What’s Happening This Week: February 3, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Silver Lake Reservoir vision takes shape

More walking and jogging paths, nature and wildlife habitats, a Great Lawn, water overlooks and re-imagined dog parks: they’re all part of a new Master Plan in the final design stages now. Next up: landing the grants and funding to make it happen.

LA’s coolest new bars

A just-opened winery, a place to get happy on creative mixes, a cozy neighborhood hang, great Latin and Japanese spots, a glorious historic downtown space: these destinations and more are giving the LA bar scene some tangy new twists.

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Heavy metal dream cars 

When Metallica front man James Hetfield isn’t rocking arenas, he’s dreaming up head-spinningly sleek custom vintage autos realized by celebrity car builder Rick Dore. Reclaimed Rust at the Petersen Automotive Museum is the first public showcase of nine key beauties.

LA’s heartfelt Kobe memorials are everywhere

From notes and flowers on local sidewalks to soaring purple and gold lighting displays on downtown skyscrapers, LA’s love and mourning of Kobe Bryant are emblazoned across the city. Here, just a few of the ways Angelenos are honoring his memory.

San Francisco Bay Area

Year of the Yum 

Luck and prosperity? Delicious Chinese food? Count us in. Celebrate the Year of the Rat in mouth-watering style with these special Chinese New Year eats at restaurants in Millbrae, San Francisco, the East Bay, and Sacramento.

High Hotel Living 

There’s just something about a big-city hotel bar. If you’re looking for something a bit more elevated than a beer and a shot at your local dive, 7×7 has done the work of weeding out the top options in San Francisco, from Instagram-worthy rooftop views at Proper Hotel SF and Virgin Hotel to the easy elegance of the Redwood Room at the Clift to the kitschy tiki fun of Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar at the Fairmont. 

Live Long and Prosper in these Bay Area Cities

Many San Franciscans have only a vague notion of Daly City as that foggy place just south of the city—the one with the megaplex cinema. Well, they must be doing something right as it recently came in second on a list of U.S. cities where people stay the longest. Check out the complete list of Bay Area cities where residents stay the longest.

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Dining Chic on the Cheap

Let’s face it: Eating out in San Francisco can be super expensive. Whether you’re saving up for a down payment, your next vacation, or just your next rent check, Eater’s got your back with this list of 25 essential SF eateries for budget-conscious diners. And your options—scratch-made udon, delicious dim sum, buttery tikka masala, fresh-fried falafel—aren’t too shabby. 

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