RH Partners With Santa Barbara’s Trattoria Mollie For “Chef Swap”

No, it’s not a new reality TV show from Fox. “Chef Swap” is a unique dining experience that is sure to bring delight to the hearts and taste buds of Los Angeles food lovers.
 
Beginning this Thursday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Chef Sebastien Archambault from RH restaurant will swap kitchens with Chef Mollie Ahlstrand from Trattoria Mollie in Santa Barbara. The chefs will create tasting menus showcasing dishes that have made their restaurants favorites among foodies and critics alike.
 
During Chef Ahlstrand’s residency at RH, guests will be treated to Italian fare that helped distinguish Trattoria Mollie as one of National Geographic’s “Ten Best Destination & Special Restaurants in the World.” Menu highlights will include crostini ai funghi, ossobuco con verdura and panna cotta.
 

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Picks of the Week: Nov. 22-28

Despite a heaping helping of holiday tryptophan, The Sunset Strip will fight through the post-feast fatigue and bring you a bountiful cornucopia of hip happenings throughout the week. Here’s what you tenacious turkeys have to look forward to…
 
Monday, Nov. 22 KCRW and Mondrian Sessions music series present electro-hipster duo Yacht at Skybar. Indulge your aural and optical senses by enjoying some great music poolside at one of The Strip’s hippest hot spots. Performances and cocktails will be served from 8 p.m. to midnight. RSVP required skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com. For table reservations, call 323-848-6072. www.mondrianhotel.com
 

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Gobble ‘Til You Wobble: Your Thanksgiving Day Dining Guide

Thanksgiving is all about the three “f’s”: food, friends and family. For those looking to take a break from cooking all of the food, Sunset Strip restaurants have you covered with various Thanksgiving menus and options – from brunch and late night to traditional and gourmet dinners as well as all you can gobble buffets. Make your reservation and join us!
 
BLT Steak
BLT Steak presents traditional and gourmet menu options for Thanksgiving. Choose from an appetizer, main entrée, sides and dessert for $68 per person. Entrée choices include roasted turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry grenadine sauce and rosemary gravy; dry-aged roasted prime rib with confit garlic jus and caramelized onion bread pudding; or lightly smoked salmon with American sturgeon caviar and green apple nage. BLT Steak will be open for dinner, from 5-8 p.m. www.bltsteak.com
 

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Upcoming & Ongoing Fall Events

Celebrate the changing season with a pleathora of new events on The Sunset Strip, including fall-inspired menu items, weekly jazz and DJ series, seasonal cocktails and shopping discounts.
 
“riothouseREPLAY” DJ Series
RH at Andaz West Hollywood is launching a weekly DJ session every Thursday night, starting Nov. 18. The sessions include drink specials (a weekly $9 “riothouseREPLAY” cocktail, $7 beers, $12 seasonal cocktails) as well as gourmet bar bites priced from $6-$9 (options include portabella mushroom sliders, duck drumette confit, macaroons). Guests can Tweet DJ requests to @RHweho throughout the night. www.andazwesthollywood.com
 

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Cheech & Chong Return To Their Sunset Strip Roots

There’s no such thing as an ordinary Tuesday on The Sunset Strip. Yesterday, Nov. 16, was a testament to this fact as iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong rolled up to The Roxy Theatre to sign a 10-foot tall art guitar created to celebrate their careers. A surreal and fun mid-day break indeed.
The larger-than-life guitar was created by award-winning artist Margaret Garcia as part of GuitarTown Sunset Strip, a public art exhibit that features 26 guitars placed along the boulevard.
Cheech & Chong started their career performing in West Hollywood’s The Troubadour as well as The Roxy Theatre (which was featured in “Up In Smoke”) and The Comedy Store. Each side of the guitar is dedicated to a portrait of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. The guitar also pays tribute to The Sunset Strip’s role in developing comedy as well as music.

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: Har Mar Superstar

Singer, songwriter, actor, dream weaver. Sean Tillmann, better known as his tongue-in-cheek persona Har Mar Superstar, has built a worldwide cult following, dishing out dirty innuendos over slickly polished beats. Tonight, the underground legend unleashes his "sexual napalm" on The Sunset Strip when he takes the stage at the Viper Room. Before heading out to the show, catch up with the man-of-many-briefs as he discusses pillow fights,  Ron Jeremy, the Crüe and Britney Spears.
 
You’re currently touring with your fourth record. How has your style evolved during your career?

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Sunset Strip Picks Of The Week: Nov. 15-21

Book Soup hosts notorious party girl Cherry Vanilla as she signs copies of her new tell-all memoire Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla. Recounting her evolution from New York club scenester to rock and roll publicist to singer/songwriter, Vanilla provides a rare glimpse into music’s sometimes seedy underbelly. Signing begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15. www.booksoup.com
 
The man, the myth, the legend: Har Mar Superstar returns to the Viper Room stage on Tuesday, Nov. 16 with his dirty, shake-your-ass beats. The tongue-in-cheek hip-hop sensation always brings a sweaty good time. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Stay tuned for a TheSunsetStrip.com exclusive interview with Mr. Tighty Whities himself. www.viperroom.com
 

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: Matt Sorum

Having shared the stage with some of the biggest bands in the world, Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) has tasted success on a grand scale more than just once. His latest project as captain of rock and roll girl group the Darling Stilettos has him on the brink of mainstream stardom once again. 

How does this in demand drummer balance his hectic schedule? Get the low down from the man himself before heading to the Viper Room on Friday, Nov. 12 for the final night of the Stilettos’ impressive residency. 
 

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