MB POST – A Soulful Social House

I’ve been eager to try one of my favorite chef’s newest endeavors: MB Post. I first met David LeFevre at The Water Grill for a clambake dinner. My party and I were impressed with the dishes coming out of his kitchen. Two years ago I was saddened to hear that he left downtown, but happy to hear…

Lisa Vanderpump’s Restaurant – Villa Blanca

I am one of those rare individuals who doesn’t have cable television. As a result, when my friends suggested we meet at Lisa Vanderpump’s Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills for lunch, I said “Lisa who?” I don’t follow “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, so my friend Toni filled me in on the reality television…

The Fat Dog in Hollywood

On Fairfax Avenue, a black awning displays The Fat Dog in white letters. Its a newer gastropub nicknamed after a chubby and beloved bulldog. The owners, Richard and Suzann Mandeville, hired London artist, Tobias Keene, to paint their adorable dog with his smushed snout and loveable underbite, and his work hangs inside the establishment. The…

Mr. C Beverly Hills

The Cipriani family opened the doors of Harrys Bar in Venice in 1931. Perched along one of the canals just off the Piazza San Marco, their motto was to treat everyone who entered the bar special. Four generations later, the Cipriani family opened Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel, where they continue to provide the highest level…