A hidden gem at Cliff’s Edge

At Cliff’s Edge, located in Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, new chef Will Kelly has crafted a soulful menu for diners to enjoy, whether they sit inside at the bar and lounge or outdoors on the enchanting patio. A multi-level utopian dining area is filled with brightly colored floral accent pillows and lush greenery, and…

16 Ways to Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday

Living in Los Angeles, I am of course a LA RAMS fan! I’ve meet Les Snead and some of the Rams players at various philanthropic events. They are a great and talented team. Go cheer them on at some of my favorite spots – The BLUE & GOLD Bagels – RAMS fans enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday…

Barcari W. 3rd in Beverly Grove

When the Greek restaurant Sofi closed, I hoped another restauranteur would take over the space at this hidden gem in Los Angeles. Recently I learned the Bacari Restaurant Group took over the space and opened Bacari W. 3rd. I’ve been to the Bacari GDL at Caruso’s Americana at Brand in Glendale. It’s a Venetian-inspired Cicchetti-…

BOA Brunch is Better than most

Entering BOA on Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica, we were welcomed by a hostess offering us a tray of deviled eggs, while we waited to be seated. This wasn’t an ordinary deviled egg, because BOA Steakhouse isn’t an ordinary restaurant. It’s extraordinary. The elevated egg snack is called Green Eggs & Ham. The chefs at…

Fun Birthday Venues in Los Angeles

Planning a birthday is easy in LA. The city has so many fun celebratory venues for brunch, roof top soirees and festive dinner affairs. When friends ask for my advice about a fun birthday destination, I always give them a list of three. Now my list has grown. Here are my favorite restaurants to celebrate…

Authentic Farm-to-Table at FARMHOUSE

Earlier this year I was invited to a preview of Farmhouse at the former Grand Luxe space, located on the ground floor of the newly renovated Beverly Center. The 7,000 square foot space has been transformed to an upscale farmhouse with wood flooring, three dining areas with tall wood ceilings, and lots of green plants.  …

Best Brunch at Baltaire in Brentwood

Last Sunday I saw Executive Chef Travis Strickland from Baltaire at the Taste of the Nation festival in Culver City. He prepared delicious Nueske cherrywood BLT lettuce cups topped with strawberry sambal and pretty flowering cilantro sprigs. It was a hit at the fundraiser benefiting No Kid Hungry.    Chef Travis is a chef with…

Tart Restaurant in the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

A great sTART of the day is dining at the upscale farm-themed TART filled with country farm decorations and an array of Southern-inspired dishes. The restaurant is a fun spot to gather friends and have a few drinks. On weekends, TART offers a brunch bubble service that includes a $25 mimosa kit with a bottle…

Venice’s Leona: California flavors with a hint of Korean pizzazz

Strolling along the canals in Venice, built in 1905 by developer Abbott Kinney, is a relaxing experience. It’s a charming area with its eclectic architecture, the bridges tha span the canals and the graceful white egrets that fly overhead. Located next to a canal and just a block from the Pacific Ocean is Leona restaurant….