Luna Park – Innovative Comfort Food

Blood orange mojitos arrived with adorable plastic cocktail mermaids and donkey hanging from the rim of the glass. I smiled as I fondly remembered receiving these tiny collectibles as a child from my parents after a night out on the town. While sipping our colorful cocktails, we admired the interior of Luna Park. The brick…

District Grill

In the heart of West Hollywood there is a building on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Larrabee that was the First National Bank in the 1920s. It embodies the Italian style of architecture with its large arched windows and detailed molding. In the late 60s, the inside of the building was transformed into…

Bar Toscana – Creative Italian Tapas

Working in a high rise building on San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, during the late 80s, I frequented the restaurant, Toscana. It was a block from my office and the maitreā€™d, Francesco Greco, always welcomed my guests and me warmly. He treated us as family with a friendly smile and a heartfelt hug. I usually…