Delphine’s updated menu delights the pre-theatre crowd

Before seeing the musical Waitress at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, my husband and I enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner at Delphine Eatery and Bar. There is a new Executive Chef Charles Lacad, and we were intrigued to experience some of his new menu items. Arriving early, the dining room was filling up with W Hotel guests,…

Authentic Farm-to-Table at FARMHOUSE

Earlier this year I was invited to a preview of Farmhouse at the former Grand Luxe space, located on the ground floor of the newly renovated Beverly Center. The 7,000 square foot space has been transformed to an upscale farmhouse with wood flooring, three dining areas with tall wood ceilings, and lots of green plants.  …

Cuisine Worthy of the King of Thailand

Operating on Fairfax Avenue since the mid-1970s, Thai restaurant Chao Krung has become an integral part of the Los Angeles community. Originally led by Boon and Supa Kuntee, the restaurant is now run by their daughters, Amanda Kuntee and Katy Noochlaor, who are serving up some delicious new surprises. “Through the years, the dishes became…

8 Favorite So Cal Ice Cream Destinations

My three favorite summer foods are watermelon, grilled corn and ice cream. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Los Angeles area spots to enjoy one of the world’s favorite icy cool treats. Butterbeer Ice Cream Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. The theme…

Paramount Coffee Project DTLA

The ROW DTLA space, which features the bustling Smorgasburg LA market on Sundays, now offers visitors a bold taste of Australia. Paramount Coffee Project, an import from Down Under, is generating quite a buzz. It has opened its second location in Los Angeles after the success of its first shop on Fairfax Avenue.   Taking…

10 Fun Fourth of July Venues in LA

Since I’m staying in town this Fourth of July, I researched where some fun Fourth of July food, drink and firework viewing spots are in So Cal. Here’s 10 destinations to cool down and nourish yourself on July 4, 2018   Marina Del Rey Hotel’s July Fourth Red, White and BBQ Celebration! Enjoy picturesque Marina views,…

Jeni’s brand new ice cream cone

Walking along Hillhurst in Los Feliz, I stopped in front of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and noticed a patriotic sign in the window. It was three scoops of red, white and blue ice cream. Below the cone are the words “Flavor Is Everyone.” Someone decided to paint in red underneath this sign “Kindness Is Magic.” Few things…

Triple Treats – Pizza, Beer & Ice Cream at Piencone

A new family friendly restaurant opened in Los Angeles offering a playhouse patio with a small play structure on the back patio, and lots of board games for parents and their kids to play together. Piencone is an ideal spot for mom and dad to sit back and enjoy good food with a beer or…

Cattle & Claw summer soirée

With so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants opening in the area, the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has decided to balance out the options with Cattle & Claw, a surf and turf eatery perfect for omnivores. Diners at this summer pop-up get to enjoy the best foods from the land and sea – lobsters…