Category Archive: food

DTLA: Friends with Benefits at the Ace Hotel

  The Ace in Downtown Los Angeles has been doing a fun series on Tuesday nights called, “Friends with Benefits.” Guest bartenders began invading the Rooftop in April and I’ve made it to… Continue reading

Las Vegas: 3535, The Lobby Bar at the Linq Hotel

Bar 3535, the lobby bar at the Linq HotelĀ in Las Vegas, is quite stunning. The back bar slowly turns various gem-hued shades. Like any good lobby bar, it attracts all sorts of moving… Continue reading

Studio City: BBQ Lunch at Barrel and Ashes

  I recently checked out Barrel and Ashes for lunch. I rarely make it to the 818 so it was a nice treat to get away for barbeque. Led by French Laundry alums,… Continue reading

DTLA: Avery.Sing in Little Tokyo is Now Open

  Avery.Sing in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles is now open. Touted as “Cal-Asian” eats, the cafe features everything from burritos to kimchi fried rice. Located in the former Green Bamboo space, the… Continue reading

DTLA: Going Big at Grand Central Market’s Madcapra

  Madcapra opened at Grand Central Market about six weeks ago and it’s already the talk of Downtown Los Angeles for their falafel.   If you go with a friend and can’t decide… Continue reading

Orange County: Mexican Food with French Technique at Anepalco’s

  While I was in Orange County visiting Anepalco’s and others for a Tour de Negroni (Negroni Week research), I couldn’t help but try the food as well. Anepalco’s likes to say it’s… Continue reading

Laguna Beach: Dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana

  During my Negroni Week research, we stopped in at Broadway by Amar Santana for dinner.   I was craving pasta and since I love cavatelli, the dish with lamb ragout sounded awesome.… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Highball and Harvest at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes

  One of the best meals I had at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes was at Highball and Harvest for the Tasting Panel Magazine judges who were judging wine and spirits at Wine… Continue reading

WSWA: Tasting Panel Magazine Judges Dinner at Highball and Harvest

The day before I judged spirits with Tasting Panel Magazine at Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I got to meet the other judges at a special dinner. Hosted at Highball and Harvest… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Cask and Larder

  While I was in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out Cask & Larder in nearby Winter Park. It was recommended to us by many people for both… Continue reading