Category Archive: foodie alert

West Hollywood: Checking Out the Romantic Esterel

  The Sofitel has relaunched the Esterel Restaurant with all-new decor. Le Jardin (The Garden) is an oasis with colorful patterns, gorgeous foliage and the perfect nook for a first date or the… Continue reading

Mid-City: Checking Out The District by Hannah An

  Recently I was invited to check out The District by Hannah An. I’ve always been intrigued by the An family and this is Hannah An’s project away from the strong family empire… Continue reading

Miami: Dim Sum and Chinese Food at Blackbrick

  One morning we woke up with brunch on our minds. Initially we tried to go somewhere on the Beach but the restaurant ended up stopping brunch service on Saturdays… forever. Eventually the… Continue reading

DTLA: Throwback Thursday – DineLA at Redbird

  Since Redbird opened, I’ve been meaning to check it out for lunch. DineLA was the perfect opportunity. The $25 lunch included an appetizer and entree. Desserts were supplemental. I opted for the… Continue reading

DTLA: Rice Bar Now Open

  Rice Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is now open. The Filipino rice bowl concept from restauranteur Santos Uy (Papilles, Mignon) and Chef Charles Olalia (formerly Patina, mar’sel) opened a few weeks ago.… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in Miami: Michael’s Genuine, Dolce Italian, Drawing Room and Rum Line

Following dinner at The Cypress Room, it seemed natural to go to Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink. I’d been there once before a couple of years ago. We stopped in for dessert and… Continue reading

Miami: Return to The Cypress Room

  It’s been a couple of years since I went to the Cypress Room in Miami. I was very surprised though to be welcomed back as the manager recognized me. We had been… Continue reading

Venice: Chef Nyesha Arrington Opens Leona Restaurant

  Leona Restaurant opened this week in Venice with Chef Nyesha Arrington at the helm.┬áThe menu reads like a love letter, highlighting the dear memories she’s made cooking with her grandmother and in… Continue reading

The Taste Returns to Paramount Studios September 4-6

  The Los Angeles Times’ food festival, The Taste, returns Labor Day weekend, September 4-6. The event features five events over three days starting with opening night.   Opening Night features the best… Continue reading

Miami: Catching the Fresh Fish at Cvi.Che 105

  After a week in Orlando eating mostly New American gastropub food, I was ready for some seafood in Miami. I headed over to Cvi.Che 105, one of the city’s top spots in… Continue reading