DTLA: Dinner at Bar | Kitchen

It’s not often I make it a dineLA lunch and dinner at the same place. Of my five dineLA meals last month, I went to Bar | Kitchen twice, once for lunch and… Continue reading

Rivera: Another Blast From The Past, St. Estephe

  Chef John Sedlar’s St. Estephe menu ended in September at Rivera but then dineLA came around early October and elements from that menu were offered for both lunch and dinner at Rivera.… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Tiara Cafe

As dineLA hit its second week, I made it over to Tiara for lunch. It’s been a few years since I last went. It was around the time it first opened and I… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Drinks at ink.

  Just when people started referring to bartenders as “mixologists,” bartenders have now proudly reclaimed the word “bartender” in the name of hospitality. And Devon Espinosa, the bar manager at ink. has done… Continue reading

DTLA: One-Eyed Gypsy Now Open

The One-Eyed Gypsy, the carnival-themed bar, is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. The space is one of LA’s oldest bars¬† and most recently was Bordello and Little Pedro’s before that. While chatting… Continue reading

New StrEAT Menu at Windows Lounge at the Four Seasons Los Angeles

I recently was invited to check out the new StrEAT menu at Windows Lounge inside of the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. I’m familiar with the Four Seasons as that’s where… Continue reading

Chaya Brasserie October Industry Night Recap

  With the next Chaya Brasserie Industry Night coming up on Monday, November 7th, I thought I should recap this past month’s event. The first couple of events featured roast pig tacos and… Continue reading

SGV: Young-Dong Tofu Restaurant

  After my quickie trip to San Francisco/ Napa, I wanted something hearty and although my brother initially suggested Thai food, I was glad he decided he wanted Korean instead. I remembered seeing… Continue reading

West LA: Two Rounds at Picca

I love the Mezzanine level of Picca. It’s such a great place to dine and if you like people watching, the ultimate peakaboo spot. There are mirrors were you can see the bar… Continue reading

SF: Smuggler’s Cove

  Unlike my August trip to San Francisco, I didn’t really go to that many bars. One notable exception was a trip to Smuggler’s Cove.¬† We went after our day trip to Napa… Continue reading