Category: Comfort Food

Escape to Downtown LA

When I was invited to participate in one of the Escape Rooms in downtown Los Angeles, you know those intriguing spaces where you’re given clues and a time limit to escape – I wasn’t sure what to expect. My daughter and I joined six…

Love & Salt makes everything taste better

After almost 40 years of serving French cuisine in Manhattan Beach, in 2014, father-and-daughter restauranteurs Guy and Sylvie Gabriele of Café Pierre were looking for change. They found inspiration in Michael Fiorelli – who previously worked alongside the late “Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry…

12 culinary experiences worth revisiting in 2018

In 2017, Angelenos found comfort from the stressful events of the year by enjoying a multitude of dining experiences by some of the most innovative people and talented chefs in America. I dined at hundreds of restaurants and attended a slew of events last…

Mediterranean Delights Cleo Third Street

When Cleo Third Street opened two weeks ago inside the Orlando Hotel, a Cleopatra look-alike stood on the stairway landing greeting guests as they arrived. The new, 6,000-square-foot restaurant design by DesignAgency is striking. There is an enormous seven-foot mirrored ball hanging over the…

More Soup Please at The Tsujita

My husband and I have been noticing lines forming outside ramen houses lately. Last week while strolling along The Americana at Brand, we decided to see why people were so excited about the new dipping ramen at The Tsujita. Since we are newbies to…

Baldoria is a fun apertivo cafe in DTLA

What happens when a poet and a singer meet? They eventually open a restaurant together, obviously. After traveling in Rome, poet David King dreamed of opening an aperitivo bar offering a communal vibe where locals could gather for a drink and a light meal…

Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

This is the 25th year that Duane and Kelly Roberts, the owners of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, have created the nations largest holiday light collections. USA TODAY voted the display the “Best Public Lights Display.” This year’s theme is a Candy Spectacular….

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