way of the wong Archive

May Mix Off Competition

A stately glass structure rising above LA Live, the JW Marriott watches over all the hottest events downtown. The JW, if I may deign to be so familiar, is home to many world class dining establishments, including Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 & Nest, Ford’s Filing ...Read More

What are you doing for Repeal Day?

If Drinking had a high holiday, that holiday would be Repeal Day. On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was fully ratified in our Constitution which effectively repealed the 18th Amendment, the very malefactor that had brought about Prohibition in the first place. Thus, drinking ...Read More

Whisky Live LA 2014

Ah, it’s like Christmas has come early. Whisky, Whiskey, Rye, Bourbon, Scotch: you can choose your pleasure this Friday, November 7th at the 6th annual Whisky Live at the Hyatt Regency Century City. If you are a fan of dark spirits (raised eyebrow) like ...Read More

12 Bottle Bar Hop

Have a few drinks with the authors of the 12 Bottle Bar So, it’s not actually 12 bottles that you’ll be consuming on this bar hop, but rather a few select libations that you could make if you had The 12 Bottle Bar, the ...Read More

Dare to do Yoga with the Ultimate View

Gaze off into infinity. Forget your deadlines, your back pain, your car payment, and your nagging neighbor. Be present. That’s what a yoga practice asks of you, but that’s not a simple request when your gym is downstairs from your office or you’re doing ...Read More

New Spring Menu at the Roger Room

The Roger Room has a new Spring Menu. Since California knows nothing of seasons, winter being just a name we call 3 months out of the year, it is nice to mark the advent of Spring in our calendars with something significant. Some choose ...Read More

Breakfast for Dinner at Yuca’s Hollywood

I love breakfast. I’m one of those people who wants eggs at dinner and is perennially pissed when I miss the customary 11am cut off at most establishments. Thank goodness for Dora Herrera. Dora and her mother have been serving up James Beard award ...Read More

Valentine’s Day 2014

Love is in the air. Whether you are committed, undecided, or going stag, here are 2 Proms, 1 Wrestling Match, & 1 Rebel Dinner to Celebrate this Day of Love. Big Bar Prom Big Bar is back with the annual Valentines Day Prom. Proms ...Read More

Golden State of Cocktails

New Orleans has Tales of the Cocktail & Portland has Portland Cocktail Week, so it is about time that Los Angeles had a few days to showcase the fine art of bartending and continue to put LA on the map as a destination for ...Read More