It started with a single bar in Atwater Village almost 20 years ago. Bigfoot Lodge brought childlike whimsy back to the bar scene and turned the neighborhood into a drinking destination. Since then, the 1933 Group has been reshaping and elevating nightlife in Los Angeles with its venues, now numbering nine, that buck the trend of tearing down old buildings and erasing the city's history and instead celebrate the beauty of old so we never forget. Their newest project, a reverent renovation of the famous Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, is expected to open next year.Komarov explained that it wasn't too hard to decide what kind of bar they wanted to create. "It was 1999, it was really before the cocktail scene. There really wasn’t much in the city besides a few kind of old famous bars, sports bars and dive bars, so we wanted to kind of elevate the whole element," he says of the woodsy vintage vibe at Bigfoot. "We were kind of the precursor to the cocktail lounge." EXPAND … [Read more...] about From Bigfoot to the Formosa, 1933 Group Is Moving L.A. Nightlife Forward by Looking Back
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Sherlon Christie Asbury Park Press Published 2:27 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 New Orleans has a ton of good restaurants. If the Essence Festival does attract a record number of attendees this year, you'll need a long list of restaurants to try because the lines at all the popular spots are going to be very, very long in New Orleans. Have a plan A, a plan B and a plan C ready just in case and also bring your patience as good New Orleans food takes time to cook. WATCH: The video playing at the top of the story to learn about the history of New Orleans We've surveyed a group of multi-year Essence Festival veterans and here is the result of that extensive conversation, a comprehensive list of New Orleans establishments to try while you are visiting New Orleans from July 4 to July 9 for the Essence Festival this year. Click on the name of each establishment to be redirected to its website for menus, hours of operation, directions, etc. … [Read more...] about Essence Festival: Restaurants to try while in New Orleans
The Braxton sisters are going through it in business and in their personal lives. First, Toni Braxton had to kick Tamar Braxton off their tour. So what’s going on with Tamar? She’s banned her estranged husband and manager, Vince Herbert, from their condo. She also shaved her head. That’s right shaved it. It’s not bad at all though. Meanwhile, she’s appearing quite regularly with Steve Harvey. We’ll see how things shake out. Also, we’re hoping the Braxtons’ tour returns to Philly. Stay tuned!***Starbucks has the stars talking. After two Black businessmen were arrested and escorted out by police while waiting for their third companion, the internet exploded when they learned the manager called police. Kevin Hart says thinking like a CEO the company needed to correct that manager. Will Smith reportedly says it’s not that racism is getting worse, it’s just being filmed. Starbucks CEO has met with the men who, at press time, have … [Read more...] about What’s the 411? Toni Braxton removes sister Tamar from tour
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Bill Murray faces mortality and makes 'em laugh at wonderful Milwaukee concert Movie star Murray — along with cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez — performed at the Riverside Theater Tuesday. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 12:46 a.m. CT April 18, 2018 | Updated 12:47 a.m. CT April 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: Bill Murray at the Riverside Theater Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to … [Read more...] about Bill Murray faces mortality and makes ’em laugh at wonderful Milwaukee concert
March 15, 2018 4:27 PM SHARE More Videos 211 The late Rev. Billy Graham's body leaves the U.S. Capitol Pause 195 Rev. Billy Graham honored by Trump, House & Senate leaders at Capitol Rotunda 408 President Trump praises Billy Graham for spreading "love and hope" 367 Billy Graham: 'God's Ambassador' 349 Fallen PTL pastor Jim Bakker is back after a sex and financial scandal 30 years ago. Here's his new message 142 Jessica Hahn opens up about aftermath of sexual encounter with PTL televangelist 77 Menorahs on cars highlight Charlotte Chanukah parade 78 More than 1,000 volunteers at the Charlotte send-off for shoe boxes. 87 Jews celebrate New Year, start of High Holy Days at Temple Beth El in Charlotte 47 Charlotte mayor cancels prayer before a public meeting. Can she do that? Video Link copy Embed Code copy Facebook Twitter Email Now owned by Rick Joyner’s … [Read more...] about Jim Bakker’s theme park was like a Christian Disneyland. Here’s what happened to it.