Friday, September 27, 2013

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: LA Loves Alex's Lemonade

For the past four years, superstar chef Suzanne Goin, her business partner, Caroline Styne (together the two operate AOC, Lucques, Tavern), and her husband, chef David Lentz (of The Hungry Cat), have gathered chefs and mixologists from all over the world for an event called LA Loves Alex's Lemonade which raises funds to combat pediatric cancer.

To read more about the event, check out my article in LA Confidential: Chefs Join Together For A Cause: LA Loves Alex's Lemonade

The Points Guy: Official Opening of Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

The big travel news in LA this month is the opening (finally!) of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

The new terminal has 18 new gates to accommodate all the big boys - A380's, 747-8's and 787's as well as some great new lounges and a Great Hall that has tons of shops, restaurants and more.

I can't wait to fly through there, but in the meantime, check out my post about the opening on The Points Guy here: Official Opening of Tom Bradley International Terminal – LAX

Friday, September 20, 2013

Frontiers: Connie & Ted's Review

Chef Michael Cimarusti is one of LA's best-known chefs thanks to the great meals he makes at his fine-dining Melrose restaurant, Providence, but this summer, he opened up an upscale ode to the seafood shacks of his New England youth called Connie & Ted's after his grandparents.

It's right in the heart of West Hollywood and it's dining room and outdoor deck are already packed every night thanks to the delicious array of seafood, fish and other New England classics on the menu, not to mention an inventive cocktail menu and some decent wines. This is definitely one of the most exciting openings in town lately, so I covered it for Frontiers.

Review: Connie & Ted's

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Metrosource Magazine: Tortilla Republic

It used to be when someone mentioned Mexican food, the first thing that came to mind was a taco stand on a desolate stretch of concrete.

 Those days are long gone as upscale taquerias have opened throughout LA. The team behind the popular Taste restaurants (on Melrose Avenue and in the Pacific Palisades) have brought an elevated take on Mexican cantina fare to the heart of West Hollywood with the understated yet convivial cocina, Tortilla Republic.

Here's my review of this bustling new hotspot that has quickly become one of Weho's most popular eateries.

Review: Tortilla Republic