Tag Archive: top chef

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark had a special series of cask strength bourbon as part of their Private Select program. It’s similar to the idea of Maker’s 46 but customized with five proprietary staves that create… Continue reading

DTLA: Nightshade in the Arts District

  I first heard about Nightshade sometime mid year last year. I started seeing beautifully plated dishes and kept track of its opening. It is officially open in the Arts District in Downtown… Continue reading

Mid-City: Drinks and Appetizers at Cal Mare

Cal Mare recently opened at the newly renovated Beverly Center. Taking the space of an old chain restaurant, Cal Mare has completely revamped it and there’s not a trace left of the chain… Continue reading

Chicago: Dinner at Parachute

I visited Chicago in August and was meeting up with a friend from Kansas City. She picked out Parachute for dinner. I trust her taste so I didn’t read the menu before heading… Continue reading

Studio City: A Flower Named Girasol

Girasol¬†opened last year with Chef Chris “CJ” Jacobson at helm. The successful Studio City restaurant explores CJ’s foraged Californian cuisine. I checked it out recently on the last night of Top Chef Duels.… Continue reading

Top Chef Chris Crary’s Wild Game Dinner at Whist

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Whist at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. When I heard Chef Chris Crary from this season’s Top Chef was doing a special… Continue reading

Studio City: First Look at Black Market Liquor Bar

I can count how many times I’ve been to the Valley this year on one hand. When I found myself in Studio City this week, I decided to drop into Black Market Liquor… Continue reading

Border Grill DTLA: Top Chef Masters Viewing Party

Chef Mary Sue of Border Grill made it through another round of Top Chef Masters! Border Grill will throw a viewing party for Top Chef Masters at all location this Wednesday, May 4… Continue reading