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Retro Vibes and Rustic Mediterranean Cuisine at Checker Hall (Highland Park, Los Angeles)

Photo Credit: Checker Hall Northeast Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood is chock full of retro spots for shopping, dining and entertainment. One such establishment is Checker Hall – a restaurant and lounge bar located within a refurbished Masonic Temple. Surrounding the central, angular bar are cozy booths for couples and …

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Getting Punched At Heritage Fire: BBQ & Cocktail Sensations Combined

At Cochon 555’s Heritage Fire event in Napa Valley there’s a secret tradition of getting punched. I don’t mean woozy Fight Club punched. I mean boozy Chefs’ Club punched. You see, mixologist Jessamine McLellan, National Brand Ambassador for Midleton Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys, just happens to be the better …

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