Top 10 destinations for spring

Springtime means sunshine, warmth, flowers and fresh brilliant green pastures, and our top 10 destinations for spring promise to bring you just that. Spring also means Easter, Passover (Pesach), Ascension (Himmelfahrt, Hemelvaart) and Pentecost (Pinkster, Pfingsten) holidays, during which many people take a few days or a week (or two) off. Here are our favorites […]

Intelligentsia CoffeeBar Venice Beach: good espresso in an airy industrial space

If you find yourself in Venice Beach (Los Angeles) craving a good cup of espresso and a vastly different cafe experience, head over to Intelligentsia Coffeebar on Abbott Kinney Boulevard. Intelligentsia roasts their own coffee and sources them directly from coffee growers they work with to ensure high quality. The coffee bar is a cross […]

The Bazaar by Jose Andres in Beverly Hills: glamorous, eclectic culinary experience

If you are going to Los Angeles, make sure you visit The Bazaar by Jose Andres, a well-known Spanish chef, at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Bazaar is a massive space cleverly divided up into: Bar Centro (a cocktail bar with high chairs and tables, and comfy lounging sofas); Rojo y Blanca: a […]

Sushi Zo: amazing Japanese food in Los Angeles

You would never know from the location (two doors down from a Starbucks and around the corner from an unremarkable shopping center off the 10 Freeway) and the plain interiors that Sushi Zo serves some of the best sushi in Los Angeles. The dining room is small and you do not order from a menu.¬†At […]

Famous Los Angeles Korean BBQ taco truck chef opens restaurant

Roy Choi, chef of Kogi, the famous Los Angeles Korean barbecue taco truck, has just opened a restaurant in West Los Angeles called Chego. Kogi has a massive following among foodies in L.A. (especially young Asian foodies) and the taco truck (which serves Korean barbecue dishes on tacos) is followed by fanatics via Twitter. Fans […]

Farmer's Daughter: wacky farm motif decks out a converted motel in Los Angeles

When you arrive at the Farmer’s Daughter, a boutique hotel in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, the first thing you notice is how seemingly out of place it is: a rustic themed former motel in the heart of Jewish-Russian Los Angeles, home of kosher bakeries, temples and Russian mini-marts. Except across the street is […]

Gjelina: funky Venice Beach restaurant serves fabulous Mediterranean food

Gjelina is at this moment my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Located on Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, Gjelina serves truly delicious Mediterranean food in an industrial chic space that has an outdoor patio in the back. When I go to restaurants like Gjelina which serve small plates, pizza, tempting vegetable dishes and salads, […]