Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Inside the revamped historic 1926 Mayfair Hotel in the emerging Westlake neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, find an indulgent brunch at LOCALA Kitchen + Bar. Pass the stunning grandiose light-filtering foyer with original 1926 columns and bravado art from well-known street artists to enter LOCALA. This mid-century mod restaurant comes with reasonable prices, more than most brunch spots in LA. Helmed by Wolfgang Puck protégé … Continue reading Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Yours Truly considered one of Los Angeles’s best new restaurants of 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine, expands to weekday lunch in 2020. Helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Vartan Abgaryan, this newcomer to Abbot Kinney known for its seasonal modern California cuisine for dinner and brunch is now open on Venice Beach for a daytime feast Monday – Friday from 11:30 – 2:30 pm. Chef Abgaryan who … Continue reading Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Get to know Neighbor over brunch

“Won’t you be my Neighbor?” While you may still see hipsters sporting cardigans, Mister Rogers’ old Neighborhood is not a far from how you might feel at this neighborly Venice garden bistro and cocktail bar. Since weekend brunches are meant to linger, this charming old house on Abbot Kinney – known as Neighbor – is the best way to waste away a Sunday. Outside by … Continue reading Get to know Neighbor over brunch

A Lavish Brunch at the Grove

The Grove, TripAdvisor’s number-one ranked shopping destination in Los Angeles, played host last week to the inaugural “Lavish Brunch,” a gorgeously set 150-foot dining table atop the trolley tracks.  Chef Dominique Ansel of acclaimed restaurant 189 showcased a menu of brunch fare for the 150 guests who braved the heat and dined in the shade of umbrellas and refreshed with Lillet-based cocktails. His offerings included … Continue reading A Lavish Brunch at the Grove

Santuari Restaurant, a hidden sanctuary at Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club

UPDATED: Ordering online for curbside pickup and delivery is now available! 12-8pm Tuesday-Saturday. Bottles of wine and cocktail kits available too. Enjoy the Santuari experience from the comfort of your own home. Click here for the menu. Growing up in Old Lyme, Connecticut, our racket club was part of our childhood, a place to socialize, play tennis and swim in the pool. It was a … Continue reading Santuari Restaurant, a hidden sanctuary at Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club

Babes and Bubbly at SUR for new Brunch Menu

SUR Restaurant and Lounge debuted its new Brunch Menu on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The celebrity hot spot best known as the set of the popular BRAVO TV show, Vanderpump Rules,is now serving a variety of sweet and savory brunch dishes The restaurant, located in the heart of WeHo, has introduced a brunch menu featuring more than 10 new entrees, as well as classic favorites … Continue reading Babes and Bubbly at SUR for new Brunch Menu

Castaway from the city in Burbank’s Mountains

Los Angeles’s newest gorgeous venue provides a dramatic setting with views of the whole city. Set up on the hillside above a golf course in the Verdugo Mountains, surrounded by canyons and palm trees in Burbank, find a seat outside on the grand terrace or indoors at a cozy booth with AC. The 12,500 square foot venue is worth the drive for a special brunch … Continue reading Castaway from the city in Burbank’s Mountains

Maple at Descanso Gardens: Brunch and a Garden Stroll

Take a pre or post-brunch stroll through the blooming camellias in the 150-acre garden oasis at the historic Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. Intoxicate your loved one with the smell of wisteria or magnolia blossoms before indulging in their restaurant Maple, only open for brunch on the weekends. The menu is infused with maple items like Maple Moscow Mules, Chicken and Beignets with Maple … Continue reading Maple at Descanso Gardens: Brunch and a Garden Stroll

Eastern European brunch at Doma Kitchen in Marina del Rey

Doma Kitchen is a multicultural exchange that sits in a nondescript shopping plaza in Marina del Rey. Enjoy weekend brunch served until 4 pm with Eastern European flair. We found an outdoor spot right outside the entrance. Start with the Crunchy Bavarian Garlic Bread, a dark seeded bread stacked like Jenga that comes with a garlic, yogurt, and horseradish dip. Next, share the ricotta pancakes dipped … Continue reading Eastern European brunch at Doma Kitchen in Marina del Rey

Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA

Executive Chef Fernando Darin dazzled us all night long with an endless slew of exceptional dishes at Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s 5 year old Ray’s and Stark Bar named in honor of film producer Ray Stark (“West Side Story,” “Lolita,” “Funny Girl,” “Annie,” and “Steel Magnolias.”) It was hard to pick our favorite bites from his new art-centric menu, but the Italian in me loved the … Continue reading Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA