Foodie

Girasol…another Top Chef Success!

During our visit to California this Summer, we were excited to find out that recent and returning Top Chef contestant CJ Jacobson had just opened a restaurant minutes away from where we were staying.  We booked our reservation asap… We arrived with friends at Girasol in Studio City on a warm Friday evening. The place was […]

A Top Chef Favorite

Finally back from another lengthy and memorable stay in Los Angeles.  We spent a lot of time with family and friends at holiday parties and gatherings, but made sure to hit the town from time to time in search of some good eats and a nice glass of vino. Mission accomplished when we found Stefan’s […]

Have your Cake in Chestnut Hill

We recently made it over to one of our favorite areas in Philly. Chestnut Hill is far enough from the downtown chaos, but close enough to know you’re in a little piece of what makes Philly a historic, exciting and eclectic city. The cobblestone streets, variety of small businesses, fine dining establishments and cute coffee […]

Good Eats and Beer in Downtown L.A.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a little over a month since our visit to the Los Angeles Brewing Company in Downtown, L.A. We’ve been wanting to write this review ever since! This was perhaps one of the most epic nights of our trip. Celebrating a birthday and with our hubbies accompanying us, we […]

Fine dining at Nonna of Italy

This Summer we visited some amazing restaurants while vacationing in Los Angeles, California. As promised, we will be highlighting some of our favorites in the next few weeks/posts. First up, in the West Hollywood area: Nonna of Italy. We were immediately struck by the high ceilings and beautiful contemporary decor mixed with an old Italian and Hollywood […]

A Perfect Pairing: Snow Crab & Sauvignon Blanc

We recently had a very unique and fun opportunity offered to us by The Crave Local Network. We were asked to sample the products and delivery services provided by AquaBest Seafood and Pasternak Imports. As soon as we found out this offer meant Live Snow Crab and White Wine delivered to our door, we jumped at the […]

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 2012

Well, we are back home in Philly after a wonderful 6 weeks in the DRY heat of California (though we did experience a couple days of surprising humidity out there). We have so much to report back, but we’d like to start with the grand finale first! On our last weekend in L.A., we were […]