Michael Voltaggio’s ink. opened just over a month ago on Melrose, and reservations are in high demand. I logged on to their website the day the reservation system went online, and was shocked that the restaurant was completely booked for 30 days out. So 30 days later, I finally had the chance to visit ink. this weekend, and it left me thinking – was it worth the wait?
You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.
It’s that time of year again: time to half ass a costume together (one accessory does not equal a costume), get way too drunk (Jell-O shots weren’t even a good idea in college), and make questionable decisions (no one needs to see your rendition of “Single Ladies”—especially not the entire bar). Yes my friends, Halloween has arrived. It’s the one holiday that starts off all fun and games, and ends next to the toilet, somewhere near or around the vicinity of an empty bottle of malt liquor—if you are from my family, this may also be easily confused with Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
Did you want a really good cocktail, the kind you’d get in good old DTLA, but you’re not in the neighborhood? Are your eyes tired of the same slick, post-modern, “designer-y” interior design of many new or almost-new bars in LA? Are you in the Westside and you’re about two Yelp searches away from declaring, “There’s nowhere to drink in the Westside!”? Well, my dear Eastside-minded lush, the new but pleasantly old-fashioned Oldfield’s Liquor Room meets your needs for your alcoholic palette and your pretty-seeking eyes.
Tuesday night, I attended the conversation between Portland-based director Gus Van Sant and architect Brad Cloepfil at the Hammer. I enjoy the work of both and have known several people who have worked at Cloepfil’s firm, Allied Works, in Portland–but I have never had the opportunity to see him present his work.