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Rub Elbows With the Glitterati at Craig’s

September 2, 2015 4:49 pm

There are tons of places in West Hollywood to see and be seen, but one that locals unanimously recommend is Craig’s on Melrose. Owner Craig Susser was the long-time manager of Dan Tana’s, one of Tinseltown’s most notorious celebrity hangouts. When that place was sold, he set out on his own in 2011 and the end result is Craig’s.

Here, the menu is upscale American comfort food that uses clever ingredients to produce large, tasty plates. Some of the most popular appetizers include the fried calamari and oysters on the half shell, but just about everything is good. For entrees, the baby back ribs with crisp shoestring fries win raves, as does the Big Al’s cheeseburger on a Portugese bun with spicy mayo, cheddar, bacon and pickles. The signature dish is probably the Meldman’s honey truffle chicken, fried to perfection and served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Prices are a little high, but the glitterati that frequent the place don’t care.

8826 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 276-1900

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August 28, 2015 4:32 pm

They also offer a discount to all Windsor residents!

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Transform Your Textiles With These 6 Must-Know Tips for Painting Fabric

August 26, 2015 5:23 pm

Do you have a dingy old couch that’s just begging for a makeover? It may seem impossible to redo your upholstered furniture without stripping it and reupholstering, but these tutorials for painting fabric will make you think differently about your dated sofa.

  1. Decide on a design. First, decide if you want to paint the entire surface of your furniture an entirely different color, or if you want to get really creative and add a funky pattern to the existing shade.
  2. Choose the right fabric. Tightly woven fabrics work better, as the paint has less chance of seeping through the weave.
  3. Wash. If you’re painting removable fabric, try to wash it first. Just make sure to skip the fabric softener to eliminate the amount of chemicals in the fabric.
  4. Choose the right paint. Purchase a fabric paint from your local craft store, and be sure to check the label to see how much you’ll need for the size of your fabric. Spray paints work best for all-over color, while tiny brushes and small paint buckets work well for patterns.
  5. Use multiple coats. Because most fabrics are already very bold, you’ll likely have to paint multiple coats to get the new color to completely cover the old one.
  6. Allow time to dry. Be sure to allow at least a full 12 hours in between each coat, and even longer before you sit on the couch or chair.

How To: Paint Fabric [Bob Vila]
Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair! [11 Magnolia Lane]
10 Fabric Painting Tips [About Home]

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