UMAMIcatessen – Another Creative Endeavor for Adam Fleishman

There’s a new deli, groovy bar, gourmet coffee bar, donut shop and Umami burger restaurant located next to the historic Orpheum Theatre. It’s another creation by the innovative Adam Fleischman, Los Angeles based restaurateur and Chief Executive of Umami Restaurant Group. With his mega successful Umami Burger, Fleischman has branched out to pizza with his thriving 800 Degrees in Westwood…

Casual Fast Indian Food: Urban Masala

Have you ever noticed that there are two types of Indian restaurants in Los Angeles? There are many casual, strip center restaurants that serve adequate cuisine and then a hand full of elegant restaurants. I recently found a fast, casual dining Indian restaurant in Hollywood, that may set a new trend for Indian dining. Urban…

A Great Date-Night Italian Restaurant

It has been a family affair for the Clinco clan restoring the 1933 red-brick building to an iconic restaurant. Located in the heart of Westwood Village on the corner of Glendon Ave. and Lindbrook Drive, Skylight Gardens is the new “date-night” place for UCLA students, residents and professionals living and working in the community. Owners…

Coupa Cafe: Venezuelan Flavors in Beverly Hills

Have you ever eaten Venezuelan food? There are hundreds of Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles and a few Argentinean eateries. Peruvian restaurants are a popular destination right now, but where can you find authentic Venezuelan food? Recently, while in Beverly Hills, I discouvered the cuisine of Venezuela at Coupa Cafe. On a first visit, I…

Upper Crust Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

After attending an art show in Hancock Park, we decided to get a light dinner at Pizzeria Mozza. Without reservations, there was a 35-minute wait for the bar. Tables are usually reserved weeks in advance on the weekends. We placed our name on the list and walked next door to the sister restaurant, Osteria Mozza….