John terzian exclusive interview_ entrepreneur and co-founder the h. wood group (the nice guy, bootsy bellows, blind dragon)

John Terzian has the Midis touch. Chicken tenders recipe healthy The co-founder of the h.wood Group has opened some of the hottest spots in Los Angeles, including SHOREbar, Bootsy Bellows, Blind Dragon, Henry’s, The Nice Guy Restaurant Lounge, Ivory at The Mondrian Los Angeles and Delilah.

A native of Los Angeles, Terzian started his career at AMLV management where he helped manage nightlife luminaries and was predominately responsible for launching the career of DJ AM, among others. Chicken tenders recipe ideas He formed The h.wood Group in 2008 with managing partner Brian Toll, as a hospitality and lifestyles company, generating upscale nightlife and restaurant divisions, corporate branding, real-estate development and event production. Chicken tenders recipe oven In 2012, the group opened Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood alongside actor David Arquette as well as their first west side endeavor, SHOREbar.

As Terzian became more influential in the entertainment and hospitality industry, he grew to redefine nightlife with his signature style of branding, making each of the h.wood Group venues’ concept themes speak individually for themselves and conquer the nightlife scene, becoming some of LA’s most exclusive hot spots.

After sealing the partnership with Hakkasan Group in 2014, Terzian went on to expand into the Food and Beverages industry with the h.wood Group’s first restaurant, the Nice Guy. Baked chicken fingers panko As the visionary mastermind behind the creative development and concept for the exclusive reservations only eatery, Terzian struck a balanced formula, with a “home base” for their personal networks to enjoy the intimate nostalgic interiors, epicurean food and specialty cocktails, and live music performances all engaging in one place. Crispy chicken fingers recipe The Nice Guy quickly caught the world’s eye as one of LA’s top destinations.

The Nice Guy, which opened in 2014 is a favorite of the Kardashians, Gigi Hadid, A$AP Rocky, Harry Styles and Selena Gomez.


Easy chicken fingers Photo: Courtesy of The h.wood Group

Outside the city of Angels, the h.wood Group has expanded to include Heart of Omnia inside Omnia Las Vegas, Bootsy Bellows Aspen and Blind Dragon Dubai.

We caught up with the entrepreneur and chatted about his newest opening, his drink of choice and where he sees the h.wood Group headed. How to cook chicken fingers Check out the exclusive interview below.

I started throwing parties and events in college at USC [University of Southern California]. How to make homemade chicken fingers My art background combined with my love of people and entertaining caused me to fall into this business.

It is a true supper club concept as they used to have in the ’20s and ’30s [hence the decor and theme is from that era]. Deep fried chicken tenders recipe It is a truly special place that is a restaurant with amazing drinks and food, a live band nightly and other various surprises like flapper style showgirls working the room’s atmosphere and experience. Chicken strips recipe ideas This is a true social hub.

Celebrity fans of the Burger at Delilah include Taylor Lautner, Brody Jenner, Drake, French Montana, Seth McFarlane, Harry Styles, Cash Warren, Randy Jackson, Joe Jonas and Randy Gerber. Zaxby’s chicken fingers recipe Photo: Aliza Sokolow / Poppyseed Agency

#6. Dipping sauce for chicken fingers Your venues are known to attract the hottest celebrities including The Kardashians, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Eva Longoria, Drake, GIgi Hadid and Kate Hudson. Oven chicken fingers Who would be your dream customer? Anyone you would love to see come in?

The Champagne Papi cocktail [Virginia Black, velvet falernum, lime, mango puree served in a flute w/ a personal bottle of champagne] at Delilah or Elyx on the rocks.

I have always had my eye on and looking for a great fit in London. Chicken fingers recipe fried Last October, we opened our very first international expansion with our upscale karaoke lounge, Blind Dragon in Dubai. Deep fried chicken fingers recipe As we do explore into more international properties, we always make sure that people still identify with the h.wood Group brands and experience. Chicken strips recipe oven That’s what we think people enjoy the most at our places, and remember us by and we want to keep sharing that around the world.