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Yearly Archives: 2010

First Look: 1886 at The Raymond

Hello Enthusiasts – I know – you don’t hear from me for months, and now the hits just keep on coming.  But when stuff happens that I feel like y’all would want to know about, your loyal Enthusiast can’t tamp . . . Read More

The Virtues of Winging It

Hello Enthusiasts – One of the things I love about Los Angeles is that it’s a “found” city.  I have written about this before but it bears repeating.  Unlike New York or Chicago or San Francisco, LA doesn’t come to you.  . . . Read More

First Look: The Royce & The Tap Room

Hello Enthusiasts – This post is going to be short and mostly (self taken) pictures, but I wanted to strike while the iron is hot – maybe help answer the inevitable “whaddayawanna do this weekend” that stumps us half the . . . Read More

Four Places To Add To Your List

Hello Enthusiasts – Well, we’re back. Your loyal Enthusiast’s enthusiasm for Downtown never waned, but your loyal Enthusiast did want to take a break from writing about it for awhile. So why come back now? I hate the term “back . . . Read More

The Lunch Quest Continues

Hello Enthusiasts – I was tempted to write about my recent 40 Hours of 40 bash, but that felt self-indulgent. Suffice it to say that it was a blast, and an epic way to celebrate a milestone. By the time . . . Read More

Field Trip: The Tar Pit

Hello Enthusiasts – You know the old saying: Man can not live on Downtown alone. Downtown Los Angeles remains ground zero for the cocktail renaissance in this City, and certainly has the highest concentration of cocktail-friendly establishments in the entire . . . Read More

Making the Most Of 2010

Hello Enthusiasts – Welcome back to life. Hope your first week back was energizing, and that you’re embracing the New Year. I ended 2009 by talking about my “bests” and “favorites” of Downtown. So I figured I’d start 2010 by . . . Read More