Hudson CEO and in house foodie, Peter Kim shared his lastest exotic food find in heart of Los Feliz, CA. After a long day of surfing the cali coastline nothing hits the spot like an creative blend of exotic Brazilian cuisine and comfort food at Tropicalia Brazilian Grill.
Peter’s Pick: “Brazilian steak sandwich topped with 2 fried eggs! That hits the spot!!! Pa pow!!!”
Want a 2nd opinion? Check out what Zagat had to say: “The “sangria will have you dancing the samba” at this “fun local place” in Los Feliz serving “delicious”, mid-priced Brazilian cuisine; service is affable and the simple space, which includes a wine bar, “doesn’t get too crowded” either”
We have South x Southwest on our minds and decided to do a little research before we head out to Austin, Texas!
Haddingtons all American tavern is the perfect Happy Hour spot with it’s long indoor bar and breezy patio. The carefully crafted cocktails take a modern twist on some of our favorite cocktails.
Our favorite: Haddingtons’ signature cocktail, the Duck Fat Sazerac. Don’t let the duck fat scare you off, it adds a delicious richness to this whiskey cocktail.
For all the drink recipes check out foodie blog Serious Eats.
It’s time to refine your pallet and explore the wonderful world of mixology! Time to put down the Red Bull & Vodka and try something worth sipping on!
Next time you go to a Happy Hour with your coworkers pick a cocktail that really makes a statement! LA Weekly did the heavy lifting on the top 55 cocktails in LA and we narrowed down our favorites.
1. Mojito Sphere: At Providence get 3 Courses of “cocktails”: three spoons; three spheres: a mojito, a greyhound and a gin and tonic. Our fav is the Mojito hands down!
2. Flaming Honey Bowl: Taste of the island to be shared at Rosemead tiki institution Bahooka
3. Tequila con Sangrita: At Border Grill, the spicy, citrus-based house sangrita is just right mixed with tequila.
Attire: This is a hipster hangout housed in an industrial steam-punk venue! So, with that said ,dress code is not strict but they do ask you to be in “East Side lounge” attire. May we suggest our Loulou Skinny Mid Rise Trouser with a chambray top and a motor cycle jacket. (Yeah Rosie the Riveter is our inspiration. Duh.)
On 19th October Waterside Contemporary opens its Hoxton outpost. The first exhibition from the independent visual arts gallery formerly named Waterside Project Space, is entitled They Don’t Know Why, But They Keep Doing It. According to gallery founder Pierre d’Alancaisez this group exhibition explores ‘ideology in the post-ideological landscape’. Rejecting the structures ideologies assign to reality, the six artists – Grzegorz Drozd, artist duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński and Radek Szlaga – present thought-provoking works in paint, installation and video. As explained by curators d’Alancaisez and Piotr Sikora, ‘the artists’ rejection of the institutionalised fuels the creation of new ideologies. They don’t know why, but they keep doing it’. Get your head round this exhibition as a warm up for the annual art fair, Frieze, taking place 13th-16th.
Until 5th November, at 2 Clunbury Street, London N1 6TT
Got to have drink: Depending on your plan of action the wine + beers are all well crafted and distinct choices. The bartenders are very friendly and if you tell them your usual likings they can suggest a wine or beer selection for you. Try being adventurous and give something new and or local a try!
Attire: Since this is a more casual spot you might want to keep it hip and go with your Gwen wide legged Hudsons and pair with a knit top and your wooden platforms for lift. The bar stools are high (just saying).
The Breakfast Club, a cosy cafe with a fun-loving ethos and outposts in Hoxton, Spitalfields, Angel and Soho is a great destination for, well, breakfast. The sunny yellow exteriors have beckoned to many in need of indulgent nostalgia and a hearty meal, whether in the form of pancakes or the traditional English breakfast. There’s a distinct 80′s feel, harking back to the cult classic movies such as the 1985 film of the same name with Molly Ringwald and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In fact, the furniture is as mismatched as the characters in The Breakfast Club movie. Pull up a chair and prepare to fall in love with the quirky charm of one of the gems of London’s independent cafe scene.
A new fashion influenced bar was born in the garment district (go figure). Snuggled in the fashion district between LA’s chic designer streets, this bar is a great place to hang with friends and score on some high fashion inspired cocktails. With Chanel on the list, you know you’ve come to the right place!
Got to have Cocktail: The Gaultier (Puerto Rican Don Q rum, fresh watermelon, agave, lemon)
Night out: For a great ‘Sex and the City’ night with the crew, try to snag a booth by the large windows and try some tapas, arepas, a salad or panini while you wait for your couture drinks to be tailored to perfection. This bar is a great spot to relax and admire the city!
Attire: Take the new Hudson Nico jeans out for the night and dress it up with a sheer tank and a light blazer. Most importantly, channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and refine the look with some heels. Let the heels be the statement piece of the night, so go for a bold color or a sexy leopard print!