Flying Pig Café

As we walked along Central Ave. towards the Japanese American National Museum and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, we noticed a group of people hovering around a pink food truck parked half a block away. People were drinking glasses of cold beer and gobbling down braised pork belly buns on the outside patio. One of…

Summer Grilling at CHAYA Downtown

Walking along Flower St. next to high-rise buildings, I was lured into CHAYA Downtown’s Japanese Beer Garden by the enticing smell from the hibachi grill. Yakitori skewers of chicken, beef, shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and bacon wrapped dates seductively perfumed the outdoor dining patio. We promptly ordered a variety of skewers,  with three pieces of juicy…

Lawrys Prime Rib

Dining at Lawrys The Prime Rib is a real show stopper. I actually thought our servers may break into a rendition of Be Our Guest from the Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast”, as we enjoyed the dinner show performed with aplomb by the seasoned wait staff. Inside the elegantly designed art-deco interior, waitresses seem…

M Café -Healthy Dining = Healthy Living

Walking into the brightly lit M Café on Melrose Avenue, my daughter and I both commented on the European feeling while perusing the menu. What added to the continental vibe were three Italian men with charming accents placing their order in front of us. We felt as if we were transported back to Florence, Italy….