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…

K Ramen: Ramen, Poke, Burgers and Beer!

So far the culinary trends in 2016 have been ramen restaurants popping up all over Los Angeles. What if you don’t like ramen? Well, then there is poke. In some neighborhoods there are poke cafes every half mile. Elevated gourmet burger joints continue to be popular this year too. The SBE Hospitality group discovered that…

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….

Innovative Cart Service at The Church Key

The Church Key earned a winning reputation with foodies and locals raving about their unique wheel cart dining service. Celebrating their second anniversary, Executive chef Steven Fretz and General Manager Joseph Sabato decided to introduce the cart service for a creative lunch experience. I invited a friend to join me for lunch last week. A…

Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles for 2014

We have enjoyed some wonderful meals at restaurants throughout Los Angeles. As devoted foodies, our team selected a repertoire of new and old dining establishments that provide creative fare, that is beautifully presented by attentive service, in an inviting atmosphere. Here is our list of honorees from some unique dining venues: #10 Sonoma Wine Garden…

National Burger Month Specials

The Rockefeller Today is National Burger Day and May is National Burger Month. What better way to eat a burger (or two) than by giving back while eating one of America’s most beloved foods. The “Feel Good Burger” exclusively at The Rockefeller gastropub  at both the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach location offers a special…

5 Bodacious Burgers in Los Angeles

Bar Verde at Nordstrom – The Grove Order a burger at the Bar Verde restaurant inside Nordstrom’s at The Grove and then tell them you want the special one from the secret menu. The regular burger has roasted balsamic onions and a Fiscalini white cheddar from Modesto,CA. that is outstanding. Ask you server to have…

Bunker Hill – Downtown’s Hot Sports Bar

The downtown restaurant and bar scene has blossomed over the past few years. A newish-hot sports bar is Bunker Hill Bar & Grill, located on the ground floor of a downtown Los Angeles landmark building at Fifth and Flower. This comfortable lunch and after-work place joins the Kwan brothers group of restaurants that include multiple Wokcano’s,…

North Shore Burger

Last year when the Rice Garden restaurant next to Starbucks and the UA Theatres closed their doors; the community was abuzz about what type of restaurant would fill the space. Raised in La Canada, Craig Bittner and his business partner La Canada Council member Michael Davitt, saw the opportunity to open a Hawaiian theme burger…