Laurel Point a Great Place for Seafood

For years, I used to meet my father at The Daily Grill on Laurel Canyon on the second floor of the Laurel Promenade at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. It was a convenient location for the two of us to meet. My dad enjoyed sitting in a comfortable booth and ordering a…

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 kitchen to prepare a special Montage anniversary dinner. But sadness gave…

Al Fresco dining at The Front Yard

You know the saying – Three’s a charm? Over the weekend, I dined for a third time at The Front Yard restaurant attached to the Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. The first two times, we sat in a booth inside the dining room near the small, yet lively bar. This time we were seated out on…

La Brea’s Newest Brunch Destination – Odys + Penelope

I regret I never dined at Hatfield’s, that took over Michel Richard’s restaurant Citrus on Melrose Ave. Fortunately the dynamic culinary couple, Karen and Quinn Hatfield (met when they both worked together at Spago) quickly opened a more fast-casual cafe nearby in 2012, Sycamore Kitchen. Located inside a former iconic print shop along the design…

Brunch at Odys + Penelope

I regret I never dined at Hatfield’s that occupied the former Michel Richard restaurant Citrus on Melrose Ave. Fortunately the dynamic culinary couple, Karen and Quinn Hatfield, who met when they worked at Spago, quickly opened a more fast-casual cafe nearby in 2012, Sycamore Kitchen. Ody + Penelope’s shrimp and grits is a twist on…