Category: Melrose area

Eat. Drink. & Watch Kobe Tonight in LA

What better way to commemorate the NBA all-star, Kobe Bryant’s final Laker game tonight, Wednesday, April 13 then to sit and watch among other fans.  Shout, high-five, and fist pump with family and friends at one of these two LA venues. LA’s modern American…

What’s New at smoke.oil.salt

After the success of his Peruvian pop-up, ONCE, James Beard nominee Ricardo Zarate didn’t sit idle. He was busy cooking in the kitchen of smoke.oil.salt. with chef Brian Gregg. Restaurateurs Adam Fleischman and Stephen Gelber recently selected Zarate to be the Executive Consulting Chef…

FIG & OLIVE – Mediterranean Diet Friendly

Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The key components of the Mediterranean diet include a splash of olive oil, instead of butter, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meat,…

Wine and Spanish Cuisine – smoke.oil.salt

The scent of wood burning on open flames lures interested diners in to smoke.oil.salt. We were led to a table in the slightly more formal area, and Sommelier Arby Artoonian poured us a sparkling glass of Cava as we looked over the tasting menu….

Best BBQ in Los Angeles

Walking on Melrose Ave. near Crescent Heights, I could smell the aroma of smoky BBQ wafting outside of the IMPROV. As I peeked inside, I saw a recycled wood interior with various patrons feasting on brisket, mac n” cheese and triple fried fries. At…

Enticing Edible Arrangements

Walking inside the Edible Arrangements store on Beverly Blvd. near the Beverly Center I smiled. It’s a cheerful store with bright colors on the walls and stuffed bears holding soft hearts. The day I visited was right before Mother’s Day. Mylar balloons decorated the…

Fig & Olive Melrose Place

Halle Berry and I have something in common, we both enjoy dining at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. Almost every item on the menu is topped, sautéed or dressed with various olive oils. No butter is used at this restaurant. After a trip to…

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