2019 HOLLYWOOD BOWL FOOD + WINE

Last night I was invited to step onto the stage of one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, the Hollywood Bowl. In the summer it is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This outdoor theatre seats nearly 18,000 concert-goers presenting some of the finest artists from all genres of music under the stars….

LA BEER HOP & dineLA Burger Bus Ride

Last night I had a preview of the dineLA Burger Trek at Everson Royce Bar in downtown LA. Out in the back beer garden style patio we enjoyed three different burgers with four different beers. The burgers were a ShackBurger from Shake Shack, Vegan Cheeseburger from Burgerlords and a Single Burger from Everson Royce Bar….

NO KID HUNGRY Food Festival

Taste of the Nation LA is celebrating its 30th charitable food festival on May 4, 2019 with some of LA’s favorite chefs This year the chef chairs include Bruce Kalman, Dakota Weiss, and Nick Shipp. I was invited to a special preview night last month at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. The multi-course dinner was paired with MacRostie…

Preview of the 2019 Masters of Taste

To kick-off ticket sales for Masters of Taste 2019, I was recently invited to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to experience a preview menu. Approximately 100 sponsors and influential & beverage enthusiasts gathered inside the (not open to the public) stadium locker room for a special dinner. We learned this year’s Masters of Taste takes place…

Lunar New Year So Cal Celebrations

Were you born during the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007? Those years and 2019 are The Year of the Pig. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In the Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Here are some fun spots to celebrate your wealth this Lunar New Year:…

Valentine’s Day Fun at Disneyland

Now through February 18, 2019 Disneyland is decorated festively to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s romance during Valentine’s month. Bring your loved one to celebrate “Love in the Air.” Entering, guests will notice the famous Mickey Mouse pink floral design on the grassy slope below the Disney Railroad station. Inside the Disneyland Park entrance is a “sweethearts”…

Sip & Savor during the Lunar New Year at Disney’s California Adventure

This Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park is a multi-sensory celebration now through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Guests have the opportunity to purchase a 2019 Year of the Pig Sip and Savor Pass. It costs $36 for annual passholders, and $39 for non-passholders. The big laminated card is attached to a lanyard to wear it around…

Countdown in Pasadena before & during 2019

Before 2019 – Sip & Savor after seeing the Rose Bowl Floats – The  Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. This year, they have added a new Sip & Savor festival on Dec. 28-30 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the…

Sunset & Dine Food Festival on Sept. 27

This coming Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Central Hollywood Coalition presents the seventh annual Hollywood food festival Sunset & Dine. Ticket holders can enjoy food, wine and beer from more than 20 restaurants located near the famed intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. Taking a preview foodie crawl a couple…