Nueva, you had me at Uni, Mezcal cocktails, and MexiCali Cuisine

Nueva is your new reason to get out of the house. Newly-opened in Venice right next to Scopa, NUEVA offers socially distant patio dining outside. Coming here might be the pick-up you need because the food and cocktails are incredible! Once a hotspot back in the day that almost felt like an outdoor club, some 12 years ago this same location was once filled with … Continue reading Nueva, you had me at Uni, Mezcal cocktails, and MexiCali Cuisine

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

Tito’s Tacos – now offering delivery for the first time in 60 years

For the first time in 60 years, Tito’s Tacos is offering delivery (permanently) and pickup, but no phone orders. Midweek we popped in the long line that steadily moved full of mask wearers 6 feet apart to take home some tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chicken tamales, and chili con carne. A rare treat when we haven’t eaten out in 3 months. A Los Angeles staple in … Continue reading Tito’s Tacos – now offering delivery for the first time in 60 years

Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

The world seems to be at a standstill. Our biggest joy was dining out and enjoying exciting food with friends. Now for all of us, that has been put on hold as we learn to eat alone daily in our homes or with our families. When you tire of cooking at home, treat yourself and your loved ones to NOT a night-out, but a night-in … Continue reading Support your local Malibu restaurants during the Covid lockdown

Four Mexican Getaways

This article was first published on MoneyInc, May 2019. Mexico is an underrated destination. A cultural haven, Mexico is THE place to visit for food, music, art, adventure, ocean excursions, biodiversity, animal migrations, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. It’s a beautiful country that is easy to get to, with many direct flights and over 50 international airports throughout the country. Besides being affordable and outright … Continue reading Four Mexican Getaways

Tocaya Organica brings 9 locations to LA

Tocaya Organica is a fast-casual modern organic Mexican spot that has popped up all over LA with a tenth location coming to the chic Palisades Village. Tocaya’s success is no surprise with Angelenos’ high expectations and demand for fresh local, sustainable and non-GMO food. Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options abound at affordable prices. Order a side of guacamole – doused in pomegranate seeds – with … Continue reading Tocaya Organica brings 9 locations to LA

For the Love of Te’Kila

“Tequila is made with a lot of time and love;” it is apparent that Te’Kila owner Kevin took the art of his restaurant’s namesake to heart when he created the space and atmosphere. The authentic décor is matched with signature drinks and dishes that continue to pay homage to any favorite local spot south-of-the-border. The care and attention to detail start at the top and … Continue reading For the Love of Te’Kila

Bocanegra makes its debut in budding LA beer scene

On a warm and bright summer day in June, strolling through the streets of Los Angeles, whether it be by fate or just the right decision, you can always end up walking into something unexpected. It’s one of the many qualities about Los Angeles that keeps me here, the ever-changing landscape being shaped by the wonderful mix of cultures and backgrounds constantly challenging the status … Continue reading Bocanegra makes its debut in budding LA beer scene

Sexy Petite Taqueria + Omakase

Another h.wood Group concept has joined the West Hollywood neighborhood and this time not far down the road from the Nice Guy and Poppy. Find h.wood Group’s latest venue on La Cienega, Petite Taqueria. This cozy sexy dark scenester Mexican bar-restaurant is perfect for your next date or girlfriend meet up. There always seems to be someone famous just a table away. The posh restaurant filled … Continue reading Sexy Petite Taqueria + Omakase

Elevate your food experience in LA

This article was first posted in Resident Magazine online, January 2018. Los Angeles is never short on new tantalizing food options. Chefs bring their culture and their own travel inspiration to the food game often blending cuisines and exciting taste buds. Try one of these festive dining options for singles, couples, or groups of friends. Share a meal, and elevate your senses with a new … Continue reading Elevate your food experience in LA