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New York City Sundays in the Spring are the best to be outside in beer gardens and enjoy yourself. This Sunday, we headed over to the final day of the 'Craft Beer & Pretzel' festival hosted by Lorely Beer Garden. Having the VIP exclusive event, hosted by Devour Po...

Every month, New York's Rosemary's restaurant hosts an exclusive "Farm Dinner" at their community table.  Increasingly rare these days, the farm-to-table experience is one that includes the freshest ingredients on the market. With their farm located in the Hu...

Nestled in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles, Q Restaurant sets the tone for omakase experience.  Not exactly knowing what we were in for, we entered the restaurant and the host seated us in what felt like a waiting area. Low playing music and minimal decor, I felt as...

Seafood Charcuterie

Venice Beach California evokes a lot of imagery, sun, surfers, and most of all seafood. Most Venice locals have their favorite spots to quench their thirst and more importantly their appetites, and Chaya Venice has been one of those favorites for nea...

Living in California, Mexican food is a plenty.   Los Angeles is over saturated with this cuisine, so I have avoided it more recently as I have overloaded myself on tacos and rice.  However, for this date night, I decided to give in to the temptations of the spicy nati...

 

The Church Street Tavern is hardly your average "Tavern" with a basic setup. The space is decadent throughout, with black leather banquettes on each side and black leather chairs in the middle to match. On the walls, there are black subway tiles, with a beautiful chan...

 

Pizza and Speakeasy don't usually go together...or do they? We asked ourselves the very same question when we headed over to SRO Speakeasy Pizza, New York City's only pizza speakeasy. For those who were wondering, "SRO" stands for Single Room Occupancy - which was che...

Verlaine is New York City's version of the holy grail for lounges. Happy Hour from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., very strong drinks, beautifully dimmed lighting, and amazing food. Not satisfied with just being “the lychee martini spot” of the entire city, Verlaine is the be...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a native New Yorker, I relish in our superior pizza, bagels, and all things Italian-made. However, our Mexican food leaves something to be desired. Always jealous of our LA office, nachos, fajitas, queso, just cannot compare. Recently opened in the West...

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