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…

LA’s newest Ice Cream sensation

Opening on Feb. 1, 2018 The Dolly Llama Ice Cream shop is the newest sweet treat in Los Angeles. Its a Four Step process to achieve cones like these. Step 1: Order a bubble waffle ice cream cone. They are currently a street food sensation in Hong Kong. Unlike a regular waffle cone, the Bubble…

Astro’s Golden Delights

With award season approaching, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is making glittering gold red velvet doughnuts that are a perfect treat for your awards show viewing party. They are available for $5 each, and must order 24 hours in advance online or by phone. I was invited to try one of these red velvet cake…

The Most Expensive Rental Home in Los Angeles

I was invited to take a tour of the most expensive rental home ever in Los Angeles at the elegant LEVEL Furnished Living residental building in downtown Los Angeles. Parking in the building’s valet area, a staff member escorted me to the elevator and used his security key card to activate the Penthouse level button….

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is Out of this World

On National Creme Brûlée Day I visited Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken to bite into a creme brûlée filled glazed doughnut. The raised creme brûlée doughnut is filled with luscious cream, just like the traditional ramekin and it’s enhanced with a slightly burnt caramelization on top. Walking inside the modern interior, I first noticed a white…

Fritzi DTLA is Fabulous

Executive Chef Neal Fraser and General Manager Cesar Lopapa are brilliant. They saw an opportunity to feed a slew of millennials drinking craft beer at the Arts District Brewery. They secured the space next door, popped out a wall for the Generation X & Y crowd to walk up to a counter and order elevated…

Authentic Italian Cuisine – The Factory Kitchen

My first meal dining out in 2016 was terrific! New Years Day is sometimes a difficult evening to dine out, because many restaurants are closed after serving a celebratory New Years Eve multi-course dinner beyond midnight. Servers, General Managers and chefs are tired and unenthusiastic to work on the first day of a new year….

Uplifting Vegan Cuisine

Studies show that eating plant-based food can reduce the risk of some types of chronic disease, including cancer and heart disease. For those who who don’t want to step foot in a 100% organic plant-based restaurant, you may want to think again. Vegan and vegetarian diets are higher in dietary fiber and vitamins and lower…