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Vail Summer

When you think of Vail, Colorado, you think of skiing, snow, and hot drinks by a fire. Well, it’s time to change your way of thinking about Vail. With the newly opened Epic Discovery, numerous hiking trails, and some of the best restaurants in Colorado, Vail Summer is giving Vail Winter a run for its money. Tyler and I landed in Denver for our “last getaway before the big day” and hopped on the Colorado Mountain Express to Vail. I had never been...

Weekend

Echo Park Rising The free Eastside fest always has tons of great up-and-coming bands and comedians. This year, check out Chicano Batman, The Frights, Adam Payne, The Altons, Barbara Gray, and more. Full schedule here. Free; Friday-Sunday; Echo Park Courtney Nichols’ Disco Dining Club This fun-fueled sit down dinner party is only for 45 people and includes a six course meal featuring Moroccan cuisine by Monique Benabou. The curated drink menu is by resident mixologists Fabian Junio & Billy Ray and you can expect DJ performances...

hoopLA Hotel Hops

This past February, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend hotel hopping in Carlsbad and San Diego. Sad to say, since I have moved to Los Angeles, I had never spent any time in Carlsbad, but it quickly captured my heart. We checked into the West Inn & Suites, which is a quaint, friendly, contemporay hotel with an upscale beachy vibe, and headed out to explore the area. We found The Compass during it’s happy hour and claimed a spot...

hoopLA Newsfeed

Monday, August 31: If You’re Taller Than This Austrian Chef, You Eat for Free Bierbeisl Imbiss’s chef/owner Bernhard Mairinger is really tall…like 6 foot 7 inches tall. If you are taller than Mairinger, then you will get a free lunch or dinner at the DTLA location inside the Spring Arcade Plaza. (It’s the same deal he used to offer at his Beverly Hills restaurant). The rest of us can enjoy their daily happy hour from 3-5 pm and after 10 pm. That means $6 sausages, $4 Leberkas’ semmerl (a veal...

Rooftop Film Club at The Montalbán

We have all gone to the many outdoor movie events across Los Angeles. Now, take your movie viewing to the sky directly above Hollywood this summer. The United Kingdom’s leading outdoor cinema company, the Rooftop Film Club is turning the iconic roof of The Montalbãn into a unique theatre where they will launch their first season of films in Los Angeles beginning Wednesday, August 26th. Established in the summer of 2011, the Rooftop Film Club was established by Founder Gerry Cottle Jr. who envisioned a...