Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone now at The Grove

The first time I met Executive chef Curtis Stone, was on a Princess Cruise at his SHARE Restaurant onboard the Emerald Princess ( JUSTLUXE review, Nov. 2018, Luxe Beat Magazine review, and NBY News ).  I reviewed his restaurant Maude in Beverly Hills in 2016, for the Beverly Press, before he earned well-deserved Michelin star. I…

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel offers a pandemic break

For those getting COVID fatigue, the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt may just be the answer to renew your spirits. The L.A. landmark built during the luxury Golden Era of architecture has reopened. According to General Manager Don Jacinto, the hotel has pivoted its current offerings and operations to accommodate guests, while maintaining the highest levels of health and…

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…

Daphne’s Mediterranean Delights

Seeking outdoor dining venues re-opening in Los Angeles, I discovered that the Mediterranean-inspired Daphne’s California Greek Restaurant is open for takeaway and al fresco dining. This fast-casual dining venue offers an array of healthy starters, salads, bowls, pita sandwiches and plates. I visited the Pasadena location during my lunch hour. Walking inside I noticed a…

Meet the founder of LA’s 101 Cider House – Mark McTavish

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Mark McTavish, the CEO and Founder of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles. He and his team invited me to taste test a few of his popular 101 Ciders. Knowing that I write for the Beverly Press, McTavish shared that he lives in our readership area, in…

Frooze Balls now at Trader Joe’s

Two new filled Frooze Balls flavors have launched exclusively into local Trader Joe’s stores and nationwide. These vegan energy snacks are filled with peanut butter & jelly or choc hazelnut. All the sweetness is naturally derived from real fruit including dates, apple juice, pears, strawberries and elderberry juice. These tasty snacks are certified non-GMO, certified…

Jeni’s Splendid Summer Ice Cream Flavors

When I was approached to taste test two of Jeni’s new summer State Fair ice cream flavors, and her dairy-free Lemon Bar flavor, I immediately said YES! Yesterday a bright orange Jeni’s box was delivered to my front door. I gathered the girls for an ice cream tasting picnic outside. Jeni’s launched a brand new…