Category Restuarants

Redondo’s Chez Melange says goodbye

A favorite eatery for locals and tourists sunsets after 37 years After 37 years, restaurateur Michael Franks brings the local favorite Chez Melange to an end, on February 29, 2020. Sadly for Redondo regulars and those who traveled there from… Continue Reading →

Calle's Tacos keeps on truckin'

Hollywood taco joint pulls in tourists and locals for real good real Mexican food The LA food truck phenom created a new genre of fast casual dining, and Calle Tacos on Hollywood Blvd has done the category one better. This… Continue Reading →

A Mexican-style Christmas brunch at El Torito

El Torito made the occasion festive with its usual bright and colorful surroundings, made more cheery with Christmas decorations, and the mood in the place was energetic and happy.

A fine time in San Diego

Family attractions in the city called America’s finest Before I moved to Southern California, I asked some natives advice on where to live. They told me pros and cons of the major cities, but no one had anything bad to… Continue Reading →

Miro restaurant wakes up DTLA with Saturday brunch

Famed for its whiskey lounge, Miro hosts downtown diners with an exciting Saturday brunch fare It used to be that Downtown LA was like Wall Street on the weekends, vacant and quiet, especially on Saturdays, but slowly and steadily, chic… Continue Reading →

LA's best artisan ice cream shops

Ice cream shops with flavors that will amaze and delight kids and grown-ups alike When the kids are screaming for ice cream, but for the grown-ups not just any ice cream will do, indulge in summer’s favorite frozen dessert at… Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tacos at Trejo's – great any day

The badboy of tacos expands into Hollywood and soon Santa Monica serving up edgy eats If treking to Trejo’s tacos was too much of a task except for Tuesdays, there’s good news, Taco Tuesday can be today, as Trejo’s now… Continue Reading →

The neverending all you can eat pancakes at IHOP

“I don’t want a huge stack of pancakes,”  said no kid ever. And IHop listened. For kids of all ages, IHOP is holding its much-anticipated annual promotion of all-you-can-eat pancakes, through February 12. Our family headed out to our neighborhood… Continue Reading →

Italian family style dining at O+O Sicilian Kitchen and Bar in Santa Monica

The only thing not great about O+O Sicilian Kitchen and Bar in Santa Monica was finding the place. Waze announced my dining companion and I had arrived, but we still couldn’t find it after 10 minutes of walking up and… Continue Reading →

A stateside visit to the Mediterranean at Fig & Olive

My epicureanly enlightened son proclaimed at age 7, “I could not live without olive oil.” And so it has been. Almost daily we find a use for olive oil in our diet, and when we dine out, it is olive… Continue Reading →

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