Sunset Strip Linkage: Soho House sets opening, a Taylor, Jennifer Garner, Julia Child dinner, Adam Sandler & more

Soho House Opens March 8 at Luckman Plaza [Eater LA]
Soho House Finally Opens in West Hollywood [Huffington Post]
Catch A Sweet Sugar Buzz With Buttercake Bakery [Racked LA]
New Lumbang Goes Up at the Standard Hollywood [LAist]
Taylor Lautner Hits Sunset Strip Without a Date [E! Online]
Taylor Lautner Dines at Boa Steakhouse [Disnology]

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A Liquid Tribute To Film

Who said Los Angeles lacks seasons? We’ve got fire, “rainy” and perhaps the most coveted: Awards. While the rest of the country shovels snow, we’re getting ready to toast and celebrate our favorite films of the year.

And what better way to celebrate than with an assortment of Oscar and awards season inspired drinks? The Standard and The London West Hollywood have upped the ante with an assortment of must-try cocktails available now through Oscar Sunday, March 7. So grab your glass and get ready to drink your cocktail, drink it up! (Apologies for the 2008 reference.)

The London West Hollywood’s lavishly prepared awards season-themed cocktails are priced at $16 each and include:

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Construction Alert: Feb. 23-March 1

Eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one travel lane during work hours (Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). At the end of the day lanes will be reopened to two lanes of traffic in each direction.

This week the contractor is continuing to work on replacing damaged sidewalks, driveways and corner ramps on the south side of the street. Any affected driveways will be temporarily inconvenienced with steel plates installed to allow for access.

There has been some great progress with a lot of the concrete work on the north side of the street now complete, and many of the ramps at the corners complete.

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On Your Mark, Get Set…

Only 25 more days until thousands of runners take the streets for the Los Angeles Marathon. This year’s race spans 26 miles from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier and tests the age-old stuck-in-traffic declaration: "It would be faster to walk than drive across this city."

The Sunset Strip is happy to welcome participants to miles 13 and 14 of this memorable course. Run where old Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Cary Grant played. And where The Doors, The Byrds, Led Zeppelin, Zappa and countless others performed.

Explore a car-free Sunset Strip and check out landmarks on this stretch, including the Sunset Tower Hotel, Andaz (‘Riot Hyatt’), Chateau Marmont, The Comedy Store, Viper Room, Sunset Plaza, Whisky A Go-Go. 

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Salt Or No Salt?

We’re not sure who declared Feb. 22 National Margarita Day, but we’re not going to complain. Where to get yours at every price point:

The place: Asia De Cuba Bar (ADCB)
The specialty: Lemongrass Lychee Margarita. Milagro tequila, orange liqueur, lemongrass syrup and lime juice. ($14)

The place: Borracho Cantina
The specialty: More than 100 tequilas. Mix and match your own margarita. And two happy hours: 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. featuring $5 margaritas and half-priced food.

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Sunset Strip Linkage: News From The Week

Revolver Golden Gods Nominations Announced at Rainbow Bar & Grill [LA Weekly]
Poolside: New Happy Hour At The Standard [Urban Daddy]
Pretty Frocks, Super Deals at Catherine Malandrino Sample Sale [Racked LA]
Video Interview: Slash Talks Solo Album Details, Guitar Center Contest, and His New Attitude Towards Frontmen [LA Weekly]
Eco Hotel: Grafton on Sunset [BroccoliCity]

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A Very Happy Un-Birthday To You!

The London West Hollywood invites you (and you and you!) to celebrate the whimsical and trippy fun of Alice In Wonderland with a Mad Hatter Tea Party lasting throughout the month of March.

Don’t be late for this very important date. Starting March 1, the delicious and delightful tea party will be available daily from 3-5 p.m.

The creatively styled menu brings the beyond-your-wildest-dreams story to life and includes traditional treats with a twist.

Selection of teas: Earl grey, English breakfast, green tea, chamomile, Darjeeling, organic peppermint, cassis, mountain berry, floral jasmine, life through water, harmonie, tangerine, fresh mint. 

Freshly cut sandwiches: Tomato-cherry jam with aged English Cheddar, red onion marmalade with smoked ham, sour cream with smoked salmon and lemon and horseradish crème fraiche with roast beef.

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Undead Come Out To Play: Zombie Prom At The Roxy

Who said zombies can’t be the life of the party? On Feb. 13 the undead came to life as Saint Motel presented the second annual Zombie Prom at The Roxy. Roving Strip reporter Brent X Mendoza was there to capture some of the fun.

And if you missed it, make sure you check out the amazing video courtesy of Lauren Scheff and the Hawk of "The Real Sunset Strip."

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