Tag Archive: mid-city

Ray’s and Stark Bar Announces New Executive Chef Viet Pham

  The Patina Group has announced Chef Viet Pham as the new executive chef at Ray’s and Stark Bar. The restaurant and bar located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)… Continue reading

Mid-Wilshire: Sushi at Sake House Miro

  One night I was heading to the Wiltern for Petty Fest sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. My friend and I found Sake House Miro nearby as a place to power up on… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Spring Cocktails at Roger Room

  Roger Room has introduced 5 new Spring cocktails that will be available through the summer. Each play off the theme of “smoke and fire.” One of my favorite type of drinks is… Continue reading

The Top 8 Pizzas in Los Angeles

  Years ago when I did monthly food crawls highlighting some of LA’s best offerings, my Eastside pizza crawl nearly did me in. It was one of the most memorable and favorite crawls… Continue reading

Mid-City: Asian Bestsellers at Pingtung

What if there was a restaurant that had almost all your favorite foods? And what if they specialized in Asian favorites? That would be Pingtung where a local fan described it as “Asian… Continue reading

First Look at Walter Manzke’s Long Awaited Republique

Years in the making, Chef Walter Manzke’s Republique is now open. My fine dining partner and I made reservations but it turned out the restaurant wasn’t officially open yet.  Luckily for us, the… Continue reading

Salt and Straw Thanksgiving Ice Cream at Joan’s on Third

The Salt & Straw Thanksgiving 5-pack of ice cream is now available at Joan’s on Third. The 5 ice creams are Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans, Apple Cranberry Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey,… Continue reading

New Chef and Drinks at The Churchill

The Churchill has launched a menu by new Executive Chef Michael Bryant (formerly Joe’s, Father’s Office, Palihouse Hotel) and a new cocktails list by beverage consultant Karen Grill (Bestia). I was invited a… Continue reading

Mid-City: Finding Treasure at Goldie’s

After checking out the regional Tequila Ocho Viva Sangrita competition, we had some snacks and cocktails at Goldie’s. I made a mental note to come back because I really liked the atmosphere and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Tequila, Mezcal and Sotol at El Carmen- Oh My!

El Carmen is one of LA’s oldest restaurants. It opened as a Mexican restaurant in 1929. Its most recent owner turned it into a hip bar with a Mexican wrestler theme. I remember… Continue reading