Category Archive: food

Beverly Hills: Avec Nous at L’ermitage Now Open

  Avec Nous at the L’ermitage is now open. The restaurant with Chef Olivier Quignon brings the flavors of the French Riviera to Beverly Hills. I was invited to sample small bites while… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Sakura Festival at Gyu-Kaku Until April 21

  The Southern California locations of Gyu-Kaku are celebrating Sakura Festival (cherry blossom festival) in a special way. For $55, you get a crazy dinner for two that includes 10 courses from now… Continue reading

DTLA: Drinks and Music at Resident

  New music venue The Resident opened a few months ago in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. There’s a food cart and Airstream in the courtyard where you can get craft… Continue reading

Koreatown: Kimchi Fried Rice at Toe Bang

  In Chapman Plaza, the same shopping center as Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Escala and Quarters BBQ is the amusingly named Toe Bang Cafe. I’ve seen it for years and always heard it was… Continue reading

A St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl with Jameson Irish Whiskey: Melrose Umbrella Company, EP & LP and The Nice Guy

  If your idea of St. Patrick’s Day involves green beer, it might be time to rethink it with this easy bar crawl Jameson Irish Whiskey put together in Hollywood. Let’s start out… Continue reading

DTLA: A New Lunch Option; Spread Mediterranean

  Spread opened in what was supposed to be in the Tione’s space but that never opened. So think of it as taking over Dr. J’s Vibrant Cafe,  the short-lived vegan restaurant on Main Street.… Continue reading

Northridge: Noodles at Pho 22

  After a late show, we headed over to Pho 22 for a quick dinner. I was glad the restaurant has later hours. Sometimes it’s hard to find something that stays open past… Continue reading

Brentwood: Small Bites and Cocktails at Bar Toscana

  I recently checked out Bar Toscana for the Martin Miller’s Gin competition (congratulations to Chris Day at General Lee’s for his win). I had a couple of bites and a drink but… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Favorite Drinks at The Spare Room

  The Spare Room has launched a new menu that’s all snow bunnies and skiing themed with So Cal flair (tiki!!). There are three categories including “Easiest Way Down,” “Cruisers,” and “Black Diamonds.” As… Continue reading

Dining as LA Restaurant Critics: Side by Side Reviews of Otium

  Today LA Weekly’s restaurant critic Besha Rodell posted her review of Otium. Although she gives the new restaurant 2 stars, it’s a very biting (a pun, haha!) review. She makes complaints of… Continue reading