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  • pinitbutton Drinking  with Tom Sandoval
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SUR Restaurant & Lounge bartender Tom Sandoval

 

 

Lots of fans would enjoy having a drink at SUR Restaurant & Lounge with bartender Tom Sandoval, but I am not sure that his girlfriend, server Kristen Doute, wants to do so after watching the last two episodes of Bravo TV’s hit show Vanderpump Rules.
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With Peter Madrigal

on January 14th, 2014
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SUR Restaurant & Lounge manager Peter Madrigal

The episode of Bravo TV’s hit show “Vanderpump Rules” that aired last Monday took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, where Stassi Schroeder flew down with some of the staff of SUR Restaurant & Lounge to celebrate her 25th birthday. Among the celebrants were Schroeder’s ex-boyfriend Jax Taylor, Peter Madrigal, Tom Sandoval, Kristen Doute, Scheana Marie and Katie Maloney, both accompanied by their boyfriends.
 
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With Scheana Marie

on January 07th, 2014
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Server Scheana Marie, SUR Restaurant & Lounge

Tonight on the Vanderpump Rules saga some of the SUR Restaurant & Lounge staff are in Los Cabos, Mexico, to celebrate Stassi Schroeder’s birthday. After watching the previous episodes, I am not sure who has been invited. Will Scheana Marie be there? Over last season, she had become friends with Schroeder, but the relationship dissipated over time.
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Server Stassi Schroeder and co-partner Guillermo Zapata, SUR Restaurant & Lounge

 

If Guillermo Zapata’s birthday party on the hit Bravo TV show Vanderpump Rules went smoothly two episodes ago, it was not the case of Peter Madrigal’s 30th birthday celebration in the last episode. Zapata is a co-partner of West Hollywood’s SUR Restaurant & Lounge where Madrigal is a manager.

 

Server Katie Maloney had a little too much to drink during Madrigal’s party (she admitted this to me last week when I popped in at the restaurant). And she talked too much. Turn on your TV or DVR for tonight’s show and see if she was right….



With Steven Vanhauwaert

on December 17th, 2013
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As you may know, my favorite thing to do when I am out of the house, but not in a restaurant, is to listen to classical music. That is what I did Saturday afternoon when the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra was performing its 69th Season Winter Concert at Barnum Hall.
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