Mercado on Third and Fairfax is Continuing the Welcoming Trend for Rustic Yet Modern Mexican Cuisine in Los Angeles

  Mercado on Third and Fairfax, in Los Angeles is continuing the trend for rustic, modern and classic Mexican cuisine, in a city that has always embraced Mexican Food. What once was fun Mexican dives, with cheap margueritas, is now being replaced with classic renditions of Mexican dishes made with quality fresh ingredients, and excellent […] Click to read more »

The Top 3 Restaurants to Dine at in L.A. for 2013 By Steve V. Rodriguez

Los Angeles has really stepped up the caliber of restaurant cuisine in the last five years, backed by top name chefs like Mario Batali (Osteria Mozza, Hollywood), Tom Colicchio (Craft, Century City) and Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu, West Hollywood). The current trend of restaurants are still featuring top chef names, fresh local ingredients and are spanning […] Click to read more »

Roasted Chicken at Papilles on Franklin

Papilles in Hollywood is a tiny little treasure of a restaurant that will awaken your tastebuds

When I told my special friend in Paris that I was going to eat at Papilles in Hollywood, he asked me if I knew what the word meant. He said, “these are the cells that capture the taste which creates the sense of taste in our mouth.” – Ahhh, tastebuds! Of course Papilles sounds much […] Click to read more »

The Jazz of Food: Sublime Tastes of New Orleans By Frank D. Pond

In my companion piece, (NOLA And All That Jazz),  I discuss the music and fabric of the most unique City in the US, New Orleans, where I recently enjoyed two weekends of music and fun during Jazz Fest 2012.  But, here, I think we need to focus on the unique food capital that the Big […] Click to read more »