More Mixology from Davidson Fernie

  Following dinner at Rosewood Tavern, we headed over to Playa for a nightcap. Luckily for us, bartender Davidson Fernie was on hand to make me forget the funny Old Fashioned I had… Continue reading

Harvard & Stone: R&D with Brian Summers

  I dropped by this past week to see who was at the back bar of Harvard & Stone, doing R&D. I was delighted it was Brian Summers. Like Davidson Fernie, I  met… Continue reading

Santa Monica: The Misfit

Leave it to Vixen’s LA Happy Hours to throw a great Happy Hour!  She invited everyone to a free happy hour at the new Misfit last weekend. The mischevious Misfit opened recently in… Continue reading

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