Meet the founder of LA’s 101 Cider House – Mark McTavish

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Mark McTavish, the CEO and Founder of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles. He and his team invited me to taste test a few of his popular 101 Ciders. Knowing that I write for the Beverly Press, McTavish shared that he lives in our readership area, in…

Jeni’s Splendid Summer Ice Cream Flavors

When I was approached to taste test two of Jeni’s new summer State Fair ice cream flavors, and her dairy-free Lemon Bar flavor, I immediately said YES! Yesterday a bright orange Jeni’s box was delivered to my front door. I gathered the girls for an ice cream tasting picnic outside. Jeni’s launched a brand new…

Little Dom’s “Pan-domic” Store & Meals

Last weekend the girls and I went on a homeschool field trip to Los Feliz to pick up Jeni’s Splendid ice cream. While driving down Hillhurst, we noticed the beloved neighborhood restaurant Little Dom’s had it’s door open and a menu taped to the window. The first time I wrote a review of Little Dom’s was…

LACC Honors Actor Morgan Freeman

Recently one of the finest American actors, Morgan Freeman stood inside the Cinema Building at Los Angeles Community College (LACC) and smiled. The last time he was on this campus was 60 years ago, and now his alma mater was rededicating a lecture hall to read The Morgan Freeman Theater. Walking across campus with Dr….

Celebrate The Year of the Rat at Universal Studios

The “Year of the Rat” celebration is now at Universal Studios Hollywood through February 9, 2020. Guests with birthday years that correspond with the “Year of the Rat” are said to be intelligent, witty and charming. Festive red banners list the years of each Chinese zodiac animal, as the theme park celebrates with this annual Lunar New Year event….

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…