10/11/2006

California Celebrity & Cigar Restaurants

Have A Schnitzel at Schatzi's

Schatzi on Main is one of the reasons, why tourists come to Santa Monica. Our gorgeus outdoor patio, gazebo and bar (cigar friendly) are heated and very special for our guests. Every first Monday of each month you can experience our World Famous "Cigar Night". Whenever Govenour Arnold Schwarzenegger is in town, he attends the Cigar Night party, and celebrities visit this event also, giving you a chance to take a peek into, and experience first hand, the "Hollywood" world.


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7 comments:

irishlass said...

Marlene and I visited Schatzi's again over the New Year's weekend. Again it was delish - I had a pork chop.

And they served us free ice cream for dessert!

irishlass said...

Schatzi's has a cigar store, but should you need another option ... Have a Bolivar at the Grand Havana in Beverly Hills

The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills is our flagship location. Since its inception in April 1995 it has set the standard that high-end cigar clubs are measured by on a national scale. Located on the corner of Dayton Way and Canon Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, every element of the Grand Havana Room has been designed for the explicit purpose of maximizing the enjoyment of the cigar smoker.

Members, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the business world, enter through On Canon, a separate restaurant on North Canon Drive, and identify themselves to the hostess, who then unlocks a private elevator, which glides soundlessly up a floor to this secret smoking lair.

Once inside the sweeping cedar-hued interior, members may enjoy a panoramic view of the Hollywood hills, watch satellite TV, select from a gourmet menu, dine on the patio overlooking the streets of Beverly Hills, and sample libations from a bar that is stocked with super premiums ranging from the latest small batch bourbons to Louis XIII cognac. The decor is postwar country-club: couches and coffee tables in a subtly retro style.

The centerpiece of the club is the humidor, a glassed-in room that contains 350 blond-wood lockers, packed from floor to ceiling. The etched brass nameplates on the private cigar lockers read like a who's who of the entertainment world. Actors, producers, directors, and agents all store their stogies in a wraparound wall of cedar keeps, some of which can be reached only by a ladder.

These drawers contain bundles of cigars, lovingly collected, carefully maintained, of brands both elusive and exclusive. Some of the rarest cigars are available from the Grand Havana humidor, including Fuente's Opus X, La Gloria Cubana, and the Indian brand cigar.

To learn more about the privileges of being a member of the Grand Havana Room, and to inquire about Membership, please visit our Membership section. Already a member? Log into our Members Only section to take a look at our latest menus, cigar lists, upcoming events, the Grand Havana Room Newsletter, and more.

irishlass said...

Let Steven Spielberg's mom cook a kosher meal for you in West LA.

The Milky Way
9108 Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA. / (310) 859-0004

(from the www,seeing-stars.com website)

This restaurant is owned by Leah Adler, the mother of Steven Spielberg, director of "Jaws," "Indiana Jones," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Schindler’s List," "Saving Private Ryan" and the two highest-grossing movies of all time: "E.T. - The Extra- Terrestrial" and "Jurassic Park."

She opened this chic kosher restaurant (which features dairy products) long before her famous son opened his nearby Dive!

The Milky Way is located on Pico Boulevard, about a mile east of 20th Century Fox Studios. It’s small but nice, with maroon leather booths and a back hall lined photos of her son and over a dozen posters of Mr. Speilberg’s movies.

The restaurant also attracts celebrity customers. According to the L.A. Times, Kirk Douglas is a regular, Jason Alexander (George on "Seinfeld") brought his parents here for dinner, and the mother of producer Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue") recently lunched here with friend Charlotte Rae ("Facts of Life").

Steven’s mama spends a lot of time at her restaurant, and isn’t averse to talking about her famous son. A small, slim woman with short blond hair, she admits she was confused by her son’s childhood eccentricities, but she is thankful that she never took him to a psychiatrist while he was growing up. "If I had," she quips, "there would never have been an E.T.!"

In many ways it's a traditional Jewish kosher restaurant (no meat is served, since it specializes in dairy products, and under kosher law the two can't be mixed), complete with mezuzas on the walls and an option for ceremonial hand washing. Hence the hours: lunch Sunday through Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Sunday through Thursday. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Closed on Saturdays, of course.

(And, yes, Steven Speilberg does drop by for dinner now and then. His favorite dish is the fried smelt)

Getting there: From Rodeo Drive, take Wilshire east one block to Beverly Drive. Turn right (south) on Beverly Drive and go south (less than a mile) to Pico Boulevard. Turn left (east) on Pico, and go half a mile east. The restaurant will be on your right (south) side, just before Doheny.

Jose & Teresa said...

There's a great cigar bar in San Francisco, the Cigar Bar & Grill located in Jackson Square at 850 Montgomery on the corner of Pacific. Open Monday thru Friday from 4:00pm to 2:00am and on Saturdays from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

Latin Jazz & Salsa Music Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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