7 Fun Pi Day Facts & Specials on Delicious Pies

Each year on March 14 in National Pi Day. Here are some fun facts and some great spots offering pie deals. Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14, to commemorate the irrational number of 3.141592653. Marie Callender’s is offering a free slice of pie today, March 14 in honor of Pi Day. Download…

Mediterranean Delights at Luna Grill

Sean and Maria Trakas Pourteymour opened their first Luna Grill back in 2004 with their minds – and appetites – set on offering healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food in a relaxed setting. Fourteen years later, the pair continues to offer a delectable blend of Maria’s favorite Greek fare and Sean’s beloved Iranian dishes at…

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 others in the Pyramid room, a secret tomb deep inside a…

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 Simon – and his philosophy that food only needs two ingredients:…

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 year. Some were so-so, others fabulous. Here is my list of…

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 entrance in the front patio. It reflects back the guests entering…

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 ramen, I asked our server to give us a Ramen 101…

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 at the end of the workday. Then, while working at Cube…

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. Every year the historic Inn ushers in an increasing number of…