Kismet Rotisserie pick up and enjoy at home

L.A. chefs and restaurateurs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are no strangers to creating new concepts. The dynamic duo behind Kismet, the popular Middle Eastern bistro specializing in housemade labneh, mezze and natural wines, launched their more casual eatery, Kismet Rotisserie, earlier this year. In the face of the challenges of 2020, the team has…

Little Dom’s “Pan-domic” Store & Meals

Last weekend the girls and I went on a homeschool field trip to Los Feliz to pick up Jeni’s Splendid ice cream. While driving down Hillhurst, we noticed the beloved neighborhood restaurant Little Dom’s had it’s door open and a menu taped to the window. The first time I wrote a review of Little Dom’s was…

The Henry in West Hollywood

My daughter and I enjoyed breakfast last week with a friend and her two-year old grandson at The Henry on Robertson. It’s informal during breakfast where diners order at the coffee bar a quinoa breakfast burrito with a cup of Joe, or smashed avocado toast with a Greens and Protein smoothie. The coffee menu includes cold…

Crack Shack takes fried chicken up a notch

Celebrity chef Richard Blais is known for his appearances on the reality cooking show Top Chef, and as San Diego’s top restaurateur with his fine dining restaurant Juniper & Ivy, and fine-casual fried chicken eatery The Crack Shack.  Fine-casual restaurants are popping up all over Los Angeles since restaurateur Danny Meyer of Shake Shack came…

Authentic Farm-to-Table at FARMHOUSE

Earlier this year I was invited to a preview of Farmhouse at the former Grand Luxe space, located on the ground floor of the newly renovated Beverly Center. The 7,000 square foot space has been transformed to an upscale farmhouse with wood flooring, three dining areas with tall wood ceilings, and lots of green plants.  …

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…

Cattle & Claw summer soirée

With so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants opening in the area, the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has decided to balance out the options with Cattle & Claw, a surf and turf eatery perfect for omnivores. Diners at this summer pop-up get to enjoy the best foods from the land and sea – lobsters…

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…

The new Olio – The Crepe Kitchen

A few years ago, I met Yafit Barades, the owner of The Crepe + Kitchen at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. I was struck by the sweet hospitality she extended to every guest. Her charming personality was contagious. New menu items at Olio Crepe Kitchen include the fallafel spinach wrap, served…