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LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade on Saturday, September 20

    LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade, one of my favorite food fests, returns Saturday, September 20. This year it’s at a new location, UCLA’s Royce Quad in Westwood. Some local chefs I’m looking forward… Continue reading

Tapas at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  The new Smoke.Oil.Salt aims to fill a culinary void in Los Angeles with Spanish tapas and paella. Helmed by Chef Perfect Rocher who is a third generation paella maker, the restaurant occupies… Continue reading

Bay Area Bar Hop: Maven, TBD, Tonga Room

After Coqueta, we went on a San Francisco mini bar crawl. We started out at Maven in the Lower Haight. It was the day after Christmas so it was a bit slow. We… Continue reading

Salt Lake City: Cocktails and Brunch at Finca

After being denied a cocktail the evening before, I was looking forward to brunch and a drink at Finca in Salt Lake City. We had to wait a bit since we got there… Continue reading

Roadtrip to Utah or How I Spent My Time Locating Booze

Five years ago I took a roadtrip with a college buddy. We went through the Southwest and had many adventures including a terrifying mule ride at the Grand Canyon, visiting useless psychics in… Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Transmission LA: AV Club at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    The Mercedes-Benz Transmission LA: AV Club curated by Mike D (of Beasties Boys fame) opened last Friday at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles. The 3-week exhibition in… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Cocktails and Dinner at Asia de Cuba

I was invited to try Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel. Asia de Cuba recently started offering more small plates making it easier for groups to share. We decided to order a… Continue reading

Austin: Peche, Townhouse and La Condesa

I was having a great time in Austin exploring the craft cocktail scene. Some of the local bartenders I met would be derisive of calling it a scene. But it’s getting there. Much… Continue reading

SGV: Green Island

After a quickie trip to Vegas, I find myself invariably eating a restorative meal in the San Gabriel Valley. I wanted noodles to erase the terribly expensive memory of the duck soup noodles… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food & Wine Red Carpet Recap

The First Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is now a memory but what fabulous times they were! There were 100 celebrity chefs, 300 wineries and 70 city-wide events. I attended the… Continue reading