Right on the boardwalk in Venice finally some real California dreaming! Venice Ale House is our hood's new awesome local but done Cali style- all local wines and beers and the food is farmer's market fresh. No crisp packets here though many, many Brits. The burger rocks and for the...more
Everyone in LA has their favorite sushi- I've got a few, but sushi park is the place I recommend most to visitors to the city because it has a bit of everything you are looking for in LA sushi experience: no atmosphere, in a strip mall, west coast fish like albacore you can't get anywhere else...more
If you miss New York, and love old school , clubby and traditional, phenomenal food, Madeo is your place. In the last few years, it's paparazzi quotient has increased to the dismay of the regulars but it does not detract from the food. It could be the best spaghetti bolognese on earth. At Madeo,...more
If you come to Los Angeles, and you love food, do not miss Gjelina. Most everything is cooked in a wood burning oven and sourced locally. From smoked mozzarella pizza with jalepeno and bottarga (my personal favorite), to the infamous butterscotch pot de creme for dessert, the only thing you'll...more
Old school Los Angeles. film and music industry still abounds. The kind of place you get a shrimp cocktail and a minute steak with some creamed spinach, know that the food isn't the best, but the martini is and so is the atmosphere.