Category Archive: wine tasting

West Hollywood: A Slice Or Two at Prova Pizzeria

  The pizza in Boys Town has improved from the days I used to go clubbing on Santa Monica Boulevard. I recently stopped by Prova Pizzeria for a slice or two (okay, two… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Lunch at Georgie with Chapel Down Wines

  I was invited to check out Chapel Down sparkling wines recently at a lunch at Georgie, the restaurant at The Montage in Beverly Hills.   We had a couple of appetizers before… Continue reading

Echo Park: Sticky Rice’s Latest Location is Now Open

  Sticky Rice has opened another location and it’s in Echo Park in the old Xoia space. I checked it on its second night open and really love the space. All the tables… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Scout is Now Open for Take Out and More

  I recently checked out Scout, the new take-out counter and store in Silver Lake. Sandwiched between Kettle Black and Sawyer, it is a sister to these restaurants.     Scout has breakfast,… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Lunch at Jean-Georges with Gerard Bertrand Wines

  Recently I attended a wine masterclass and luncheon for Gerard Bertrand Wines at Jean-Georges in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel which opened last year. We started our… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Happy Hour at Little Ruby

  I stopped into Little Ruby in Santa Monica for happy hour a couple of weeks ago. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Little Ruby is closer… Continue reading

Atwater Village: Brunch at Good Measure Wine Bar

  Every year on New Year’s Eve the past five years, I’ve done brunch before the big evening celebrations This year (or is it technically last year since it was December 31?), we… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Apple Pie Liqueur at Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

  While walking around the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, I came across Cutler’s Artisan Spirits. It was a tiny tasting room where you can view the distillery via a window off to… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Ascendant Spirits in Buellton

  I’m quite familiar with Ascendant Spirits from their whiskey to their vodka in cocktails at bars across Los Angeles. My favorite is the Semper Fi corn whiskey. I was then quite excited… Continue reading

Armenia Adventures: Lunch at Lavash Hovo

    Lavash Hovo was a perfect introduction to Armenian food. When we arrived in Armenia after a long day of travel, it was about 8 p.m. but felt much later as it… Continue reading