Category Archive: cocktalian

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading

Culver City: Steak at Dear John’s

I love old school steak houses. Dear John’s in Culver City may be renovated but it’s all for the better. It still has a charm that only comes from serving good steaks for… Continue reading

Westwood: Ten Days Away to LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Food Festival

  We are now 10 days away from one of my favorite food festivals, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade.  The food festival at UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 14 will feature an all-star… Continue reading

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Check Out Los Angeles’ Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 1

  I always look forward to Labor Day Weekend because it’s around my birthday. And it feels like the Los Angeles Times is throwing me a personal party when they bring their food… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food and Wine Begins This Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25

    Los Angeles Food and Wine returns this Thursday, August 22 and runs through Sunday, August 25. The four-day food festival begins with several collaborative dinners on Thursday all over the city.… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner and Drinks at Le Grand

  One of these days I’d like to create a Downtown Los Angeles dining guide but there are always new spots opening. One of the latest is Le Grand. I checked them out… Continue reading

Chinatown: Santa Barbara’s Hitching Post 2 comes to LA Wine Saturday, August 11 for a BBQ Pop-up

  I, like many others, first heard about Hitching Post 2 from the movie Sideways. And yet in my few travels to the Central Coast region, I never made it to this Santa… Continue reading

DTLA: Hatch Yakitori Now Has Japanese Inspired Cocktails

  I recently stopped by Hatch Yakitori to try their new Japanese inspired drinks. I was born and raised in LA and this shopping center was known as Broadway Plaza back in the… Continue reading

Culver City: New Food and Drinks at Corner Door

  Corner Door in Culver City introduced a new menu a few months back. I really enjoyed the California-Mexican connection. It further inspired me to try to get to Baja soon. Corner Door… Continue reading