Fun Dim Sum at Shanghai Rose

The petite Rung Hu has pushed dim sum carts inside some of the best Hong-Kong-style restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. After leaving her native home of Shanghai 25 years ago, she adopted the name Rose, and worked hard to someday open her own restaurant. When the Chi Dynasty restaurant closed in an architecturally-unique onion…

Creative Mexican Street Food and Cocktails at Cocina Condesa

It didn’t bother me that I was drinking out of a paper bag while dining at the new Cocina Condesa in Studio City. But rather than hiding a 40 oz. Modelo, the bag actually carried the crazy fun, barrio-inspired Boyz In The Hood cocktail, one of the most popular beverages at this new street food…

5 dineLA Restaurants To Experience in the San Fernando Valley

With rents for brick & mortar restaurants in Los Angeles continuing to rise, The San Fernando Valley has become an attractive destination for some of the hottest chefs in Los Angeles to prepare some outstanding fare. Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week is now through July 26, 2015, showcasing some of the Valley’s premier dining destination with…

Synchronized Swimming at the Sportsmen’s Lodge

The Sportsmen’s Lodge used to be the A-list spot for the Hollywood elite. Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart would all hang out here in Studio City. People used to come to go trout fishing.  John Wayne taught his children to fish here. Bette Davis used to sip martinis while baiting hooks with…

Authentic Mexican Cuisine in LA

“Mexico City has the largest population of Mexican people. Los Angeles has the second largest and Guadalajara has the third,” said Executive Chef Jimmy Shaw during a two-hour lunch with him and a friend at Lotería Grill. Shaw is an affable chef that was raised in Mexico City and cooks the Mex-Mex way, not Tex-Mex…