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 Vega’s namesake margarita “The Boss” they can pair it with a…

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 dance pavilion, movie theater and special occasion venue) for a day…

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 celebrate St. Patrick’s Day was Boston, Massachusetts in 1737. The Irish…

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 my name from a mutual friend, Brent Kuszyk. He told her…

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 is that behind every brilliant man is a talented, loving and…

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 time. 1.Enjoy a Free Pizookie on Monday March 14 during National…

Free Hot Dog at Dog Haus’ Newest Location

Get a free dog on Friday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger hot spot’s new location in North Hollywood. The Dog Haus was founded in 2010 by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener to recapture their nostalgic childhood experience of enjoying hot dogs….

FREE Pancakes Today at IHOP®

Today is IHOP’s 11th annual National Pancake Day. Guests visiting any IHOP® can enjoy a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Come into an IHOP® between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. After enjoying your pancakes, consider leaving a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® or other designated local charities.  IHOP® goal is to raise $3.5 million. Help…