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Fab Fare and Frivolity at Barton G Los Angeles

Courtesy of Barton G

::: Exclusive interview reveals nixed dish concept ‘too offensive’ to offer as well as a new menu item determined to make a debut :::   When considering the seemingly disparate business model concepts of “fun” and “elegant,” it’s not exactly intuitive—or even advisable—to pair the two, particularly in the realm of fine dining. However, with an A-list chic ambiance juxtaposed ... Read More »

STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

Courtesy of STK Los Angeles

When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an inimitable mix: a well-conceived and expertly executed menu proffered in a high-intensity, chic club-like atmosphere where dining is far more than eating: it’s ... Read More »

Stay and Play at Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey

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If your idea of a good vacation involves water as the prime attraction, then Marina del Rey is for you. Billed as Los Angeles’ “coastal playground,” this city boasts water activities abounding year-round. Surprisingly just a short four mile drive from the LAX airport, Marina del Rey is central to the LA coastline. It’s a short walking distance to the ... Read More »

North Italia Santa Monica Founded on Food with Integrity

Courtesy North Italia/Fox Restaurant Concepts

Sometimes a restauranteur comes along who changes the game. Raises the bar. Ups the ante. That’s very much the case with Sam Fox—the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has taken hip and healthy hospitality to new heights. From dropping out of college and siphoning the tuition funds into his first restaurant endeavor at the age of 20, to ... Read More »

Shaquille Harrison: A Journey from Obscurity to Eminence

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By Mason Kern It was 2012 and Shaquille Harrison had a decision to make. He could either play Division I college football at the University of Kansas or go a different route toward Division I basketball at Tulsa University. He opted for the latter, which was a pinnacle decision that has wholly defined his life ever since. Harrison grew up ... Read More »

Podcast Audio: ‘The Sports Watchdog’ Radio Show Features WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page

This weekend’s edition of The Sports Watchdog Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 – Phoenix was absolutely loaded with awesome stuff! In addition to an exclusive interviews with WWE Hall-of-Famer and the creator/founder of DDP Yoga Diamond Dallas Page, it also featured my hot takes for the ongoing NHL and NBA Playoffs. Listen to the entire 30-minute NBC ... Read More »

Rising Number Of Baseball Players Getting Ulnar Neuritis, An Elbow Condition Keeping Them Off The Field

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — First it was Tommy John; now another elbow condition is throwing a curve ball at young baseball players. With more kids playing baseball year-round and throwing at record velocities, ulnar neuritis, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition keeping more players off the field. Physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), who are team physicians for the Chicago ... Read More »

Podcast Audio: ‘The Sports Watchdog’ Radio Show Features NFL’s Bryant McKinnie & Assemblyman Chris Holden

This weekend’s edition of The Sports Watchdog Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 – Phoenix was action-packed! In addition to exclusive interviews with former Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl NFL offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie as well as Assemblymember for the 41st assembly district in California Chris Holden, it also featured commentary on my takes as the NFL ... Read More »