5.29.2008

Just a few more amazing places

Clearly I have been a horrible blogger, and instead of sneaking these posts in where they should be, I’m going to just do a massive LA review right here and now.

Let me just say that I have been hard-pressed to find a restaurant that I haven’t loved. Too much good food in LA? Too easy to please? Probably a combination of both. So here goes:

Ketchup
A birthday dinner at this hot West Hollywood eatery finally got me in the door, as it’s a bit of a hike from my place (read: over 15 mins). The secret is this: every food item and non-alcoholic drink on the menu is ½ off on Sundays! I would HIGHLY recommend this place and plan to go back this weekend to take an out of town friend. Thank you, Dolce Group.

(PS: Word on the street is that Dolce and Geisha House are ½ off as well, Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively. Stay tuned, I plan to find out myself.)

Happy Endings
A friend’s birthday brought me to this fun bar – a bit of a hike from my place, but well worth it. Try the dessert shot set – an oatmeal cookie shot, a PB&J shot and a chocolate cake shot!

Whist at the Viceroy
Exceptional! That’s all I can say to describe this place. After hours of research on where to take a friend for her well-deserved graduation from law school, I found Whist. The pool-side setting (we reserved a lunch cabana for 10 people) was divine, almost surreal! It was a cross between French modern and Alice in Wonderland, in my opinion. The staff was amazing, and sent us a bottle of champagne to toast my friend’s graduation. I will definitely be back to this place!

Tofu Ya
Monday dinner with three girlfriends and myself brought us to this place. Yum, yum! Lots of food, and the soups and barbecue are exceptional.

Gloria’s CafĂ©
Another Monday dinner with the girls...we decided to walk down Venice Blvd and see what we found, after a too-long wait for Natalee Thai. Mexican and El Salvadorian food is the specialty at Gloria’s, and the sangria, fried plantains and steak are amazing. The location could be overlooked, but I recommend this place.

5.15.2008

Three cheers for California!

Another fabulous reason to live in our beautiful state.

What a happy day for equal rights!

Read this...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aiSwkIPIndUc&refer=home

And watch this...

5.09.2008

I may not have mentioned...

...the following excellent places. So definitely check out...

Pink Taco - A guaranteed good time and amazing margaritas...can't pass up great mexican food! And if you're lucky you'll spot the Beckhams there...though I haven't yet. If you're extra lucky you'll spot me there on a lunch break from work, heh.

Tender Greens - A couple blocks from my apartment, in downtown Culver City. If you like to eat light this place is fab! I had it for the first time last night and will be going again, for sure.

By the way, Father's Office just opened a Culver City location! What is that about and where do I sign up? Yum. Haven't checked it out yet but I'm sure it's just as amazing as the original.

5.01.2008

Need a good laugh?

Last night I got the treat of seeing some fabulous up and coming comedians at The Comedy Store - a few hours of laughter for a 2-drink minimum. Really shorts sets in a showcase style, it was a grabbag of different types of humor, which is refreshing and fun in my opinion. Plus, it's on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, and draws a fun and diverse crowd!

Specifically, check out Cory Polster, who is a friend of a friend, and the guy we were there to see. Definitely one of the funnier comedians...keep your eye out for him, he's pretty talented!