It seems like all of the good things happen in the Fall: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Football, and food, and thats why it’s my favorite time of year. Something else I have looked forward to since moving to LA is the Taste of Italy, which benefits the IAMLA (Italian American Museum of LA). It’s much more than just a collection of eateries trying to vie for new customers; from food, (yes there is italian food other than pizza), to wine, libations, and a little bit of culture, it’s your one stop shop of everything italian. Set in historic little Italy, its italian overload. Just like St Patty’s Day in March, everyone is Italian in October. …
What happens when two foodies get together for dinner? Great food is the answer. And that was the case Saturday night when I had the pleasure of dining with the owner of The Triple Dipper , a site dedicated to dips. From her suggestion, the choices in front of me included The Village, Black Market Liquor Bar, which you can read my review here, (weekendfoodie.com/black-market-liquor-bar-studio-city-ca/), and the Laurel Tavern, which I had been to, but pretty loud to carry on a conversation….
Happy New Year to all! I am glad that everyone survived the most recent apocolypse and had a safe transition into the new year.
Last year, my friend and I decided that instead of presents, we would take each other out to dinner at the restaurants of our choosing. Apparently, due to the party demand and conflicting schedules, our dinner was moved into the new year, and what a way to start a new foodie year then by celebrating at Mastro’s Steak House in Beverly Hills.
For me, this is not a place I can frequent on a regular basis, with the $10+ glasses of wine, $40+ steaks, this is the type of place that I need to save for, but its well worth it. I had been to Beverly Hills several times and I must have passed this place every time, but once I found it, I wont forget it. …
As the son of a Sicilian immigrant, I was excited to have a chance to go to the Taste of Italy event this year in downtown LA. Images of Italian flags, fare, and music flowed through my mind as I was getting ready to enter the Italian American Museum of LA. As I got to the entrance, the
line of people in a mix of casual, dressy, and the occasionally formal attire stretched before me. When I finally got up to the front of the line to pick up my tasting tickets, I knew that the slim ticket pack of six taste, (three premier tastes or “Q cards” and three regular tastes), and four drink cards would not be enough to satisfy my desires to the try the food of the many booths that lined the inside and outside of the museum….
So far, moving into the Los Feliz area has definitely paid off. There are great bars in the area, the people are friendly, and I didnt know how much more centralized I am than living in Burbank than when I found out that Naya Sunset is just a mile or so down the street. So I finally got my butt in gear and got out to go try it.
When you first walk up, you notice the bright red building with copper colored doors stand out from the rest of the cityscape in Silverlake.
As you get closer, you not only can hear the music from the inside, but a person playing bongos to the beat to entice people to approach. …