• eat and drink,  explore,  los angeles,  restaurant week

    DineLA Restaurant Week

    I am a big participant in DineLA’s Restaurant Week. It has given me the opportunity to try many restaurants that are normally only “special occasion” places (re: out of my price range). Next month, fall restaurant week will be held October 4-9 and October 11-16 at over 200 participating restaurants. With three-course meals at three different price levels, there is something for every budget. Lunch ranges from $16-$28 and dinner from $26-$44.   How do you choose which restaurant to go to? First, see if the restaurant you’ve been dying to try is on the list and then, look up its menu to see if it sounds appealing. More details…

  • eat and drink,  explore,  festivals,  los angeles

    Explore: Port of Los Angeles Lobster Fest

    [Insert food here] and tack on the word “festival” and I am there! The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend took place between September 18-20, 2009 at Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro, California. We attended on Sunday, which has historically been the busiest day. $7 with a $2 off coupon downloaded from their website is a small price to pay for a day of celebrating this famed crustacean!  Free samples from Laughing Cow and Coke Zero Eclectic entertainment such as Arturo Nakame’s one man band  Saturday also happened to be International Talk-like-a-Pirate Day so there were plenty of pirates representing among us landlubbers.  For $31,…