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THE FLATS RESTAURANT IN BEVERLY HILLS CA 8400 WILSHIRE BLVD AT THE CORNER OF GALE AND WILSHIRE BLVD IN BEVERLY HILLS

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 22•17

 

The Flats, The New Eatery in Beverly Hills

The Flats is a phenomenal new restaurant. The eatery offers unique flatbread pizzas that are topped with a variety of flavorful ingredients. The pizza flats team well with the awesome appetizers offered. We delighted in tasting the duck confit flat – the pieces of duck topped on the flatbread combined with slivers of red onion, herbs and goat cheese is absolutely scrumptious. Charred calamari smoked in mayo and garnished with pineapple proved to be a wonderful side dish, and the calamari is prepared just right! Meatballs slow-cooked in soubise sauce, plus the pate are flavorful and flawless dishes. We enjoyed the champagne, and the Bucho – a refreshing vodka concoction combined with angostura bitters and orange- was heavenly!

 

 


WHO: CELEBRITY CHEF KYLE SCHUTTE, LISA LONG, AND PETE THE BAR GURU, ROBERT DAVID HALL, ERIN MURPHY, TERESA GANZEL, JUDY TENUTA, CHRISTY GIBLE, KIRA LORSCH, LEE PURCELL, RUTA LEE, AUSTIN ANDERSON TO NAME A FEW
WHAT: THE FLATS RESTAURANT IN BEVERLY HILLS CA
WHEN: JULY 24TH 2017 6-9:00PM
WHERE: 8400 WILSHIRE BLVD AT THE CORNER OF GALE AND WILSHIRE BLVD IN BEVERLY HILLS
LA’S HOTTEST NEW RESTAURANT THE FLATS
8400 WILSHRE BLVD. BEVERLY HILLS, CA INVITES YOU TO MEDIA
NIGHT CO -OWNER EXECUTIVE CHEF KYLE SCHUTTE TURNS CUISINE ON ITS
HEAD TO GIVE YOU AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE NOT JUST A MEAL
Los Angeles, CA – The Flats is a modern youthful restaurant located at 8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, www.theflatsrestaurant.com

 

The Flats is a small plate restaurant with an emphasis on flatbread. The executive chef Kyle Schutte plates his food with intention and artistry. The Flats is fun yet sophisticated. Everything is made in house from the flatbreads, salads and charcuterie of cured meats and cheeses; using humane and sustainable sources.

Since opening April 2017 Chef Kyle Schutte has a growing list of fans, including stars who like the ambiance and service. General Hospital & Gilmore Girls star Carolyn Hennesy and Josh Henderson among others love to eat at The Flats on a regular basis. Many say the food is rebellious and yet approachable.
Chef Kyle’s trademark flatbread has been re- imagined in a new way. The fried chicken flat bread will make your taste buds explode. The menu includes a variety of dishes for meat lovers and vegetarians. Must have starters include the fresh homemade CARAMELIZED BAGUETTE (emulsified marrow, cola salt) and the MEATBALLS (soubise, baby herbs, bread crumbs); which will satisfy any pallet.

Kyle Schutte is the Executive Chef and partner of The Flats. He won the Food Network show CUT THROAT KITCHEN a few years ago. In fact, he is the first chef in the shows history to win the $25k.
Chef Kyle says, “When people come here to eat I want them to have an experience; I’m all about giving you something you’re not expecting. Our bread program is the best, everyone makes fresh bread, The Flats happens to be the most imaginative and best in town.

 

The Flats bar has become the place to be seen in Beverly Hills. Bar Guru and Partner Pete Capella has created unique drinks which has a story behind them. In addition, the liquors, wines and Champagne’s all have stories, which is why the brands are chosen. Drinks Include: WILSHIRE BOULEVARDIER (bourbon, port, aperol, orange peel) ABRES LOS OJOS
(tequila, orgeat, orange bitters, groundworks cold brew coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans), THEY CALL ME MR. BITTERNESS (great king scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth, cynar, toasted maraschino cherry) and MY OSCAR PLEASE (absolut, pineapple, kimchi) to name a few.

Pete says, “Chef Kyle wants everyone’s meal to be an experience, I want the drinks to be something you will always remember making your total experience at THE FLATS, unforgettable.”
Lisa Long (Managing Partner), a longtime successful restaurateur in Los Angeles, says “I love Chef Kyle’s style and the creativity that goes behind each dish that THE FLATS serves.” Chef Kyle says, “I am always excited to see my peers enjoying and having a great time, across the restaurant showbiz deals are being made; ‘THE FLATS is a place to meet up have conversation, drinks and a great meal experience!”
The Flats is available for home delivery thru: GRUBHUB, EAT24 , ChowNow and DOORDASH
Chef Kyle, Pete, and Lisa are available for interviews via phone and in person

Media contact:
NEAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
ROGER NEAL
323-366-2796 or 714-883-0231
E-mail: prstarus2000@yahoo.com
www. nealpublicrelations.com

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ALEGRIA Magazine’s Spectacular Summer White Party JULY 21ST Benefiting Orphaned Starfish orphanedstarfish.org AT THE W IN HOLLYWOOD

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 20•17

DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Join ALEGRIA magazine’s spectacular summer white party benefiting Orphaned Starfish orphanedstarfish.org

+ Alegria Social Club launch
+ Arts/Crafts
+live performances
+networking
+ Raffle opportunity for Aventura Dance Cruise, Los Angeles.

THE ORPHANED STARFISH FOUNDATION
is dedicated to helping orphans, victims of abuse, victims of trafficking and at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse and poverty through computer based education, job training and job placement assistance.

We commit to every program for life.
Since our beginning in 2001, ORPHANED STARFISH programs address the challenges facing orphans, victims of abuse and at-risk youth by providing them with technology training. OSF funds the construction and operation of vocational training facilities, including funding for furnishings, purchasing required equipment, teacher salaries, job placement services and scholarships for higher education.

OSF also provides english language software & classes, a Life-Skills Program, Scholarships & helps with job placement whenever possible.

We make a difference in the lives of over
10,000 children
in our 52 programs
in 25 countries!

And We Continue To Grow.

Save the date!

JULY 21ST.

AT THE W

$20
White cocktail summer attire required.


THE ORPHANED STARFISH FOUNDATION
is dedicated to helping orphans, victims of abuse, victims of trafficking and at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse and poverty through computer based education, job training and job placement assistance.

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July 22nd fast approaching FLAX’s live arts performance at DTLA’s famed Grand Park on Saturday, July 22 from 7.30 to 8.30pm. Free

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 18•17


FLAX CONTINUES TO CHAMPION FRANCE & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARTISTIC CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH APPOINTMENT OF VISIONARY NEW CURATOR ANNA MILONE
Announcing Intriguing 2017 Los Angeles Arts Activations in Partnership with Grand Park, the Autry Museum of the American West and East of Borneo

FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) is pleased to announce its newly-appointed curator and program director Anna Milone, who, in association with its unique LA-based partners, will deliver a compelling series of programs throughout Los Angeles for 2017. With hand-selected artists, this year’s activations start in July with a trailblazing performing arts project in partnership with Grand Park, managed by The Music Center, and followed by an upcoming collaboration this November with the Autry Museum as well as East of Borneo, a collaborative online art publication. The project is dedicated to the representation of the deserted landscape and the relation of native people to this territory.

With French curator Anna Milone now driving the new direction for FLAX, the organization, which enters its second decade, continues to expand its presence throughout Southern California. Having held prestigious curatorial positions at Fondation Cartier and Monnaie de Paris, Milone also collaborated with Marc-Olivier Wahler on FLAX’s 2013 exhibition, Lost (in LA), which was presented at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Her experience as a cultural producer for Nuit Blanche 2013, a world-renowned all-night art and performance festival in Paris, deepened her interest in public art. Most recently, she created recto/verso, a unique partnership between the charity organization, Secours populaire français and Fondation Louis Vuitton.

“We are delighted that Anna has joined our team,” says Elisabeth Forney, FLAX’s Executive Director. “Her vision reflects our far-reaching goal of igniting cross-cultural dialogue, providing a voice for expansive, multifarious points of view, which leads to exciting and influential projects.”

Milone is now directing her attention towards curating significant collaborations with Los Angeles and France-based artists, curators and cultural institutions, which culminate in a unique experience for the public. To this end, Milone has secured Lola Gonzàlez, winner of the prestigious Prix Meurice 2016, as FLAX’s first artist-in-residence for 2017; Etienne de France, a talented visual artist and filmmaker, will follow. Having observed their work and evolution over the years, Milone takes a very personalized approach, connecting her artists with LA’s vibrant cultural scene while making important introductions. Under the FLAX residency, both artists have the singular opportunity to research and develop their projects here in Los Angeles.

“Keeping in mind the questions of community and identity, which are now more important than ever, I’m working with talented emerging artists to bring these topical themes to light, exploring the cultural similarities and differences between France and Southern California through artistic reciprocity,” says Milone.

French video and performance artist, Lola Gonzàlez will lead an epic site-specific dance performance at Grand Park alongside two Los Angeles-based artists, choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez. Co-written by Gonzàlez, Oguri and Chavez, The distance is beautiful. La distance la plus courte entre deux points n’est pas une ligne droite, was inspired by the complex landscape of the city. The project will enlist the participation of sixty professional and nonprofessional performers. A week of workshops for the troupe, led by Gonzàlez, Oguri, and Chavez, will culminate in a thoughtful and thought-provoking public performance on July 22, 2017 at Grand Park, managed by The Music Center.

The activation will tackle ideas including community, collaboration and the impact of urban living. Setting off from different locations, several groups will undertake a unique odyssey along the City’s corridors. Echoing the recent unrest, they will march through the streets to their gathering place at Grand Park. The public is invited along on the journey, punctuated by individual actions and gestures as each participant acts out a role. Exploring the idea of a collective, the groups themselves become organisms, together stronger, and, more impactful. There is currently an open call for participation and for more information, visit www.flaxfoundation.org.

Multidisciplinary artist, Etienne de France, who arrives in Los Angeles this May to prepare for his November activation, will be the second FLAX artist-in-residence for 2017. His engaging video art piece, Looking for the Perfect Landscape, will be complemented by a curated screenings series, showcasing films by native artists and filmmakers from the United States and beyond. With vital research from the Autry’s collection along with many encounters with local artists and specialists, the initiative captures the deserted landscapes of California, while merging documentary and fiction. Etienne explores these landscapes through the lens of his character, a young Chilean artist, and confronts important issues surrounding colonization, indigenous cultures and heritage. This November, Looking for the Perfect Landscape, will be shown at various venues around Los Angeles and online on East of Borneo’s website.

About FLAX:
FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) is a California-based 501(c)3 public charity committed to collaboration, innovation, exchange, and sustainable impact. Guided by our vision, FLAX’s program offers Southern California artists and organizational partners reciprocal and collaborative opportunities with artists, curators, and cultural institutions based in France. FLAX has a strong commitment to public engagement, introducing multi-disciplinary art projects in collaboration with established cultural institutions. FLAX achieves its mission through three reciprocal modes of cultural exchange: FLAX Projects are large-scale art projects initiated, created, and produced by FLAX; FLAX Grants are provided to Southern California-based cultural organizations in support of France-related art projects in multiple disciplines; and FLAX Invites host France-related artists at the FLAX House in Los Angeles.

About Grand Park:
A vibrant outdoor gathering place, Grand Park is a beautiful public park for the entire community in Los Angeles County. With expansive green space for gatherings large and small, Grand Park celebrates the county’s cultural vitality and is host to community events, cultural experiences, holiday celebrations, and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities. The 12-acre Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east and is easily accessible by Metro via the Red/Purple line to the Civic Center/Grand Park station. The park was named one of American Planning Association’s 10 “Great Public Spaces” in the U.S. for 2013. Working closely with the county, The Music Center is responsible for all operations and programming for the park. For more information, visit grandparkla.org or follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

About The Music Center:
The Music Center programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center is L.A.’s home to the world’s greatest artistic programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and participatory arts experiences. For more information, visit musiccenter.org Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@MusicCenterLA).

About East of Borneo:
East of Borneo is a collaborative reexamination of West Coast art and its history. They publish new essays and interviews alongside a growing archive of images, videos, texts, and sounds added by their community. East of Borneo Books sees the extension of their mission into print, calling attention to the best writing on the visual culture of Los Angeles. They also produce exhibitions, talks, screenings, and workshops, and republish material that is out of print or hard to find through their Second Life series.

About the Autry Museum of the American West:
The Autry brings together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. Throughout the year, the Autry also presents a wide range of public events and programs—including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family activities, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States.

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Reflecting cross-cultural exchange between SoCal and France, FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) presents The distance is beautiful. La distance la plus courte entre deux points n’est pas une ligne droite, exploring highly topical themes of community and identity as well as recent political unrest. FLAX Program Director Anna Milone enlisted the participation of 60 professional and nonprofessional performers as well as award-winning French video and performing artist Lola Gonzalez who will lead the performance in collaboration with two renowned LA-based artists, notable choreographer Oguri – who is credited with redefining traditional Japanese Butoh dancing – and famed American composer Paul Chavez

The Autry brings together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. Throughout the year, the Autry also presents a wide range of public events and programs—including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family activities, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States.

 

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2017 ANNUAL #CONCERN 43rd Annual BLOCK PARTY #FUNDRAISER FOR #CANCER RESEARCH AT #PARAMOUNT STUDIOS JULY 8TH

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 02•17

 

 

 #CONCERN ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY

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4,000 people. One night. Raising over $2 Million to conquer cancer.

HONOREES:Kelly Stone & Bruce Singer and Eden Alpert
2017 Block Party

 

CONCERN is anappropriate acronym (CONquer canCER Now) for one of Los Angeles’s best-known and most beloved charities. Since its inception in 1968, CONCERN Foundation, which is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support cancer research worldwide, has broken local ground in many ways: pioneering support of cancer research (specifically in funding young scientists); using the force of celebrity to raise funds; encouraging restaurants and then caterers to share center stage with celebrities to raise money; and pioneering the “block party” fundraiser concept, using the cachet of glamorous Rodeo Drive as a setting. This non-profit organization’s fundraising milestones also chronicle a rich era in the entertainment-oriented social history of Los Angeles.

In the organization’s first two years, the original 15 couples raised $18,000 among just their friends. By 1973, CONCERN Foundation had involved A-list celebrities in its fundraising events. Jack Benny hosted An Evening at the Music Center with Andy Williams, Sonny & Cher and Liza Minnelli. The next year Frank Sinatra joined Williams, Arte Johnson and Jack Lemmon to entertain 900 guests at the first unofficial block party held in the gardens of the Al Hart estate in Bel Air, with lunch served by Chasen’s, the landmark restaurant and L.A. institution that became the event’s food purveyor.

In 1975 the event was moved to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on the Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend to accommodate the clamor for tickets. That first year the entertainers were Liza Minnelli, Shecky Green, Lily Tomlin, and Roger Miller and a “real” block party had begun. In 1977, the Concern Foundation added a premiere screening (New York New York, at the Wilshire Theater) to the entertainment faire. Thanks to Pierre Cossette, a longtime friend and sponsor of CONCERN, the roster of Block Party performers and auctioneers through the years reads like a Who’s Who of entertainment: Anthony Newley, Steve Allen, Harry James (he played in front of The Daisy, the legendary discotheque), the Lennon Sisters, Connie Stevens, Rich Little, Dick Shawn, Norm Cosby, Minnie Riperton, Glen Campbell, the Manhattan Transfer, radio talk-show host Michael Jackson (as celebrity auctioneer), John Raitt, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, Henry Mancini, Eric Estrada, Leiber & Stoller, Hal Linden, Natalie Cole, Monty Hall and more.

In 1979, other restaurants and caterers began to garner fame from the event. Milton Williams, then L.A. caterer to-the-stars, persuaded Moveable Feast, Josephine, Mr. Chow, Rócoco and The Saloon to join the festivities. Caterers and restaurants that subsequently joined included Randy Fuhrman’s Creative Catering, Parties Plus, Miss Grace Lemon Cake Co, Kate Mantilini, Scott McKay of Chasen’s Chili, Chin Chin, Michael’s, 72 Market Street, West Beach Café, Scandia, Max au Triangle (Joachim Splichal’s first local restaurant) and Trumps. Many of the original Rodeo Dr. participants remain as signature restaurants at the block party including The Grill on the Alley, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs and Factor’s Famous Delicatessen.

In 1996, the Block Party moved to Paramount Studios when even the full length of Rodeo Drive could not accommodate the crowd (plus, event expenses could be lowered, something of critical importance to CONCERN). The event was also changed to an evening event and was now being held on the second Saturday of July. After 9/11, when private events were barred from movie studios, the event moved to the Petersen Automotive Museum for three years until the studio opened again for outside events.
On Saturday July 8, 2017, Concern Foundation for cancer research produce and present the 43rd Annual Block Party, Kingdom of Concern an evening of feasting, revelry and dance on the back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. The event will be led by event chair Lexy Carroll and a team of volunteers and designed once again by John Ferdenzi of Town and Country Event Rentals. The event is expected to the attended by 4,000 guests with a goal to exceed last year’s $2 million dollars raised for cancer research.

The backlot streets will be filled with over 75 food and beverage vendors under the direction of Nancy Eisenstadt, Megan Mulcahy and Whitney Carroll including notable classics such as Vibrato Grill Jazz, Ocean Prime, The Grill on the Alley, Fogo de Chao, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Urban Oven, The Palm and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs just to name a few. Entertainment will include performances on multiple stages by the Tom Nolan Band, D’ City Sound featuring DJ Dwayne. The evening Master of Ceremonies will be KNX1070 News radio’s Frank Mottek. Again this year, A/V Masters will donate all of the audio and visual components that truly enhance the event and the entire presentation throughout the evening.

One of the highlights of the evening will be the silent and live auction under the direction of this year’s auction chairs Lynne Fox, Wendi Nogradi, Courtney Teller & Madeline Rose. Live and silent auction items and packages include one-of-a-kind opportunities, concert and event tickets, restaurants, staycations, golf packages and so many other wonderful items donated by our friends throughout the community. Last year the silent and live auctions raised over $97,000!

This year Concern will be presenting the Spirit of Concern Humanitarians Awards to Kelly Stone Singer & Bruce Singer and Eden Alpert. The night will once again feature dancing, interactive entertainment and activities including casino-style games, Brian Kramer Digital photography studio, Island Ink airbrush tattoos and salon and spa services. For the 13th year Concern will help celebrate The Best of LA 2017® on Los Angeles magazine’s street which will feature lounges, photo booths, food stations, DJ dancing, Peerless Coffee and California wineries.

Starting from a simple idea back in the early 70’s and watching it become a reality with thousands of moving parts is the one thing that sets Concern’s signature Block Party apart from most other organizations in this city. It takes a tremendous team comprised of three generations of volunteers all working together each year and this year’s Block Party is on course to be one of our most successful fundraising events yet.

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BEVERLY HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Summer Garden Party | Member Appreciation & Board Installation Night Date: June 28, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Article By: Marcelle - Jun• 27•17

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY | MEMBER APPRECIATION & BOARD INSTALLATION NIGHT

NOT A PUBLIC EVENT

Name: Summer Garden Party | Member Appreciation & Board Installation Night
Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Register Now
Event Description:
The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to enjoy an evening in celebration of our members and our incoming Board of Directors. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be graciously served by some of the Chamber’s finest culinary providers.

Event Sponsors:
OneWest Bank
StockCross Financial Services, Inc.
Kennedy Wilson
Eisner Jaffe, A Professional Corporation
AsomBroso Tequila
Ocean Prime
Bombay Palace
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
Cobblestone Vineyards, LLC
M Café
Coral Tree
To Current Calendar
Event Sponsors:
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Network Experts, Inc.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
O’Gara Coach Co., LLC
Panini Cafe
UCLA Health
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
USC Roski Eye Institute
Panini Cafe
Jardesca
Douglas Elliman
Location:
Beverly Canon Gardens ~ 200 block of Canon Drive/Beverly Drive
Parking available in adjacent underground lot
View a Map
Date/Time Information:
4:00 PM ~ Guest Arrival with Refreshments
4:30 PM ~ 2017-18 Board of Directors Installation
5:00 PM ~ Hors d’oeuvres Reception & Entertainment
Contact Information:
Send an Email
Fees/Admission:
This event is for Chamber Members and their guests. Member Guest Tickets: $50 (limited quantity available).

Event is not open to the public.


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