Best of Los Angeles

Special family dining at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach

When choosing a restaurant for a special occasion, such as an anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, holiday dinner or a family celebration, the ideal venue should be as memorable as the event, a tall order which Las Brisas in Laguna always aims to fulfill for its guests.  My second to last visit there was [...]

By | 2017-01-11T05:45:55+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Best of Los Angeles, Dining in Los Angeles|1 Comment

Make a Plan for LA’s Best Modern American Comfort Food for Kids and Families — Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

For sure, this kids menu is not your standard, and like the atmosphere -- a bit noisy, hip and happening -- the menu is exciting enough for adults, but tame enough to appeal to kids.

By | 2014-08-05T23:05:26+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Best of Los Angeles, Restaurants|0 Comments

Proud of PRIDE

The 2014 PRIDE LA Music & Arts Festival held June 6-9 in West Hollywood Park delivered on the promise of its promoters, Christopher Street West, that the event would feature “something for everyone.”  A centerpiece of the festival was Thunderground, an outdoor rollerskating rink complete with a light show and mirror balls and pulsating disco [...]

By | 2014-06-15T08:53:25+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Best of Los Angeles, Events|1 Comment

Open Sesame Restaurant Serves a Fresh Take on Traditional Lebanese Dishes

Founder Ali Kobeissi Offers Inspired Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine Open Sesame is a great name for Ali Kobeissi’s restaurant not just because sesame is an essential ingredient in the Mediterranean food he serves, but because dining there is akin to a magical experience like the Ali Baba tale full of adventure and hidden treasures. The Los [...]

By | 2014-02-14T11:00:05+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Best of Los Angeles, Dining in Los Angeles|0 Comments

Getting Intimate with Milo & Olive

Neighborhood Eatery Charms with Warm Atmosphere, Fresh Ingredients and Bread Delights Milo & Olive has been around for three years, but from the buzz inside you would think the hole-in-the-wall bakery and pizzeria on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica had just opened its doors.  With just two large tables surrounded by chairs and a long [...]

By | 2013-11-13T15:16:30+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Best of Los Angeles|0 Comments

Elephant Parade in Dana Point Raises Funds to Help Asian Elephants

Exhibit Displays Herd of Baby Elephant Sculptures Painted by Artists and Celebrities If you thought whales were the biggest animals to watch in Dana Point, get ready for a spectacle of huge proportions as Dana Point hosts the Elephant Parade: Welcome to America, on display until November 17.  Don’t worry, animal lovers, this is not [...]

By | 2013-10-26T10:21:34+00:00 October 26th, 2013|Best of Los Angeles, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sweet Rose Creamery Serves Up Housemade Frozen Delights in Santa Monica

Organic Ice Cream Shop Serves Artisanal Frozen Treat Flavors, Pastries and Coffee The scene of Sweet Rose Creamery’s preview opening on September 20 was an odd one for the block in Santa Monica where the new ice cream, pastry and coffee shop chose its latest location.  In this developing part of town on Pico Boulevard [...]

By | 2013-09-30T15:05:51+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Best of Los Angeles|0 Comments

Fresh Brothers Pizza Comes to WeHo

Skinny and Thin Fit Right in, Along with Deep Dish, on Santa Monica Strip Clearly the management at Fresh Brothers are family folks.  For the recent opening of their newest location in West Hollywood, the scene was kid friendly, as little ones ran the joint -- rolling dough and making their own personal pizzas, then [...]

By | 2013-09-29T18:25:13+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Best of Los Angeles|0 Comments

Take it Outside: Enjoy Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars

Los Angeles is known for its weather and its love of the movies, so it is a natural that Angelenos enjoy watching movies under the stars. Here is a quick guide to some of the best alfresco movie nights in the city.

By | 2013-09-19T00:25:44+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Best of Los Angeles, Entertainment, Events|0 Comments