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Archive: Jan 2014

DineLA Restaurant Week January 2014

Los Angeles has in the neighborhood of 25,000 restaurants.  Trust me, I have tried a good number of them but still have a long way to go.  I always look forward to the twice-a-year DineLA Restaurant Week, which takes place in January and July each year.   DineLA is sponsored by Discover Los Angeles, the LA…

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January 28, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Pie at Cook’s County

In my previous blog, I talked about our special evening at Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant Celebration at Helm’s Bakery in Culver City.  We were treated to a dozen delicious bites from restaurants considered to be LA’s newest and best!  There were a lot of seafood plates, and Matt gladly enjoyed my portions as…

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January 27, 2014

Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant​s Celebratio​n

As you may know, I read Los Angeles magazine cover to cover every month.  In my opinion, it is the premiere magazine for all things foodie-related in LA.  There are many other relevant features and articles that a tour guide like me would find interesting, but truly it’s the food coverage that keeps me hungry…

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January 23, 2014

Chocolate Tours for fun and friends in Los Angeles

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  I know it seems crazy, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations are not that far behind us.  But honestly I think it’s more fun to talk about Valentine’s Day then Groundhog Dog or the Martin Luther King holiday.  Please understand, I totally believe in and support the causes that…

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January 17, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Moishe’s Lula Kebob

Dining at The Farmer’s Market at Third & Fairfax is always a treat, especially when shared with a friend who is looking at it through new eyes.  My weekend company hadn’t visited the world-famous market since the 80’s and requested we have lunch there.  As we walked around the various stalls, I shared vendor stories…

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January 13, 2014


HITTING THE JACKPOT IN SUNNY LOS ANGELES By SANDRO MONETTI, Director and Guide of the Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour.   I was so honored to be included in a wonderful new coffee table book featuring photographic portraits of British people who have moved to Los Angeles to follow their dreams.  In the upcoming book,…

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January 7, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Baked Kale Chips

Happy New Year! When the calendar page changes to a new year, almost everyone thinks about making a resolution or two. Being in the food industry, I dine out more than most. Being that I have a sweet tooth, my dining adventures almost always include dessert. I do not plan to give up chocolate or…

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January 6, 2014