The Comedy & Magic Club has been making audiences laugh since 1978, hosting up-and-coming talent as well as internationally famous comedians such as Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jay Leno, who performs at the club every Sunday. In a casual atmosphere, guests can flex their chuckle muscles while watching funnymakers stand in front of a bright gold curtain and crack jokes about pop culture, politics, or bright gold curtains. Upcoming giggle-inducers include Comedy Central veteran Nick Thune and Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron. When not inhaling oxygen lost during fits of laughter, audiences can inhale drinks, appetizers, desserts, and full-blown entrées from The Comedy & Magic Club's menu. A two-item minimum per person is required.
The talented technicians at Blazing Trails Media leapfrog between the worlds of photography, videography, Photoshop, and video editing. Artists snap intimate family portraits and arresting headshots, as well as wedding photos and promotional photos for small businesses. Blazing Trails Media staff also can collaborate with clients on graphics-design projects, or help edit and shape home-movie clips into a cohesive documentary on who actually won that hotly contested game of Scrabble.
Welcoming studios awash in natural light enfold booty sculptors as they dip, bend, and fold through The Bar Method, a one-hour workout blending the fat burning of interval training and the muscle-lengthening effects of ballet-barre conditioning. The pair of studios shares a single schedule of multilevel classes held every day of the week, not unlike the sun's favorite pet. Classes begin with a limb-limbering warm-up before moving onto free-weight exercises and pushups, finishing up with a set of intense seat work on the bar and an ab-crunching finale on the mat. Every exercise treats muscles to gentle warm-up and cool-down stretches to facilitate the transition between the studio and one's everyday life atop a music box.
Tortilla Cantina is a taco bistro and beer bar - With over 18 different tacos ranging from Tri-Tip tacos to Cajun Mahi to Honey Chipotle Carnitas all served on hand made flour tortillas. With over 11 specialty beers on tap like Negra Modelo, ShockTop Rasbery to Racer 5 IPA - good food, good beer, good times!
The Lighthouse Cafe, recognized by the CityVoter Los Angeles HotList as Best Jazz Club in 2009, has captivated customers with sultry scores since the 1940s. Chefs complement crooning with impromptu harpsichord jam sessions and an eclectic menu of pub grub and breakfast offerings. The Heart Attack omelette, named after a classic B-movie featuring an onslaught of rampaging monster hearts, is a morning-time medley of ham, bacon, and smoked sausage ($8.95). Evening imbibers can mash molars on the buttermilk-battered chicken tenders with ranch dressing ($9.95) or the R.A.T. salad, a fresh federation of red onion, avocado, chopped tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, and white balsamic dressing ($8.95). Deploy the fire-fighting foam of a Purple Haze beer ($7.50/12 oz. bottle) to extinguish bicuspid blazes fostered by the spicy-cheese topped Bull Dog, a frankfurter bestrewn with mashed tater tots ($5.25).
In order to store the more than 600 varieties of wine that fill Uncorked Hermosa’s cozy storefront, the proprietors had to get creative; in addition to populating the overflowing racks that dominate the shop’s front space, bottles can be found nestling in cubbies wreathed by fairy lights and crowding on the lids of emptied casks. The bottles have traveled from far and not-so-far, their labels tracing their paths from Sonoma wineries and Italian vineyards. At the tasting bar, a knowledgeable sommelier keeps a close watch on them, curating the shop’s ever-evolving menu of handpicked wines and craft beers. Their time at the shop also earns the bottle some cred of their own; when taken to go, the shop’s wines enjoy free corkage at more than a dozen local restaurants.