Bludso’s Bar & Que

In the almost six years I’ve been living in Los Angeles, I hadn’t eaten any barbecue from the entire state of California. Growing up, good barbecue was reserved for special moments in Chicago, and we always had our favorite places for ribs, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and all the delicious sides that are really my … More Bludso’s Bar & Que

Josephine LA Bakery

As things are slowly and cautiously reopening, with many safe steps taken by both businesses and customers (please wear a mask! And always keep washing you hands even without a pandemic, don’t be gross) I’ve been making lists of restaurants I love and want to keep supporting, and places I hadn’t tried pre-pandemic and can’t … More Josephine LA Bakery

Guerilla Tacos

I don’t venture to downtown Los Angeles too often, but when I happen to be in the neighborhood, I always try to make a stop at Guerilla Tacos. Growing up in Chicago, the thought of being vegetarian or vegan when eating out was definitely tricky, and although I don’t enjoy eating meat, plenty of restaurants … More Guerilla Tacos

Eveleigh

A farm to table restaurant on the Sunset Strip, an interesting combination! The Sunset Strip is more known for classic Hollywood clubs and dive bars also acting as late night music venues, but tucked away along this iconic street is the cozy and tasty restaurant Eveleigh. I am a huge fan of any place that … More Eveleigh

Father’s Office

I would say burgers are one of my top indulgent foods (besides anything with sugar of course). Anytime I have a strong craving it is usually for a delicious burger. So, when Father’s Office, a little hole in the wall in Santa Monica, was listed on travel websites as having some of the best burgers … More Father’s Office

Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose is a local favorite, which means tourists who happen to be shopping along Melrose Ave and spot the Taste sign during brunch rush hour are usually turned away from the busy watering hole without a reservation. The first time I tried Taste, it was a somewhat last minute decision on my part, … More Taste on Melrose

Lucifer’s Pizza

With three locations on Sunset, Melrose, and in Los Feliz, Lucifer’s Pizza is one of LA’s, and now my, favorite pizza joints. My friend and I went into the Lucifer’s Pizza place in Los Feliz, and I did not feel cool enough to be eating there. The shop is super tiny, dimly lit, and is … More Lucifer’s Pizza

HomeState

HomeState is a great crowd pleasing choice. Having a viewing party and need a ton of food? HomeState. Trying to pick a spot for brunch? HomeState. Home alone and want something tasty while watching Netflix? HomeState. Just cannot decide what restaurant you are in the mood for? Do not worry, you are always in the … More HomeState