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!
After a long short day of skiing, my friend Adam and I decided to meet up with one of his friends on the way home to LA, so we stopped in Claremont. Down town Claremont is very nice, clean, and quaint, but just down this hallway, before the bathrooms, and next to the confessional, there is a set of doors that leads you into a small and very intimate space. She was right when she said that this place was a local hangout and not too many “outsiders” knew about it. I tend not to disagree with her on this one.
When you walk into this one room space, all you notice is tables, tables, tables; pushed into every corner of the restaurant with just enough room for one person to walk through or get in and out of your seat without hitting the person behind you. I tend to like places like this, where they can concentrate on each customer without being overloaded. Needless to say, when we were hungry, our server was right there.
Coming from an Italian family with many italian friends, I have never been a fan of sangria, but I have learned to get into it since I have moved out here, and I would highly recommend their red sangria.
Overall, this place had many tasty things on the menu, such as the bacon wrapped dates.
Cmon, we all know everything is better wrapped in bacon!