Sushi Roku on Third

Walking into Sushi Roku on Third Street, I noticed cords of rope hanging from the ceiling, called “nawa-noren” which are symbols indicating the establishment is a traditional Japanese restaurant. The lighting enhances the Japanese theme and the long sushi bar. “We have the longest sushi bar of all the Sushi Roku restaurants,” said Joe Ando,…

A Good “Catch” in Santa Monica

Even with reservations, we had to wait about twenty minutes for our table at Catch in the Casa del Mar hotel. Who likes to wait, when they have made a reservation? We didn’t mind at all, because we had the opportunity to sit in cozy seats next to a live four-piece band, Soul Station, featuring…

25 Degrees – A Hip Burger Place

A lifelong bachelor, Johnny Grant, the honorary Mayor of Hollywood, lived in a penthouse on the 14th floor of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. He was best- known for being the Master of Ceremony awarding celebrities stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also had his own booth at the hotel’s lively restaurant, 25 Degrees….