A new concept in Pizza – 800 Degrees

Who knew that if you place a pizza in an 800 degree pizza oven, that it could be cooked to perfection in one minute? In Westwood Village, there is a new Neapolitan Pizzeria across from the Armand Hammer museum, 800 Degrees. It made its debut just after New Year’s Day. The Umami Group, Adam Fleischman and Allen…

Short Order: Long on Flavor

My daughter chuckled as I tried biting into the thick Ida’s Old School Burger made with a large grass-fed beef patty and layered with melted cheddar cheese, pickles, heirloom tomatoes, savory grilled onions, crisp iceberg lettuce and Executive Chef Christian Page’s secret sauce. “Our beef doesn’t come from the smelly cattle ranches along the 5…

Ikemen: The Dipping Ramen

While dining with another restaurant reviewer last week, she told me about her new favorite restaurant, Ikemen. “It isn’t fancy, but the dip ramen is so delicious, that my boyfriend and I eat there twice a week now,” she said. Wow, that piqued my interest. Since it’s located right on the corner of Hollywood Blvd….