Saturday 23 February, 2013

Savage Pizza: Wildcraft Preview

I got a chance to visit Culver City’s new Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza last night during their ‘friends & family’ tester nights, and while it would be unfair to make any kind of permanent statement after 48 hours in operation, I thought it would be fair to share what I had, briefly: Wildcraft is a casual [...]

Friday 22 February, 2013

Nobu Caesars Palace: Size Matters

There are only a very few constants in the ever-evolving world of food, and many of those are rules made to be broken. Yet, whenever a discussion of the world’s best sushi restaurants arises, one recurring themes is size: the most prized tend to always be small. Tiny, even. Fewer seats than your dining room [...]

Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Brit Chef’s New Burger Bar: No Horsin’ Around

You might ponder the wisdom of reviewing another new gourmet burger spot on the Las Vegas Strip. There are already an embarrassment of them. But this is certainly the most casual venue TV personality and Michelin-starred British chef Gordon Ramsay has ever done, so the approach of a purported perfectionist to the almost-fast-food world is [...]

Bon Vivant cafe
Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Bon Vivant: Living It Up In Atwater

As usual, I’m catching up. This is the briefests of posts just to mention Bon Vivant in Atwater Village. I happened upon the Market/Cafe a few weeks ago, now anchoring an utterly transformed stretch of creative retail on Glendale Blvd. nice enough to make adjoining Silver Lake and Los Feliz jealous. I didn’t have a [...]

Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Vegas Grub Gang Goes Gaga For Gordo

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay returned to Las Vegas on January 27 to “present” his new upscale burger concept BurGR (Planet Hollywood resort) and upscale Pub and Grill (Caesars Palace) to the gathered Vegas food mafia, and a few semi-locals like myself. READ MY INTERVIEW WITH GORDON RAMSAY FOR BONAPPETIT.COM HERE BurGR is a slick, large-scale [...]

Monday 14 January, 2013

A Perfect Sundae: Ghirardelli Square

It may seem strange for a foodie blog to heap praise on a tourist spot, but no one should be more surprised than I was. During a recent visit to San Francisco, I decided to return to Ghirardelli Square, where I hadn’t been since I was a pre-teen. Even then, it struck me as just [...]

Tuesday 04 September, 2012

Salsa y Señoritas at T’n'T

For Mexican Independence Day, I thought I would repost a review from a few years back that  I had a lot of fun with, originally printed in Las Vegas Magazine: Tacos N Tequila

Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Jacques & Hasty Torres: I Smell Sex And Candy…

Oh, sometimes I really ask for trouble when I root around for blog post titles. You remember the old 90s song right?? Anyway, there’s some kind of logic here (I promise) because I’m posting about The Magic & Seduction of Chocolate with Jacques and Hasty Torres.  The final event of 2012′s Los Angeles Food & [...]