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….
I recently went to Wood & Vine with a friend of mine and absolutely enjoyed it. Unfortunately, in certain situations, I don’t like to bring my Cannon camera because I think it will disturb the other diners. In this case, I used my phone and the pictures didn’t come out very well, so in lieu of a typical review, I am going to have to take a mulligan on this one. I will have to go back in the next couple weeks and try again.
Oh the hazards of my job….
I will post a proper review as soon as I get back!
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. …
I finally got one of my friends out to Spring Street Smokehouse earlier this week. Since I had been here once before, I had been bragging that SSS was the place for BBQ downtown. Located between Union Station and Chinatown, this BBQ joint is just off the main drag of Ceasar Chavez, lying between Union Station and Chinatown. Like alot of storefronts downtown, its a small space that is packed wall to wall with tables with a small walking path to deliver the savory smoked meats people crave.
When I think of good BBQ, I imagine meat smoked slow enough that it falls off the bone when you try to pick it up off the plate, or so tender that it can be cut with the back of a knife. …
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. …