Discovering The Deck at Hollywood & Highland

Back in April as I was rushing between screenings at TCM Film Fest I noticed something interesting at Hollywood & Highland. Just outside the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres was a new food court but instead of the usual fast casual chains it was populated by independent spots showcasing unique fair. I was curious but I […]

A Day in Tehachapi

Recently my sister, Shannon, asked if I wanted to accompany her to a Western Swing music festival in Tehachapi. I happily agreed not because I’m a huge fan of western swing (though I do enjoy it) but because I had never visited the town before and was eager for a day of exploration. I expected […]

Everytable Opens in Santa Monica

Prior posts may suggest otherwise but I really do try to eat well most of the time. Of course, I love ice cream and cocktails and the occasional fast food but when I’m not out and about I’m keeping my meals on the healthy side. But sometimes it’s just a pain to cook and dining […]

Attending Papa Cristo’s Cooking Class

One of the best parts of the Los Angeles food scene is simply how varied it is. Think of any culture and, chances are, there will be a restaurant or market featuring it’s cuisine. For instance, Papa Cristo’s. Founded in 1948 it’s been serving LA’s Greek community (and those who just love Greek food) for […]

Snapshots of Hogsmeade

After reading all the books and watching all the films I anxiously awaited the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Finally, the big day came and…I didn’t go. As much as I love me some Potter I really don’t like crowds. So I decided to wait until the furor died […]

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 […]