Rossoblu

A fancy Italian restaurant set in an industrial warehouse definitely had me intrigued. Although “fancy” might be overdoing it, there were plenty of guys rocking the jeans, t-shirt, and nice jacket look that has become the nice suit of the Los Angeles professional world, Rossoblu is a step up from a local neighborhood Italian joint. … More Rossoblu

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

Jon and Vinny’s

Los Angeles restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, won over my heart and stomach immediately with Jon and Vinny’s. Although I have somewhat adapted to the healthy lifestyle of Los Angeles, and have even learned to enjoy things like acai bowls and more vegetables in my meals, I will always love carbs. Jon and Vinny’s … More Jon and Vinny’s

Gjusta and Gjelina

These two restaurants that I always forget how to properly pronounce, Gjusta and Gjelina, have elevated the restaurant game in the Venice, California, area. The only interior picture I took during my first time having brunch at Gjelina was of my lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes because that was all that truly mattered. The inside of … More Gjusta and Gjelina

Ysabel

Ysabel is a trendy restaurant and bar in West Hollywood, tucked away on Fairfax Ave. I specify that it is tucked away because the actual entrance is off the street and to the side of the building, and I almost completely drove past it. This was the first time I actually experienced not feeling cool … More Ysabel

Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara