, $20, $25 Dinner (3+ Courses): $29, $39, $49, $95+ (dineL.A. Exclusive Series) Booking in advance is highly recommended.  Walk-ins are also welcome, but don’t come with a guarantee of getting a table. Just a small handful of restaurants in this dineL.A. session include:  BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Border Grill in DTLA, Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont, 

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When in Downtown L.A., visit Clifton’s Cafeteria

When our 1935 landmark in Downtown L.A., Clifton’s Cafeteria, closed down a few years back, many local fans feared that the charm would be swept away with renovations.  Just the opposite.  This unique venue is back, and better than ever. Even though the cafeteria dining options have changed, the great nostalgia has been preserved.  This venue would make for a great outing for the family.  Kids will enjoy the taxidermy animals throughout the complex, as well as the waterfall and giant forest trees in the main dining room.  Adults will enjoy The Monarch, The Brookdale, Gothic Bar, and the Pacific Seas. From the Clifton’s L.A. website: Clifton’s, the world’s largest public cafeteria and California’s lone survivor from the Golden Age 

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L.A. Pride in West Hollywood June 10-12, 2016

L.A. Pride takes place next weekend in West Hollywood, California, June 10th-12th, 2016.  The pride parade will happen on Sunday starting at 11AM, and runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Heights and Robertson Boulevard.  Get there early, for parking will be a nightmare.  Restaurants along the route will be serving up brunch, Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.  Parallel side streets such as Melrose Avenue and Sunset Boulevard are completely walkable. View the official L.A. West Hollywood Pride website for a line up of special guests and performers, that includes Carly Rae Jepsen. At the time of posting this blog, the nearby hip and luxurious London Hotel West Hollywood Hotel on Sunset (which is staggering distance to Santa Monica Boulevard) does have a handful 

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Glitterati Tours Introduces Gay Friendly L.A. for Visitors

Along with our L.A. INFO page, Glitterati Tours has added a gay friendly L.A. page on our website for travelers. Here, one can find information on bars, restaurants, hotels, shopping and Pride updates for L.A. and surrounding communities.  It covers the neighborhoods of West Hollywood (BoysTown), Silverlake and gay friendly L.A. in our Downtown area. When in town, one must visit the world-famous Abbey.  Soon, this bar will once again expand with an addition called The Abbey Chapel.  The Abbey is enormous with go-go boys and girls on most nights.  This bar and restaurant welcomes all, and is a favorite of celebrities.  Lady Gaga, Christine Aguilera, Sarah Jessica Parker and the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all party here and 

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Super Bowl Sunday in Los Angeles

For many international guests, Super Bowl Sunday is as foreign as a championship cricket game is to Americans.  Super Bowl Sunday really is a national holiday.  We eat and drink so much on this day, that it can easily compare to our Thanksgiving…only not as healthy.  We indulge on beer, pizza, chicken wings, potato chips and shots of booze. We high-five, gamble, scream, tailgate, and barbecue, as two teams take to the field. This year, the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California at the Levi’s Stadium.  British group, Coldplay, will headline the half-time show, with expected appearances with Beyonce and Bruno Mars.  The anticipated commercials will be dominated by Budweiser and Doritos. If this 

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101 Best L.A. Restaurants from Jonathan Gold at LA Times

We Angelenos love this time of year.  Not just because the weather changes, but between holiday meals, we indulge at the best L.A. restaurants to escape leftovers.  L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold has one again compiled an eclectic list of the best L.A. Restaurants.  Nice to see some of our local favorites like Mozzaplex, Connie and Ted’s, AOC, Jar, Jitlada, Spago, Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Plan Check, and of course, Musso & Frank Grill, made the cut. From LA Times 101 Best Restaurants: Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best L.A. Restaurants Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace. Los Angeles, 

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Los Angeles Vegetarian Restaurants

The folks at Foursquare compiled a list of fantastic Los Angeles vegetarian restaurants.  Here’s their top 8: 1. Cafe Gratitude Arts District Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Arts District · 300 S Santa Fe Ave Ste A (at E 3rd St), Los Angeles, CA 2. Native Foods Cafe Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Downtown Culver City · 9343 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 3. SunCafe Organic Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Studio City · 10820 Ventura Blvd (at Fruitland Dr), Studio City, CA 4. Veggie Grill Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Mid-City West · 110 S Fairfax Ave (at 3rd St), Los Angeles, CA 5. Cafe Gratitude Larchmont Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Larchmont · 639 N Larchmont Blvd (at 

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Pamper Mom with a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day

Celebrate mom with a fancy day and enjoy a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day! Some dining options to show mom you care for a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day: The Rooftop Grill at Montage Beverly Hills 225 North Canon Drive (310) 860-7990 Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills 225 North Canon Drive (310) 860-7970 CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton 9876 Wilshire Boulevard (310) 887-6055 The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard (310) 276-2251 LIVELLO at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills 9291 Burton Way (310) 278-3344 The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard (310) 551-2888 CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel 9500 Wilshire Boulevard (310) 385-3901 SPA SPECIALS FOR A BEVERLY 

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L.A. Italian Restaurants

Los Angeles has become a major foodie city.  Authentic cuisine can be found in every corner of our sprawling city.  Japanese in Little Tokyo, Ethiopian in Little Ethiopia, Chinese in Chinatown, Thai in Thai Town, Persian along Westwood Boulevard in West L.A., and Armenian in areas around Glendale and Little Armenia.  L.A. Italian restaurants are more spread out since we don’t have a Little Italy.  Look no further than Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood for incredible Italian food.  Here’s a short list which includes some of our favorite L.A. Italian restaurants: Madeo  Traditional Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth dining room known for its high-profile celebrity customers. Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone:(310) 859-4903 Il Pastaio Upscale 

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L.A. Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just four short days away.  It may not be too late to make a reservation at one of the popular L.A. restaurants.  Here’s a few to start checking on for availability.  Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills has also listed dozens of links for other L.A. restaurants on their website, under the “L.A. INFO” tab. The Little Door Restaurant in West Hollywood Delectable Three Course Set Menu by Chef T Nicolas Peter with a Signature Cocktail “Love Potion” or a Glass of Champagne To Inspire an Evening of Romance.  $175 Per Person. Valentine’s Day at Pace in Laurel Canyon 3 Course Set Menu by Chef Sandy Gendel.  $80 Per Person. Take a look at the choice of 1st 

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