Rosewood Tavern Now Open

Rosewood Tavern opened a couple of weeks ago, giving Animal some competition on Fairfax. My friends and I talked about how this area needed another bar– no, really! A bar that served lots… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Chimu

Chimu, named for the ancient people of what is now Peru, is not in fact a mythical dragon-like creature as depicted above. But it’s a cute mascot anyway. Chimu recently opened on the… Continue reading

OC: Charlie Palmer

I was down in Orange County a few weeks ago to watch the Royal Danish Ballet, the oldest ballet company in the world. But first, food! We headed over to Charlie Palmer at… Continue reading

Fooding Around LA: LQ @ SK

picture taken at Chefs Night Out When I heard Bistro LQ had closed, I was really bummed. I had the great pleasure of dining with Chef Laurent on memorable occasions. The first time… Continue reading

New Spring Cocktails at Drago Centro

Carolina’s Finest caught my eye immediately. Not only did it have Four Roses bourbon, but it contained Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse and LaMill Earl Grey tea. Topped off with a bit of Angostura orange,… Continue reading

Chef Gary Menes: A Celebration of Vegetables

Chef Gary Menes is entering the final weekend of his month-long popup at Olive & Thyme this weekend. I first became aware of Chef Gary at Marche (though I probably had his cooking… Continue reading

The Minty Banh Mi Crawl

Last Saturday, I gathered a group for a Vietnamese sandwich crawl. The banh mi crawl traveled through Chinatown (and Little Tokyo!). We started at Jonathan Gold’s favorite Buu Dien. While I was waiting… Continue reading

Hollywood: Lucky Devils

May is National Burger Month and there’s a few more days to celebrate! I was invited to Lucky Devils which is known for its excellent beer selection and burgers. We started with the… Continue reading

DTLA: Brunch at Mas Malo

When Mas Malo opened earlier this year, it became an instant hit with the DTLA crowd. With a beautiful restaurant serving Mexican-American food from an Eastside perspective, many go to Mas Malo for… Continue reading

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

[L-R] Producer Kevin Iwashina, Director David Gelb, Editor Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer and Giant Robot Editor Eric Nakamura Last week, I attended a screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi as part of a fundraiser for… Continue reading