8 Restaurants in LA with Outdoor Seating and Lots of Space

It’s the summer of dining in — or is it? It is possible to enjoy an elegant dinner out on the town. The trick involves finding a restaurant with an alfresco ambiance. You won’t find any lack of such eateries in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Whether you have a taste for Thai or a fancy for French cuisine, you’ll find something to delight every palate. … Continue reading 8 Restaurants in LA with Outdoor Seating and Lots of Space

Your multi-sauce companion – Diablo Verde’s Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Now that we are cooking almost every meal from home during the pandemic, it is nice to have a multi-use sauce. Recently, we have been turned on to Diablo Verde Creamy Cilantro sauce by 3SonsFoods available in Mild, Medium, and Hot. The mild level has enough spicy kick for me. The sauce is soy-free, preservative-free, and egg-free plus vegetarian and keto-friendly – a win-win-win! We have enjoyed … Continue reading Your multi-sauce companion – Diablo Verde’s Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

By the time we all get out of Covid-19 lockdown and can move free of fear, it may feel like the Roaring 20s all over again. You might want to hug a stranger, dance in the streets, or scream for freedom. Get to know Greater Palm Springs by sipping your way around the destination’s 9 distinct cities. Many establishments offer outdoor seatings, patios, gardens, rooftops, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

Son of a Barista – easy espresso at home

Many companies during this 2020 pandemic have had to rethink business models and pivot to stay afloat and one such L.A. based brand called Son of a Barista is banking on everyone staying home now by shifting sales from hotels to consumers. America’s obsession with good coffee and caffeine has steadily catapulted beginning with the first Starbucks opening in Seattle in 1971. Long gone are the … Continue reading Son of a Barista – easy espresso at home

LOQUI – 1 taco, 2 tacos, 3 tacos, 4

Tacos at LOQUI are incredibly satisfying. This may be due to the special scatch-made flour tortillas or the ingredients that make me feel like I’m back in Mexico. Cofounded and led by Mexican-born Ari Ampudia, LOQUI celebrates the connection between familial culture and Mexican food. LOQUI recreates the flavors and simplicity of a classic taqueria.  It is impossible to not eat one or two on your … Continue reading LOQUI – 1 taco, 2 tacos, 3 tacos, 4

Bowlila – For the Love of Chickpeas

Another new plant-based delivery and takeout concept has popped up in LA – Bowlila! But these healthy eats are all about the love of chickpeas. Balila, a Lebanese dish consisting of chickpeas boiled with lemon juice, garlic, and various spices served as a hot mezze dish, is their Middle Eastern inspiration for Bowlila – but their bowls are inspired by different regions around the world … Continue reading Bowlila – For the Love of Chickpeas

Kiki on the River – memorable Mediterranean in Miami

Since our Miami food article on Lonely Planet was put on hold by the pandemic, we wanted to share a restaurant we will never forget – Kiki on the River. Due to its open-air location on the river and dramatic glowing setting at night, Kiki on the River in Miami makes you feel like you’ve been transported to Greece or the Mediterranean. While you might … Continue reading Kiki on the River – memorable Mediterranean in Miami

Dine around the world – Q&A with Nick Liberato from Restaurants on the Edge

If you haven’t watched both seasons of Restaurants on the Edge on Netflix, that what are you waiting for? Travel around the world from your own home and dream about where you want to jet post-pandemic. We can tell you Slovenia and Malta are now high on our list. Filled with travel, food, and design inspiration, the team (consisting of Chef Dennis the Prescott, Interior … Continue reading Dine around the world – Q&A with Nick Liberato from Restaurants on the Edge

Why We Love Foodnerd’s Overnights Breakfast Options

We use to make our own overnight chia seed pudding and keep it in the fridge for the week (topped with chopped fruit) so we were skeptical at first and completely surprised how much we loved the convenience of Foodnerd’s Overnights Oats and Overnights Chia Pudding. Also, Foodnerd’s easy convenient pouches with flavors like Coconut Fig and Wild Blueberry Banana taste way better than our … Continue reading Why We Love Foodnerd’s Overnights Breakfast Options

Tito’s Tacos – now offering delivery for the first time in 60 years

For the first time in 60 years, Tito’s Tacos is offering delivery (permanently) and pickup, but no phone orders. Midweek we popped in the long line that steadily moved full of mask wearers 6 feet apart to take home some tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chicken tamales, and chili con carne. A rare treat when we haven’t eaten out in 3 months. A Los Angeles staple in … Continue reading Tito’s Tacos – now offering delivery for the first time in 60 years