You have to expect places at the Music Center to be fairly expensive. Kendall's is on the moderate side, considering the location. They serve a sort of sophisticated, sort of Continental menu, with things like oysters on the half shell as appetizers. Everything I've ordered there ranged from good to great, based on half a dozen times or so in the past three years. They have moderately priced steak with fries, seafood (that's where it can get expensive), pastas, etc. The atmosphere is casually elegant, busy and buzzing before and after theater/ symphony/ opera. One of my favorite things about it is that cast members (including the stars) show up there after performances. I've seen opera divas and others "holding court" for hours on end. It's really cool! I see people dressed in evening clothes, but it's also casual enough that you won't be embarrassed in jeans and a sweater--although you might look a little silly in a scruffy t-shirt.
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From Business: bG gallery specializes in accomplished artists who have crossed traditionally contentious art ideologies including expressive-conceptual, insider-outsider, high-low…
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From Business: Peter Fetterman Gallery was established by Peter in 1990, after spending many years as a successful independent film producer. In order to indulge his love of fine …
I just went in the store next doors to the Lyric theater and I was amazed by the space, the interior and the cool stuff they have in there. The owners are from Belgium, very charming people that let you browse the store for as long as you want and looking at all the things they showcase can take some time. I must say that if you are looking for something cool to hang on your walls, this is a place you want to check out. They have an impressive collection of antique books, prints and the custom designed furniture and object line is mind blowing. Absolutely a must see place if you love interior design.
The new show "Beauty CULTure" opens this weekend - 5/21- and based on the lasting impression of the last exhibit, I can promise you that this is a can't miss. A great place for everyone of all ages, levels of patience, and appreciation for anything remotely "museum" related, you would expect to pay a pretty penny for admission. But oh, it's free. Did I say free? Check out more do's and don'ts so your time at the Annenberg Space for Photography is the best EVER: http://offthecouchla.blogspot.com/2011/05/annenberg-space-for-photography.html