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April 24th, 2015 at 7:30 am

Author: Lesley Balla
Photography: Dylan + Jeni
Information provided by: Angeleno

Los Angeles restaurants

With a place like Redbird, Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser’s new restaurant in the old cathedral rectory at downtown’s historic Vibiana, the message behind the old adage “Good things come to those who wait” is more meaningful than ever. For one, Redbird is an absolute stunner, with a design so sleek and naturally fitting to the space, it couldn’t possibly have happened overnight. Second, although the Frasers never really left the L.A. dining scene, it is a return of sorts for the famous culinary couple. Redbird feels like one big, grand gesture bringing it all together.

For years, the Frasers talked about this restaurant. First they were rumored to be planning a relocation of Grace, their beloved fine-dining Beverly Boulevard spot that closed in 2010. They took over catering for the Vibiana events space in 2012, but the timing wasn’t right for their own restaurant.

The two continued to run their popular bistro, BLD, and other projects came about (Fraser’s gourmet hot dog stand, Fritzi Dog, for one), while the pieces for Redbird started falling into place. However, it wasn’t until they partnered with acclaimed restaurateur Bill Chait in 2010 that they were able to really soar.
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April 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 am

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Discover new trends and take in classic styles during this presentation of modernist furniture, decor and artwork. Browse the displays over the weekend or preview designs during a private gala benefiting the nonprofit P.S. ARTS educational program.

Where:
3Labs
8461 Warner Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

When:
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April 21st, 2015 at 9:00 am

Los Angeles events

Paring chocolate and tequila might not seem like the most natural matchup, but you can discover the pleasure of these unique flavors for yourself at the Shaken Not Stirred: Patron Tequila & Chocolate event held at ChocoVivo. For $25 you get two shaken sips of Patron tequila, two straight shots, and four mixers of stoneground whole-bean chocolate and pure cane sugar to combine at your pleasure. It’s an open-house event, so you can show up anytime while it’s open, as long as you are 21 or older. Even better, a portion of the proceeds benefit A Dog’s Life Rescue, a nonprofit that saves cats and dogs from kill shelters and finds them homes.

Where:
ChocoVivo
12469 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

When:
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April 20th, 2015 at 9:00 am

Los Angeles events

If your dog loves to be outside, run and play, and socialize with other pups, then the Camp Bow Wow Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival in Agoura Hills is the place to be. Not only will you get to exercise yourself and your furry pal, but you will also be supporting local groups such as the community center, the Calabasas Rotary and the LIFE Animal Rescue. So grab your dog, your walking shoes and a leash, and prepare for a puppy-filled day of fun. The two-mile walk includes Rover rest stops with plenty of water, food and fun for pups and humans alike. The festival will feature dog adoptions, guest judges, food trucks, a beer garden, and more.

Where:
Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

When:
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April 17th, 2015 at 7:30 am

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In a town as big and diverse as Los Angeles, finding the best ice cream can be a hot topic. Soft-serve, gelato, sorbet, and everything in between have their devotees, so the best ice cream in L.A. greatly depends on who you ask. One thing you will never want for, however, is a place to discover new sweet treats and confections as new vendors pop up seemingly frequently.

Maybe you’ll see one of your favorites on this list, or discover a new one that you just have to try:

  • N’ice Cream. With four locations throughout Los Angeles, N’ice Cream has attracted considerable attention since opening in 2008. In fact, their freshly made and organic gelatos and sorbets were even named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s best desserts around the world–but you don’t have to just take their word for it. You can come in and sample a scoop of 16 signature flavors, or design your own two-scoop milkshake or smoothie. For the truly adventurous, you can build your own “Thickshake,” which features three hearty scoops of sorbet or gelato. (more…)

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