Archive for the ‘Restaurants’

  • Moonshadows in Malibu
      Moonshadows neon on Malibu beach Moonshadaows lounge with view of Pacific through windows What’s the best way to cap off a fabulous afternoon at the Malibu Getty? Easy, hands-down answer requiring no thought at all: drinks and dinner at Moonshadows in Malibu. It starts when you walk in the door and see the Pacific Ocean just out the window. A little on the...
    by at February 14th, 2012 at 03:02 pm
  • Little Ethiopia on Fairfax south of LACMA
    Messob's on Fairfax Ave There’s a string of Ethiopian restaurants and food shops in one short block on Fairfax south of LACMA on the Miracle Mile in LA. In fact, you don’t really need the sign that says you’ve arrived in Little Ethiopia. Picking a spot to eat was strictly right-brained and we were so lucky to stumble into a lively eatery filled with...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • A social day at LACMA with Ray’s Stark et al
    There’s plenty of art to see, but there’s also a social life to be enjoyed at LACMA (Los Angeles County Art Museum). Ray's for lunch White sails in the noon sky Topiary in the plaza Kinetic interactive sculpture Free Afro-American-Latino Jazz concert Stark's bar with video of The Mourners Ballet   Happy Hour  
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
  • Good Cheap Pizza at Rebel's
    8 out of 10 <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3613" style="margin: 5px" title="rebel counter" src="http://www.sa Constipation Help ndraoffthestrip.com/wp-content/uploads/rebel-counter1-300×226.jpg” alt=”rebel counter” width=”300″ height=”226″ />Open 24 hours Rebel”s pizza,...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 03:11 am
  • Avila Valley Central Coast California
    It doesn’t get any better than the micro-climate of Avila Valley in San Luis Obispo County California.  Surrounded by lush green hills which protect it from the coastal fog, the valley boasts orchards, inns, hot springs and markets teeming with fresh produce and home-baked pies. The Bob Jones Bike Trail connects San Luis Obispo (the city) to the coast at Avila...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • All you can eat Crab in Central Coast California
    If you hankering for succulent crab, sweet and plentiful, go on Tuesdays to either Ciao Bella in Morro Bay or Spyglass Restaurant in Shell Beach (northern Pismo Beach).  Both Central Coast California restaurants have superior water and sunset views: Ciao Bella located on the Morro Bay Embarcadero looks onto Morro Rock, sail and fishing boats. Spyglass is perched...
    by at July 9th, 2009 at 12:07 pm
  • Martha Stewart Radio Show from the M
    Here’s another example of the free, fun, frivolous things you can find to do on a Thursday morning in Las Vegas. Martha Stewart’s satelite radio show Living Today on Sirius XM  was recorded live from Studio B at the M Casino and Resort with an audience of invited locals. A sample of the M’s sous chef’s braised pork ribs, nibbles of cupcakes from...
    by at June 5th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Market Tea Room for delectable lunch or High Tea
    Tea Rooms have sprung up across the country and seem to be holding their own in the recession.  They play to the ladies who enjoy civilized touches like tablecloths, cozy ambience, cups of freshly brewed tea and, of course, irresistible desserts. The Market Tea Room at Antiques at the Market, with its High Tea of fresh scones, devonshire cream and assorted finger sandwiches...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 05:05 pm
  • New M Casino Modern Chic Oasis
    The newest addition to the Las Vegas hotel scene is the M Resort Casino Spa, a modernistic, drop dead gorgeous oasis palace of hip pleasure with spacious expanses of marble, structured amber glass and lofty ceilings. First thoughts are why such a trendy palace so far from the Strip?  But on second thought, the M lies at the gateway to Las Vegas when traveling on the...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Mt Charleston – Vegas Summer & Winter Retreat
    The sun is beating down and the heat is unrelentingly over 110 day after day. That’s Las Vegas in summer and the only escape is the air conditioned halls of hotel-casinos, movie theaters or hibernating in your own living room. But you can jump in the car, head up 95 to the Mt. Charleston turnoff on Rte 157, speed through the high desert, and climb steadily and...
    by at September 21st, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Kiki Kalor “Cabaret” @ Josette’s Bistro
    Saturday night is Cabaret Night at the French bistro owned by the blonde bombshell, Josette. You have Kiki Kalor who could lighten up the darkest night with her songs in seven languages and her repertoire of dances from flamenco to the classic Broadway. Josette’s Bistro is open for dinner from 6p-10p, main show at 8:00 pm. The food is authentic French cuisine, but...
    by at August 18th, 2007 at 01:08 am
  • Taste of Las Vegas
    Channel 13, Smooth Jazz 105.7, The Best Restaurant Guide and Dine Out Las Vegas team up for an afternoon of great food and entertainment on Sunday Sep 9 3p-7p. 40 restaurants will present their cuisine to thousands of locals eager to sample the “Best of the Best” at Taste of Las Vegas. Admission is $35 which includes tickets redeemable for food and drinks....
    by at August 7th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Happy Birthday Josette!
    August 7 is the birthday of one of Las Vegas favorite blondes – the one and only Josette LeBlonde, owner of Josette’s Bistro. Here is a lady who knows how to throw a party and makes a party out of life. If you have never eaten at her French restaurant, you need to give it a try. She combines authentic French cuisine with entertainment from weekly cabaret...
    by at July 28th, 2007 at 01:07 am
  • LV Hilton is good to locals w/ Cool by the Pool
    This summer, in addition to a Sounds of Summer Concert Series, the Hilton is offering Cool by the Pool Happy Hour with 2-for-1 Fosters and cocktails from 5:30p-8p daily. Live entertainment too. The Las Vegas Hilton is good to locals. Your red Hilton card will get you the buffet for about $14 and that includes house wine or their keg beer. Play the slots a little and...
    by at July 18th, 2007 at 10:07 am
  • Burger Bar for Tasty $$
    Trendy but expensive is the best way to describe Burger Bar in Mandalay Place. Flatscreen TVs in every booth are both cool and distracting, depending on your personal taste. The burgers were delicious, with high quality meat, but count on $10 pp and that’s with no drinks, no fries, tip or tax. They have a Kobe beef burger on the menu for around $16 if you are...
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Bahama Breeze for a Fun Meal
    If you are looking for a place to dine that’s not fast food, but not hard on the wallet, check out Bahama Breeze on East Flamingo. It is the favorite spot of our college-aged son, who likes the lively atmosphere and the variety of tasty, slightly exotic items on the menu. The place is pretty successful at capturing that tropical flair, even here in the desert....
    by at May 8th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Eiffel Tower for Exquisite Dining
    If you have that very special occasion that needs that extra special dining experience, I recommend the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris – Las Vegas, that is. First, you can’t beat the view. Perched up above the Strip at just the right height, you have magical vistas of casino lights north and south with the glorious fountains of the Bellagio at your feet....
    by at April 28th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Ambiance – the Casual French Bistro
    Just got back from a great little lunch at Ambiance Bistro in the Annie Oakley Sunset Center. I was skeptical of anything out in the “burbs” being truly French, but I am happy to admit I was wrong. The Quiche Lorraine was delectable, with that special bacony flavor only the French achieve. My Warm Goat Cheese Salad was a bit heavy on the dressing side, but...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch @ the Renaissance
    Easter was extra special at the Envy Steakhouse with the regular Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch made more festive by colorful dresses and fanciful bonnets. The smooth, “feel good” music of Ghalib Ghallab, vocals and keys, the mellow Kenny Clark on sax and Ghalib’s own son, Jahard, on drums set the gracious and elegant mood. Smooth Jazz 105.7 was on hand to...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Harry’s Bagelmania
    I wasn’t all that interested in trying Harry’s Bagelmania cause I had the wrong impression that it was a bagel shop with sandwich fillers. I was in for a very pleasant surprise when I saw the deli section and read the menu. This is more a Jewish-style deli-restaurant than a bagel-bar. I had delicious matzo ball soup, which is one of my all-time favorites....
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • The Sporting House Restaurant
    I got a tip on a restaurant from a gal who knows Las Vegas and has very discerning tastes: “On your next night out go to this wonderful place. Appetizers, martinis & well drinks are 1/2 off from 4:00p to 7:00p. They have light fare like chicken fingers and burgers. They have succulent steaks that melt in your mouth. Prices range from $10 to $25 pp. We shared...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Vietnamese Noodles at Pho Sai Gon 8
    If you are looking for a quick bite on the west side, with fast service, clean venue, fresh taste and reasonable prices, check out Pho Sai Gon 8, Vietnamese Cuisine. We had the Goi Cuon, (fresh spring rolls) followed by Pho Hai San (noodle soup with seafood) and Hu Tieu Mi Ga Xa Xiu (noodle soup with chicken & BBQ pork). Both were full of meat, served quickly and...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Piero’s Italian Restaurant
    From the moment you pull up and the valet rushes to open your car door, you know you are going to be treated like a special person. Established in 1982 by Freddie Glusman, the Karen Avenue Piero’s restaurant quickly became a retreat for the colorful characters around town, including the Rat Pack. Glusman moved to the Convention Center Drive location in 1987 and...
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Lawry’s Hosts Benefit for Rainbow Company
    The Rainbow Company has terrific programs that expose children and youth through high school to drama, by giving the opportunity not only to view live theatre, but to participate in the production. It is run by the City of Las Vegas and has been honored with national awards for youth theatre. Its core is The Ensemble, a group of 40 children, ages 10-18, selected through...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Eat Bulgarian at Magura’s
    The Balkans is an intriguing hodgepodge of cultures. Since the days of the Crusades, when multitudes of West Europeans stomped through their lands on the way to Constantinople and the Holy Land, this area has been involved in a tug of war between East and West. Part of the Ottoman Empire for centuries, they retained their odd Slavic kind of Europeanism but not without...
    by at March 10th, 2007 at 09:03 pm
  • Wine Tasting at Steak
    If you are one of those following the calendar of wine-tastings, be sure to add to your list the free tasting offered at the trendy new restaurant in Henderson known simply as Steak. Steak is offering a tasting from 3p-5p Saturdays and the sign says “welcome.” We were there for Les’ Wines & Vines, comfortably sequestered in the wine & spirits...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Kelly Clinton Dinner Show
    Bootlegger Bistro is the place to be on Sunday evenings to catch excellent live music and performances by Vegas stars. Kelly Clinton, who had a long run at Sahara’s and heads entertainment for the Stirling Club, produces a dinner show spotlighting celebrities from around town. Kelly knows everyone, so you can be sure to see some great talent while experiencing...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Sunday Jazz Brunches
    At the moment I know of three places for Sunday brunch with a live group providing jazz or dance music. Gordon Birsch is the place to be if you want an afternoon of dance and high spirits. A different band is featured most Sundays, with Tommy Thompson the last Sunday of the month. There is a group of friendly regulars who are loyal to this spot and get there early for...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Very Decent Dim Sum
    The billboard had been entirely in Chinese save the mysterious Ping Pang Pong in recognizable script, certainly tweaking my curiousity. The recent addition of a few words in English giving the hours of a Dim Sum lunch, just in time for Chinese New Year, seemed a great excuse to find out what the Golden Nugget was up to. A sign that we were in for a treat was the packed...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 11:02 pm
  • Old Style Vegas @ the Bootlegger
    The Bootlegger Bistro is making a valiant effort to preserve the Old Vegas for those of us who appreciate the less corporate side of entertainment. Live music needs supporting if we are going to keep it alive. This 24 hr Italian landmark offers blues/jazz on Wed from 8:30-10:30 pm, blues/soul on Thurs 8:30-10:30 pm, Old Vegas entertainers Fri and Sat from 10 pm and crowned...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 12:02 pm