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

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

Skate and snack at ICE in Santa Monica

It may never snow in LA, but bring some holiday cheer to your loved ones with an outing at Santa Monica’s beloved ICE presented by The Plaza at Santa Monica, where you can ice skate under the twinkly lights (and pretend its winter). Located at the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica’s 8,000 square foot outdoor ice-skating rink is the perfect date … Continue reading Skate and snack at ICE in Santa Monica

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

Reconceived – LA’s 3 new culinary twists

“Life moves pretty fast,” Ferris Bueller told us. Nowhere is that more true than the L.A. dining scene. OK, that’s probably not true, but it really serves the purposes of my article here, so I’m not going to, like, retract it or anything. Like pop-up restaurants, bursting on the scene before pulling the inevitable Houdini act, the brick-and-mortar world is nearly as equally ephemeral. And … Continue reading Reconceived – LA’s 3 new culinary twists