Deal of the Day: “Maisel Day” on Aug. 15

Here’s a clever marketing idea – Amazon Prime is celebrating 20 Emmy nominations with “Maisel Day” in Los Angeles on August 15. Businesses in the Greater L.A.-area will offer “take a trip back in time to 1959” with food, drink and even hotel prices from that time period.  Go early on Thursday because these deals…

Castaway offers sensational views of Los Angeles & The Valley

Some of my fondest summer dining experiences are sitting on the patio at Castaway in Burbank overlooking the city of Los Angeles. At the newly renovated restaurant, guests can create memories of their own at the country club-style restaurant, which offers 180-degree views of downtown and the San Fernando Valley, including a perfect view of…

Lavish Brunch at The Grove Los Angeles

Recently I attended a lavish brunch at The Grove in Los Angeles featuring a multitude of dishes prepared by James Beard award winning Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel. A long communal table was elegantly set up near the dancing water fountain near Dominique Ansel Bakery and restaurant 189 by Dominique Ansel. This talented chef has other bakeries…

Artful and flavorful fare at LN2

At LN2 on Melrose, Executive Chef Chris Robbins creates a menu that truly depicts the flavors he loves. His state-of-the-art, wood-burning pizza oven enhances fresh California ingredients and artistically crafted dishes. Robbins and his wife, Mica Ray, proudly showed my husband and I their famed pizza oven. “This is the Ferrari of pizza ovens,” Robbins…

20th Anniversary for The Lobster in Santa Monica

The Lobster, at the entrance of the historic Santa Monica sign, is a popular fine-dining seafood restaurant. Recognized as a one of the most picturesque sunset dining destinations in Southern California,  in 1923 this building was a final stop of Route 66 in the west. It’s as much a part of Santa Monica’s history as…

National Ice Cream Day is July 21

FUN FACT: In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. This year National Ice Cream Day is tomorrow, Sunday, July 21. Here’s some of my favorite spots to treat yourself to a creamy and sweet cool treat: FREE ice cream at Halo Top…

10 Things to See & Do in Manhattan, NY

According to NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism arm, there were a record-breaking 65.2 million visitors exploring NYC in 2018. Most were out of state visitors, however there were over one millions tourists from Great Britain and China visiting “The Big Apple.” There are hundreds of things to see and do in New York City….

dineLA menu at Atrium Los Feliz

One of L.A.’s most buzzed about new restaurant Atrium is one of the 433 restaurants featured this Summer during dineLA Restaurant Week from July 12-26. Last night I was invited to a preview of Chef Hunter Pritchett’s four-course dineLA menu, featuring peak of the season local Farmers Market produce. Guests have a choice of one Starter – housemade thick and crusty grilled…

Summer dineLA Favorites

This summer dineLA celebrates 15-days of special menus and dining deals at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The dineLA Restaurant Week event runs from July 12 through July 26 showcasing Los Angeles’ casual to premier dining destinations. It’s a great time to explore the culinary scene in various neighborhoods throughout the city….