While Los Angeles isn’t far from a prime grape-growing region, you’ll find the city’s top wine bars are stocked with international selections that come from far beyond Napa and Sonoma. Whether you want to travel through tastes to France, Italy or more far-flung locales, you can get your fix at Southern California’s bevy of wine bars. Here are six—A.O.C., Zinque, Vintage Enoteca, The Must, Bar Covell, The Tasting Room at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village— we can’t stop pouring out the praises over.
Whether you’re power lunching or craving a refined way to dine during the day, leave fast-casual behind and pull up a chair at one of these six exquisite Los Angeles midday destinations like Freds at Barneys New York, Fig & Olive Melrose Place, The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Ray’s and Stark Bar, Culina, Modern Italian and the Four Season Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and Tavern in Brentwood.
Historically, there may have never been a bad time to drink whiskey in Los Angeles. The popular spirit somehow even evaded strict Prohibition laws (heck, you could buy it at Walgreens with a prescription at one time). Today, it is aged to perfection, served tableside with aromatic accoutrements and woven into stellar cocktails. Here are five great places to appreciate the revered elixir around the city right now.
His name evokes images of a psychotic Jack Nicholson, limping through a snowy maze, wielding an axe; a mischievous Malcolm McDowell, violently writhing to Beethoven’s Ninth symphony; and a dying, passive aggressive computer named HAL, singing “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” as his last megabyte is disconnected. Stanley Kubrick is one of film’s true giants, and at “Stanley Kubrick,” which premiered in the U.S. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can immerse yourself in all things Kubrickian in a masterful and moving exhibition presented by LACMA in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Read More On Forbes Travel Guide>>