Mila’s Rooftop Shines Brightly

Recently, I discovered one of the newest sunset dining destinations in greater L.A., the rooftop of the new Glenmark Hotel. On the seventh floor, the almost 5,000-square-foot, open-air dining terrace offers sweeping unobstructed views of Glendale, the Los Angeles skyline, Hollywood Hills and Verdugo Mountains. The new modern boutique property opened in mid-July, with Mila,…

Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs

I was invited to a pop-up Beyond Meat Italian Meatball tasting last week. I could either come and pick up Beyond Meatball sandwiches or spaghetti and Beyond Meat Italian Meatballs. Since my 88 year old father loves spaghetti and meatballs, I invited him to dinner to try them. With a mask on my face, I…

VitaBowl: Food is the best medicine

VitaBowl offers premium, on-demand plant based superfood meals delivered to your home. Prepared by chief plant-based nutritionist Sarah Brandow, and co-founder and Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn with quality, locally sourced, plant-based ingredients, these bowls have been scientifically designed to provide specific nutritional benefits to the body. I had 5 bowls delivered to my front door…

Homemade Kirsh Baking Co. cookies delivered to your front door

Pastry Chef Uyen Kirshenbaum and her husband, Jeff, were both furloughed from Simms Restaurants, when the hospitality industry got hit very hard by the pandemic. Uyen was the Executive Pastry Chef of M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J, and Jeff was the GM of Simmzy’s Long Beach. She and her husband turned…

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…