Love & Salt makes everything taste better

After almost 40 years of serving French cuisine in Manhattan Beach, in 2014, father-and-daughter restauranteurs Guy and Sylvie Gabriele of Café Pierre were looking for change. They found inspiration in Michael Fiorelli – who previously worked alongside the late “Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry Simon – and his philosophy that food only needs two ingredients:…

12 culinary experiences worth revisiting in 2018

In 2017, Angelenos found comfort from the stressful events of the year by enjoying a multitude of dining experiences by some of the most innovative people and talented chefs in America. I dined at hundreds of restaurants and attended a slew of events last year. Some were so-so, others fabulous. Here is my list of…

Female Chefs Reign at 2016 WCR National Conference

I was invited to cover the 2016 Women Who Inspire Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on April 18. It was the closing event during the two-day Women Chefs & Restaurateurs: Conference. WCR is a professional association that supports women from all walks in the food & beverage community. WCR President Ruth Gresser welcomed guests and introduced…

5 Fun Leap Year Facts & Where in LA To Celebrate

Since it takes the Earth approximately 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to circle once around the Sun, we have a Leap year every four years to maintain our Gregorian calendar, otherwise we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. Here are some fun places to celebrate and interesting facts…

Single & Ready To Mingle on Valentine’s Day in LA

Don’t be sad if you are single this Valentine’s Day! There are 10 great dining and drinking spots opening their doors to offer fun events for all the single ladies….and men. 1. Tom Bergin’s Public House The historic Irish pub is celebrating an alternative to the romantic Valentine’s Day holiday with their second annual S.A.D….