A few weeks after giving birth, our friend Ruth stopped by to visit bearing the obligatory price of admission to see the newborn–food. However, this wasn’t just any food. It was donut mouth crack with a generous dusting of powdered sugar called ponchik from Papillon International Bakery in Glendale. […]

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Sitting in one of the unlikeliest spots, at the end of a row of yesteryear shops is an unexpectedly fabulous English-style tea room called “Favorite Place.” This delightful little charmer, reminiscent of a cookie-baking grandmother’s living room, lowers the boom with delicious and inventive sandwiches, pastries and artisinal teas. […]

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The 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is back to shut down Colorado Blvd. for a day of music, art and food! Over 30 bands and DJ’s will perform while food trucks and Eagle Rock’s bounty of eateries, including my old clients Milkfarm, nourish the masses–100,000 expected this sunny Saturday! Tickets are $10-30 (for extra […]

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Since returning from Tokyo and Kyoto, I’ve been suffering from full fledged Japan withdrawal. The millions of twinkling lights, throngs of (usually) adorably dressed young people, lucky cats, Hello Kitty, sushi shaped like teddy bears and the ability to make damn near everything unbearably cute, brought me to Marukai Market in Little Tokyo. […]

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