Dine Like a Celebrity at BOA Steakhouse on Sunset

Driving into the parking garage of one of the most prestigious pieces of real estate in West Hollywood, I noticed an impressive array of Bentleys, Ferraris and Teslas lined in a row. The stunning modern high-rise tower on Sunset Blvd. was the headquarters of renowned architect Charles Luckman. In 2009, architect Stephen Kanner re-clad and…

Innovative Cart Service at The Church Key

The Church Key earned a winning reputation with foodies and locals raving about their unique wheel cart dining service. Celebrating their second anniversary, Executive chef Steven Fretz and General Manager Joseph Sabato decided to introduce the cart service for a creative lunch experience. I invited a friend to join me for lunch last week. A…

HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

A free-form mural at the entrance welcomes patrons to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails. Talented visual artist and designer Gregory Siff was commissioned to paint the edgy abstract of Sunset Boulevard. He wrote quotes from people he overheard while working in the restaurant, including hundreds of poignant and whimsical questions, statements and requests. The motif…

Cart Dining at Church Key

Dressed as a 1950s stewardess, Ashley pushed a vintage Pan Am airline beverage cart filled with the makings for a really good Bloody Mary cocktail through the dining room at The Church Key. As she approached our vintage table, we noticed the cart had house pickled carrots, celery, and asparagus in little glass jars to…

Al Bacio on Sunset Blvd.

Gourmet supplier Roberto Saracino, who owns and operates Liaison West, a high quality Italian food import business, partnered with Chef Christian Simionato to open Al Bacio, a new Italian restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. The restaurant showcases Italian dishes made from the finest olive oils, cheese, dried pastas, specialty risottos, prosciutto, and black and white truffles….

RivaBella Ristorante – Sophisticated Italian Cuisine

Upon walking into the new RivaBella, I spied actor David Spade sitting in a cream-colored booth next to the windows. Later, Kyle Richards from The Beverly Hills Housewives walked in to enjoy renowned Chef Gino Angelini’s famous Italian dishes. Entertainment reporter on Channel 5 News, Stan Rubin, walked out with me to the valet stand….

Sexy Katana Robata and Sushi Bar

As I turned into an underground parking structure and left my keys with a valet, the sexy Katana experience begins at the elevator. Riding up to the restaurant, the door opened, and I was greeted by three attractive hostesses dressed in black.  I made a mental note; one must be beautiful to be hired at…

Living on the Edge at Cliff’s

Hidden on the corner of Edgecliffe Dr. and W. Sunset Blvd in Silverlake, is an enchanted dining destination with its corrugated tin roof and large bamboo trees lining the outdoor dining terrace. Colorful, comfy pillows run along the open-air banquets making a cozy environment for intimate or group dining. The twinkle lights among an old…

Aroma Bakery Café

The next time I feel a cold coming on, I’m driving to Aroma Bakery Café for a bowl of their vegetable noodle matzo ball soup. The yellow curry-colored broth is filled with carrots, zucchini, onions and celery with spices floating on top. The large matzo ball is nice and firm, not crumbly. After eating a…