A fine Fellow in Westwood

After cooking in the kitchen of The Churchill, Cliffs Edge, and The Larchmont, Executive Chef Michael Bryant is now showcasing some of his beloved dishes and adding a few new ones at the upscale Fellow in Westwood. I fondly remember meeting Chef Bryant three years ago while dining at The Larchmont, before it changed into…

Lin-Manuel Miranda & his father Luis

Sitting center stage at the Geffen Playhouse, Broadway sensation and Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father Luis A. Miranda Jr., enlightened the audience for 90 minutes about theatre, Puerto Rico and Lin-Manuel’s new movie role in Mary Poppins with moderator Soledad O’Brien. Together this father and son team are very entertaining. O’Brien:…

BIG Sandwiches at Fat Sal’s

Driving along Highland Ave., I’ve noticed people steaming into Fat Sal’s, located in a strip mall on the corner of Fountain Ave. Last week, my daughter and I parked in front of the restaurant to see what the buzz is about. I learned that Fat Sal’s makes “Fat Sandwiches.” In the 1970s the Fat Sandwich…

Eat More DönerWorks

At SpireWorks’ newest location in Eagle Rock, you will experience a döner – meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie similar to the Arab shawarma, Greek gyros and Mexican al pastor. I met the founder and CEO Bob Kaufman and COO Jeff Rosenthal last week at their grand opening, as they gave away free meals with…

Celebrating Dia del Los Muertos – FREE Taco

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the new Tacos tu Madre in Westwood. It officially opens on November 1 with Free Taco Day!  This new inventive new concept envisioned by Joshua Pourgol and Oliver Mateen. To celebrate the launch of Westwood’s new Mexican street fare inspired walk-up window, guests can swing by for a free taco from…

A New Way to Watch a Movie

Walking into the lobby of the new iPic Theaters in Westwood is like walking into a posh hotel lobby. There is a full bar with seating areas to enjoy a martini or glass of wine before seeing a movie. The beautiful branch ceiling with lights is eye-catching. Sitting in one of the large, plush burnt…

Putting the W in Wow at the W Hotel’s NineThirty

Executive Chef Dakota Weiss has elevated comfort food at W Los Angeles – Westwood since she joined the hotel’s restaurants, managed by Choice Hospitality Group. She creates farmers’ market-driven, modern American cuisine at NINETHIRTY and creative California cuisine at The Backyard. As a Bravo “Top Chef Texas” competitor, her philosophy to cooking is one main…

A Great Date-Night Italian Restaurant

It has been a family affair for the Clinco clan restoring the 1933 red-brick building to an iconic restaurant. Located in the heart of Westwood Village on the corner of Glendon Ave. and Lindbrook Drive, Skylight Gardens is the new “date-night” place for UCLA students, residents and professionals living and working in the community. Owners…

A new concept in Pizza – 800 Degrees

Who knew that if you place a pizza in an 800 degree pizza oven, that it could be cooked to perfection in one minute? In Westwood Village, there is a new Neapolitan Pizzeria across from the Armand Hammer museum, 800 Degrees. It made its debut just after New Year’s Day. The Umami Group, Adam Fleischman and Allen…