IMPACT Wrestling star TJ Perkins on dining in L.A., having L.A.-related tattoos & more

  IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s leading professional wrestling companies, and the week of its Slammiversary pay-per-view the company revealed some big new signings to the company. Among those big signing announcements were The Good Brothers (“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows), Brian Myers, EC3, Eric Young and Heath Miller, all of whom prior wrestling champions. Meanwhile, IMPACT itself — … Continue reading IMPACT Wrestling star TJ Perkins on dining in L.A., having L.A.-related tattoos & more

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

The Pandemic-Proof Office

It’s a new era we’re living in, one that’s going to take some getting used to. As the country relaxes the lockdown and people return to their workplaces, architects and designers are working on new concepts for the future of office space.  For years, the trend in office design had moved in the direction of open spaces in an effort to promote collaboration and camaraderie. … Continue reading The Pandemic-Proof Office

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

7 Best Parks in LA for Socially Distant Gatherings

Is there anything better than summertime in California? However, in the era of the novel coronavirus, many regional attractions remain closed, while others reopen with new restrictions. Have you caught cabin fever yet? Guess what? You don’t need any money or roller coasters to enjoy fun in the sun, California-style. LA boasts a wide array of parks, and you can find plenty of space to … Continue reading 7 Best Parks in LA for Socially Distant Gatherings