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Perch: Skyline Views and Bistro Cuisine

July 23, 2014 9:02 am

From Los Angeles Magazine to the L.A. Times, Perch has garnered the praise of top publications since it opened in 2011—and not just for its food.

The view is just as appealing as the cuisine at aptly named Perch, which is literally perched atop a 16-story building that overlooks downtown Los Angeles. You'll arrive on the 15th floor, which gives you the option to eat indoors among vintage furniture and intricate woodwork, inspired by the bohemian bistros of France. But you can also head outdoors to enjoy dinner on one of the patios, which boast crackling fireplaces, thriving greenery, and skyline views. However, you'd be remiss to leave without at least visiting the rooftop lounge upstairs on the 16th floor. Fire pits send flames flickering skyward where stars twinkle, and music sets the scene for romance as you enjoy panoramic views of the city—and perhaps a cocktail or two.

But really, no matter where you choose to eat and drink, the cuisine may impress you just as much as the view. Start off with or share plates of baked brie, pork belly, or octopus. And then move on to a full entree such as gnocchi, herb-crusted salmon, or filet mignon. Complete your meal with wine, beer, or a classic cocktail, perhaps a Writers Block (peard vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, and champage).

Perch
448 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
http://www.perchla.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/perch-los-angeles

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Three Tart and Sweet Lemonade Recipes

July 16, 2014 9:01 am

The combination of tart and sweet is what gives lemonade its beloved flavor, and this classic beverage is a cool, refreshing staple all summer long. If you want to make your lemonade taste great from June to August, it’s best to incorporate some other unexpected flavors as well. Here are three great lemonade recipes to try on the next hot day.

Raspberry Lemonade [Martha Stewart]
This recipe takes the plumpest, juiciest raspberries you can find and blends them with traditional lemonade to give the beverage a lovely pink color and a bright, fruity flavor. Garnishing with mint is a wonderful addition, as is a splash of tequila if you’re feeling extra bold!

Roasted Peach Lemonade [The Naptime Chef]
This down-home lemonade is best sipped on a big front porch, but since that’s not in the cards for most people, near a breezy window will also do. Roasted peaches give this drink a sweet Southern flair, and they take just 25 minutes in the oven and a reliable blender to make.

Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade [Babble]
To round out the fruity lemonade trifecta, this watermelon option is one that even the little ones are sure to love. Simply puree a seedless watermelon with some fresh lemon juice, sugar, and water and pour it all over ice for an cold treat at the end of a long day.

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California Science Center: A Popular Los Angeles Museum

July 9, 2014 9:02 am

What’s not to love about educational family fun with free admission? Visit the California Science Center in Los Angeles to enrich and entertain in a 400,000 square foot setting with four large exhibit areas.

The California Science Center's permanent exhibits include Creative World, an exploration of how technology is applied to transportation, building and communication, and Life, which delves into our biosphere, from single-celled bacteria to human life. The Space Shuttle Endeavour is housed here in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion!

The center also has an IMAX theatre, which carries a separate admission charge. Visit the California Science Center website for information about educational programs, special events, hours of operation, and more!

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623
www.californiasciencecenter.org/
www.yelp.com/biz/california-science-center-los-angeles-3

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