Los Angeles

Los Angeles (/lɔːs ˈændʒələs/, /lɔːs ˈæŋɡələs/ or /lɒs ˈændʒəliːz/, Spanish: Los Ángeles [los ˈaŋxeles] meaning The Angels), officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has a land area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.
Posts about Los Angeles
    • Thieves steal $300,000 of DRC and Screaming Eagle from The French Laundry

      Burglars who stole $300,000 worth of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Screaming Eagle wines from one of California's best known restaurants, The French Laundry, will find it hard to sell the bottles on, according to the restaurant's owner. Burglars broke into Michelin-starred The French Laundry (pictured) in Yountville, Napa, on Christmas Day and escaped with 76 bottles of so ...

      Decanter- 8 readers -
    • Eat Like A Local: the Best Portuguese and Spanish Restaurants in the USA

      Portugal is synonymous with meandering alleys adorned with dancing laundry. The faded florals of sun-bleached sheets, starched by heat of the sun, among a waterfall of socks flowing across the lines. When we’re not picking our way carefully across the uneven stones worn smooth and often slick from the rain, we look up to get our bearings, to find the sunlight filtering down.

      Catavino- 8 readers -
  • Pink’s Hot Dogs

    …, 3 slices of bacon, chili, and onions, Pink’s serves up the spectrum of any conceivable combination. Did you not see me type “wrapped in a tortilla”?! ANY CONCEIVABLE COMBINATION. Most of the super star dogs are named after celebrities, iconic Los Angeles sights, or movies. A number of them are actually the exact dogs that the named celebrities…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 5 readers -
  • Lunch with the Bertani Boys

    … Bertani Amarone, 1986 One of my favorite local wine guys, Michael Young, is also one of my favorite chefs. In a past life he was one of the founders of Italian cuisine in Los Angeles (in addition to opening his own restaurant, Ombra). Today he works tirelessly for Palm Bay to spread the good word about their producers in Los Angeles. Michael…

    Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 5 readers -
  • Diplomático Rum World Cocktail Finals!

    … Diplomático Rum World Cocktail Finals! A day filled with big, bold, quality driven Diplomático Rum is never a bad way to spend a Monday, or any day of the week for that matter. Recently Diplomático Rum held a World Cocktail Competition where some of the best Mixologists who won in NY, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. This event took…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 6 readers -
  • The Heart and History of Aldo Conterno.

    … Sommeliers tasting Barolo with Justin Wilson of Massanois and Franco Conterno of Aldo Conterno winery. The fine folks at Terroni in Los Angeles recently hosted a tasting with Franco Conterno of the estimable winery, Aldo Conterno. It is moments like these when I realize how truly special the people in the hospitality industry are. Max…

    Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 3 readers -
  • Wining through the holidays...Christmas...

    … that are not Champagne. We love Champagne, but we're on a budget, and we try to introduce our family and friends to wines with a lot of bang for the buck. This year, it will be Charles Baur Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé. For under $20 you get a crisp, dry Rosé of Pinot Noir. Full of yeasty strawberry fruit and spice, it is a party wine. For the main meal with all its…

    Goddess of Wine- 2 readers -
  • World’s Best Christmas Songs and Videos!!

    … Cover of White Christmas I love listening to Holiday Music. Here’s a list of some of my favorites Holiday songs from YouTube: Cover of Mariah Carey Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RengWX0P5KA&feature=related Cover of Eartha Kitt Ertha Kitt‘s “Santa Baby” http://youtu.be/xOMmSbxB_Sg…

    Vino Con Vista Italy- 3 readers -
  • Kickin’ it with Kitchit!

    … specific person or for several hard to buy for family members. Or perhaps you are throwing together a last minute dinner party to celebrate with the family and friends. Nothing says stress like a party for 6! Instead of running out to Whole Foods and fighting for the last organic ham, check out this new service from Kitchit. Kitchet brings talented…

    Luscious Lushes- 2 readers -
  • Rudy Kurniawan's private cellar could help to repay victims

    … is amazing'. It is believed that the cellar provided some of the base wine for Kurniawan's forgeries, which he concocted in the kitchen sink of the Los Angeles home that he shared with his mother. Several experts have said that one of the most cunning aspects of Kurniawan's fraud was that he used good wines to give his fakes a more authentic feel. He…

    Decanter- 6 readers -
  • Paso Robles Grape Escape: Croad Inn

    … career began at “Giorgio” in Malibu, followed by stints at Via Veneto, Locando de Lago, Koi, Bridge and L’Angolo Cafe in Los Angeles, prepares duck carpaccio with gorgonzola sauce, balsamic reduction and caramelized onions, as well as lamb carpaccio with shaved celery, piave cheese, citrus dressing and white truffle oil. Oh, but don’t miss…

    Wine Oh TV- 10 readers -
  • Art and Olfaction Awards Celebrates Artisan Perfumers

    … and Olfaction in Los Angeles in 2012, a non-profit organization that promotes artistry in perfume by providing education and artistic collaborations. It’s a venue for exploring scent as art. Saskia Wilson Brown 2014 award winners include Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations, König by Yosh, Calling all Angels by April Aromatics and John Frum by Aether Arts…

    WineFashionista- 1 readers -
  • What Gifts to Get for a Wine Lover

    … certificate for his birthday recently. Better yet, it was from a wine shop near where they live in San Francisco, meaning that we’d have to make the trek up there from Los Angeles. How sweet. Not only was it an invitation to come visit, Michael had a blast picking out the perfect bottles while there last. Basic waiter’s cork pull, with leverage…

    oddballgrape.com- 6 readers -
  • Burgundy and Rhone shine at multi-million dollar US auctions

    … of Rhone and Italian fine wines that it had secured from Clark's cellar. The results suggest that, while several US auction houses have talked up a Bordeaux revival in their salesrooms in the last few weeks, this has not diminished buyers' thirst for top estates from other key regions. Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's CEO and president for wine…

    Decanter- 6 readers -
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