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Pok Pok LA–Dine LA 2016

Chinatown’s new Pok Pok LA was the second of our January 2016 Dine LA visits.  This latest venture from Portland’s Andy Ricker was fun and bustling for a weekday lunch.  It was nice to see the old Mandarin Plaza have a little life again even though the vast majority of […]

Viviane at the Avalon Hotel–DineLA 2016

Viviane, the new restaurant at by Chef Michael Hung (previously at Faith & Flower) at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills was the first of our Dine LA, January 2016 explorations.  Although it was an overcast day, the gloom couldn’t mask the fun, upbeat, mid-century modern vibe it exuded.  The […]

Eveleigh–Foodie Birthday Lunch for December 2015

Our December lunch was held on the perfect day at the perfect place!  The patio at West Hollywood’s Eveleigh is the perfect spot on a clear sunny day for a relaxing lunch with girl friends that.  Great food, friendly service, and a killer view of LA’s Westside made this the […]

Holiday (and beyond) Party Options

Now that the Thanksgiving turkey is well behind us, there’s still time to turn our attention to the holiday get-together!  We have been coordinating a monthly ladies luncheon for the last three years so we’ve got a pretty good list of great places to check out if you are thinking […]

Jar Restaurant–Foodie Birthday Lunch for November 2015

We had a special treat for our November Ladies’ lunch.  Chef Suzanne Tracht opened her acclaimed LA restaurant, Jar, for us (it isn’t normally open at lunchtime) and prepared a delicious meal featuring some of the dishes for which she is most known.  Jar, opened in 2001, is a modern […]

The Bellwether–Foodie Birthday Lunch for October, 2015

Thirty-four lunches ago, the Foodie Birthday group had their very first lunch at Lukshon in Culver City.  The executive chef at the time was Ted Hopson. Thirteen months later, we would return for our only repeat restaurant because members loved the food so much at that very first lunch, they […]

Belcampo Meat Co Butcher Shop & Restaurant Santa Monica

  Based in Northern California, Belcampo operates a grass-raised organic cattle farm, processing plant, butcher shops and restaurants. Following the success of its first SoCal location at Downtown’s Grand Central Market, Belcampo opened a second butcher shop in Santa Monica with an adjacent full-service restaurant and bar.  A smaller third location […]

Redbird–Foodie Birthday Lunch for September 2015

Downtown LA’s Redbird opened to much anticipation earlier this year and it has not disappointed, if all of the positive reviews are any indication.  When they opened for lunch service in April, we knew we wanted to try to arrange a lunch there and our wish came true for September. […]

Tour of LA Times Building and Lunch at Badmaash

Downtown Los Angeles has been becoming more and more accessible and exciting in recent years, not to mention being the place to be if you are a foodie!  However, for many of us who don’t work or live there already, it is still a bit intimidating and foreign.  There are […]