DTLA: Otium is Now Open

  Otium is now open for lunch, brunch and dinner. The new restaurant is next door to the Broad Museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s picturesque and fits right in… Continue reading

Hollywood: Get Your Spice Fix at Luv2Eat Thai

  With so many Thai restaurants in this town, it’s sometimes just easier to order from your local rather than seek out any doing anything particularly worthy. However, I’ve wanted to go to… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Lebanese Dinner at Marouch

  We were looking for a restaurant in nearby Los Feliz when we decided to check out Marouch. It’s been on my list forever and I’m glad we were able to get our… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Classic French at Viviane

  I was recently invited to check out the new Viviane Restaurant at the Avalon Hotel. Opened by the same team behind ¬†Terrine and Hanjip, Viviane¬†is classic French and Continental cuisine and beautiful… Continue reading

Koreatown: Checking Out the Korean Black Goat Stew at Mirak

  Last weekend, I wanted to eat in Hollywood after catching a flick at the Arclight but the Hollywood Parade made it impossible to get around so we headed over to Koreatown. As… Continue reading

DTLA: Little Sister is Now Open Along Restaurant Row

  The second location of Little Sister is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. I have yet to make it to the original in Manhattan Beach but I was super excited to learn… Continue reading

Rancho Palos Verdes: Happy Hour Crawl at Terranea

  I love bar crawls. And I love happy hour. What if we combined the two and never have to leave a property? You can certainly do that at Terranea Resort in Rancho… Continue reading

DTLA: Ramen Hood to the Rescue at Grand Central Market

  Ramen Hood opened a couple of weeks ago at the Grand Central Market. It’s Chef Ilan Hall’s vegan ramen joint. I was super bummed out when Gorbals closed (in Los Angeles) and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch by Chef Ricardo Zarate at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  Recently Smoke.Oil.Salt‘s opening chef left and now Chef Ricardo Zarate (formerly Picca, Mo-Chica, Paiche) is consulting on the menu. SOS just launched Sunday brunch and I headed over to check it out.… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Checking Out Chef Dakota Weiss at Estrella

  Estrella is the newest restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Helmed by Chef Dakota Weiss of Top Chef fame, the sparkling restaurant brings real flavor to Hollywood. We started with… Continue reading