5 Best Cheeseburger Spots in LA

Since National Cheeseburger Day is September 18, I thought I would list my favorite burger spots in LA. These are my go-to places to sink my teeth into a burger layered with textures and flavors. K Ramen. Burger. Beer. – Located at the lively The Americana on Brand in Glendale, above Katsura is a great…

Burgers Galore at Umami Burger

When Umamicatessen opened a few years ago on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, there was a line out the door. Restaurateur Adam Fleishman’s multi-concept restaurant and bar with a deli, burger section, ice cream and artisan coffee, all in one location was a big hit. Recently, Fleischman decided to rework the Umamicatessen concept and convert…

LAMILL Coffee Boutique in Silverlake

It seems that a new organic, fair-trade, cold-brewed coffee purveyor pops up everyday, and I thoroughly enjoy the potent brews arising from these coffee houses. Creme brulee cappuccino arrives with a hard crust of caramelized sugar on top, just like the popular dessert. Crack through the brulee and sip a bit of heaven. (photo by…

The Newly Opened Napa Valley Grille

For 15 years, Napa Valley Grille has been a dining destination for UCLA parents taking their college students to a fancy dinner. It’s one of my favorite restaurants before a UCLA basketball game. The outdoor patio is ideal to meet friends for a glass of wine and elevated fare before seeing a show at the…