Eat, drink, rock ‘n’ roll at Market Tavern

Gary Twinn is an affable presence around the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax. This charismatic British expat moved to the U.S. in the ‘90s to pursue a musical career. For the past 10 years, he has been the bar manager at E.B’s Beer and Wine, named after the market’s founder, Earl Bell Gilmore….

Cocktail of the Month: ABERFELDY Herbed Honey Smash

To raise awareness about the plight of honey bees, August 15 is the official National Honey Bee Day. It’s a day to raise awareness of the importance to protect bees as a critical species on earth. Beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate and recognize honey bees…

National Waffle Day

Here’s 4 ice cream destinations to pick up and enjoy ice cream stacked in a handcrafted waffle cone or other creative edible holders to celebrate National Waffle Day (August 24). The Dolly Llama offers traditional European-style OG Waffle and Hong Kong Bubble Waffle, Waffle Sticks and Mini OG Waffles. Use these as a base to…

Skin Flare-ups meet Topicals Flair

One out of every four Americans live with chronic skin conditions. Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng are two women of color who had enough with spending too much money on expensive skin care products. They got creative, met some great people, and created their own skincare line – Topicals, to provide relief to millions of…

Mírame: a Mexican culinary ‘staycation’

Sitting on the front patio of Mírame, at one of the socially distanced tables near an exterior fireplace, I felt as if I were sitting at a beautiful restaurant in one of the luxury resorts in Punta Mita, Mexico. Since many of us aren’t flying to Mexico for a summer vacation due to the coronavirus,…

Richard Sanford is Sta. Rita Hills 2020 Vintner of the Year

Recently, I was invited to watch a virtual ceremony announcing Central Coast wine pioneer Richard Sanford as the 2020 Vintner of the Year by the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance. In 2005 Richard and Thekla founded Alma Rosa Winery, which they sold to Bob and Barb Zorich in 2014. The Sanford’s continue to live at the…

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel offers a pandemic break

For those getting COVID fatigue, the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt may just be the answer to renew your spirits. The L.A. landmark built during the luxury Golden Era of architecture has reopened. According to General Manager Don Jacinto, the hotel has pivoted its current offerings and operations to accommodate guests, while maintaining the highest levels of health and…

Lay’s New Flavor Icons spice up your day

The majority of Americans, around 86% – anticipate a different summer compared to last year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest Frito-Lay Snack Index: 1 in 3 (34%) consumers are expecting to do more virtual hangouts with friends this summer. 85 % of respondents say eating their favorite snack makes them…

Healthy Impasta operates Cloud Kitchen in Hollywood

When a friend described to me her new favorite low carb dishes at Impasta, a cloud kitchen in Hollywood, I went online to look at his menu. Cloud Kitchens are licensed commercial food production facilities offering chefs rental space. Anywhere from one or two to dozens of restaurants rent space to prepare delivery-optimized menu items….