Smoke City Market

I had a great time living in Sherman Oaks. It was at a time when I had just moved back from Manhattan, and part of the reason I moved there was to ensure I have good variety of eats to choose from. This was when gastropubs became a thing, so I saw the revitali...

Chronic Tacos

Southern California is the land of amazing Mexican food. We know this. Lately I've been on a Mexican food binge. It's a way of getting some international flavor without leaving my hometown.

Stickhouse Gelato

What I love about Santa Monica is how cosmopolitan it is. To see people from across the world you'll walk The Promenade or down by Ocean Avenue and see so much.  There is food from all over the world, and people vacationing who want to fee the famed California...


Everyone has a place that can do no wrong.  No amount of half way decent service can make you dislike your Soft Spot place even a little.  For me, my favorite place to grab a custom, hot, fresh and highly customized burger is Fuddruckers.

Overland Cafe

You know that thing where you wake up every morning, and you're hungry?  Sometimes you have oatmeal, or some hard boiled eggs.  Sometimes you have cereal and you're like...cool...serial.  I get it. Breakfast is a super important meal.  In fact, research sho...

Del Frisco’s Grille

Look no further, because you want to go to Del Frisco's Grille in Santa Monica.  Picture this.  You're sitting on the outside deck, watching the beautiful Santa Monica beach sunset.  Crowds cross the street en masse and you get the usual flow of pedestrian traffic: vacationers from the East Coast, who wear different styles from the vacationers from Europe, the locals out for a night of dinner and the beach bums coming back from a day at the beach.

Pink Taco

Los Angeles is the home of great American Mexican food.  It stems from a people, a culture, a climate, a way of life and a way that people get together. Chips, salsa and guacamole are especially good for hanging around, getting to know new friends and catching...

Baby Blues BBQ

The West Side has some of the best food choices in LA.  Don't get me wrong, though.  There's some great eating in The Valley, OC and other parts of LA.  There are lots of options, and generally the West Side has a little bit for everyone. When I think about...

The Apple Pan

If you live on the West Side you know of Apple Pan.  It's a great space with a unique setup. Sit around the bar, get comfy in bright red barstools and the burger-tenders take your order.  Within minutes some of the best hamburgers and the freshest fries come pouring onto your counter-space.