The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2010

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HOt PROPERTY Home Sweet NEW HOTSPOT DILLON’S PROVIDES A TASTE OF HOME, WHEREVER YOU’RE FROM doesn’t get much more “L.A.” than the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Nearby theaters, clubs and trendy restaurants bring heavy foot traffi c to this famed intersec- tion, and locals and tourists alike fl ock here to soak up the Hollywood magic. But for Omar Moss, even the hippest parts of town need a place for “regular” people, and Moss is bring- ing exactly that to this iconic locale with his latest venture, Dillon’s, an Irish pub that’s the heir apparent to Moss’ fi rst hit bar/restaurant concept, Dublin’s. As a former doorman, Moss recalls observ- ing an inequity in terms of who made the cut to gain entrance to Hollywood’s swankest clubs, and realized that there was a void to be fi lled on the scene. “I looked around and saw that there was a group of people who couldn’t get into the clubs, and they were just regular folks,” explains Moss, whose NFL-worthy stature is softened Business partners Eric Gea (left) and Omar Moss have made Dillon’s Hollywood a home away from home for those looking for fun, food and, of course, Irish whiskey. 48 / the tasting panel / april 2010 Hollywood It by Rachel Burkons / photos by Maria schriber

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