The Palm in Beverly Hills

A parade of scarlet colored, three-pound lobsters with their claws splayed, and sweet white meat bursting out of the shell exemplified one of the main themes at The Palm Restaurant – The bigger, the better. When the Iconic Palm Restaurant in West Hollywood closed its doors last September, regulars asked, “Where am I going to…

Cooking This Thanksgiving? Forget it!

Why shop spend a lot of money, clean up your house, set the table, heat up the ovens, eat too much food, and then clean up the dining room and kitchen this Thanksgiving? There are some great spots in Los Angeles that are open for Thanksgiving that offer traditional fare for lunch or dinner. A…

Sipping Wine and Cocktails By The Sea

Sitting on the roof-top garden at the Sonoma Wine Garden’s I finally met the talented mixologist Rob Floyd. With his movie-star good looks, he entertained eight foodies and me for over two hours with his show-stopping cocktails paired with sous chef Jefferson Reyes cuisine. While talking to our group, I discovered that Floyd lived in Park…

Holiday Shopping at The Children’s Place

Walking into the Children’s Place in Tarzana, CA it looked like every article of sparkling holiday wear to boy’s neon clothing was on sale. Before Thanksgiving they offer an up to 50% off sale for girls, baby girls, boys, baby boys and newborns. I was shopping for my nine-year-old daughter and a new baby that…

The Legend of Tam O’Shanter

In 1952, my father returned from the Korean War and his family took him to Tam O’Shanter on Los Feliz Blvd. for a celebratory meal. Located in his old stomping grounds, he fondly remembers the storybook tudor-design building filled with knick-knacks and good wholesome food. Now in his 80s, I helped move my dad from…