Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Hollywood: All Your Tiki Dreams Come True at Lono

  From the group that runs Melrose Umbrella Company, comes Lono, a lush new tiki bar in the heart of Hollywood. I’ve now been a couple of times and it’s a huge lovely… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Chef Ricardo Zarate is Back with Rosaline Restaurant

  I have been following the career of Chef Ricardo Zarate since his days at Mochica at the Mercado La Paloma. I was super bummed when he left Picca and have been anticipating… Continue reading

Brentwood: Tavern Presents a Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25

  Tavern presents their annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25. The multi-course seafood boil includes a Southern potluck board, radish and corn salad, Carolina seafood boil (crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, corn)… Continue reading

DTLA: Pupusas at Sarita’s at Grand Central Market

  I love pupusas. Recently I had a craving for them and headed over to Sarita’s at Grand Central Market. I hadn’t been there in a while. There are always so many new… Continue reading

Pasadena: Modern Mexican Food and Drinks at Maestro

  I recently checked out Maestro in Pasadena. It opened a few months ago to much acclaim. I was already familiar with Chef Danny Godinez’s food from his Orange County restaurant, Anepalco so… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Dinner at Cafe Stella

  After a failed attempt to get into Kismet, we headed up the street to local fan favorite Cafe Stella. I had actually never been to the spot which is often referred to… Continue reading

Reseda: Peruvian Food at El Incomparable

  I had a Peruvian food craving a couple of months ago and found myself in the Valley. My best friend had heard about El Incomparable from her coworkers who ate there at… Continue reading

Highland Park: Horse Thief BBQ Pops Up at Good Housekeeping Bar on Wednesdays

  6/6/17 UPDATE: Horse Thief BBQ has canceled their summer popup.    Horse Thief BBQ from Grand Central Market is popping up every Wednesday at Good Housekeeping for the rest of the summer… Continue reading

Koreatown: Mama Lion Is Now Open

  Mama Lion, the jazz supper club, is now open in Koreatown. The swanky club is on the corner of Western and 6th Streets, right in the heart of Ktown. Chef Michael Hung… Continue reading

DTLA: Drinks at The Boardroom, The New Speakeasy at Kendall’s

  The Boardroom opened at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles a few months ago. It’s a snazzy place to grab snacks and a drink before a show on Tuesdays and Wednesdays… Continue reading