East Meets West at House of Macau

Although I didn’t see Nicki Minaj with her entourage at the opening of House of Macau in Hollywood, rumor has it that she might stop by when in LA. This sleek modern restaurant is the newest endeavor by her manager, music mogul Manny Halley. It’s a convenient dining destination for locals and visitors to enjoy…

Free Ice Cream on July 22

The single-origin ice cream company Choctál celebrates National Ice Cream Month throughout July with National Vanilla Ice Cream Day on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Choctál’s vanilla flavor comes from 4 different origins including Mexican, Papua New Guinea, Indonesian & Madagascar vanilla. Choctál will be hosting a “Chill Out” and give away free samples at City National…

Creative Mexican Street Food and Cocktails at Cocina Condesa

It didn’t bother me that I was drinking out of a paper bag while dining at the new Cocina Condesa in Studio City. But rather than hiding a 40 oz. Modelo, the bag actually carried the crazy fun, barrio-inspired Boyz In The Hood cocktail, one of the most popular beverages at this new street food…

LA Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting This Weekend

This weekend at downtown’s popular Arts District, The Springs is having a weekend marketplace featuring artisan and handcrafted vendors on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The next day, The Springs is hosting an informative Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting. The fun starts on Sunday, July 19th at 3pm. Sommeliers will pour six…

5 dineLA Restaurants To Experience in the San Fernando Valley

With rents for brick & mortar restaurants in Los Angeles continuing to rise, The San Fernando Valley has become an attractive destination for some of the hottest chefs in Los Angeles to prepare some outstanding fare. Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week is now through July 26, 2015, showcasing some of the Valley’s premier dining destination with…

Marie Callender’s Summer Backyard BBQ

Enjoy iconic dishes of the season this summer with a summer Backyard BBQ and classic Apple Pie at a great value. For $15.99, Marie Callender’s offers a Build-Your-Own BBQ platter that includes a choice of two main dishes with two sides. Entrees include grilled BBQ chicken breast, St. Louis BBQ ribs, Grilled BBQ shrimp skewer, or slow…

What’s New At This Year’s LA Street Food Festival

Wow! This year the LA Street Food Festival was impressive with over 100 vendors. It ran more smoothly than in the past few years and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face. Here’s what’s new, innovative and worked well at this year’s festival at the Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1. New Hours –…

Barton G – Where Art and Food Collide

The truly one-of-a-kind, theatrically over-the-top dining experience at Barton G is nothing short of amazing. As servers bring enchantingly artistic culinary presentations from the kitchen to the table, the dining room fills with oohs and ahs. Every diner enjoys a glamorous and unique evening of avant-garde dishes complete with vaporizing cocktails. If three-foot-tall desserts and…

Ray’s & Stark Bar’s Cur-ate Dinner Series

On July 14, foodies and fine art aficionados are flocking to LACMA to learn how the role of food is displayed in art. The after-hours tour inside the LACMA galleries is led by Artbites founder Maite Gomez-Rejón. It’s a historical and social context art gallery tour with guests taking a “bite” out of the city with…