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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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