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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 […]

Commissary–August 2015 Foodie Birthday Lunch

A summer heat wave started just in time for our August lunch, and although it was a bit warm, the plant and light filled greenhouse (fortunately air-conditioned too) that houses Koreatown’s Commissary Restaurant on the second floor of the Line Hotel was the perfect compliment for the weather and our […]

Son of a Gun–Foodie Birthday Lunch July 2015

Our July Foodie Birthday lunch was a great affair at the cozy seafood-centric Son of a Gun.  Our smaller summer numbers were a perfect fit as 27 of us took up a good half of the restaurant for lunch.  Located in West Hollywood on Third Street, just a couple of […]

July 4th 2015 Neighborhood Parade and Party

  About 15 years ago, some people in our neighborhood decided to coordinate a July 4th parade and block party .  The first year or so, someone had a vintage firetruck they brought and gave the kids rides on.  It was great!  That little  party has continued and gotten more […]