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

Plant Nation – vegan delivery

During the pandemic, many companies and restaurants have had to shift gears and pivot to survive. The well known SBE Group and C3 introduced us to their brand new takeout concept – Plant Nation, a delivery-only service 100% plant-based. The entirely vegan menu created by Chef Martin Heierling features robust options for lunch and dinner like pizzas, salads, warm bowls, sandwiches, and more. We anticipate … Continue reading Plant Nation – vegan delivery

Buellton – wine tasting Sideways-style during a pandemic

We would have been on a wine tasting trip in Buellton a month ago. In honor of missing yet another trip due to the pandemic, today I reminisce about a beautiful dinner atop H Club in Hollywood last year with Visit Buellton and the winemaker Frank Ostini of the Hitching Post. Today I look back – at this dinner sipping on saucy Hitching Post reds … Continue reading Buellton – wine tasting Sideways-style during a pandemic

The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

The Vault Garden is now open. They have researched and developed a socially safe environment for you to enjoy creative cocktails and delicious food in a heated, outdoor full-service garden.  From Hotel Triton, it is an easy walk to the Financial District for dinner at The Vault at 555 California Street, a grown-up suit-wearing restaurant built into an old bank vault. In the basement of the … Continue reading The Vault Garden is now open in San Francisco

Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Cooking Italian at home is such a unique and satisfying experience, it even has its own Spotify playlist. Few pleasures in life rival the heavenly aromas of a kitchen stove sauteeing traditional Italian ingredients like garlic, onion, and tomato. And if you’re like me, you consider artisanal sauces and pastas a form of currency, and a cupboard full of such items a virtual treasure chest. … Continue reading Italian Team Scores in Your Kitchen

Quarantine cocktails made with the Shots Box

The Shots Box, the monthly subscription box for craft spirit lovers, recently launched their Customizable Sample Box and Cocktail of the Month Box just in time for the pandemic lockdown. With most of the US population now drinking at home and saving money while doing so, spice up your weeknight, date night, or any night with these fun spirits boxes that come right to your … Continue reading Quarantine cocktails made with the Shots Box