Category Archives: Restaurants

My Best Bites of 2013

For us crazies in editorial-land, the end of the year only means one thing. No, it’s not holidays or parties or even mistletoe (dang it!), though those are fun too. It’s time for LISTS! Lot and lots of lists. Honestly creating these can get exhausting, but as evidenced by good ol’ Google analytics, people love…

Talking food with CBS Sunday Morning news

CBS Sunday Morning gave me a buzz to talk about how food has infiltrated pop culture, and naturally I obliged. We met at one of my favorite spots in L.A., Handsome Roasters, to talk about why Gen Y is so consumed by food. Check it out:

Video: talking turkey testicles, tasting menus, and ‘Top Chef’ with Young Hollywood

A few weeks ago I taped this segment at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills with Young Hollywood. Nikki Novak and I had a blast talking about turkey testicles and “Top Chef,” and then we got to sample one of my favorite desserts in L.A., the kitchen sink! Check it out.

My favorite outdoor dining picks for KCRW

As a native Angeleno, I’m a sucker for the sunshine. Given the opportunity, I’ll almost always dine outdoors —  even on those borderline days where it might result in catching a chill. Thankfully SoCal summer has finally arrived, opening up the opportunity for prime patio lounging. KCRW’s “Good Food” asked me to contribute to their…

The spoils of dining single + a poem from Daniel Halpern

As a single young woman that spends a good deal of time on the road, I’ve gotten used to queries as to why I don’t come equipped with a dining companion — or a husband, for that matter. My answer is usually served with a side of smugness, as most simply don’t understand the spoils…

Mastering the art of the juice cleanse

So I just finished a 3-day juice cleanse. Yup, that’s right. Me. No food. Seventy-two hours. I can read your mind as you’re looking at the screen, thinking to yourself, ”There’s no way I could ever do that. I need to eat.” Guys, I work as a food and travel writer. I am not one to skip…

I heart you, Australia

Well, I’m back in L.A. after two weeks in Australia. It was quite the whirlwind adventure, with 7 flights in a mere 15 days! Needless to say, I’m a big jet lagged, but it was well-worth it. One might think I’d be bored with AUS by now; this was, after all, my third trip Down…

Breaking my booze fast at Carlsbad Pizza Port

Today marked the end of a two week booze fast, and I couldn’t possibly think of a better place to do so than Pizza Port in Carlsbad. I’m not big on resolutions, but I’m going to do my best to drink less this year. When I do indulge, it should be for taste, not to get wasted….

Kicking the birthday blues with the Cecchini crew

Last week I had the ever-so-indulgent honor of being invited over to Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada’s casa for Sunday supper. Two two girls run the infamous Lindy & Grundy butcher shop, so any meal at their place would no doubt be absolutely magnificent. But this Sunday was particularly special because Riccardo Ricci, who works with Dario Cecchini in the…

Fast Food Nation, meet Short Order

Renown journalist and author Eric Schlosser received an honorary doctorate degree at Occidental College on Thursday evening, where he spoke to a loaded auditorium about the past, present and future of our local food system. Los Angeles, Schlosser asserted, was the incubator for a fast food culture that has severely harmed the health of our…