December 2011 - Please The Palate
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Drago Centro launched their new Winter Cocktails menu tonight, just in time for the new year. The menu, created by Bar Manager Jaymee Mandeville, is perfect for the chilly nights that we have been having in LA.
Named after The Society of Six, an influential community of six artists in Northern California during the 1920’s prohibition era, The Six restaurant opening its doors in West La in 2010.  Inspired by the Society of Six who would create art with home-made meals, The Six is a casual, unpretentious restaurant that features six items in each category: Specials, Starters, Pizzas, Small Plates, Sides and Desserts, as well as six each of beer on tap, brew bottles, white wine, red wine and “curiously different wines”. In November, The Six opened up their Studio City location.  It's a great neighborhood place to have a great burger or other flavorful, tasty American-cuisine treats.
As a native Los Angeleno who was raised in Studio City, it was “cool” to be a valley girl in the early 80s. But then it passed and by the time I was a teenager, it wasn’t as “cool” anymore.  Fortunately, I grew up in the hills close to Mulholland and had a ‘323’ phone number and was able to deflect any negative valley remarks as I “lived in the Hollywood Hills”. Despite this stigma, Studio City has always been a great area.  It is a community of professionals and artists, singles and families of all ages.  Over the years, boutiques have opened along Ventura Blvd between Laurel Canyon and Whitsett that equal those found on the west side.  And now, great restaurants and bars are opening their doors in the east valley, drawing a thirsty and hungry crowd who are as happy as I am to have tasty local neighborhood spots.