2016 Favorite Food Bites Around Los Angeles

Today I celebrate my 9 year LOVE affair with LA. California was a place I dreamed about living since the fashion magazine pages stared back at me as a kid in Connecticut. Driving across country solo and landing in a new place with nothing but a dream and hope for a more exciting and fulfilled life is a choice I’m so happy I had the … Continue reading 2016 Favorite Food Bites Around Los Angeles

Can’t Spell ‘L’Assiette’ without LA

Simplicity seems easy but it is difficult; very difficult. To specialize in the creation of a single, relatively uncomplicated dish, particularly one that is familiar to diners, requires perfect execution. I have great admiration for small menus. L’Assiette, on Melrose Avenue, is an example of a restaurant built on the premise of perfection. The name itself means, “the dish.” And what is that dish around … Continue reading Can’t Spell ‘L’Assiette’ without LA

Hakkasan Spices it up with 13 New Dishes

Last week, Michelin-starred Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon unveiled a whopping 13 new dishes at Hakkasan Beverly Hills, marking the most significant menu transformation since its September 2013 launch. The chic Cantonese restaurant, like most Beverly Hills residents, recently underwent a facelift and now has a more chic, up-to-date look about it. Truth be told, the bar got a lounge implant — a handful of … Continue reading Hakkasan Spices it up with 13 New Dishes

L.A. Neighborhoods Featured on Designer Dishware from Lemonade

How cool would it be to own dishware featuring the iconic landmarks in your particular L.A. neighborhood? Here’s the scoop… On Wednesday, local fast-casual chain Lemonade, founded in 2008 by chef Alan Jackson, unveiled colorful new dishware designed by L.A.-based designer Ilan Dei. It was Dei who created the warm, friendly and individualized look of the restaurants. “Los Angeles is so diverse and each neighborhood … Continue reading L.A. Neighborhoods Featured on Designer Dishware from Lemonade

The Larchmont Ups its Game with French Laundry Alum Chef

This 100 year old two story former home on 5750 Melrose Avenue now The Larchmont makes you feel like you are no longer in busy LA. As soon as I arrive things feel calmer because the seating is intimate and the white washed main dining room is not noisy like many establishments in LA. There is  a wooden deck and even a neat outdoor area that … Continue reading The Larchmont Ups its Game with French Laundry Alum Chef

Patio Season Kicks off at Michael’s

For those who know and appreciate history, Michael’s is sacred ground. The groundbreaking restaurant on Santa Monica’s Third Street north of Wilshire redefined the dining scene in L.A. when it opened in 1979. Today, Michael McCarty’s maverick spirit still invigorates the joint, keeping it as fresh as the cuisine he helped invent. With spring upon us, it is al fresco season once again, and one … Continue reading Patio Season Kicks off at Michael’s

The Palm Reinvents Itself in Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Palm Restaurant is in a shiny new spot and sexier than ever. Now just a few blocks east of Rodeo Drive, the 6,000 square foot space can seat 185 people, including an intimate outdoor patio. After almost forty years in West Hollywood, the new Palm fits perfectly in Beverly Hills. The older professional crowd packed the bar and the large open dining … Continue reading The Palm Reinvents Itself in Beverly Hills

Satisfying BBQ at Chop Daddy’s; Now on the Road

Sometimes a girl craves some meat, and even though Chop Daddy’s on Abbott Kinney in Venice is right next to the healthiest place ever – Kreation Kafe, you find yourself drawn to the aroma of brisket and craving a hearty sandwich. Chop Daddys, just blocks from the beach, makes all its rubs and sauces, and smokes all its meats in-house by their Pitmaster, Eric Solton. Eric … Continue reading Satisfying BBQ at Chop Daddy’s; Now on the Road

DoorDash – Food right to you from the best restaurants

Doordash.com was my secret little luxury last week as I scoured endless restaurants on their site. This service actually delivers right to your home, office, school, or even hotel. So many options near the west side of LA, I started first with Wokano for some delectable sushi, since the place I wanted to order from in Pacific Palisades wasn’t open on DoorDash til 11:30, and … Continue reading DoorDash – Food right to you from the best restaurants