Summer Dining & Music at the Hollywood Bowl

I was invited to the preview of this year’s culinary and beverage program led by James Beard Award winning Chef Suzanne Goin and this year’s James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year, Caroline Styne. I learned that the Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity…

My Top 10 Flavors of LA

While attending an all-inclusive food, drinks, cars and fun festival at the CBS Studio Center Back Lot, I first admired some classic cars by the Television Motion Picture Car Club, before finding my Top 8 favorite food and beverage destinations. Set at the CBS Studio Center, this is the back lot where some of the…

10 Reasons why to Visit Carlsbad

During the months of March through May, the seaside community of Carlsbad in Southern California celebrates with their famous blooming ranuculus. Near the center of town is a field ablaze with a kaleidoscope of flowers. Restaurants, hotels and spas incorporate flowers into their wellness programs, cocktails and special dining menus. Here are 10  Petal to…

Masters of Taste 2017

Last Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the clouds opened at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena less than two hours before hundreds of people were going to arrive for a 3 p.m., entrance to the second annual Masters of Taste. It was sunny and dry by the time I arrived and strolled the 50-yard line feasting…

Fun Food Festival in Santa Monica

On Thursday, March 2 experience more than 150 of the city’s finest dishes and libations under one roof of the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, while supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ health services and education programs. This year Annie Miler receives the honor of Chef of the Year for 2017. Annie Miler is the chef…

Free Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude

TODAY from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cafe Gratitude opens its doors to Los Angelenos for a free meal. Every year hundreds Café Gratitude celebrates Thanksgiving with a free meal to anyone who enters their doors in a welcoming atmosphere. Feel grateful at the Café Gratitude Arts District on November 24th for a plate of…

Pink Taco & Rodger Scaffold of LA RAMS Feed 500

Offensive Guard for Los Angeles Rams Rodger Scaffold and Pink Taco Sunset Strip are serving hot meals Thursday, November 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to PATH clients. PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) helps homeless individuals, families, and communities, by building housing and supportive services throughout California. In just the last three years, PATH…

Dia de los Muertos Events around Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, and in places such as the city of Los Angeles by people of Mexican ancestry. Acknowledged internationally by many other cultures, this multi-day holiday focuses on food, family and friends who pray for and remember loved ones who have died, in hopes that their…

Why the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is Important

Unfortunately 1 in 7 people in LA struggle with hunger. The Los Angeles Food Bank #WeFeedLA organization helps to feed more than 320,000 individuals every month. During the month of 2015, more than 27,000 volunteers donated time to the LA Food Bank to distribute 62 million pounds of food to men, women.  Approximately 36% of…