Beverly Hills: Take a Cocktail Class at Caulfield’s for Valentine’s Day

Jeremy Back (formerly of City Tavern)  has taken over the beverage program at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. He has already revamped Caulfield’s, the restaurant at the Thompson and is working on… Continue reading

Recap: Heaven Hill Bourbon Dinner at Areal + Upcoming Dinner at Cafe del Rey

As it gets a bit chillier in the evenings, a whiskey dinner sounds pretty amazing. I was invited to Areal in Santa Monica in December to check out the whiskeys of Heaven Hill.… Continue reading

Los Feliz: Chi Dynasty

I recently checked out Chi Dynasty in Los Feliz. There are also locations in Studio City and Glendale as well. The place was bustling though I heard the owner lament to a regular… Continue reading

Urban Garden On Fairfax Is Now Open

Recently I was invited to Urban Garden‘s party celebrating its opening. The modern Mediterranean restaurant opened last fall. Tucked next door to Rosewood, the fast-casual spot serves up a vegetarian friendly menu which… Continue reading

DTLA: Knackig Sausage Pop-Up at Mignon

Knackig is a German sausage pop-up at Mignon wine bar in Downtown Los Angeles. They’re right next to Cole’s so they’re ideal to hit up after a cocktail or two late nights. Cole’s… Continue reading

Patty Melt and Classic Cocktails at Short Order

I’ve now been to Short Order a handful of times but never written about them. I was reminded how much I like the Singapore Sling (St. George Bontanivore gin, Benedictine, Cherry Herring, lemon… Continue reading

Hollywood: Whole Hog Dinner at 3Dog Cantina Recap

Recently I was invited to a whole hog dinner at 3Dog Cantina. It opened last Fall along the Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood. In my 20s, I ran around Cahuenga to the different bars… Continue reading

Smashburger Now Open in Culver City

Smashburger is now open  in Culver City. It’s the first outpost from the Colorado chain in Los Angeles proper. There are locations in San Francisco, San Diego and Thousand Oaks as well.  … Continue reading

Las Vegas: Lunch at Joe’s Steak and Stone Crab

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab in Las Vegas  is a consistent favorite of mine although I hadn’t gone in years. I am almost certain the last time I had stone crab… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan

  I’ve been dying to try the Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for a while now. I had a chance during my road trip with Acura’s ILX. I had… Continue reading