dineLA menu at Atrium Los Feliz

One of L.A.’s most buzzed about new restaurant Atrium is one of the 433 restaurants featured this Summer during dineLA Restaurant Week from July 12-26. Last night I was invited to a preview of Chef Hunter Pritchett’s four-course dineLA menu, featuring peak of the season local Farmers Market produce. Guests have a choice of one Starter – housemade thick and crusty grilled…

Wild Kratts now at Discovery Cube LA

When my daughters were in preschool, we couldn’t wait to watch Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS with their lovable lemur sidekick Zoboomafoo. Kratt Brothers Company is the creative force behind such hit shows as Emmy-winning preschool series Zoboomafoo, live-action adventure series Be The Creature and the new animated hit, Wild Kratts. These American educational…

Maddalena Restaurant delights at San Antonio Winery

At Maddalena Restaurant, guests can enjoy the best eggplant parmigiana in Los Angeles and the excellent output of the San Antonio Winery, the oldest producing winery in L.A. and home to Maddalena. For National Malbec Day (April 17), I joined Melissa Gonzalo, the winery’s public relations director, for a taste of the eats and drinks…

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in LA

Wear some green and head outside to join others in drinking green beer, while enjoying special St. Patrick Day fare. Here’s a slew of lucky spots to celebrate this weekend: Ike’s Love & Sandwiches – On St. Patrick’s Day Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is offering $7 sandwiches all day long. There are over 500 sandwich combinations that…

29 Rooms of Immersive Fun in DTLA

It was an ideal day to be indoors with the rain storm in Southern California. My daughter and I played inside Refinery29’s Immersive World of Creativity & Cultural. It’s a pop-up exhibit inside The Reef. Refinery29 is a digital-media and entertainment company for young women with an audience of over 550 million across all platforms. Participants…

Election Day Special Deals

Get dressed and go out and VOTE today. Afterwards, you will receive a “I VOTED” sticker that you must wear proudly to gain special food and drink deals at numerous restaurants, bars and theaters in Los Angeles. It’s their way to thank and reward you for voting. Celebrate making a difference at the following fun spots:…

L.A. LOVES Alex’s Lemonade, Celebrity Chefs & Culinary Delights

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is a culinary event hosted by James Beard Foundation winners Executive chef Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern)  and David Lentz, (The Hungry Cat). Money raised from this event helps fund childhood cancer research, as well as emotional, financial and logistical support programs such as SuperSibs and Travel For Care for cancer families.  All chefs &…

Summer Fun at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and Orange County

Walking to the entrance of Discovery Cube Los Angeles (Lake View Terrace), I stopped in awe as a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex vocalized and moved it’s head with the help of advanced animatronics.   The two story discovery center opened a few years ago in Los Angeles. This family fun destination is filled with science-based interactive exhibits and…

Kentucky Derby Parties around Los Angeles

Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also the Kentucky Derby today. Find your finest Derby hat (you just might win a contest) and head over to these three venues for a Mint Julep and Hot Brown sandwich while watching one of the most famous horse races in the world. Kentucky Derby at…