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The Franciscan Inn – Hotel Stay – Sunday – January 10 & Monday – January 11, 2021 – Santa Barbara, CA.

When my contact over at The Franciscan Inn & Suites gave me the info on her gorgeous Santa Barbara property it was in 2020, and they were doing some renovations. When I figured out what to do on my Birthday … Continue reading

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Cuban Cultural Icon José Alberto “El Ruiseñor” Nominated for Best Latin Tropical Album – “Mi Tumbao”For the 63rd Grammy®Awards!

January, 6 2020 – Hollywood, CA. ———–The 63rd Grammy Nominations were announced on November 24, 2020. The astonishing surprise was the Nomination of Cuban born José Alberto “El Ruiseñor”, Nominated for Best Tropical Latin Al-bum “Mi Tumbao”. The excitement is … Continue reading

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The Southern Belle Cafe – November 19, 2020 – Lunch – Cathedral City, CA. mber 19, 2020 – Lunch – Southern Belle – Cathedral City, CA.

Tucked away in a mini-mall in Cathedral City is a new Southern type-eating establishment. I very briefly talked to one of the owners. He and his partner Dr. William Schneid have been together for 48 years, both with individual careers, … Continue reading

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Papa Dan’s Pizza & Pasta – November 18, 2020 – Dinner – Palm Desert, CA.

I just had a feeling about this restaurant, like I was being summoned by the pasta and pizza Gods to give it a whirl. I didn’t give up on my intuitive prowess, I called a few times and sent emails, … Continue reading

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Oishi Sushi – Dinner – November 17, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA.

From what I had heard this restaurant is super popular when I went to pick up my order there were many people were waiting to get their food to take home. They only do delivery and take out, so I … Continue reading

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The WESTCOTT – Hotel Stay – November 16 & 17, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA.

A while back I stayed here when it was called The Posh Hotel, back then it needed some help, it was not completed and needed some construction, but it had the best bones. What owner Mathew Westcott has done is … Continue reading

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Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food – November 16, 2020 – Lunch – Palm Springs, CA.

Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food Started 10 years ago. The story goes how Charles Brown got his start as a chef, in 7th grade he skipped school, he was fourteen years old. His mom had put food out to cook … Continue reading

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Zin Bistro Americana – Dinner – October 30, 2020 – Westlake, CA.

I am always amazed and surprised about all of the unique microcosms that Los Angeles and elsewhere, have to offer. Located on Westlake in the City of Westlake, Zin Bistro Americana provides a vacation-like atmosphere for all of the locals … Continue reading

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Via Maestra 42 – Dinner – October 2, 2020 – Santa Barbara, CA.

There is always going to be of my reviews that really stand out, because of the food, the ambiance, but in this case the unabridged charm of owner Renato Moiso. His million-dollar smile will make you feel so comfortable, like … Continue reading

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Dinner – The Black Sheep – October 1, 2020 – Santa Barbara, CA.

This place is truly innovative and creative. You have to let Chef Robert do what he does best, just deliver his super unique delicious menu items. The Black Sheep believes that you can play with food, and experiment with it. … Continue reading

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