Tag Archive: foodie alert

Hollywood: Papilles is Big on Tastebuds

Papilles- French for “tastebuds,” opened in Hollywood late last year. Fans of Bacaro and Mignon in Downtown would be sad to know the partnership that formed the two wine bars has dissolved but… Continue reading

Marcel Vigneron & Haru Kishi Team Up for The Coop Brunch Pop-up

  Chefs Marcel Vigneron and Haru Kishi present a brunch pop-up just in time for Easter. Starting this morning to Easter Sunday, the five courses of eggs, eggs and more eggs brought a… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Bombay Indian

Our fancy meals at Blue Ribbon and Milos were catching up with us. We decided to get a quick meal at Bombay Indian which is a stand-alone restaurant on the Strip. It is… Continue reading

DTLA: Il Mare Now Open

Downtown has a new Italian restaurant. Il Mare quietly opened in South Park earlier this year much to the relief of pasta-starved crowd in the surrounding area. I had noticed it was being… Continue reading

West LA: Dessert & Cocktails at Plan Check

  After dinner at Miyata Menji Ramen, we went up the street to Plan Check for dessert and drinks.   Although it was a Wednesday night and not quite prime dinner hour, the… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Tasting Menu at Leatherby’s

    A few times a year, I head down to Orange County for theatre shows. Last month, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre was in town. Alvin Ailey is my favorite modern dance… Continue reading

UMAMIcatessen: Gimme All Your PIGG

UMAMIcatessen opened earlier this month to much fanfare. Anticipation was high for the Umami in Downtown which features Chris Cosentino‘s PIGG, Spring for Coffee, The Cure (deli fare), a full bar,  doughnuts and… Continue reading

West LA: Miyata Menji Ramen Now Open

Miyata Menji Ramen opened officially yesterday in the old GR/Eats space. Miyata feels very quirky and homey. Very Japanese. They have a display case of bread that you’re welcome to grab a few… Continue reading

Ludobites 8.0 at Lemon Moon

  Ludobites 8.0 was at Lemon Moon in West LA. It’s come and gone and even the 9.0 run in Hawaii is done. Which I’m hoping means the next installment of Ludobites will… Continue reading

DTLA: Mexicali Has a New Home

  When I first encountered Mexicali on the street years ago, I must have arrived after a big rush. I had heard about these “great tacos” and something curiously named a vampiro. Unfortunately,… Continue reading