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West Hollywood: Red Med at the Formosa

The Formosa, the classic Hollywood hangout, has invited Red Medicine into its kitchen. Red Med at the Formosa is being called a semi-permanent pop-up –defying the definition of a “pop up.” Red Med… Continue reading

DTLA: Going Italian at The Factory Kitchen

The Factory Kitchen has been opened less than 6 months and already they’re garnering attention as one of LA’s best Italian restaurants. Located in the Arts district of Downtown Los Angeles, restauranteur Matteo… Continue reading

Venice: Going Southern at Willie Jane

Willie Jane, a newish Southern food restaurant on Abbott Kinney in Venice has unique access to a garden right next door. With farm to table and garden to glass trends, Willie Jane is… Continue reading

DTLA: Mini Bar Hop within ACE DTLA; Rooftop & LA Chapter Bars

The highly-anticipated Ace Hotel has opened in downtown Los Angeles. There are two bars to enjoy at this hotel including the Upstairs, the rooftop bar and LA Chapter’s Mezzanine bar. I’m looking forward… Continue reading

Bay Area Booze Odds and Ends: Bar 355, St. George Spirits Distillery Tour & Bitters and Bottles

“Where should we go? It’s Christmas night. Are bars open?” And I replied that most definitely there would be bars open on Christmas night. People have to get away from all that jolly… 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

San Francisco: A Fond Farewell to Fifth Floor

Fifth Floor in San Francisco recently closed for renovations. When I heard they were reconcepting, I could not resist having a farewell bite and drinks. Brian Means who runs the bar at Fifth… Continue reading

San Francisco: Dessert and Cocktails at Michael Mina

After our fabulous dinner at Ichi Sushi, we were in search of something sweet. We made our way to Michael Mina. The three of us decided to sit at the beautiful bar. The… Continue reading

San Francisco: Holding Up the Bar at Trick Dog

I made a short list of places I had to visit on my last trip to San Francisco and Trick Dog was number one on my list. It’s owned by the Bon Vivants;… Continue reading

San Francisco: Cocktails at Coqueta

Before I left for San Francisco, I asked a friend in SF for a short list of new restaurants I had to try. One of them was Coqueta. I tried to make reservations… Continue reading