Category Archives: restaurant


Leona recently opened on Washington Blvd. in Venice.  I came with a large group of 10 on their third night for an early dinner… …the space is gorgeous, but their A/C wasn’t working – they accommodated by bringing in several portable fans! The menu by Nyesha Arrington (Top Chef, Knife Fight) is seasonal and small… …there’s a kiddie one too.

Guisados West Hollywood

Los Angeles wins at Mexican food, so of course when out-of-town guests arrive, we take them to Guisados. This is the newly-opened West Hollywood branch – small… …but still the same amazing food! For those who are overwhelmed by the menu, get the sampler… …I stuck to my favorite – the Chicken Mole Poblano. “Everyone was overwhelmingly impressed.” – Wendy Forman