Tag Archive: service

DTLA: First Look at Terroni Downtown

I’m always excited about new restaurants in Downtown opening. I have been to the Terroni in Mid-City before and was looking forward to the pastas and pizza in Downtown. I would pass by… Continue reading

Checking Out the New Chef at Lazy Ox Canteen

I used to go to Lazy Ox Canteen all the time but ever since Baco opened, I had been concentrating more on Baco where Chef Josef Centeno now runs his own restaurant. Lazy… Continue reading

Studio City: Dinner at Raphael

Last summer, I checked out Raphael which had just opened. I mainly tasted cocktails and had a few small bites. When my best friend asked me where to go for her birthday, I… Continue reading

SLS Hotel: Cocktails and Dessert at the Bazaar

  After dinner at Tres by Jose Andres, we hopped over to his other restaurant at the SLS Hotel, the Bazaar, for after-dinner cocktails and a second dessert. This was my fourth Jose… Continue reading

West LA: Freddy Smalls

  “Hey, Freddy Smalls is open. You wanna go?” “Sure! Let’s invite so and so.” A week or so goes by. “Hey, we’re going to Freddy Smalls. You wanna come?” By the end… Continue reading

dineLA dinner at Josie Restaurant

Last week was quite the busy week for me. I met with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while at Josie in Santa Monica for a dineLA dinner. It’s been on my… Continue reading

Service & Tipping- Ever a Thorny Issue

A few months ago, Jonathan Gold, local foodie god, wrote a discourse on how much to tip. It boiled down to 20% each and every time. Most people disagreed with this stating tipping… Continue reading

Dining at Graham Elliot

(we totally think you’re awesome) The above was written on our “experience” menu which is the 10-course tasting at Graham Elliot. While I was researching restaurants in Chicago I wanted to try, I… Continue reading

Musings on Restaurant Service

check from Gloria’s Cafe, where I’m a regular My dad was in the restaurant business. I’ve been going out to eat as long as I could remember. My family went out at least… Continue reading