CUT Lounge in Beverly Hills is a cut above

The new CUT Lounge is a recently-opened Wolfgang Puck chic bar and refined lounge located in the former Sidebar space. CUT Lounge at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills is the chic bar where Sidebar used to be located. The cuisine is “Wolfgang Puck” at its finest with innovative cocktails to match. Since we had theatre tickets…

Multi-course Interactive Dining at Maude in Beverly Hills

My friend Allison reserves a dinner once a month at Maude in Beverly Hills. She has become a groupie of Australian chef Curtis Stone, since he opened the restaurant in 2015. She knows many of his small selective team of chefs and professional servers by their first name. I’ve been told that most come from…

Dine Like a Celebrity at BOA Steakhouse on Sunset

Driving into the parking garage of one of the most prestigious pieces of real estate in West Hollywood, I noticed an impressive array of Bentleys, Ferraris and Teslas lined in a row. The stunning modern high-rise tower on Sunset Blvd. was the headquarters of renowned architect Charles Luckman. In 2009, architect Stephen Kanner re-clad and…

Fritzi DTLA is Fabulous

Executive Chef Neal Fraser and General Manager Cesar Lopapa are brilliant. They saw an opportunity to feed a slew of millennials drinking craft beer at the Arts District Brewery. They secured the space next door, popped out a wall for the Generation X & Y crowd to walk up to a counter and order elevated…

A little bit of Disney Magic at the Bel Air Bar + Grill

  Driving off the 405 freeway onto the Moraga exit, I noticed a striking two-story glass bougainvillea flower window in the front of the Bel Air Bar + Grill. I was invited to a tasting dinner by the owner of the restaurant Susan Disney Lord. She is part of American royalty – the Disney family,…

TOP CHEF – Chris Crary Signature Sailing

Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media are offering “Top Chef” fans and food lovers the opportunity to meet a new lineup of cheftestants on the Celebrity Reflection® sailing November 14, 2015. The exclusive “Top Chef Signature Sailing” cruises to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Florida. Guests get an up-close-and-personal culinary experience with six former “Top Chef”…

HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

A free-form mural at the entrance welcomes patrons to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails. Talented visual artist and designer Gregory Siff was commissioned to paint the edgy abstract of Sunset Boulevard. He wrote quotes from people he overheard while working in the restaurant, including hundreds of poignant and whimsical questions, statements and requests. The motif…

Barton G – Where Art and Food Collide

The truly one-of-a-kind, theatrically over-the-top dining experience at Barton G is nothing short of amazing. As servers bring enchantingly artistic culinary presentations from the kitchen to the table, the dining room fills with oohs and ahs. Every diner enjoys a glamorous and unique evening of avant-garde dishes complete with vaporizing cocktails. If three-foot-tall desserts and…

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…

Red Med at Formosa Cafe

The legendary Formosa Café has been in Vincent Jung’s family for three generations. Originally opening in 1925 in a red trolley car that once rolled down Santa Monica Blvd. It became the Formosa Café when Jung’s grandfather Lem Quom, partnered with the owner in 1945, and later took full ownership in the 1970s. Recently, Vincent…

The Sweet Life in Beverly Hills – La Dolce Vita

Alessandro Uzielli recently gave the iconic La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills a nip and tuck. The popular hot spot’s interior was looking a little tired, so with the help of architect Christopher King, the Italian restaurant on Little Santa Monica looks fresh. Uzielli is the son of Gianni Uzielli, a restaurateur who owned four…

Celebrity Chef Opens Old-School Seafood Shack

I was so excited about the menu, atmosphere and vibe at the new Connie and Ted’s restaurant, that I sent two tweets while there: “Chefs Sam Baxter & Michael Cimarusti  make a rockin’ lobster roll. It goes great w/a Hanger 24 lager.” The second tweet said, “Bravo to Chef Michael Cimarusti  for bringing the taste…