Roys Hawaiian Fusion

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Fridays is to go to Roys Hawaiian Fusion for their Aloha Hour. From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Roys offers fresh Hawaiian specialty cocktails for $5, including Roy’s original Hawaiian martini with sweet Maui pineapples, SKYY vodka, Stoli vanilla vodka and Malibu coconut rum. It’s shaken and served…

Hollywood Glamour at Tar Pit

After watching Chef Mark Peel win a cooking challenge, I was eager to try his restaurant Tar Pit on La Brea Ave. From the outside it lacks curb appeal. Inside it has a 1940s Hollywood glamour supper club feel with its Art Deco ironwork separating the beige banquettes. As a native Californian, Peel worked in…

Morton’s Beverly Hills

After walking into Morton’s Beverly Hills for dinner, we were seated next to the hockey great, Luc Robitaille with his wife and son. While ordering our entrées, seven priests strolled past our table and into a private dining area to celebrate the arrival of a visiting archbishop and ambassador of the Vatican. Morton’s Beverly Hills…

La Cachette Bistro – French Tapas By the Beach

Located in a charming house on Santa Monica Blvd.I fondly remember La Cachette Bistro, “the hideaway” in Century City. After telling a girlfriend that I would be dining at the newer location in Santa Monica, she replied, “that is one of my favorite restaurants ever.” She has never tried the Santa Monica location, but remembered…