Month: April 2016

Terrific Trejo’s Tacos

Driving along South La Brea just below Wilshire Blvd, I’ve noticed very few changes through the years, until recently when a Taco Bell became vacant. I wondered what would replace it, hoping it would be a unique dining destination, instead of another corporate chain…

National Pretzel Day is April 26

Who doesn’t love a big, warm and soft pretzel? Especially with a swipe of yellow mustard? Today you can have one for FREE. Celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26 with a FREE pretzel at Wetzel’s Pretzels Glendale Galleria or another location. No Purchase Necessary….

Passover Celebrations in Los Angeles

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, beginning in the evening of Friday, April 22 to the evening of Saturday, April 30. Here are 7 destinations in Los Angeles to enjoy the festivities and have someone else cook for you – 1.Canter’s Deli Open…

Fabulous French Passion Jura Wines

In the eastern region of France are 200 estates producing Jura wines. They account for less than 1% of national wine production from all of France’s wine regions, yet this area is known as “the grandest of the small wine regions.” With 5 distinct…

Female Chefs Reign at 2016 WCR National Conference

I was invited to cover the 2016 Women Who Inspire Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on April 18. It was the closing event during the two-day Women Chefs & Restaurateurs: Conference. WCR is a professional association that supports women from all walks in the food…

A Night in WeHo I Will Never Forget

I was invited to attend the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation’s (WHCHC) 30th anniversary celebration. It was scheduled to be held on the rooftop of The London West Hollywood, below Sunset Blvd. With rain looming, the venue was moved into one of the hotel’s…

Kinky Boots Back in Hollywood

Last night my publishers gave me their two tickets to the Grammy and Tony award-winning musical Kinky Boots currently at the Pantages Theatre.  The red carpet was ready for celebrities and VIPs to find a spot under the bright lights, as the media captured…

Beaming All Day Long

What do supermodel and television host Chrissy Teigan, Hip-Hop artist Common and singer Ellie Goulding have in common with me? We all visit Beaming for a midday pick-me-up or healthy meal. Beaming’s owner Lisa Odenweller was a director at numerous Silicon Valley software companies…

Eat. Drink. & Watch Kobe Tonight in LA

What better way to commemorate the NBA all-star, Kobe Bryant’s final Laker game tonight, Wednesday, April 13 then to sit and watch among other fans.  Shout, high-five, and fist pump with family and friends at one of these two LA venues. LA’s modern American…

The Magnificent Masters of Taste

It was a spectacular day to savor the finer things in life on the field of the historic Rose Bowl during Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 3. The new outdoor, luxury culinary festival opened at 3 p.m. to the public as a fundraiser…

A Little Rain Didn’t Damper PDFW

All week I was so excited to drive two hours from Los Angeles to the Palm Desert Food & Wine James Beard Gourmet Luncheon with my friend Toni. We drove in her snazzy Prius along the 210 and 10 freeways to get there before…

Dine Like a Celebrity at BOA Steakhouse on Sunset

Driving into the parking garage of one of the most prestigious pieces of real estate in West Hollywood, I noticed an impressive array of Bentleys, Ferraris and Teslas lined in a row. The stunning modern high-rise tower on Sunset Blvd. was the headquarters of…

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