Los Angeles

Mosto Enoteca

I went to a new great Italian restaurant in Marina Del Rey last week and it was FANTASTIC! So I thought I’d pass along this little known secret. The cuisine is authentic Northern Italian with … [more]

Pazzo Gelato

A cheese vendor at the Santa Monica farmer’s market told me about this gelateria. She said that the owners bought fresh produce there every week in order to make the delicious gelato at Pazzo … [more]

The Best Creole/Cajun Food in LA

The best cajun/cerole food in LA is actually in Hermosa Beach. This is the place to go if you want real, home cooked, authentic Nawlins cuisine. A family owned spot, the chef/owner was born a raised … [more]

Café Laurent

I have just tasted the most amazing almond croissant and in the process fallen in love with a delightful little French cafe in Culver City, CA. Café Laurant is just the kind of place where a cook … [more]

Huntington Meats

Finding a good butcher is so important. And establishing a good relationship matters too. They don’t come much better than the guys at Huntington Meats. Their product is excellent, their … [more]

Burger at Literati II

How hard can it really be to make a decent burger? Apparently, judging by the dreadful examples I have eaten across several continents, extraordinarily difficult. Some restaurants buck the trend and … [more]

Paris Pastry

As a European in LA, I am so glad to have found a corner of Europe right here on my doorstep. Paris Pastry is quintessentially French. I have been in places like this before in streets beginning with … [more]

Al Gelato

My husband makes some excellent ice cream, but Al Gelato does it even better. So if you love ice cream as much as I do, you must try the gelato here. It’s creamy, gooey and so flavorful — … [more]

Belwood Bakery

I think Belwood makes the best French baguettes — the kind that are light and airy, and go stale by the end of the day. I also love the ciabatta bread which is perfect for serving up panini. … [more]


This is another favorite Japanese restaurant of mine where you can get freshly made soba and udon noodles — hot or cold. Their menu boasts a bounty of delicious appetizers including stir fried … [more]


Our friend Ilene first took my husband and me to this restaurant six years ago. It was a Tuesday and we loved it so much that I insisted on returning on Thursday. While not fancy, Nanbankan is a near … [more]


We stumbled upon Cube quite by chance when in the neighborhood. If only we all could all stumble so fortuitously every day! This is a corner of LA that should be frequented by all food lovers on a … [more]

Locanda Portofino

This is a romantic and intimate restaurant where the food is really a step above. Menu items that I wouldn’t consider ordering at other restaurants because I know I could cook better, I … [more]

Le Saigon Cafe

If you are on or near the West Side of LA, you must try this wonderful hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant. The dishes are fresh, authentic and consistently excellent. The Bun Cha is particularly … [more]

Strawberry Picking in Los Angeles?

Can anyone recommend a farm to pick your own strawberries? We are looking for a place to go in greater LA area, within hour or so away?

I know of Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark where we have been for pumpkins, but am looking for another suggestion… [more]

Brentwood Farmer's Market

The Brentwood Farmer’s market has grown in a short period of time into a wonderful community spot. Not only is it filled by farmers selling loads of fresh and organic vegetables, but there are … [more]

El Cochinito - Cuban in LA

Does anyone know about El Cochinito Cuban Restaurant? I’ve heard tell that that is the best in LA. I’d like to find out more before I venture to the other side of town.

It is on Sunset and Micheltorena, in the 3 Flavors mini-mall [more]

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