OUR FAVORITE FRIDAY NIGHT HAUNT: SOUTH BEVERLY GRILL

We first learned of the great Hillstone Group with R&D Kitchen in Santa Monica. You may have seen Sissy's recent post on The Honor Bar, Montecito. We are kind of obsessed. These guys just KNOW HOW TO MAKE A BURGER. I'm not sure if there's one I like better. Hillstone has mastered the art of adult and kid-friendly, upscale comfort food. And it turns out, that more often than not, Jason and I want to go to their Beverly Hills location - South Beverly Grill, on most Friday nights. It's upscale and beautiful inside but totally kid friendly. And did I mention that they make damn good burgers?! If you are looking for seriously good baby back ribs, they make some delicious ones too. South Beverly Grill also offers a special sushi menu that their other locations do not.

I love the moody decor. Yet it's a very family-friendly place.

Table for 1? You can pull up a stool and enjoy your meal at the pretty bar.

We love piling into a big red booth and "trapping" Brixton in. Hehe.

Sushi is made-to-order at their sushi bar.

Spicy Tuna Roll with jicama and fresh wasabi.

Thai Steak and Noodle Salad

Cheeseburger and Fries. Yes, please.

South Beverly Grill is located at:

122 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

Happy Friday! xx

4TH OF JULY FOOD AND DRINK IDEAS

Time to get your patriotism on! Here are some fun and festive food and drink ideas for your Independence Day bash!

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Let's just go ahead and have dessert first. How gorgeous is this cherry and blueberry pie from Little Peanut Magazine?

 

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Now we need an icy cold beverage. This beautiful Cherry Margarita from Rip And Tan looks perfectly refreshing.

 

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Looking for a non-alcoholic beverage option? This Watermelon Punch and Bowl, from Martha Stewart, is genius and simple. And sugar free!

 

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Guacamole and chips are my quintessential summer foods. Let's try this recipe from one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Here's the recipe from Petty Cash Taqueria, via Los Angeles Magazine.

 

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Time to get the grill going. Bobby Flay's Green Chile Cheeseburgers with homemade queso sauce look like they'd be a perfect fit at our party. 

 

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

After those green chiles, cool your mouth down with these homemade firecracker popsicles from Freutcake. The kids will love them!

Happy 4th Everyone!! xx