Le Grand is Bigger than Life in LA

Across from Bottega Louie in downtown LA on the corner of Grand Ave. and 7th Street is a new Mediterranean inspired restaurant, Le Grand. In the kitchen, chef/brother duo Alex and Chris Manos focus their brunch and dinner menus on local coastal California cuisine, yet add a French and Greek twist. The decor inside is…

HATCH Yakitori + Sticks

You can’t judge food by its appearance at the newer HATCH Yakitori + Bar located in DTLA’s The Bloc. If I did, I would have never tasted their delicious signature Japanese-style black karaage fried chicken on a stick. When it was first delivered to my table, I declined it. The two day brined chicken thigh…

Wine and Dine at Rustic Canyon

Wine dinners at Rustic Canyon celebrate the best things in life – great farm to table food and vine to bottle wine. The restaurant opened after founder Josh Loeb held a series of successful dinners inside his beautiful home nestled in Rustic Canyon. Recently, the restaurant received a one-star distinction in the newly launched 2019 MICHELIN…

Maddalena Restaurant delights at San Antonio Winery

At Maddalena Restaurant, guests can enjoy the best eggplant parmigiana in Los Angeles and the excellent output of the San Antonio Winery, the oldest producing winery in L.A. and home to Maddalena. For National Malbec Day (April 17), I joined Melissa Gonzalo, the winery’s public relations director, for a taste of the eats and drinks…

Beach level dining at Coast Beach Cafe and Bar

The casual restaurant Coast Beach Café at Shutters on the Beach offers an all-day menu of California favorites, a lovely brunch and themed dinner nights. Overlooking Santa Monica beach, hotel guests and locals can walk down a flight of stairs or take the elevator to sit outside on the sunken patio, or indoors near the…

Celebrate Mother’s Day in LA

For that special woman in your life, be sure and spoil her with love, flowers and good food on Sunday, May 12. Here’s some great destinations in So Cal that will help you make her day memorable: BEVERLY GROVE Brunching at Bacari W. 3rd This Mother’s Day, enjoy Mediterranean-inspired favorites from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef…

Take the dineLA Burger Trek on #National HamburgerDay!

Now that the weather is warming up, Los Angelenos are seeking the best indoor and outdoor destination to sink their teeth into a juicy hamburger or cheeseburger. Last month, while sitting out in the beer garden style patio at Everson Royce Bar I received a #BurgerTrek map and guide. The burgers served for a group…

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…

Pacifique pleases your palate

In the sophisticated dining room of the new Pacifique restaurant on La Cienega, guests can sit in intimate Japanese izakaya-style booths with curtains for a discreet dining experience. Pacifique is located at the former Le Petit Bistro, which closed its doors in 2018 after 25 years in business. Restaurateur Joel Herzer and partner and designer…