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 […]

A Wet and Windy Day in San Francisco

When I travel I try to make the most of my time in a new place and cram my days with activities. My reasoning is that there are so many places in the world to see that I don’t have time to make a return visit. So, I try to see as much as I […]

Brew News Featuring Angel City Brewery and Oggi’s Sports l Brewhouse l Pizza

Years ago, if you had told me one day I would write a blog post about beer (let alone multiple posts!) I would have thought you were joking. Beer? I don’t like beer! Well, times have changed and the beverage went from something I didn’t like at all to something I would tolerate to something […]

Atomic Age Indulgence at Birds & Bees

This weekend I’m headed to Modernism Week in Palm Springs and I have all things mid-century on the brain. I just love the art and design of the era and I take any chance I get to immerse myself in it. That’s just what happened a couple of weeks ago when I attended a preview […]

Imbibing in Christmas Spirit at Miracle on Santa Fe

When I watch a classic Christmas flick I love seeing the the cozy watering holes the characters visit. Whether it’s the dining car in White Christmas or Restaurant Felix in Christmas in Connecticut or good old Martini’s in It’s a Wonderful Life I wish I could step inside and have a nice hot toddy. Well, […]

Dining at Benihana Downey

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. When I turned 17, my family celebrated my birthday at Benihana. Ordinarily, we celebrated at home with a favorite dinner, but that year we did something special and headed to the famed teppanyaki restaurant. My mom, dad, sister, aunt and grandma were […]

Indulging in Angel City Imperial Irish Red Ale

As much as I love Angel City beer I love whiskey even more. Give me an Old Fashioned or a Whiskey Sour and you’ve made my day. Last year I was happy to find out that famed distillery, Jameson, had partnered with the brewery to produce a limited edition ale aged in their whiskey barrels. […]

Fall Desserts with Friends at Stacked

As you know, I recently completed an epic road trip around California. When traveling one of my favorite things to do is to collect local culinary treats for friends at home. It’s a ritual between me and my best buds. Each time one of us travels we pick up fun local things for the other […]

Pairing Angel City Beer with Lawless Jerky

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Angel City Brewery. I love visiting the public house and their beer’s not to shabby either. Every once in awhile I’m lucky enough to get a surprise package from them and recently I found one on my doorstep. I eagerly opened it and discovered two bottles […]

Weekend Fun in Phoenix

full disclosure: I was invited to visit Phoenix and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. As one who has a bad case of wanderlust there’s always a list of destinations I’m dying to visit and I must admit Phoenix wasn’t on it. This Arizona metropolis just a few hours to […]