Week In Rewind: Il Sole Re-Opens; Mila Kunis, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, David O. Russell, Paul Haggis Pre-Oscar Party

Brent Bolthouse Joins Il Sole Team, Resto Reopens Wednesday [Eater LA]
The Craft Beer Chronicles: Coney dogs come to town with beer in tow [Brand X]
Old Il Sole Is New Again [Daily Candy]
Brunching on Sunset: The tastes of Eveleigh’s breakfast [Tasting Table]
Famous Sunset Blvd. Garden of Allah Model Up For Auction [Curbed LA]
 

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Award-Winning Parties, Events On The Strip This Weekend

Just because you’re not on the guest list for Vanity Fair’s Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel or Soho House’s viewing party doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and party like an A-lister this weekend. There are many great events – many even free! – this weekend on The Sunset Strip, so grab your sunglasses and best paparazzi smile and come join the fun.
 

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Salt, No Salt, Frozen Or On The Rocks?

Why should you celebrate National Margarita Day? 1. The sun is shining. 2. Do you really need a reason to indulge in this classic cocktail? Here are some of our top margarita picks – from classic to new twists – on The Strip.
 
The place: Asia De Cuba Bar (ADCB)
The specialty: Lemongrass Lychee Margarita. Milagro tequila, orange liqueur, lemongrass syrup and lime juice. ($14)
www.mondrian.com
 
The place: Cabo Cantina
The specialty: The T.J. Classic. Jose Cuervo tequila, triple sec, orange juice, sweet and sour and fresh lime juice. Two-for-one prices from 4-8 p.m.
www.thecabocantina.com
 
The place: The Den
The specialty: The Siesta. Antiguo Blanco, St. Germaine, grapefruit and lime juice, served on the rocks ($10).
www.thedenofhollywood.com
 

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Dine And Dash With Warner Drive

Local legends and Sunset Strip Music Festival alum Warner Drive will take the stage at The Roxy Theatre on Friday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the release of their new album, K-Go! Their first full length in almost four years, The Sunset Strip staples are poised to unleash their brand new recording – featuring an all new lineup – on the unsuspecting rock n’ roll masses. 

To fuel up for their big CD release party, the band – Jonny Law (vocals), Albert Winkler (guitar), Candice Levinson (guitar), Elvis James (bass) and Jonny U (drums) – hit another staple on The Strip, Duke’s West Hollywood, for some late night burgers, grilled cheese and brews. Now open until 4 a.m. on weekends (Thursday-Saturday), Duke’s has become the place for revelers to recoup after a night of debauchery on The Sunset Strip.

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Sunset Strip Picks: Feb. 21-26

Tonight, head to the Viper Room for Greek import Barb Wire Dolls. Fresh off the plane, this female fronted four piece has landed on The Sunset Strip, bringing catchy riffs reminiscent of classic punk acts like X and Siouxsie. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.viperroom.com
 
With Hollywood’s biggest night approaching, ponder your Oscar picks while enjoying red carpet-themed cocktails at The London After Five on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Their weekday $5 happy hour transforms this week with movie-themed selections that include "The Spotlight" (pear vodka, fresh ginger and a splash of ginger ale), "Red Carpet Cooler" (citroen vodka, pomegranate liqueur, lime juice and splash of soda) and "The Cameo" (gin, Aperol, muddled cucumber and lemon juice). 5-7 p.m. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

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Week In Rewind: Grammy Parties With Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kings Of Leon, Janelle Monae, Black Keys; Banksy Paints The Strip

Photos of Warner Music and Bing 2011 Post-Grammy After Party (at Soho House) [Deadbolt]
Hayden Panettiere: Boa Steakhouse on Saturday [JustJared]
More New Banksy Street Art in LA – Charlie Brown (pt 1/2) [Melrose & Fairfax]
Learn how to make BLT Steak’s modern take on traditional popovers, jazzed up with Gruyère cheese [Williams Sonoma]
1927 Spanish Above the Sunset Strip [LA Curbed]

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Sunset Strip Picks: Feb. 15-20

Your big Valentine’s Day proposal not go quite as planned? Well, laughter is still the best medicine, so head to The Comedy Store on Tuesday, Feb. 15 for their signature show "16 Headlining Comics." Tonight’s lineup includes the comic musings of Bobby Lee, Dov Davidoff, Ian Edwards, Gina Yashere and Justin Martindale, among others. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are a laughably low $15. www.thecomedystore.com
 

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Week In Rewind: Slash & Fergie SSMF Reunion; Foo Fighters Surprise Show; Jon Hamm, JT, Mila Kunis, Jane Lynch Seen On Sunset

30 Burgers in 30 Days: Late Night on the Sunset Strip at Eveleigh (Day 8) [LA Weekly]
Booze, Boosts, and Bubble & Squeak Kick-Off Eveleigh’s Weekend Brunch [Grubstreet]
Foo Fighters at the Roxy Last Night: We Got the Exclusive Pics [LA Weekly]
Foo Fighters park limousine in front of the Roxy in West Hollywood. Hmm.[LA Times]
2.11.2011: Laurel Nakadate [Standard Culture]
 

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Valentine’s Day Guide

Whether you love it, you hate it, it’s in or outdated…Valentine’s Day is upon us. Don’t repeat the 2008 "incident" when you attempted to take down an entire cheesecake while simultaneously synching Dark Side Of The Moon to The Wizard Of Oz. Plan ahead this year.
Luckily, The Sunset Strip has your V-Day weekend plans covered, whether you want to party with singles, are searching for an intimate rooftop dining experience or want to learn how to craft the perfect love song. This is your one-stop, 100% fun destination.
 

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