Lay’s New Flavor Icons spice up your day

The majority of Americans, around 86% – anticipate a different summer compared to last year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest Frito-Lay Snack Index: 1 in 3 (34%) consumers are expecting to do more virtual hangouts with friends this summer. 85 % of respondents say eating their favorite snack makes them…

Healthy Impasta operates Cloud Kitchen in Hollywood

When a friend described to me her new favorite low carb dishes at Impasta, a cloud kitchen in Hollywood, I went online to look at his menu. Cloud Kitchens are licensed commercial food production facilities offering chefs rental space. Anywhere from one or two to dozens of restaurants rent space to prepare delivery-optimized menu items….

Amazon Prime Video & Free Ice Cream

When Amazon Prime Video received 31 Emmy nominations, they excitedly collaborated with dineL.A., and three local L.A. ice cream shops to give away FREE ice cream. The custom flavors are inspired by one of the Prime Video Emmy nominees: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Modern Love The Boys Carnival Row The “For Your Cravings” collaboration takes place in one shop a day, offering…

Dog Haus gives back to No Kids Hungry

  The founder of Ramen Hood and Würstmacher, Adam Gertler, hosted the Pasadena-based Dog Haus virtual celebration and check presentation last week on Zoom from an employee rest station in Darby, Montana. At the end of the presentation founders of Dog Haus, Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener presented a $85,000 to No Kid…

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

For those who love chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, today is a special day. Here are some popular dining spots offering free or uniquely special cookies on Tuesday, August 4, #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay: SoCalo – Celebrate at Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Santa Monica restaurant. Their freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can be added…

La Republica Organic Mushroom Coffee

Los Angeles based La Republica Organic Fair-Trade Coffee with an office in Montrose, is transforming morning coffee rituals with it’s unique Mushroom Coffee blend. CEO’s and founders Ian Harrison and Mark Merthe source their organically grown coffee from a 100% Arabica coffee grower in Ojai, CA. They forage for 7 of the finest organic mushrooms to add…

Al fresco dining at The Reel Inn in Malibu

Nothing will close down The Reel Inn located near the corner of Topanga Canyon and PCH. Since 1986, the restaurant has survived fires, earthquakes and now the coronavirus. Even though indoor dining is closed, The Reel Inn follows strict cleaning and safety protocols to keep its large outdoor patio dining areas open. A friendly staff…

Chickpea-centric Bowlila

Last week, I discovered the new Bowlila kitchen located inside the Colony in West L.A. Chefs Adlah Alsharhan and Badr Fayez are preparing an array of healthy fare and hearty bowls made with chickpeas simmered in a hot and flavorful broth. This plant protein is a healthy base in an array of colorful and inventive…

Baked by Nature heartfelt story

Baked by Nature is a new healthy Oat Bite snack company by entrepreneur Kara Freedman. According to her Baked by Nature site, she was inspired by her grandfather Walter Freedman, to create her wholesome, natural and filling baked goods company. Walter fled to America after he survived the Holocaust. He was drafted by the US…