Public Kitchen and Bar

Chef Tim Goodell’s newest endeavor, Public Kitchen and Bar at the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shines on Hollywood Boulevard. Originally from Albuquerque, Goodell was named “Best New Chef in 2000” by Food and Wine Magazine and is also the Executive chef at 25 Degrees, another restaurant located inside the hotel. 25 Degrees is one of…

DRAGO Centro

Dining at Drago Centro is a sophisticated affair.  Executive Chef Celestino Drago and Chef di Cucina, Ian Gresik, prepare a creative array of authentic array of authentic Itialian dishes satisfying diners from Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Pasadena, and downtown. English peas, lobster and tortellini arrive in a light lobster consomme. (photo by Jill Weinlein) After…

Off Vine – A Hidden Gem

While sitting inside the home of one of the “most beautiful girl’s in the world,” I imagined the 30s and 40s star Beryl Wallace reclining on a chaise on her veranda, reading the script of one of Earl Carroll’s productions. Click here via Off Vine to read the rest of my review courtesy of the Beverly…

Blu Jam Cafe

Walking into the Blu Jam Cafe off Melrose Avenue, we immediately noticed the colorful artwork hanging on the wall. I asked the owner/Executive Chef, Kamil Majer, about the whimsical pop art. “I display different artists each month to keep it fun,” Majer said. Fun is a good description of Blu Jam. Read the rest of the…