20 new food and drink brands to add to your kitchen

Whether you are hosting a gathering at home, celebrating New Year’s, partaking in an NFL Sunday or attending a holiday party, it pays to have an equipped kitchen and pantry. However, it is not always easy to keep up with the latest and greatest brands out there on the market. As a frequent reader of industry trades, a prolific interviewer of brand ambassadors and a … Continue reading 20 new food and drink brands to add to your kitchen

KASS Wine Bar and Restaurant brings France to La Brea

A chic, sophisticated new addition has popped up on La Brea – KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant – courtesy of Michelin starred and world-renowned Chef Christophe Émé, who is offering an approachable French dinner menu and unparalleled wine list. A 40-seat dining room with an open kitchen to watch the culinary team work their artistic magic sits adjacent to a classy intimate bar stripped of pretention. Enter into … Continue reading KASS Wine Bar and Restaurant brings France to La Brea

Commerson Restaurant: Escalate your taste buds

Commerson joins the burgeoning list of tantalizing restaurants on La Brea in mid-city – more than I could imagine ten years ago. Just down the road from Republique, La Brea Bakery, and above Trejo’s Tacos on the corner of W. 8th, sits this dimly lit bustling restaurant bar Scandinavian streamlined, open with minimalist decor. Helmed by former Wolfgang Puck Chef Sal Garcia, the California cuisine … Continue reading Commerson Restaurant: Escalate your taste buds

HiHo Cheeseburger in Santa Monica

Los Angeles is saturated with good burger joints, but some stand out from the crowd and will literally make you drive out of your way to sample a worthy meat patty. HiHo Cheeseburger (next to Uovo Pasta Bar) now serves the only 100 % grass-fed wagyu burger in LA, along with a vegan burger and the most sinful cheesecake with a dripping of strawberry (which we … Continue reading HiHo Cheeseburger in Santa Monica

Wolfin’ Down at Wolvesmouth

Last week, my friend, Jason, sent me an email asking if I was interested in attending a Wolvesmouth dinner. Jason raved about both the Wolvesmouth and its seafood-focused counterpart, Sharksteeth dinners that he attended before. Immediately, I was intrigued by this ultra-exclusive dining opportunity.   The concept of Wolvesmouth is the most unique I have experienced. Considered the hardest reservation in Los Angeles, scoring an … Continue reading Wolfin’ Down at Wolvesmouth

Two Tooheys at Twohey’s

At Twohey’s, two Tooheys dined And ate ham and chicken well brined The owners they met Drank some cocktails? You bet That hot fudge, truly one of a kind! Newly opened Twohey’s Tavern in Pasadena is many things. A modern, fine dining take on the 75-year old Twohey’s diner in Alhamba. A gorgeous space with enough bar area to comfortably enjoy a creative cocktail, or … Continue reading Two Tooheys at Twohey’s

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48 Hours in Portland

This article was previously posted on WeSaidGoTravel. Portland impressed me as soon as we landed because due to so many green trees the air felt so pure and fresh, whether that is the Pacific northwest or my 9 years oxygen-less in the Los Angeles desert, I couldn’t stop wanting to breath the air deep into my lungs. I quickly learned the best way to see … Continue reading 48 Hours in Portland