20 Highlights of 2020

Food, Drink + Home Edition I’ve learned a few things during quarantine: I’ll never be a Michelin-starred chef, you shouldn’t always save good wine for a special occasion, I look much better as a blonde, I’m never going to the Ozarks on vacation and natural deodorant is never a good idea. Seriously, with one ofContinue reading “20 Highlights of 2020”

Your Complete Summer Rosé Guide

It’s that time of year again where all the clinking glasses appear to have a deep pink hue whether in your favorite local restaurant or backyard BBQ. With International rosé Day coming up on June 10th, we realize there are a lot of ‘summer waters’ to choose from these days – everyone from actress DrewContinue reading “Your Complete Summer Rosé Guide”

Where to Dine in Los Angeles this Summer

Santa Monica & Venice Lunetta All Day The upscale all-day diner trend continues with chef Raphael Lunetta – a staple in the community after 20 years at JiRaffe – now at the helm of the old 2424 Pico location. Start your day with a savory grain bowl, vanilla bulgar and freekeh porridge or a breakfastContinue reading “Where to Dine in Los Angeles this Summer”

Best New Happy Hours in LA

Keep Summer going with these long, lingering happy hours in Los Angeles. Here are over a dozen of the top newbies in and around the city that we have test driven not only for quality or originality, but for the best deals. (originally posted on http://www.westhollywoodlifestyle.com) West Hollywood: PHOENIX LA A little Latin flavor lands inContinue reading “Best New Happy Hours in LA”

Where to Dine After The Broad

Originally posted on AFAR.com By Carole Dixon Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have brought new life to Bunker Hill with the opening of their “gift to the city” in the form of The Broad Museum. Located right across the road from MOCA and next door to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall masterpiece, there’s aContinue reading “Where to Dine After The Broad”

Santa Monica Steps up Culinary Game

Originally Posted on http://www.thecaratdiet.com 2015-05-25 05:34:23 By Carole Dixon At long last Santa Monica has stepped up the Westside food game with new gastronomic eateries that rival any other pocket of the city. Cadet French inspired share-plates restaurant on Wilshire was the first in a sea of game changers to the area. Many mouth-watering dishesContinue reading “Santa Monica Steps up Culinary Game”

Three Hot Patios for Spring Dining in Los Angeles

Hidden in Hollywood: Birch There was a collective sadness in Culver City when Waterloo & City closed its doors for good after five successful years.  Without skipping a beat, acclaimed British Chef Brendan Collins has opened an international plate-sharing-centric eatery (we don’t mean small plates, but larger ones that you will want share), on CahuengaContinue reading “Three Hot Patios for Spring Dining in Los Angeles”

Five Things to do this Fall that will Improve your Culinary Street Cred

Originally Posted on http://www.thecaratdiet.com 2014-09-09 10:28:01 By Carole Dixon Drink: Rare Whiskey at The Pikey Owner and bar impresario Jared Meisler has been collecting whiskey for a few decades now and shares his rare finds and bounty of impressive labels at his Sunset Blvd gastropub The Pikey. Located in the former Horses Head, this listContinue reading “Five Things to do this Fall that will Improve your Culinary Street Cred”

Where To Eat and Drink this Summer in LA

  Smoke.Oil.Salt. Smoke.Oil.Salt. West Hollywood Third generation Spanish paella maker Perfecto Rocher has joined forces with Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman and AdVantage Partners to bring true tapa and other regional delicacies to Melrose diners. You might miss the entrance surrounded by tattoo parlor signs but once inside you will probably recognize the old AngeliContinue reading “Where To Eat and Drink this Summer in LA”

Hidden Gems: Maude, Little Beast and Noe

Hidden Gems: From a Food Network Star in Beverly Hills to an Eastside bungalow and a classic downtown hotel. Maude Food Network Chef and super-star Curtis Stone is the Aussie that everyone loves. Good looking, funny and charming Stone just might be written off as another pretty face on TV –that is if you haven’tContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Maude, Little Beast and Noe”