West LA: French Dinner at Belle Vie

  Last month I went to Belle Vie and we ordered the menu. That’s right, we ordered all the entrees including the one on the specials board. We started out with the charcuterie… Continue reading

Northridge: Chi’s Chinese Cuisine

  I was in the Valley one day for lunch and we opted for Chi’s Chinese Cuisine. My friend said it was “pretty good for the [ San Fernando] Valley”– meaning it’s not… Continue reading

Hollywood: The Hearth and Hound

  I was really excited to check out the Hearth and Hound when it first opened and then the scandal hit. I avoided it as long as possible until Chef April Bloomfield split… Continue reading

California Pizza Festival Debuts in Los Angeles on July 28 and 29

    The California Pizza Festival debuts in Los Angeles on July 28 and 29. The two-day festival will be held at Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles.¬†Every year I plot… Continue reading

Mid-City: Noodles and More at Kai Ramen

  I don’t forsee the ramen craze dying out anytime soon. Luckily this is a food trend I don’t mind. I checked out Kai Ramen on La Cienega recently. There are also two… Continue reading

Hollywood: Dinner at Running Goose

  I was in Hollywood one late night and we decided to try Running Goose, a casual restaurant with a huge patio. We opted to sit inside as it was quieter and getting… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: How To Build Your Collection

  My bottle share nights series ends with the last one I went to. It was interesting to go to one not conducted by a whiskey club member. This one was a private… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: Intimate & Personal

  I had a lot of fun at this bottle share thrown by a member of the South Bay Whisky Tribe. I’d like to call this bottle share, The Bookclub, as I tasted… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: Experimentation and Exploration

  Over the holidays I went to a party that explicitly banned us bringing alcohol. We were to drink the hosts’ stash and that was it. So rather bringing sand to a beach,… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: What’s the Deal with the Private Events

  In my introduction to bottle share nights, I mentioned the massive bottle share events… these are private events that are more than just a bunch of friends sharing their favorite bottles outside… Continue reading