Dining Out

  • Main Nnaka


    Special occasions call for special meals. Nothing could be more enjoyable than the subtle flavors of Japanese cuisine. After meeting chef Niki Nakayama at the rising stars gala and sampling her dish, I knew we had to find time to visit her restaurant in Culver City. For C’s birthday, we arranged for dinner at n/naka. […] Read more…

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    Happy Hour at Scarpetta

    A girlfriend of mine and I decided to start a weekly tradition we dubbed “Wine and Dine Wednesdays”. For our inaugural venture we decided to check out the happy hour offered at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills. Happy hour is only offered in the patio or bar seating areas between 4 pm and 8 pm Monday through Saturday. […] Read more…

Local Events

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    Angeleno: Live & Dine

    Today marked my inaugural trip out to the Angeleno Live and Dine food tasting event. This year’s event was held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Out in the courtyard underneath the shade of an 80-foot Moreton Bay Fig Tree were tables upon tables of cuisines waiting to be consumed. The day was cooling as […] Read more…

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    Starchefs.com’s Rising Stars Gala

    This was my first year attending Starchefs.com‘s Rising Stars Gala. I must say it was one of the best foodie experiences I’ve had. So many fantastic chefs within one space! If you haven’t heard of StarChefs.com it’s probably because you don’t work within the culinary world. The magazine has been servicing the culinary industry since […] Read more…

In The Kitchen

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    Lemon Garlic Tilapia

    Tilapia definitely isn’t my favorite fish, but it’s light and absorbs flavor very well. It requires minimal cook time and can be very easy to prepare. To help my household eat healthier and cleaner, I prepared the fish in a lemon garlic sauce with a hint of butter. I served it over a bed of […] Read more…

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    Croissant Bread Pudding

    Happy new years all! As part of getting a fresh start for the new year, I decided to clean out my refrigerator. I had half a box of croissants left which were starting to become slightly stale. I decided to make them into bread pudding so that they wouldn’t go to waste. I opted to […] Read more…

Product Reviews

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    Try The World Contest: Paris, Tokyo & Rio

    If you’re like me, then you’ve had days where you just feel like you want to get away. Wanderlusting. But unfortunately we’re all adults now and have this pesky thing called work and responsibility. So how do you satiate this need to see and explore the world? I recently came upon a company called Try […] Read more…

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    Innovative Kitchens with Quirky

    While searching for Christmas gifts for my fellow foodies, I came across a company called Quirky. Quirky encourages individuals to submit invention ideas which they help make a reality. The ideas are voted on and placed into production once a decision has been made. These little items piqued my interest. Think clean design meets innovative kitchens. […] Read more…