Julia Rizik delivers intimate performance at Cleo Mediterráneo 

As the gleam of the fading sun danced across the windshield of the Uber en route to the nights’ festivities, my mind flashed back to a few months ago when I had gone on a solo camping trip to Lake Cachuma. It was on this trip that I finally accepted the fact that underneath my toasty brown/Swiss Coffee of skin color exterior lives a country … Continue reading Julia Rizik delivers intimate performance at Cleo Mediterráneo 

CLEO Hollywood expands to WeHo

There is a reason Cleo (SBE Group) in Hollywood with its Mediterranean fare has lasted 7 years at the Redbury Hotel. Now Cleo Mediterraneo can be found on W. 3rd Street at the Orlando Hotel. Cleo brought me back to Morocco, Israel, and Greece, thus why this place is considered Mediterranean food. Cleo is the perfect place to share numerous small dishes called Mezzes, like … Continue reading CLEO Hollywood expands to WeHo

Elmaleh Stars at Hollywood’s Cleo at the Redbury

Cleopatra adorns the walls, her clearly ecstatic nude body whetting patron’s appetites at the well-stocked bar. The images, an art collection remaining from the previous incarnation of the establishment, harken back not only to an ancient past but to a more recent era when in the wake of Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Art Deco incarnated the world’s love affair of Egyptology. And … Continue reading Elmaleh Stars at Hollywood’s Cleo at the Redbury