Flavors of LA is back at CBS Studio Center

For a third year, the historical CBS Studio Center will be turned into a festive food and beverage party on Sunday, May 19. From 1 to 5 p.m., enjoy all-inclusive food and drinks at the CBS Studio Center Back Lot. Some of the most beloved movie and television shows were filmed here, including Father of…

Laurel Point a Great Place for Seafood

For years, I used to meet my father at The Daily Grill on Laurel Canyon on the second floor of the Laurel Promenade at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. It was a convenient location for the two of us to meet. My dad enjoyed sitting in a comfortable booth and ordering a…

Fun Dim Sum at Shanghai Rose

The petite Rung Hu has pushed dim sum carts inside some of the best Hong-Kong-style restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. After leaving her native home of Shanghai 25 years ago, she adopted the name Rose, and worked hard to someday open her own restaurant. When the Chi Dynasty restaurant closed in an architecturally-unique onion…

Creative Mexican Street Food and Cocktails at Cocina Condesa

It didn’t bother me that I was drinking out of a paper bag while dining at the new Cocina Condesa in Studio City. But rather than hiding a 40 oz. Modelo, the bag actually carried the crazy fun, barrio-inspired Boyz In The Hood cocktail, one of the most popular beverages at this new street food…

Synchronized Swimming at the Sportsmen’s Lodge

The Sportsmen’s Lodge used to be the A-list spot for the Hollywood elite. Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart would all hang out here in Studio City. People used to come to go trout fishing.  John Wayne taught his children to fish here. Bette Davis used to sip martinis while baiting hooks with…