[Photo: 2011 People's Choice Winner, The Spare Room. Elizabeth Daniels 1/11 ] Six days remain to register an eatery or drinkery for the AIA|LA ‘s (America Institute of Architects: Los Angeles) 8th annual design awards. Nominate through April 2 , 4PM. As in years past, this competition honors excellence in restaurant , cafe/bar , and lounge/nightclub design. Restaurateurs, designers, and architects are invited to submit nominations. All establishments must be located in the US or the design firm must be US-based. As previously mentioned , this year’s judges are KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman , Rios Clementi Hale Studios principal Mark Rios , and ink.’s Michael Voltaggio . Here’s who won last year. · All AIA|LA Coverage [~ELA~] Continue reading here: Awards Season : Six Days Left for AIA/LA Design Award Nominations
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Pre-dinner service at LudoBites 8.0 in Lemon Moon, Santa Monica. [Photo: EatsMeetsWes / Eater LA Flickr Pool ] · Arby’s Is Planning a Total Relaunch: New Menu, New Logo, New Ads [BI] · The Barista’s Curse [NYT] · Indian Tribe Sues Beer Makers Over Alcohol Abuse [AP] · My 21 Favorite Los Angeles Lunches [Midtown Lunch LA] · The New Vegetable Cocktails [F&W] · Watch George Clooney Show Off His Home Bar and Kitchen [Yum Sugar] · Walter Manzke Lending a Hand to Short Cake’s Lunch Menu [GS] View original post here: Listage : Midtown Lunch’s 21 Favorite Lunches; Walter Manzke Helps Create Short Cake’s Lunch Menu
The new Ringo Starr album, Ringo 2012 , is the ex-Beatle’s 17th studio album, recorded at his home in Los Angeles, California. Singer, songwriter and drummer Ringo Starr , 71, is still recording great pop/rock music and the new Ringo 2012 album is so cool it even features Edgar Winter . Ringo is as hip as ever and his latest album allows the legendary megastar to have some fun on his own terms, in his own way and in his own time. The album was produced by Starr with famous pals Joe Walsh , Dave Stewart , Benmont Tench , Kenny Wayne Shepherd , Van Dyke Parks , Charlie Haden and Don Was . The lead single from Ringo 2012 is “Wings,” a cool reggae rock song written by Ringo Starr and Vini Poncia . Watch the LIVE performance video below of “Wings” and see Ringo looking 20 years younger than his age.
Kobawoo House, Koreatown. [Photo: cathydanh / Eater LA Flickr Pool ]
LA Weekly ‘s resident restaurant critic Jonathan Gold is ready to announce the lineup for his 4th installment of the Gold Standard on March 4 , a culinary tasting event in which 40 Gold-approved restaurants set up shop to serve YOU. That is, if you decide to drop $75 on a ticket or $95 for VIP early entrance and a swag bag (a portion of the proceeds benefit Heal the Bay). Gold Standard 2012 takes place on March 4 from 1-5PM at the Petersen Automotive Museum and tix go on sale January 26. In typical Gold style, a mix of both high and low cuisines will be on offer, so far here’s who is serving: Animal, A-Frame, Baco Mercat, Chego, Chichen Itza, Drago Centro, Guelaguetza, Jitlada, La Casita Mexicana, LaOn, Little Dom’s, Meals by Genet, Mo-Chica, Mozza, Palate Food + Wine, Street, Mezze, Nickel Diner, Lukshon, MB Post, Night + Market, Playa, Providence, Ramen Jinya, Salt’s Cure, Sotto, Spice Table, Starry Kitchen and Short Order , plus more. A strong showing, indeed. As for booze, a release says, “The Wine House will be representing over 30 top-shelf wineries, all pouring their favorite vintages” but no specifics on vineyards. What happened last year? [EaterWire] See the rest here: Calendar : Jonathan Gold’s Gold Standard Returns March 4
As expected , New York’s 1OAK unveils a Vegas version of itself at the Mirage Hotel this weekend. One of the most sought after (read: sold out) tickets in town for New Year’s, this 1OAK is not expected to be another blockbuster Vegas club. Instead, owners Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva told the Wall Street Journal that this location is “going to be more intimate, more exclusive. It’s 16,000 square feet, and a 1,600-person occupancy.” Most clubs in Vegas have at least a 5,000-person occupancy; New York’s 1OAK has an occupancy of 300. When asked about expansion, the partners discuss their strategy and emphasis on building a consistent experience, so that New Yorkers who frequent 1OAK in New York will also want to visit the Vegas location. Says Akiva, “We’re not just in night life—we’re in the hospitality business.” · 1OAK Owners Bring the 1OAK Experience To Las Vegas [~ENY~] · Inside Las Vegas’ 1Oak, On Target To Launch NYE [~ELA~] · 1Oak in Vegas Confirmed [~ELA~] Read more here: Nightlife: 1OAK Gets Ready to Party at the Mirage on NYE