Month: March 2016

Taco Thursday Special at Casa Vega

Many Mexican restaurants offer Taco Tuesdays, however Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks is offering a 60¢ taco starting Thursday, March 31 through June 1. Celebrating their 60th year, Casa Vega is offering a Throwback Thursday “Tacos & Tequila” promotion. When guests order founder Ray…

Quintessential Summer Vacation – Catalina Island

Take a one-hour Catalina Express boat ride to Avalon this summer. Once you arrive, take a short walk, call a taxi or rent a golf cart to the new Descanso Beach Club. It’s located behind the Catalina Casino (not a gambling casino, but a…

Pizza Romana: When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie – That’s Amore!

When the neighborhood restaurant Cube on La Brea closed for renovations, the street seemed a little quieter. Locals wondered what would become of this popular Italian marketplace and cafe owned by Alex Palermo. Last spring Pizza Romano was born. After graduating from Pepperdine University…

Where to Drink Green Beer in So Cal

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day – St. Patrick was not Irish, but Scottish or Welsh. A harp is the symbol of Ireland, not the shamrock. The shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach the Holy Trinity. The first city in America to…

My Day as a Judge in a Salsa Tasting Contest

Last month I was invited by Michelle Kim the Executive Director of the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California, to be a judge in an Salsa Tasting contest. She needed three judges for a salsa challenge during their annual SoCal emPOWERment Forum in Burbank, CA. Kim was given…

Jonathan Gold’s City Shines

Last night I attended a screening of CITY OF GOLD – a film by Laura Gabbert about the life of Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. It’s a beautiful love story of a man and his city. What I learned in the movie…

Deals of the Day – Pi Day on March 14

TODAY – Monday, March 14 is Pi Day representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, or approximately 3.14159…. It’s a never ending number. Here are a few restaurants offering FREE or discounted items to celebrate, however these deals will end at closing…

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