Tuesday, August 30, 2016

El Segundo / Signature Style

El Segundo in the Ironworks plaza opens officially Tuesday August 30! 

The street scene concept designed by Beinfield Architecture, is a fun decampment from the routine, like a mini-vacation, featuring a mash-up of familiar and global street food and cocktails, and floor to ceiling spray paint art...
Bruce Beinfield aka "The Architagger"

Congratulations! : Co-owners* Shawn Longyear and Andrey Cortes are on a roll
Mixologist Abner and signature  Margarita with a salt and pepper rim

The Hour / review
Special Bonus Music video - with a surprise cameo...
"I Left my Wallet in El Segundo"

*with Chris Hickey and Chris Rasile

Monday, August 15, 2016

Restaurant Week / Stamford

Two Beinfield designed restaurants participating -
August 26 – September 4, 2016

 On Beinfield Architecture's renovation / Bar Rosso
"The restaurant has been totally transformed, sporting a dramatic two story high central dining area surrounded overhead on two sides buy a dining mezzanine overlooking the main dining area and on a third by a private dining room softened behind shaded glass. A dramatic bar of stainless steel set against a backdrop of exposed stone runs the length of the room and leads the eye to the real focus of the place: the imposing steel surround of the woodburning beehive oven. Rustic wood ceilings and exposed stone walls set against high energy glass and steel combine the old and new at Bar Rosso, setting the tone, reflecting the soul of the restaurant. Featuring glorious Italian cheeses and charcuterie, small plate specialties, mix and match bites off a large antipasto menu, wood oven thin crust pizza, homemade pasta and Italian inspired entrees, Bar Rosso is intended as a tour of the Italian culinary scene complemented by a full Italian wine list and cocktails inspired by the authenticity."                                          OpenTable

".... very intimate, even with the loud music playing in the background. Stamford Barcelona features a circular type bar, where guests can sit and chat in the dark ambiance of the inside. Wood plank walls are accented with a variety of framed prints and industrial style light fixtures hang from the ceiling. The menu was displayed in front of you above the bar written on chalk-board..... very cool."                                                 MartiniHunter

"Barcelona provides the energy of the Ramblas with the care of a corner tavern. The perfect spot for a quick bite or a romantic feast, with flavorful tapas, paellas and sangria.Seasonal outdoor seating." MofflyMedia