Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Santa Monica: Belcampo Meat Company Is Now Open

Belcampo Meat Company, Santa Monica is now open. I got to check it out during a limited-run preview last year with guest bartenders. The Downtown Los Angeles location at Grand Central Market is… Continue reading

Have You Checked Out the San Antonio Winery Lately?

Have you visited the San Antonio Winery lately? Surprisingly being a native, I had never visited the Los Angeles winery that’s been open since 1917. At one time, Los Angeles was a bustling… Continue reading

Little El Salvador: Drinks and That Turkey Sandwich at The Copper Still

  The bar at Jaragua transformed itself to a separate bar called The Copper Still about three years ago. I ran into bar director Nancy Kwon at Tales of the Cocktail in 2012… Continue reading

DTLA: Fogo de Chao Is Now Open

Fogo de Chao is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. The DTLA outpost of the popular Brazilian steakhouse brings an exciting meat parade to both denizens and office workers alike. Plus I’m pretty… Continue reading

San Diego: Sandwiches at Rare Form

  The opening event for this last Bartenders Weekend in San Diego was held at Rare Form, a studious looking bar with actual reading lamps on the communal tables. We decided to get… Continue reading

West LA: The Full Omakase at Shunji Sushi

  Shunji in West LA has been rocking the LA foodie scene with its beautiful sushi. Almost every day you can find pics of their gorgeous sushi on Instagram. It got to the… Continue reading

DTLA: From The Big Easy to The Little Easy

  Little Easy just opened a few weeks ago in Downtown Los Angeles. Located in the former Gorbals and their adjoining bar Bar Mitzvah spaces, Little Easy has transformed the minimalist space to something warm,… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Charcoal BBQ, Bourbon & Beer

  Charcoal BBQ, Bourbon and Beer  has taken over part of the Barbarella space in Silver Lake. The owners has split the popular bar up to include Kansas City style barbecue from Chef Jeremy… Continue reading

Chef Samuel Monsour Pops Up with Antibellum + Future of Junk Food Recap

  Chef Samuel Monsour formerly of jm Curley in Boston landed in Los Angeles a few months ago. Next weekend, he brings his pre-Civil War concept, Antibellum March 27 and 28 at Hotel Figueroa in… Continue reading

Cochon 555 Comes to the Viceroy in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 29

  Cochon 555 comes back to Los Angeles March 27-29. The food competition has been touring the country picking chef winners to compete in the finals where they will be crowned the King… Continue reading