pasadena resto bars – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:22:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2.png pasadena resto bars – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ 32 32 Take a look inside the new 909 Sports Bar + Food Hall at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino – Pasadena Star News https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/take-a-look-inside-the-new-909-sports-bar-food-hall-at-yaamava-resort-casino-pasadena-star-news/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:23:59 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/take-a-look-inside-the-new-909-sports-bar-food-hall-at-yaamava-resort-casino-pasadena-star-news/ The mascots of rival hockey teams the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings have put their differences aside and come together for the opening of a new restaurant and sports bar concept at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland. 909 opened its doors to a crowd of casino enthusiasts on Thursday, November 17 and was […]]]>

The mascots of rival hockey teams the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings have put their differences aside and come together for the opening of a new restaurant and sports bar concept at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland.

909 opened its doors to a crowd of casino enthusiasts on Thursday, November 17 and was treated to a set by DJ Jojo and a performance by the LA Kings drums.

Christopher Fava, vice president of catering at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, said the name of the new concept keeps locals in mind.

“We’re in 909 territory, so we wanted to create something to make people feel at home and connect it to the community,” he said.

The newly opened sports bar and food hall is located on the second floor of the casino, occupying the space formerly occupied by The Pines and Finish Line Bar. 909 is the newest addition to the casino’s expansion, which began in 2018. Last year, the property hit a major milestone with the opening of its 17-story hotel tower.

The expansion also paved the way for more bars and the elevation of its dining experiences with the Serrano Vista Café and the reinvigorated version of The Pines, which moved to the first floor. In April, the casino opened its new entertainment venue, the Yaamava’ Theatre.

Here’s what you can expect from the 909.

the atmosphere

909 measures over 17,100 square feet and includes several tables that can accommodate up to four people and 78 seats dedicated to bar games. Bar games allow visitors to gamble by playing a variety of electronic card games and other mini-games. There are TVs inside and outside above each bar, allowing seated patrons to watch the games in comfort.

There are over 150 LED screens around the space, and at least one TV screen is located in each of the food outlets to ensure visitors don’t miss any sports programming. It also includes a 50-foot-wide by 12-foot-tall screen that can play multiple events simultaneously.

Sports programming expected to air on TVs in the space includes college football, NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA, UFC, boxing, tennis, F1 racing and horse races. Major sporting events such as the World Cup, Super Bowl and US Open will also be broadcast.

The four food groups

Guests can choose from four different restaurants: Get It Grill, Thai Chi 2, Pizza Mayhem and Just Barbeque (JBQ). They can make their selections on the kiosks between the bar and the food outlets. The kiosk gives customers an estimated wait time before ordering so they can choose a time frame based on their appetite. They can enter their phone numbers into the kiosk after an order and receive a text message when the food is ready.

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New bar opens in iconic Mexicali Rose space https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/new-bar-opens-in-iconic-mexicali-rose-space/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/new-bar-opens-in-iconic-mexicali-rose-space/ “Can you recommend a new place to eat?” It’s the question Nosh contributors get the most, and it’s a good one – while we all have our beloved expectations, exploring a new restaurant is one of life’s great pleasures. Watch this space weekly for new restaurants to try in Berkeley, Oakland and the rest of […]]]>

“Can you recommend a new place to eat?” It’s the question Nosh contributors get the most, and it’s a good one – while we all have our beloved expectations, exploring a new restaurant is one of life’s great pleasures. Watch this space weekly for new restaurants to try in Berkeley, Oakland and the rest of the East Bay. As always, advice and recommendations are welcome at editors@eastbaynosh.org.

El Cerrito welcomed another watering hole after the pandemic hibernation with the reopening of the 514 Lounge cocktail bar on San Pablo Avenue. The bar opened in 2019 and was forced, like so many indoor bars, to shut down the following year. Hats off to The Factory Bar and the Richmond Standard for helping spread news of its late October relaunch. Lounge 51411236 San Pablo Ave (between Madison and Potrero Ave), El Cerrito

Inside Champion’s Curry in Berkeley. Credit: Champion’s Curry/Facebook

The wait for this Japanese curry shop is over for Berkeley locals, as Champion’s Curry celebrated its grand opening on November 1. , with a rich Japanese curry menu over rice, katsu sandwiches, sides such as salads and fries, and, according to early customers, some really hot and spicy curry options. Champion’s Curry is based in Kanazawa, Japan, and has been in business since 1961; this is the outfit’s third location in the United States, with a fourth planned for Pasadena soon. Champion’s Curry, 2506 Channing Way (at Telegraph Avenue), Berkeley

The Lavraki at Elia. Credit: Elia/Facebook

Elegant Pleasanton-based Elia Greek Restaurant has opened a second restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek. The expansion was first mentioned in June by Beyond The Creek, which also had news of the opening this week. Elia serves fresh, seasonal Greek flavors – delicious dips, salads, seafood, lamb – with an upscale twist. Elia Walnut Creek1520 Locust St. (between Bonanza St. and Civic Drive), Walnut Creek

Many people still miss Mexicali Rose, the Old Oakland family landmark that nurtured the community for 91 years before closing in 2018. Chris Rachal, an Oakland native and restaurateur (Liège, M2), is among those nostalgic, that’s why its new restaurant and gathering place in the former Mexicali Rose location seeks to preserve and expand on the property’s history, including its pink exterior and interior murals.

Check out this profile from Nosh contributor Brandy Collins to learn more about the new restaurant and community gathering place, which celebrated its grand opening on Halloween. For culture701 Clay St. (at Seventh Street), Oakland

Singapore’s special rice noodle chef. Credit: Noodle Dynasty

For those of us who crave hot, nutritious noodles, soups and other fare, now is the perfect time for the new Chinese restaurant Noodle Dynasty to open on Telegraph Avenue, taking over the old Thai Noodle II. The restaurant is already praised by students and locals alike for its large but well-done menu, generous portions, and affordable, above-average Chinese cuisine for both sit-down and take-out. Noodle Dynasty2426 Telegraph Ave. (between Haste Street and Channing Way), Berkeley

As quietly as West Coast Pizza closed its doors recently, newcomer Nova’s Pizza has tiptoed into its place. Parents, students, teenagers — expect equally sweet prices for pizzas such as tomato and ricotta pesto, or “meat heaven,” with pepperoni, sausage, beef and bacon — and throw away a look at the cheese bread. Note: Despite the remaining phone number and music on hold from the old company, these are new recipes from new owners (with new friendly staff). With hours until 1:00 a.m., it looks like late-night pizza meals are still alive and well in Berkeley. Nova’s Pizza, 1706 University Ave (at McGee Ave), Berkeley

Comfortable, casual and stylish, the Sons of Liberty Alehouse, established in San Leandro since 2016, now has a second location in Livermore. On the restaurant menu are rich sea bass bites such as burrata salad made with fried Brussels sprouts and bacon; crispy ribs glazed with orange and soy; burgers; Risotto; buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches and other gastropubby dishes, with selections for a range of diets (and a brunch menu on Sundays). There are around 15 rotating beers and ciders on tap, plus a cocktail and wine menu. Kudos to Diablo Dish for reporting on the opening. Sons of Liberty Alehouse Livermore2327 First St. (between McLeod Street and S. Livermore Avenue), Livermore

The Xocolate bar. Credit: The Xocolate Bar/Facebook

The 16-year-old jewelry box at a Solano Avenue chocolate factory reopened for in-person customers after a pandemic dormancy, and celebrated its new beginning with a Dia de los Muertos party on Oct. 30. Xocolate sells (and also crafts) gorgeous, artisanal and organic chocolate confectionery, and the only words on their menu are a delight: chocolate bars, candies, truffles, drinking chocolate, chocolate bark, tasting squares, chocolate bars, chocolate covered fruits and nuts. Go or be square, and don’t miss the custom boxes. The Xocolate bar1709 Solano Ave. (between Ensenada and Tacoma Avenues), Berkeley


Featured Image: Muralists Matthew Hurd, Dillion Keene and Francisco are working on paintings that will transform the exterior of the former Mexicali Rose – now called For The Culture – while nodding to its heritage. 1 credit

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The Backyard opens in Richmond, Boba Panda returns https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/the-backyard-opens-in-richmond-boba-panda-returns/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/the-backyard-opens-in-richmond-boba-panda-returns/ “Can you recommend a new place to eat?” It’s the question Nosh contributors get the most, and it’s a good one – while we all have our beloved expectations, exploring a new restaurant is one of life’s great pleasures. Watch this space weekly for new restaurants to try in Berkeley, Oakland and the rest of […]]]>

“Can you recommend a new place to eat?” It’s the question Nosh contributors get the most, and it’s a good one – while we all have our beloved expectations, exploring a new restaurant is one of life’s great pleasures. Watch this space weekly for new restaurants to try in Berkeley, Oakland and the rest of the East Bay. As always, advice and recommendations are welcome at editors@eastbaynosh.org.

Richmond has a new (heated!) outdoor community space for food, drink, wi-fi and family comfort in The Backyard, opening Nov. 4. The venue serves a full breakfast, sandwiches (it’s its burger above) and all-day toast, plus picnic-friendly fare such as burgers and loaded charcuterie and cheese platters. . Curbside pickup is available, though guests dining on-site can enjoy bocce, cornhole, and other outdoor games. Expect live music and outdoor movies (as well as beer and wine) to arrive soon. The backyard, 205, boul. (between 2nd Street South and 3rd Street South), Richmond

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Berkeley’s sweet, family-owned Boba Panda tea shop closed a few years ago, and the building was later gutted during a full renovation. The boba shop owners kept telling us to stay seated, and now the patience has paid off — Boba Panda is freshly reopened in the same space; it remains adorable and virtually unchanged, just safer in an earthquake. Plus, Boba Panda has essentially avoided the worst of the pandemic. Good game. Boba Panda1796 Shattuck Ave. (in Delaware), Berkeley

Beyond The Creek had this reopening story with an unusual twist: Opened in Walnut Creek in 2019, Fremont-based mini kebob chain De Afghanan closed that location in 2021 to make way for Japanese rice triangle chain Onigilly. Now De Afghanan has returned and reopened in the same space. Maybe calling a restaurant “triumphant” crosses a line into personification – but it sure sounds like it, doesn’t it? Welcome to Walnut Creek, De Afghanan! From Afghan Kabob House1372 Locust St. (near Cypress), Walnut Creek

Kinfollx, owned by POC, is a welcoming haven for coffee, wine, art and community. Thanks to Eater SF for the story, which tells us that Kinfollx is only open on Fridays for now. Check

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El Cerrito welcomed another watering hole after the pandemic hibernation with the reopening of the 514 Lounge cocktail bar on San Pablo Avenue. The bar opened in 2019 and was forced, like so many indoor bars, to shut down the following year. Hats off to The Factory Bar and the Richmond Standard for helping spread news of its late October relaunch. Lounge 51411236 San Pablo Ave (between Madison and Potrero Ave), El Cerrito

Inside Champion’s Curry in Berkeley. Credit: Champion’s Curry/Facebook

The wait for this Japanese curry shop is over for Berkeley locals, as Champion’s Curry celebrated its grand opening on November 1. , with a rich Japanese curry menu over rice, katsu sandwiches, sides such as salads and fries, and, according to early customers, some really hot and spicy curry options. Champion’s Curry is based in Kanazawa, Japan, and has been in business since 1961; this is the outfit’s third location in the United States, with a fourth planned for Pasadena soon. Champion’s Curry, 2506 Channing Way (at Telegraph Avenue), Berkeley

The Lavraki at Elia. Credit: Elia/Facebook

Elegant Pleasanton-based Elia Greek Restaurant has opened a second restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek. The expansion was first mentioned in June by Beyond The Creek, which also had news of the opening this week. Elia serves fresh, seasonal Greek flavors – delicious dips, salads, seafood, lamb – with an upscale twist. Elia Walnut Creek1520 Locust St. (between Bonanza St. and Civic Drive), Walnut Creek

Many people still miss Mexicali Rose, the Old Oakland family landmark that nurtured the community for 91 years before closing in 2018. Chris Rachal, an Oakland native and restaurateur (Liège, M2), is among those nostalgic, that’s why its new restaurant and gathering place in the former Mexicali Rose location seeks to preserve and expand on the property’s history, including its pink exterior and interior murals.

Check out this profile from Nosh contributor Brandy Collins to learn more about the new restaurant and community gathering place, which celebrated its grand opening on Halloween. For culture701 Clay St. (at Seventh Street), Oakland

Singapore’s special rice noodle chef. Credit: Noodle Dynasty

For those of us who crave hot, nutritious noodles, soups and other fare, now is the perfect time for the new Chinese restaurant Noodle Dynasty to open on Telegraph Avenue, taking over the old Thai Noodle II. The restaurant is already praised by students and locals alike for its large but well-done menu, generous portions, and affordable, above-average Chinese cuisine for both sit-down and take-out. Noodle Dynasty2426 Telegraph Ave. (between Haste Street and Channing Way), Berkeley

As quietly as West Coast Pizza closed its doors recently, newcomer Nova’s Pizza has tiptoed into its place. Parents, students, teenagers — expect equally sweet prices for pizzas such as tomato and ricotta pesto, or “meat heaven,” with pepperoni, sausage, beef and bacon — and throw away a look at the cheese bread. Note: Despite the remaining phone number and music on hold from the old company, these are new recipes from new owners (with new friendly staff). With hours until 1:00 a.m., it looks like late-night pizza meals are still alive and well in Berkeley. Nova’s Pizza, 1706 University Ave (at McGee Ave), Berkeley

Comfortable, casual and stylish, the Sons of Liberty Alehouse, established in San Leandro since 2016, now has a second location in Livermore. On the restaurant menu are rich sea bass bites such as burrata salad made with fried Brussels sprouts and bacon; crispy ribs glazed with orange and soy; burgers; Risotto; buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches and other gastropubby dishes, with selections for a range of diets (and a Sunday brunch menu). There are around 15 rotating beers and ciders on tap, plus a cocktail and wine menu. Kudos to Diablo Dish for reporting on the opening. Sons of Liberty Alehouse Livermore2327 First St. (between McLeod Street and S. Livermore Avenue), Livermore

The Xocolate bar. Credit: The Xocolate Bar/Facebook

The 16-year-old jewelry box at a Solano Avenue chocolate factory reopened for in-person customers after a pandemic dormancy, and celebrated its new beginning with a Dia de los Muertos party on Oct. 30. Xocolate sells (and also crafts) gorgeous, artisanal and organic chocolate confectionery, and the only words on their menu are a delight: chocolate bars, candies, truffles, drinking chocolate, chocolate barks, tasting squares, chocolate bars, chocolate covered fruits and nuts. Go or be square, and don’t miss the custom boxes. The Xocolate bar1709 Solano Ave. (between Ensenada and Tacoma Avenues), Berkeley


A burger and fries at the Backyard. Credit: The Backyard/Instagram

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José Andrés brings rooftop restaurant and bar to downtown LA https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/jose-andres-brings-rooftop-restaurant-and-bar-to-downtown-la/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:00:35 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/jose-andres-brings-rooftop-restaurant-and-bar-to-downtown-la/ More Jose Andrés After several restaurants and bars have opened in downtown Los Angeles, chef and humanitarian José Andrés is set to open another restaurant in the neighborhood next year. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant and bar will occupy the roof of the historic Trust Building, where celebrity chef Curtis Stone had already announced the opening of […]]]>

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After several restaurants and bars have opened in downtown Los Angeles, chef and humanitarian José Andrés is set to open another restaurant in the neighborhood next year. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant and bar will occupy the roof of the historic Trust Building, where celebrity chef Curtis Stone had already announced the opening of a restaurant with its sibling – and is expected to launch by the end of 2023.

Andrés, who also runs the international aid nonprofit World Central Kitchen, previously operated Bazaar and Somni in Beverly Hills until they closed in 2020. In July, Andrés and his hotel group moved back to Los Los Angeles with two restaurants, two cocktail bars and a poolside lounge in the downtown Conrad Hotel, with a Bazaar Meat steakhouse slated to open in the second half of 2023 in the Grand.

The new Andrés restaurant is set to open on the roof of the Art Deco Trust Building, seen here in 2019.

(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

“What José always says is: ‘I feed little and a lot’,” said Sam Bakhshandehpour, president of the José Andrés group. “We said, ‘You know what, if we make a bet on LA, we’ve established a foothold in downtown, let’s keep growing. Bakhshandehpour compares the neighborhood-targeted expansion plan to the early days of Andrés’ investment in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC, where he now operates several restaurants. News of the restoration of the Trust Building has already propelled discussions about the revival of the historic corridor and the town centre.

A recently launched media company under Andrés’ umbrella will also be housed in the Trust Building. Other Andrés’ LA restaurants may eventually open, perhaps on the west side, Bakhshandehpour says, but for now the focus remains downtown at the Conrad, the Grand and now the Trust Building.

433 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, joseandres.com

Kaviar Room

Offering both classic maki and opulent sushi, Old Town Pasadena’s Kaviar Restaurant has opened a restaurant in the Arts District. Its sister location has a full liquor license for cocktails, as well as signature items such as the toro nigiri topped with uni, caviar, truffle and gold flakes. Still overseen by Executive Chef John Hans Yeo, hot items on the menu include A5 wagyu with truffle butter; uni pasta with quail egg and truffle; and miso-glazed black cod. Fashion designer and creative director Aureta Thomollari, newly associated with the restaurant, debuts a caviar room in the space. Kaviar is open in the arts district from 5 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 6 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. from Saturday to Monday. Next year, Kaviar is expected to expand beyond California with locations in Dallas and Scottsdale.

449 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, (213) 221-7078, kaviarrestaurants.com

heavy hand

Popular smashburgers from food truck and pop-up Heavy Handed can be found in Santa Monica at the first restaurant of owners Danny Gordon and Max Miller. Drawing a line in the block, Heavy Handed opened on the weekend serving its short rib burger patties topped with American cheese, gravy and homemade bread and butter pickles in single, double or triple, plus new additions of soft-serve cones, loaded (“heavy”) fries, beer and wine. The new location offers a walk-in counter service format with all-outdoor seating. Heavy Handed is open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.

2912 Main Street, Santa Monica, clumsy.la

A close up shot of Sushi Roku Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice.  In the background, sushi and a cocktail.

While menus and concepts remain separate, a walkway between the two dining areas connects BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku, the latter offering nigiri, robata-style skewers, spicy tuna over crispy rice, and dishes such as truffled miso bass.

(Sushi Roku)

BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse, both operated by Innovative Dining Group, have opened under one roof (though they remain separate) at the Manhattan Village mall in Manhattan Beach. Sushi Roku serves a range of nigiri, rolls and sashimi as well as modern izakaya-inspired dishes, while on the other side of the building, BOA Steakhouse offers Japanese Wagyu, dry-aged steaks, salads , crab cakes and sides such as lobster mac. don’t cheese. The Sushi Roku space seats 100 people and includes a patio, a sushi and cocktail bar and a digital art wall that displays NFTs – which are also on sale – while the BOA Steakhouse space seats 160 people and hosts its own bar and patio. The double BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku in Manhattan Beach is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

3110 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 683-4060, sushiroku.com; (310) 683-4080, vanteak.com

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Popular Galloway, NJ Bar Cancels Halloween Party for Good Reason https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/popular-galloway-nj-bar-cancels-halloween-party-for-good-reason/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 20:33:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/popular-galloway-nj-bar-cancels-halloween-party-for-good-reason/ If you were planning on attending a Halloween party in JD’s Pub & Grill in Galloway, NJ, you’ll have to rethink your costume. Some things are just more important than others, and that’s an undo that I fully support. JD pub in Galloway ditches Halloween party plans this Saturday night in favor of a much […]]]>

If you were planning on attending a Halloween party in JD’s Pub & Grill in Galloway, NJ, you’ll have to rethink your costume.

Some things are just more important than others, and that’s an undo that I fully support.

JD pub in Galloway ditches Halloween party plans this Saturday night in favor of a much more exciting event.

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Philadelphia Phillies made it their first World Series in 13 years!

Championship Series – San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Game 5

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Game 2 against the Houston Astros is scheduled for Saturday, October 29and JD agrees with all Phillies fans that THIS has a higher priority around a Halloween party.

JD broke the news to spooky season lovers on its Facebook page on Monday, saying the pub plans to dedicate the night to all things Phillies.

The legend says, “GO PHILL! Due to the Phillies making the World Series after 13 long years, we are canceling our Halloween party so that we can focus solely on broadcasting the game. Weekend specials are pending!’

So show us all your Phillies gear and be a player or a fan! DON’T DARE come in costume with a Houston Astros jersey. Cursed!

SJ’s Ultimate Guide to Halloween 22 Spooky Attractions

Spooky season is upon us! And whether you like to keep your celebrations low-key with a hay ride or are afraid of daylight, we’ve prepared your ultimate guide to the spooky and haunted attractions of South Jersey this Halloween.

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How Much in America: From Guns to Ghost Towns

Can you guess the number of public schools in the United States? Do you have any idea how many billionaires might reside there? Read on to find out, and learn a thing or two about the cultural significance and legacy of each of these selections along the way.

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Nice Restaurant and Bar in Downtown San Diego – Crafts and Trade | Dinh Lee https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/nice-restaurant-and-bar-in-downtown-san-diego-crafts-and-trade-dinh-lee/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 11:34:42 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/nice-restaurant-and-bar-in-downtown-san-diego-crafts-and-trade-dinh-lee/ Craft & Commerce is located in downtown San Diego near Little Italy and Waterfront Park. They focus on contemporary comfort food and wood-fired dishes. This is definitely one of San Diego’s nightlife hotspots with their extensive bar and cocktail list (which includes one of my all-time favorite cocktails: Lay Lady Lay) and a great dining […]]]>

Craft & Commerce is located in downtown San Diego near Little Italy and Waterfront Park. They focus on contemporary comfort food and wood-fired dishes. This is definitely one of San Diego’s nightlife hotspots with their extensive bar and cocktail list (which includes one of my all-time favorite cocktails: Lay Lady Lay) and a great dining experience .

First and foremost, their marrow bone is one of the dishes they are best known for, so of course we had to try it. It is served with a Fresno chili relish and toasted milk bread. I was definitely wowed by the presentation of this dish which was very photogenic and looked very appetizing. The bone marrow was very rich which went well with the perfectly toasted and very soft milk bread. The bone marrow flavor was a little strong for me, it was quite pungent and sour. In my opinion, the flavor was too strong for the bone marrow and I couldn’t get the satisfaction I expected from the bone marrow. I don’t think it’s a bad dish, I just think the reality was far from my expectations and if I had adjusted my expectations I wouldn’t have been so disappointed. The bone marrow itself is plentiful and very satisfying to scrape from the bone, but the flavor profile wasn’t what I was looking for in this dish. However, I know a lot of people enjoy this dish, so I wouldn’t discourage you from trying it if you like bone marrow.

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Their American wagyu flat iron steak is made with black garlic butter and served with crispy potatoes, grilled shishito peppers and bordelaise sauce. This dish is very filling and they really give you what you pay for, including a generous portion of the wagyu steak itself. I don’t believe they asked me how I wanted the steak cooked. I usually like my steak medium rare or medium at most so in my opinion their steak was a bit overcooked. It was tougher than I expected, nothing too bad, but I expected a lot more for an American wagyu steak. It came pre-cut which is nice and it wasn’t ridiculously chewy, it really didn’t require too much chewing at all, but it was more like a little drier and slightly rough too. The flavor, however, was on point, the meat was well seasoned and the accompanying potatoes were very delicious.

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Finally, their Brussels sprouts, which are made with a kimchi dressing and a slow poached egg on top. It was one of the highlights of this meal. I believe there is also pork belly added to this dish and it definitely improved it from a simple vegetable dish. The Brussels sprouts themselves were well cooked and very crispy and flavorful, they definitely make a great vegetable dish on their own. However, with the slow poached egg and pork belly added, this dish has become one of my favorites. The pork belly has lots of flavor and added a bit of sweetness to the dish due to the seasoning it was cooked in. And the poached egg added so much creaminess and flavor once the yolk popped. It is definitely a great side dish.

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As I mentioned earlier, one of the must-trys here is their cocktail, the Lay Lady Lay. This cocktail is made with ginger, raspberry and sparkling wine. It sounds simple, but the ginger really adds an amazing kick to the drink and helps it go down your throat very smoothly. After each sip there is a bit of heat that comes from the ginger which is different from the burning of alcohol after drinking it. It is relatively sweet, but again offset by the flavor of ginger. It’s an absolute must if you’re looking for a cocktail to try. Their All Things Must Past is also very nice. It is made with Tequila Blanco, rhubarb, fermented plum and passion fruit. The fruity flavor is there, but not prominent. Overall this drink is good, but far from the Lay Lady Lay.

I believe that in addition to their main restaurant and bar, they also have a special speakeasy which is a little harder to get to. Personally, I’ve never been there but saw it when I was in the restaurant, so be sure to be on the lookout when you go in case you want to try it! The drinks at the main restaurant are already so good that I can only imagine the drinks at the speakeasy would be even better. Also speakeasys are always a fun time and there’s not much to write home about the food at the restaurant itself anyway (no shade just the truth – but maybe I should y go back and give them another try).

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Couple’s Temple Bar Urban Eats in West Covina has a ‘let’s do it our way’ vibe – San Gabriel Valley Tribune https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/couples-temple-bar-urban-eats-in-west-covina-has-a-lets-do-it-our-way-vibe-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:15:05 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/couples-temple-bar-urban-eats-in-west-covina-has-a-lets-do-it-our-way-vibe-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/ A skeleton with a sugar skull greets patrons as they enter West Covina’s Temple Bar Urban Eats, whose Dia de los Muertos-themed decor with gorgeous original artwork is stunning to behold. Immediately to the right is a banquet hall that doubles as an art gallery created by Whittier-area artist Manny Cuchilla, whose paintings adorn the […]]]>

A skeleton with a sugar skull greets patrons as they enter West Covina’s Temple Bar Urban Eats, whose Dia de los Muertos-themed decor with gorgeous original artwork is stunning to behold.

Immediately to the right is a banquet hall that doubles as an art gallery created by Whittier-area artist Manny Cuchilla, whose paintings adorn the walls.

To the left of that is the full bar, something co-owner Ron Beilke never thought many restaurants had before this one.

“The full bar could be a game-changer here, no doubt,” said Beilke, who owns the place with his wife, Lily Martini.

Much like the food, chef Angelica Contreras has concocted tasty combinations of Latin-Asian fusion cuisine, like an absolutely succulent pork tamale smothered in ramen and a bit of savory broth.

It was a labor of love for Beilke and Martini, especially since Martini had a stage 4 cancerous tumor removed behind his right eye on July 20, just three weeks before the August 12 soft open.

The official inauguration of the Grand Avenue spot will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 4 p.m. The mayor of West Covina, Dario Castellanos, and the rest of the city council are expected.

Beilke and Martini got married about 3½ years ago and as whiskey drinkers wanted to travel to Scotland, London and Ireland for their honeymoon. Once in Dublin, they visited the Temple Bar area.

“The only thing I can compare it to is Bourbon Street (in New Orleans), where it’s just a street of bars and parties,” Beilke said.

Thus, the inspiration for Temple Bar Urban Eats.

“We had so much fun there,” said Beilke, who grew up in Montebello. “We knew we couldn’t do an Irish pub; it has been done and tried. We loved the energy and the feel, so she (Martini) just said, ‘Let’s do it our way’, and that’s where the name Temple Bar comes from.

With Latin music playing in the background on Tuesday morning, the husband and wife team hosted a reporter and a photographer, who both sampled some of the delicious culinary offerings.

Although the restaurant was not yet open – it currently opens at 4pm but will soon be moving to lunch and brunch on Saturday and Sunday – the atmosphere was vibrant.

This is what the owners wanted.

“What we tried to do was not have just one thing,” Beilke said. “We spaced out the neon lights, we spaced out the original paintings, the lighting is different in every part of the room. We really just tried to create something that is visually stimulating.

This way people are looking around, enjoying the scenery instead of being on their phones. And if they’re on their phone, maybe it’s because they’re posting pictures of the restaurant.

“We wanted something fun,” said Martini, who grew up in Koreatown, Los Angeles. “We’ve been to other places in LA and there’s a lot of Day of the Dead themes, some here and there.

“But I felt like we didn’t want it to look like graffiti art, I wanted it to be a female and family friendly place. But at the same time fun and something to talk about . It’s compatible with Instagram. Like, it’s, ‘Wow.’ “

Beilke said that worked too.

“Everyone comes in, they all come back and they love the vibe,” he said. “That’s the number one word they use, vibe is everything. So and that’s to his credit.

Martini may have taken the lead on decor, but both said collaboration on everything — food, decor and art — was vital.

There are two chorizo ​​side dishes – one with potatoes, one with mashed potatoes – three types of tamale dishes, bulgogi (Korean beef) tacos, Philly cheesesteak sliders, shrimp sushi rolls and much more. There are drinks with cool names like Superman, Viva Vanessa and Left at Sea.

It cost Beilke and Martini around $380,000 to get this off the ground. They know it’s not easy to have a successful restaurant these days, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on businesses. This is not lost on city leaders.

“The city is very grateful for their courage and support in opening their trendy restaurant in West Covina at this time,” Councilman Tony Wu said.

“We realize the economy still hasn’t gotten back to where it should be, there’s no doubt about that,” Beilke said.

He said things got off to a bit of a slow start, but there were around 130 people there last Friday night. Beilke said that for two hours there were only four empty tables.

The banquet hall (art gallery) and outdoor seating give the venue a capacity of 200 people, but they were not used that evening.

One thing is certain, this duo is dynamic. Imagine, the day before the cancerous tumor was removed from behind his eye, Martini held an orientation session for three groups of employees, or about 50 people. Each session lasted two hours.

“It was tough,” Martini said.

But …

“Every employee file was done before we got home,” she said. It was 10 p.m. and she had to check in for her operation at 5 a.m. the next day. Currently wearing an eye patch, she will soon be fitted with an ocular prosthesis.

As Beilke spoke, he explained how much fun he and his wife had “creating this place.” They wanted it to be different.

“I hope it’s something that we put our little brand on that makes it unique,” he said. “And if people like it, then it was totally satisfying for us.”

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Pool, Tiki Bar Brings $550,000 Summer Fun to Pasadena Home https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pool-tiki-bar-brings-550000-summer-fun-to-pasadena-home/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:23:37 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pool-tiki-bar-brings-550000-summer-fun-to-pasadena-home/ PASADENA, MD – This Pasadena home is an artist’s dream. The main draw is its in-ground pool. After swimming, you can enjoy a drink at the poolside tiki bar. Visitors can also congregate on the screened-in porch. Inside, the split-level abode includes two kitchens. The main kitchen is just steps away from the spacious family […]]]>

PASADENA, MD – This Pasadena home is an artist’s dream. The main draw is its in-ground pool.

After swimming, you can enjoy a drink at the poolside tiki bar. Visitors can also congregate on the screened-in porch.

Inside, the split-level abode includes two kitchens. The main kitchen is just steps away from the spacious family room with a pellet stove. The other kitchen is on the lower level with exit, which also has its own living space and a pellet stove.

At the end of the day, buyers can clean up in one of three bathrooms and retreat to one of five bedrooms.

This family property was recently put up for sale for nearly $550,000.

Check out the description and photos below. The complete photo gallery is published here.

  • Address: 208 Southwood Road, Pasadena, MD
  • Price: $549,900
  • Square feet: 1,168
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listing Description: Professional photos taken 02/09/2022, images will be uploaded shortly after, great opportunity to buy in the water-focused community of Chelsea Beach. This home offers the Chesapeake School District and is located on a large private lot, enjoy BBQ’s with your family and friends in your beautifully landscaped backyard or on your screened in porch, inground pool, this home offers 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Full Baths, 2 Bedroom In-Law Suite, Upgrades include but not limited to the following, Irrigation System/Lawn Sprinkler, Gutter Guard Installed 2016, LED Lights throughout, new plumbing, doors, moldings, recessed lights, pantry, appliances, new roof and solar panel warranty (property) is transferable completed in 2015/16, complete renovation on lower level 2021 which included new kitchen, an electric and pellet stove, close to Baltimore, Annapolis, Fort Meade, shopping and restaurants.

Listed by: Frank Wilbourne, Douglas Realty, Llc

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Hot Asian Fusion Restaurant and Bar in San Diego – OB Noodle House | Dinh Lee https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/hot-asian-fusion-restaurant-and-bar-in-san-diego-ob-noodle-house-dinh-lee/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/hot-asian-fusion-restaurant-and-bar-in-san-diego-ob-noodle-house-dinh-lee/ OB Noodle House is an Asian fusion restaurant and bar in Ocean Beach, San Diego, and was voted the best Asian fusion in San Diego. It’s definitely a fan favorite in San Diego and I completely understand why! Everything from the food, to the drinks, to the atmosphere and the service was absolutely amazing and […]]]>

OB Noodle House is an Asian fusion restaurant and bar in Ocean Beach, San Diego, and was voted the best Asian fusion in San Diego. It’s definitely a fan favorite in San Diego and I completely understand why! Everything from the food, to the drinks, to the atmosphere and the service was absolutely amazing and I was very blown away by every dish we ordered. I am very impressed with them.

We ordered a lot for our meal (which was a great decision, by the way) and ended up taking a lot home, which made for a great meal leftover the next day. We ordered Korean beef short ribs, sizzling fish, seafood and veg Hong Kong chow fun, house special fried rice, spicy garlic wings (they’re famous for that!) and tacos Asian-style pork belly (their Taco Tuesday and Thursday special). As for the drinks, we tried their melon sake and their world famous Jameson shot (which was considered a “must try while we’re here” by our lovely waiter).

Their Korean Beef Short Ribs are made with hormone-free, grass-fed American-style Kobe Wagyu beef short ribs that are marinated in a special house sauce and served with caramelized onions and rice. The flavors of the special house sauce are there! They really nailed the marinade and made the meat very flavorful and delicious. The meat itself was also very well cooked and tender, easy to bite. I wouldn’t say it melts in your mouth, but you wouldn’t expect it either. All in all a very solid dish and they incorporated the Korean flavors into the marinade perfectly!

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Their sizzling fish is made with freshwater Vietnamese basa topped with caramelized ginger, scallions, garlic and cilantro. As you might expect, this dish is very aromatic and has strong flavors. If you love the smell and flavor of green onions and garlic, this dish is perfect for you. Personally, I loved how the flavors blended together to create a powerful yet clean tasting dish. It didn’t feel too heavy or sassy, ​​it really let the fish show through, which is the most important part for me. The fish itself literally came apart so easily, it was very tender and soft and cooked to perfection.

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I really didn’t expect to love their seafood and veggies as much as I do, but it was actually one of my favorites from our meal. If you like chow fun, which is made with thick, flat, white rice noodles, like me, then this will be it for you. They really nailed the traditional chow fun flavor that requires a strong stovetop fire to give it that smoky flavor we crave. The sauce they used was on point. As someone who eats Asian food in very traditional restaurants, I have to say that they really understood the authenticity and flavors of this place and I never would have expected that, but I’m so glad that they did it! I wouldn’t say the seafood really shined in this dish, although the prawns were very good, but I didn’t miss it, the pleasure of eating itself satisfied my appetite for this dish.

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Their house special fried rice is Saigon-style fried rice with Chinese broccoli, beef, shrimp, Chinese sausage, egg, and vegetables with chili sate sauce. This fried rice is definitely very loaded and contains many delicious ingredients. It was a little spicy for my personal preference, but my spice tolerance is significantly lower than the average person, so I think you should be able to order it if you’re craving fried rice. They also have combo fried rice that doesn’t have the spicy sauce if you’re looking for an alternative that also includes most of the ingredients as a house specialty. But besides that, they have all kinds of fried rice dishes according to your preference.

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Their Spicy Garlic Wings come in 12 (which is a lot for an appetizer, isn’t it?) and are premium jumbo chicken wings. They are marinated with garlic and spices and served with ranch. Those wings are what made them famous on TV and I completely understand why. Not only were the wings themselves super juicy and tender, but the spicy garlic flavor was fantastic! It goes perfectly with the ranch, but I might be biased because I love the ranch. These wings are the perfect appetizers to share because the flavors really whet your appetite and I mean, who doesn’t want a good chicken wing to start your meal?

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Finally, for food, we had their Tuesday and Thursday taco special: the Asian-style pork belly tacos. These tacos (which probably aren’t the tacos you’re imagining right now) were featured on the TruTV show “Barmageddon”, how cool? It’s basically Korean-style grilled pork belly served in soft half-moon buns (baos) with homemade papaya salad, sriracha aioli and cilantro. These baos are very tasty, the sriracha aioli really packs a punch, but a delicious one to boot. And the pork belly is just perfect, so tender, almost melts in your mouth and has a great grilled flavor that complements the aioli sauce. I would consider these starters but they are very filling so definitely don’t eat more than one if you want to be able to enjoy all of their other amazing dishes. It comes with three in an order and you could honestly just eat all three and be full.

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Last but not least, we got to try their world famous Peanut Butter Jameson Shot. This shot has a rich, nutty peanut butter flavor that really pops at the start and as you keep sipping the sweet alcohol flavor kicks in at the very end making for the perfect experience. It’s not world famous for no reason and I’m glad our server literally had us take this picture, thank you.

If you love all types of Asian cuisine, this is the place to go to get a wide variety of authentic Asian dishes in one meal, and share some great drinks while you’re there too!

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Spero Bar opens in DC, serving Basque-inspired wood-fired seafood – Robb Report https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/spero-bar-opens-in-dc-serving-basque-inspired-wood-fired-seafood-robb-report/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/spero-bar-opens-in-dc-serving-basque-inspired-wood-fired-seafood-robb-report/ This spring, chef Johnny Spero received a Michelin star for his tasting menu restaurant, Reverie, in Georgetown. As often after these events, reservations have become scarce at the Scandinavian and Japanese-inspired restaurant. And the timing was perfect – Spero was just weeks away from opening his second project, the highly anticipated Bar Spero in Washington, […]]]>

This spring, chef Johnny Spero received a Michelin star for his tasting menu restaurant, Reverie, in Georgetown. As often after these events, reservations have become scarce at the Scandinavian and Japanese-inspired restaurant. And the timing was perfect – Spero was just weeks away from opening his second project, the highly anticipated Bar Spero in Washington, DC’s East End.

However, Bar Spero was going to be a departure from the three-hour intellectual experience at Reverie. Spero Bar was, well, a bar. Housed in a multi-story glass building, it was going to be lively, loud and bold, inspired by the cuisine of San Sebastian, just like Spero himself.

“It feels good to be able to tell more than one side of my story,” Spero told Robb Report about Bar Spero in July. “Yes, we have received a Michelin star and I do a tasting menu [at Reverie]. But I am more than that. I don’t define myself by a cooking style or an experience and I need to be able to express myself in different ways.

“I need this as much as I need the other [Reverie]. It completes me. »

Then, in mid-August, Reverie caught fire. The cause of the fire was unknown.

“Most importantly, everyone is safe,” Spero posted on Instagram at the time. “The fire and smoke damage is extensive and we will have to rebuild completely. Although it will take time, we are confident that we will come back even stronger than before.

Not only did he lose his newly-Michelin-starred restaurant, his first solo project, but Spero also lost all of his personal belongings he kept there – his collection of books, his knives, his cookbooks. And his wife, Alexis, was about to give birth to their third child. And there remained to think of the Bar Spero.

“It’s a strange feeling to sort through the rubble and rebuild one restaurant while bringing another to life,” Spero said on Instagram in early September. “One cannot exist without the other.”

Yet it had to.

The outpouring of support has been tremendous. Chef José Andrés welcomed the Reverie staff to the Minibar kitchen, where Spero had been the executive chef for years, so they could keep working. Spero kept his head down and his head held high, and on September 14, after understandable delays, he opened Bar Spero in the Capitol Crossing development.

The opening could be called a triumph given the circumstances, but Spero’s vision has always been to start fresh at Bar Spero. It is not an à la carte Reverie, although obviously from the same thoughtful and ambitious spirit; it’s a “dynamically different restaurant,” as Spero calls it, and it’s been in the works since 2020.

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The wood-fired, seafood-focused concept was inspired by Spero’s experience in Mugaritz, Basque Country, in his late twenties. (The chef also spent time working at Noma.) On his one night off a week, he would walk around downtown San Sebastian and eat steak and tomato salads and drink Pacharán ( sloe liqueur) in high-energy “bars” until 3 a.m.

“Man, I’m smiling thinking about it now,” he said. “I want to bring that feeling, that emotional connection, here. It is less of a style of food; I will never say that I cook Spanish food. But that open fire cooking, that celebration of where you’re from and where you are, the liveliness of that… If you can’t laugh when you’re having dinner, there’s something wrong.

Bar Spero is experiential, stimulating, unexpected. The 120-seat restaurant has 25-foot ceilings and is built around a 26-seat bar that should be full nightly. The music is frenzied, the waiters move quickly, the benches are close together and the plates are made to be shared.

“We take our food seriously, but not so much ourselves,” Spero said. “When our customers see that we’re here to have a good time, they’re more likely to do the same.”

The menu highlights Mid-Atlantic seafood and produce from the same vendors, farmers, and fishermen who supplied Reverie. The raw sea bass will feature seasonal oysters, sea urchins, live scallops and shellfish cooked over the fire and finished with lardo and cream. Other limited-availability items will also appear, such as live Maine spider crabs.

Maine scallops olive oil and citrus

Maine scallops in olive oil and candied citrus fruits

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A grilled whole lobster is dissected and prepared in pieces. Even the eggs are turned into butter sauce. A whole roasted Spanish turbot will be drizzled with olive oil, garlic, chili peppers, kombu and herbs. Shenandoah Valley pork and steak will also be available at certain times.

His Basque cheesecake dessert is actually a playful optical illusion. He starts with the Basque cheesecake, transforms it into ice cream, encapsulates it in a caramelized mousse, covers it with sugar, flambés it, then slices it like a cake. He serves it over baked pastry that looks like a burnt piece of parchment, the same visual you’d get if you ordered a piece of the real thing in Spain.

“When people come out, I want it to be that thing that they can’t get out of their head. It just makes you want more,” he said.

It was the same goal Spero had for Reverie, although the experience was very different. And the Michelin star? It didn’t make him guess where he was coming from. It made him confident that he was doing something good and unique, that he had to trust his own unruly instincts.

Then he rebuilds Reverie. Into something even better.

“Losing these physical items doesn’t matter much,” he posted on Instagram of the fire. “The memories will always be there. Every person who walked through that door had a lasting imprint on this restaurant that can’t be removed. It was hard to see a shell of a space, demolished and dirty, but I look at it as a blank slate to make him the best version of himself, which he was meant to be.

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