An Afternoon at Masters of Taste

After I went on and on about Masters of Taste last month I couldn’t very well leave you hanging after the event. Recently, the big day came and it was wild and wonderful. It was my second time around and, now, its status as my favorite Los Angeles food event is firmly in place. For […]

Dining at the Original Wienerschnitzel

After last week’s adventure at South Coast Botanic Garden it’s pretty fair to say I was quite hungry (and thirsty!) when I left. Luckily, I was near the original location of that famous hot dog stand, Wienerschnitzel, and I just happened to have on me a complimentary gift card to try out their new Chicken […]

Sampling the Pineapple Pairing Menu at Islands

When I was young I couldn’t wait for holidays because it meant I would get to see all my cousins. We’d play together for hours and have the grandest time. Sadly, as we grew up we grew apart and, now, I only have one I regularly keep in touch with. For the past decade she […]

Mama Lion Opens in Koreatown

It’s no secret that I love a good cocktail. So when I hear about a new bar opening I tend to get excited. Lucky for me Mama Lion, one of LA’s most anticipated supper clubs, just opened and I was lucky enough to go to the preview party. photo by Alen Lin Mama Lion, located […]

Chef’s Fable Opens LA Food Bowl

Los Angeles has long been a food city. Home to an array of diverse cultures we have quite possibly the widest variety of cuisine in the country. In recent years culinary appreciation has exploded and food events from pop-ups to festivals occur regularly. Perhaps the largest yet, LA Food Bowl, officially launches today and I […]

Masters of Taste Returns to the Rose Bowl

About a year ago I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural Masters of Taste at the Rose Bowl. Featuring food and drink from some of the top restaurants in Los Angeles it was a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I indulged in cocktails and canapes to my hearts content. Here’s a […]

Sampling the Spring Menu at True Food Kitchen

Here in Southern California we have a wealth of restaurant options. I could eat out every night and it would take me years to repeat a location. As such, I don’t get to some of my favorite spots as much as I’d like to. Like True Food Kitchen. I truly love it but there are […]

Fish Fridays at Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Growing up Catholic meant that Fridays during Lent we had to abstain from meat and if my family wanted to go out to eat we had two options – McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and Long John Silvers. It was slim pickin’s back in the day. Though I’m not the most observant Catholic I still abstain from meat […]

Dining at TRIO Palm Springs

Recently my uncle was in town for a visit and we asked him where he wanted to go. I was pretty surprised when he mentioned Mt. San Jacinto as I didn’t think the it was well known outside of the state. Turns out it’s a key part of a Peter Gabriel song that happened to […]

A Day in Yosemite

When planning our Gold Country road trip last fall my family had decided to skip Yosemite. Thought I was the only one who had previously visited it didn’t quite fit into our travel route but as they say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and a few hours after departing […]