DTLA: Absinthe Green Hour at Kendall’s

Kendall’s Brasserie just launched an absinthe Green Hour available Tuesday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Conceived by Patina Restaurant Group’s Paul Sanguinetti who was tapped to revamp the bar program at Kendall’s,… Continue reading

DTLA: Cocktails at Ebanos Crossing

Ebanos Crossing opened recently on the corner of Hill and Second Streets in Downtown Los Angeles. Named after the smuggling point Los Ebanos in Texas, the bar dips into Prohibition history and features… Continue reading

Hermosa Beach: Craft Beer at Abigaile

Walking into Abigaile in Hermosa Beach can be a bit disorienting. I remember when there was a mechanical bull in the center of the room back when it was Union Cattle Company (a… Continue reading

Venice: Return to The Tasting Kitchen

  Remember back in 2011 when Justin Pike was named LA’s Best Bartender? There wasn’t a contest last year and I’m not aware of one this year so possibly Mr. Pike is LA’s… Continue reading

West LA: Dinner and Sangria at Tapenade

Tapanade located at the Olympic Collection shopping center in West Los Angeles opened earlier this year. Hidden in the corner and behind some lush foliage, the dining room is dominated by a large… Continue reading

Torrance: Smog City Brewing Company

Following the disastrous Ramen Yokocho Festival and a quick bowl at Umenoya Ramen, we headed over to Smog City Brewing Company for beer. Torrance is rapidly becoming a haven for craft beer breweries.… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Casa La Dona

  Looking for an affordable lunch spot in Downtown Los Angeles can be an adventure at times. I followed my nose to a new Mexican restaurant I had seen during my DASH rides… Continue reading

Hollywood: The Amazing Bloody Royale at Franklin & Company

There are two kinds of brunch drinkers- Bloody Marys or mimosa drinkers. Those who like Bloody Marys appreciate their boldly flavored drink. Often described as a meal in a drink even the stingiest… Continue reading

Mid-City LA: Italian Meatballs and Pasta at Gusto

When Chef Vic Casanova left Culina and opened Gusto, I intended to check it out a lot sooner but just made it to the cozy Italian spot on West Third recently. Originally we… Continue reading

A Los Angeles Favorite: Lawry’s The Prime Rib

I admitted recently to a friend I had never been to Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Lawry’s is one of those LA favorites that has been around forever. It’s popular for all major holidays,… Continue reading