Border Grill’s Day of the Dead menu

My favorite Two Hot Tamales executive chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are honoring culinarians who have passed away with a special culinary menu until Nov. 6, 2018. Staying true to the restaurant’s Mexican heritage Border Grill’s Day of the Dead dishes include ceviche negro made with shrimp, scallops, squid ink, jicama, chipotle and…

Day of the Dead at Border Grill

The iconic L.A. restaurant Border Grill during Halloween season is staying true to their Mexican heritage and will be featuring a cheeky Day of the Dead themed menu from October 16 – November 6. As a nod to the Day of the Dead tradition of honoring those who have passed away, Border Grill has also curated…

Celebrating Julia Child at Border Grill

In honor of chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger being the first women to receive the Julia Award from the distinguished Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, their downtown Los Angeles restaurant Border Grill is offering a menu inspired by the famed cooking icon until Nov. 1. I recently tried the…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in LA

Here are 7 fun spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Los Angeles: Jalapeno Pete’s – They make a really good house margarita with Maestro Dobel Tequila, lime agave and Damiana Liqueur. Formerly Cocina Condesa, this Studio City hot spot along Ventura Blvd serves Mexican Munchies (guacamole, jalapeno poppers & ceviche), Terrific Tacos (Butternut Squash, Asada…

Be still my heart at Mi Corazon

After finding success with their first location of Mi Corazon (“my heart” in Spanish) in Glendale, husband-and-wife duo Jeremy and Vanessa Swan have continued to spread their love of food with a new location in Silver Lake. Situated in the former Maré space on Hyperion, Mi Corazon offers up delicious homemade Mexican cooking with a…

Trejo’s Cantina is Muy Bueno

The bar in the front of Trejo’s newest cantina in Pasadena was standing room only, as was the large dining room. Theatre patrons were sipping one last drink, before seeing the first show of the Pasadena Playhouse season – Our Town. Located adjacent to the playhouse, the cantina makes sure theatre patrons are finished before…

Taco Thursday Special at Casa Vega

Many Mexican restaurants offer Taco Tuesdays, however Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks is offering a 60¢ taco starting Thursday, March 31 through June 1. Celebrating their 60th year, Casa Vega is offering a Throwback Thursday “Tacos & Tequila” promotion. When guests order founder Ray Vega’s namesake margarita “The Boss” they can pair it with a…

Mexican flavors with modernist techniques – Dia de Campo

Sitting in a spacious wooden booth next to a window at Día de Campo, we watched two middle-aged surfers walk back to their car after a day at the beach. After putting their boards on car racks, they changed into dry clothes, flipped their hair a few times and walked inside Día de Campo for…

Red O’s Newest Santa Monica Location

Fans of celebrity chef Rick Bayless will be happy to hear that his outstanding Mexican restaurant, Red O, has opened a location in Santa Monica. A group of friends recently met at Red O for a delightful multi-course dinner paired with cocktails and wine. I’ve been a fan of chef Bayless since he won the…