New Twist On Classic Dish

After a long soft open, presumably to iron out any kinks, Mac & Cheeza is finally having their Grand Opening tonight at 5:30pm. Get downtown and get your mac on!

For the last couple of months owners Larkin Mackey (of the eponymous Larkin’s in Eagle Rock) & Joshua McBride have been getting great pre-opening press for their newest venture, Mac & Cheeza. I was drawn in, and twice made special trips downtown for the creamy cheesy goodness. I was not disappointed. With news of the Grand Opening comes regular hours, and I can now go back for more anytime I like.

The concept is simple: first, choose your size (Baby Mac all the way up to Mac Daddy.) Next, do you want regular or rice noodles? Penultimately, regular or house-made soy cheese? Now it gets complicated; now you complement your base with a choice of veggies, meats and toppers. How will you ever choose? It’s like Pinkberry for mac & cheese. This is a problem for me, because I want them all!

As if this weren’t enough, there are also homemade desserts straight from Larkin’s mom’s kitchen. Have the banana pudding; it’s fantastic. On top of it all, Larkin and his crew are always friendly, helpful, and all-around good guys.

If for some reason you can’t make the Grand Opening today, check them out soon. Mac & Cheeza is located at 223 W. 8th Street (near 8th & Broadway.) They’re open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-2am.

Annenberg Community Beach House Opens

Annenberg Community Beach House
Annenberg Community Beach House

After 10 years of planning and development the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica will finally open its doors to the public on Sunday, April 26. No membership required! The pool will be open starting weekends in May.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Annenberg Community Beach House is hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 25 featuring a performance by Ofrom Cirque du Soleil and tons of other activities including the unveiling of the 36 x 27 Stories of Santa Monica Beach photo exhibit. Continue reading “Annenberg Community Beach House Opens”