Category Archives: Food

Late Night Dining at L’Assiette Steak Frites

 By Te-Erika Patterson of Moving to Los Angeles When I received the invitation to sample the cuisine at  L’Assiette Steak Frites for dinner as a guest of the LA Beat, I was intrigued by the offer. Nestled in West Hollywood,  the neighborhood is known for … Continue reading

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‘Chill’ starts today at the Queen Mary, Bringing a California Christmas Experience to Everyone

Today, Christmas season starts in Southern California, as ‘Chill’ opens at the Queen Mary. The theme this year is a ‘California Christmas Experience’, so besides ice slides, ice skating, tubing and other fun things, guests will be able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Eureka! American Grill Opens a New Location In Irvine, Bringing Locally-grown Produce, Scrumptious Dishes, Craft Beers and Spirits

Eureka! the American resteraunt dedicated to local produce and meats as well as small batch whiskey and beer, has been quite successful in its concept for locations. When they opened their first OC spot, in the Bella Terra Shopping area in … Continue reading

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Peach Proves That Nice Girls CAN Sing the Blues at Witzend in Venice

Some people adopt a kind of music because they like it. For others, it just seems that they are born with the music in them and their careers are just built around trying to let out what’s inside. Peach, the … Continue reading

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Sassafras introduces its New Orleans-Inspired Cocktails

It’s been a little more than two years since Sassafras  rebuilt a dismantled Georgia Mansion in the interior of this unusual bar on Vine. Wrought iron, aged wood, Spanish moss and classic fixtures bring in the southern vibe as well as the … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Jack Daniel’s Barrel Series Dinner Last Night Was a Amazing Blending of Whiskey, Stories and Great Food

The 2014 Barrel Series at the Queen Mary in Long Beach last night as a sold-out crowd enjoyed the Jack Daniel’s Dinner. Both the food, paired by Executive Chef Todd Henderson and the choices of some of Jack Daniel’s fine … Continue reading

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Habana Cuban Restaurant in Costa Mesa Is The Perfect Place For Late Night Cocktails and Great Food

Habana, Cuba in the 1930’s and 40’s must really have been something. Incredible bars and booze, casinos, marinas, great food and entertainment, it was nearby and yet exotic. That same feeling of nearby yet exotic holds true for the Habana … Continue reading

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Pink’s Celebrates its 75th Anniversary but You Get the Gift!

Everyone knows about Pink’s Hot Dogs on Melrose and La Brea, but not everyone knows that it is a family-owned business. Richard Pink, whose parents founded the Hollywood eatery in 1939, wanted to let our readers know about their upcoming celebration. This month marks the … Continue reading

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Fig & Olive Introduces its New Fall Menu

Walking around the pure whitewashed building housing Fig & Olive, I was reminded of the thick, white walled, red tiled roofed villages all along the shores of the cobalt blue Mediterranean Sea. Upon entering, the interior walls, table cloths and napery, and the ceramic service … Continue reading

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Tiki, Tiki, Saavy: Ventura’s VenTiki Keeps the Tiki Torch Burning Bright

Tiki Bars are of course especially suited for beach towns and there are few as ‘beachy’ as Ventura. With barely 3 blocks from Main Street and the center of downtown to the beach, Ventura is a perfect destination for those … Continue reading

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