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Archive: Jun 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Dan Tana’s

food, tour, hollywood

Dan Tana’s is a restaurant that has been on my “list” for a very long time.  I’m Italian and I love Italian food.  Since becoming a Hollywood Tour Guide 5 years ago, historic restaurants like Dan Tana’s have become of interest to me.  This almost-50-year-old restaurant has been on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: ChocoChick​en

food, tour, hollywood

The minute I read that a restaurant called ChocoChicken was going to open in downtown Los Angeles, I knew I had to try it.  Adam Fleischman, who brought us Umami Burger, is one of the co-founders of this unique concept.  When I found myself making a last-minute trip to DTLA last week, I couldn’t believe…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Margarita Cupcake

food, tour, hollywood

Not far from the heart of Hollywood, on the corner of Highland and Lexington used to be a Frosted Cupcakery.  A nice little spot to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious cupcakes in various sizes.   And then one day it was gone, and in its place was The Confection Co-op.  It took me months to…

All The World’s A Stage

food, tour, hollywood

He is one of the greatest actors of all time having given performances in The Godfather, Scarface and so many other great movies that will stay with us forever… and I’m thrilled to be getting to share the stage with him soon. [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3771″ align=”center” autoHeight=”true” lightbox=”true”] It’s my honor to be the host…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Playa Provisions

food, tour, hollywood

Playa Provisions is a newly opened and much anticipated eatery right in my own neighborhood!  I’m sure all the Playa del Rey residents and beach-goers are as happy as I am that Top Chef Alum Brooke Williamson opened shop in the neighborhood.  If you know Brooke’s name it may be from the fact that she…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Petty Cash Taqueria

food, tour, hollywood

A new place opened on Beverly Boulevard in spring of 2013, and the name alone was catchy enough to make me want to dine there: Petty Cash Taqueria.  You may know that over at TOURific Escapes headquarters, we dine out regularly.  When you run food tours, it’s part of the research that needs to be…