Month: November 2016

Interview with Actress Saycon Sengbloh at The Wallis in Beverly Hills

Broadway veteran Saycon Sengbloh, who was nominated for a Tony Award last year for her role in Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed, is now in Los Angeles, starring in Michael Arden’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center for…

Enchanted Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

Here’s my review of one of the most spectacular interactive light show in Southern California. Located in La Canada Flintridge is a hidden gem – The Descanso Gardens.  Starting on Black Friday, November 25 to January 8, 2017, starting at 5 p.m. each evening, visitors can…

Free Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude

TODAY from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cafe Gratitude opens its doors to Los Angelenos for a free meal. Every year hundreds Café Gratitude celebrates Thanksgiving with a free meal to anyone who enters their doors in a welcoming atmosphere. Feel grateful at the…

Pink Taco & Rodger Scaffold of LA RAMS Feed 500

Offensive Guard for Los Angeles Rams Rodger Scaffold and Pink Taco Sunset Strip are serving hot meals Thursday, November 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to PATH clients. PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) helps homeless individuals, families, and communities, by building housing and…

New Chef Rockin the menu at Cavatina

The first review I wrote in 2016 was about my memorable dinner at Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The hotel sits in a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and is a home-away-from-home to rock legends, filmmakers, writers, actors and discerning guests from around the…

Pok Pok – Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

The culinary experience at the Thai restaurant Pok Pok is very authentic and is exemplified even in the water. A pandanus leaf is dropped in the glass, as is done often in Northern Thailand, giving it a toasted rice, vanilla and grassy essence. We…

Special Veterans Day Deals in Southern CA

To honor our nation’s heroes and show appreciation to Veterans on their special day, the following dining venues are offering complimentary meals and specials : Rock & Brews El Segundo – Free Sandwich Not only can local veterans receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich this…

Be An Artist in Ojai

There’s a saying in the little bucolic town of Ojai – “A town with nothing to do and not enough time to do it.” Postcards have this saying overlapping a photo of a cotton candy Ojai sunset where the dusk colors enhance the Topatopa…

24 Hours at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad

Driving to the coastal inspired, three-story Cape Rey Carlsbad, you can see the 215 room hotel directly across the street from the legendary Ponto surf break and beach. This property attracts surfers with families, girlfriends seeking a reunion, beach themed weddings, and couples looking…

Wear Your “I Voted” Sticker for Special Deals

GET OUT AND VOTE! Some restaurants around Los Angeles are offering something free or discounted items to guests who come in proudly wearing their “I Voted” sticker. So go vote, wear your sticker, and visit one of these hot spots for a fun evening…

Montage Beverly Hills Welcomes Zakarian’s Georgie

I was saddened to learn that Scott Conant’s Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills, closed its doors earlier this year. I have fond memories of twirling strands of the most expensive bowl of spaghetti pomodoro around my fork, and seeing Conant walk into the…

10 Fun Facts About Dia de los Muertos

Have you ever wondered about the celebration of Dia de los Muertos? What is it? Why and where was it first celebrated? Well let me tell you the history of Día de los Muertos. Day of the Dead is a holiday that was first…

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