Posts tagged "Restaurants"
Howard Station Cafe: The Best Part of Waking Up

Howard Station Cafe: The Best Part of Waking Up

Inviting. Friendly. Great bacon. Those are probably the three winningest characteristics of the kind of places where I most like to start my day. On a recent trek to Bodega Bay, I got a great tip about a place that held the promise of delivering all three of the above and more. “Stop in at...
Sonoma Good Eats: Duskie Estes’ Fabulous Zazu

Sonoma Good Eats: Duskie Estes’ Fabulous Zazu

If you’ve been to Sonoma then you probably already know that the folks in this corner of America have a peculiarly familiar, almost European relationship with food (and if you didn’t already know, now you do!). At every turn in this slice of Northern California, staggeringly fresh food prepared with elegant simplicity is as much...
Staycation Vacation Malibu: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

Staycation Vacation Malibu: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

So I think I have already pretty well established that experiencing Malibu is all about “location…location…location” right? That settled then, it’s not a huge leap to accept the fact that the Malibu Beach Inn, the next door neighbor of Malibu Beach Rental Properties and the Dolphin cottage on Carbon Beach which served as my home...
Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

I love a surprise on a Tuesday. There’s always something so delightfully festive about it. So when a girlfriend invited me to lunch at Bier Biesl, the newly opened outpost of former Patina chef, Bernhard Mairinger, I thought to myself ‘It’s Tuesday…I’ve got to say yes!’ After all, it’s not every Tuesday that a boy...
Hot in the City Trend Alert: Sur Lounge, West Hollywood

Hot in the City Trend Alert: Sur Lounge, West Hollywood

I think everyone should have a place outside of home that feels like home. For lack of a more original idea, I might call it a place where everyone knows your name. In another era, such a place might have been something along the lines of a gentleman’s club or even a country club but...
The Nickel Diner’s Homemade Comfort Food Shines With Love

The Nickel Diner’s Homemade Comfort Food Shines With Love

This week I had quite the unexpected treat when I met one of my dearest friends for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. Nowadays it seems that every interesting new gem I unearth in the City of Angels is downtown; a part of La La land that not so very long ago was among the least...