Posts tagged "Restaurants"
L.A. Loves: Bottega Louie

L.A. Loves: Bottega Louie

If you’ve been following me for awhile on Twitter, you probably wondered why Bottega Louie never made it to my restaurant list, since I was there on a near weekly basis. That’s because I decided to dedicate a whole post to my favorite restaurant just down the street. Bottega Louie sounds like such a bourgeois...
L.A. Loves: Downtown Restaurants

L.A. Loves: Downtown Restaurants

This list of restaurants were places that I wanted to eat at time and time again. Whether it was so celebrate a special occasion or to take a break from the studio, these were the chosen few I’d go to. Mendocino Farms • 444 S. Flower Street • http://mendocinofarms.com My favorite sandwiches here have been the...
Downtown Dining: LudoBites 5.0

Downtown Dining: LudoBites 5.0

I did it. I scored the golden ressie to LudoBites at Gram & Papas last week. Of course my reservation for dinner was after almost narrowly missing a deadline on previously mentioned big and secret project, and I couldn’t eat half the things on the menu (no red meat for me, and it seems the...
Downtown Dining: First and Hope

Downtown Dining: First and Hope

After the World of Color show, we walked over to First and Hope for dinner. I had heard about this place opening earlier this year, but had no expectations otherwise. And I was blown away. The decor is elegant and classic, but sleek and modern enough to excite and attract pretty young things. In other...
Downtown Dining: The Gorbals

Downtown Dining: The Gorbals

I have many people – and things? – to thank for this night. Ilan Hall and the Gorbals, for hooking it up with his delicious bacon-wrapped balls. I’m talking about the matzo balls. Don’t get nasty with me. Didn’t try the balls myself – my boyfriend was there – but heard good things from the...
Downtown Dining: Clifton's Cafeteria

Downtown Dining: Clifton’s Cafeteria

This is a picture of Ray Harryhausen speaking at my college, when I was still just a wide-eyed art school kid in the Bay Area. (Okay, tired-eyed. That school kicked my ass. Because I actually worked my ass off.) Ray Harryhausen, THE father of stop-motion animation. As in, he’s legendary. Of course, being that we were...
Color Scheming: Ciudad

Color Scheming: Ciudad

(* By friendly request! *) Downtown saw an influx of new Mexican restaurants last year, some of which quickly became my favorites, so my long-standing choice for Sunday happy hour, Ciudad, from Top Chef Master Susan Feniger, took a backseat for awhile. Ciudad and I go way back – boyfriend and I both celebrated birthdays...
Downtown Dining: WoodSpoon

Downtown Dining: WoodSpoon

Finally got to try the famed chicken pot pie at WoodSpoon last week. And it was soooo good. I’m still thinking about it.
L.A. Dining: LudoBites at Akasha

L.A. Dining: LudoBites at Akasha

After missing out on the Gram & Papa’s LudoBites, I finally got a hot ticket to last week’s LudoBites pop-up at Akasha in Culver City. Chef Ludo was in the flesh, getting pix-y with us, and tweeting to the Top Chef episode he was recently in. My favorite Top Chef Ludo-tweet of the evening:
Color Scheming: Tiara Cafe

Color Scheming: Tiara Cafe

Lately I’ve been inspired by creative color palettes in design – particularly the colors of the new Broken Bells CD that make my heart sing – and have been trying to come up with some interesting color schemes for current projects. Today I’m sampling from an old photo of the sparkly, pink, and pretty Tiara Cafe...
Snaps: Springtime in Silverlake

Snaps: Springtime in Silverlake

When the weather starts to warm up, I’m always in the mood for Mexican food. Casa was closed for Sundays (is nothing open downtown that day anymore?), so Malo it was. Snapped on my new Blackberry phone. I finally have a cell with an Internet connection!
French toast at Louie (Not fried chicken at the festival)

French toast at Louie (Not fried chicken at the festival)

Were you someone that was NOT at the LA Street Food Fest? It goes without saying that the festival was a smashing success. It looked like everyone and their momma knew about it and decided to make their way downtown on Saturday. This was the line I found myself falling in when I walked over...