Lauren A.

Lauren A.

Los Angeles, California

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Music Festival @ Empire Polo Field (Indio, CA)
Every year in April
Apr 6, 2013
Review
Lounge / Mexican Restaurant
Apr 6, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Review
Irish Pub / Restaurant / Sports Bar
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Review
Historic Restaurant / American Restaurant
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
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Live Music Venue
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
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Italian Restaurant
Mar 2, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
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Mexican Restaurant / Bar / Music Venue
Mar 2, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Review
Gastropub / New American Restaurant
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Review
Beach / Outdoor Activity
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Review
Mexican Restaurant / Historic Restaurant
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Review
Sports Bar / Irish Restaurant / New American Restaurant
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Review
Outdoor Activity
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Review
Juice Bar
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Review
New American Restaurant
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Review
Café / Historic Restaurant / Tavern
Feb 14, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Review
Bakery
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Review
Bar / Dive Bar
Jan 18, 2013

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Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Frida

    Los Angeles
    Lounge / Mexican Restaurant
    Frida - Lounge | Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Apr 6, 2013 Frida Mexican Cuisine brings trendy taste to Westwood "Formally known as Casa Azul, Frida pays homage to Mexican food and delicious margaritas. A frequent happy hour spot for UCLA students, Frida offers delectable Mexican cuisine at a fair price. With large portions, a modern and funky ambiance, and massive margaritas, Frida won’t leave you feeling unsatisfied or broke. Friday is great spot for end of the week happy hour, or fratty festivities, a celebratory night with coworkers or gut busting Mexican meal on the Westside. Crowd: College kids, frat boys, sorority girls, young to mid 20s, 20s-40s, locals. What to wear: casual chic, blazers, summer dresses, flats, skinny jeans, tight tank tops. Food & Drinks: Drop by for happy hour and grab a few margaritas or brews. They have specials on tacos, quesadillas, and nachos. Additionally the menu contains the traditional Mexican snacks: soups, salads, seafood, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, beans, rice, and more. Big portions make it easy to split a meal amongst friends or your partner. Affordable prices ranging from $3-$8 for happy hour snacks and $9-$17 for entrees. Entertainment: On Wednesdays acoustic bands come to play traditional music and on Sundays drop by for Mariachi Brunch from 10am-3pm. Insider tip: Frida offers two separate Happy Hour specials every day of the week. Discounts are provided for appetizers, cocktails and beer from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and again from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Thursday night is “College Night” and they offer additional specials as well. " hide
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  • Jameson's Irish Pub

    Los Angeles
    Irish Pub / Restaurant / Sports Bar
    Jameson's Irish Pub - Irish Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.
    Mar 7, 2013 Americanized Irish Pub on Hollywood Blvd "Jamesons’ Irish Pub is an Americanized Irish pub and a conveniently cheap hang out for those who are looking to watch a game or socialize. Two for one drinks until 8:00 PM Monday-Friday. An awesome deal for all the struggling college students out there. Exciting, consistently fun, venue with great personality and a college-frat-boy vibe. Not many Hollywood, glam types at Jamesons. A beer pong table and a dozen TV’s makes for the perfect environment to watch your favorite sports team or to hang out and catch up with your friends. Also, Jameson is on tap...Now, that's either brilliant, or a really, really bad idea... The scene: The location is prime. Right on the Hollywood Blvd strip, you have plenty of options if you’re opting to just grab pre-drinks and dinner, or just the big game, followed with raging, the surroundings are perfect. No cover and cheap drinks means lots of crowds, get there early on a weekend. The pub is full of avid sport watchers, beer drinkers, and loud, rowdy college kids. Lots of MMA and UFC fans. Food & drinks: Prices: The food and drinks here are cheap. You can drink and stuff your face on a budget. They offer a “prime rib special” $10.00 for prime rib, veggies, and mashed potatoes, yum. Also, a plethora of typical bar food. The two for one drinks are awesome, house beer $2.75. You can’t beat that at any other bar on the Hollywood strip. What to wear: Casual attire like any other pub. On the weekend the attire may be a bit nicer only because people are drinking early here then heading to the strip and clubs. Insider tip: No cover charge and cheap drinks calls for a really hectic line and crowd during the weekend, your best bet is to get there early so you can beat the rush and settle in with a brew and a spot near a TV." hide
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  • Old Place

    Los Angeles
    Historic Restaurant / American Restaurant
    Old Place - Historic Restaurant | American Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Mar 7, 2013 the Old Place "There are very few bars or restaurants in the Malibu/SFV area that do not seek to be widely acknowledged for their excellence. When a sexy person is humble, and utterly unaware of their attractiveness, they automatically become more attractive, the Old Place has the same appeal. Right in the middle of a residential neighborhood, the tavern is unpretentious, low key, and sexy. The ambiance is rustic, country, and full of character. The Old Place perfectly executes the kind of vibe that so many other Malibu and wannabe rustic taverns fall short on; authenticity. If you are visiting Malibu, or the SFV and want to experience an intimate, locals hang out. The Old Place is your best bet. The scene: If you weren’t aware of its presence it could be misinterpreted as a small cabin tucked behind trees and other houses. Sure it’s about the size of a shoebox, but it only adds to the ambiance and lure to dining at this place. It looks like a cabin you’d find in Montana, you practically expect for a small stream to be an ever-present noise in the background. Almost the entire restaurant is made of distressed wood.  There are antlers, a whale's vertebrae, old photographs and hanging animal heads .The venue is so small and intimate it instills a sense of community within the customers and you almost immediately want to become friends with your waiter, (because he must be rad to be working here). The waitstaff are sarcastic and witty. There is no rush to get food to your table, but the lack of hustle and bustle is comforting and the restaurant is so aesthetically beautiful that you have no real desire to get out of there. Sometimes there is live music, a three person band who will play folk music for you. It doesn’t get better than being serenaded to Mumford & Sons-esque music while chowing down on your meal. Food/Drinks: The Old Place only sells beer and wine and the wines are mostly from local Malibu wineries. The beer is awesome and high in alcohol percentage. After two beers, you’ll feel like you’ve had four. Almost all the food is executed perfectly, if you’re looking for a swanky menu, this isn’t your place. The menu is as rustic as the decor. The strip steak and baked potato is delicious. The baked potato is massive, about the size of your forearm. The chicken pot pie will make you nostalgic of home cooked meals with your family. For dessert the cast iron apple crisp with hand whipped cream ($8.00) is the perfect way to end your delectable journey. Prices: The Old Place is somewhere you go to splurge, if you’re going just for an appetizer or beers, go elsewhere. This is a place where you eat bread, appetizers, entrees and drink wine/beer. The wine list is incredibly overpriced, and the beers, despite their novelty are very expensive as well, but the entrees are moderately priced at $14.00-$19.00. Scene: Five booths, three tables, and a bar. Seven words sums up the layout of The Old Place. Small is an understatement, but there is something about the quaintness that makes the venue so appealing and adds a level of exclusivity to it. Don’t be misled. This is not a trendy, hot-spot. Nor is it an “it,” place. It has existed for over 42 years and does not desire to be famous or hip. What to wear: The attire is casual, flannel shirts, jeans, casual, blazers. Insider tip: They do not have a freezer, so they can potentially run out of things. Irritating? Sure, but the menu is so delightful that your second best option will surely satisfy you. Because the restaurant is so quaint, they do not allow for customers to wait inside, but rather outside or in the winery next door. They are ultimately uninterested in starting superficial conversation with you, but rather stay true to who they are-a waitstaff with unique and raw character, something rare to find in the corners of Malibu. " hide
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