Franco on Melrose, a Great New Taste of Italy in Los Angeles

Franco on Melrose a great new Italian restaurant

If you are looking for a romantic evening out at an Italian restaurant that makes you feel that they value your business, then you must try Franco on Melrose, located at 6919 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038. Franco was the Executive Chef at Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles for six years.  In May 2011  he went back home to rest in Italy for two months and came back recharged.  He started consulting for couple of restaurants, and while looking online for used equipment for them, came … [Read more...]

Sawtelle is an Up-and-Coming West L.A. Neighborhood

Sawtelle Blvd in West Los Angeles

I recently sold a home to a young guy on Corinth Ave.  He was excited because it was walking distance to the up-and-coming Sawtelle neighborhood in West Los Angeles, where his favorite markets and restaurants are located. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times talks about the gentification of  the area knows as "Little Osaka".   This area, along Sawtelle from Santa Monica to Olympic, has always been a draw for its Japanese restaurants, but it is now branching out to cater to a wider range … [Read more...]

Looking for a Great Coffee Place in Westwood CA, Try Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Peet's Coffee 7 Tea, Westwood CA Coffee Shop, Where to Go in Westwood CA

If you are looking for a friendly place to sit read your newspaper, or use the wifi to check your email on your laptop in West Los Angeles, then Peet's is the place. First opened in 1966 in Berkeley, CA by Alfred Peet, Peet's Coffee and Tea became a gathering place for coffee lovers.  Alfred Peet actually mentored the founders of Starbucks and supplied them with the coffee for their first three years in business. There are approximately nine stores on the Westside of Los Angeles, but the … [Read more...]

French Food

Monsieur Marcel is a fabulous find on 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. I had the onion soup and bouillabaisse.  Probably the best I have ever had. They have another location in Farmers Market/The Grove. The Santa Monica locations is in the middle of the street with outdoor seating only.  With lighting, ambiance, and people walking by you get a feeling of  sitting on a Paris boulevard. Map of Monsieur Marcel Santa Monica View Larger Map Buying or Selling Los Angeles Real … [Read more...]

Great Persian Food

Los Angeles Persian Restaurants, Persian Food in Los Angeles

There are many Persian restaurants in Los Angeles, but the best one I have experienced so far is: Shahrzad Restaurant 1422 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: 310-474-1410 The absolutely best rack of lamb you have ever had.  Consistently moist and sweet. Medium priced Map of Shahrzad Restaurant Los Angeles View Shahrzad Restaurant Los Angeles in a larger map Buying or Selling Los Angeles Real Estate Buying or selling a Los Angeles home can be a daunting process in a city … [Read more...]

Westside Los Angeles Italian Food

West Los Angeles Italian Restaurants, Great West Los Angeles Italian Restaurants

La Bottega There are now two locations in West Los Angeles for this  neighborhood bistro.  One is on Santa Monica in West Los Angeles and the other on Santa Monica in Beverly Hills. La Bottega has great service and great food. Try their deli appetizers, especially the eggplant.  Delish! Map of West Los Angeles Italian Restaurants View West Los Angeles Italian Restaurants in a larger map Buying or Selling Los Angeles Real Estate Buying or selling a Los Angeles home can be a daunting … [Read more...]

The Best Indian Food in Los Angeles

The Best Indian Food in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Indian Restaurants

If you are looking for the best Indian food in Los Angeles these are two of the best: India's Tandoori Among the best Indian food I have eaten, and I am from the U.K. where the best Indian food outside India is found.  It is on the pricey side, but worth it. Anarkali There is a story behind this name which you can read on their website. The best, consistently good Tandoori chicken I have had. They offer two for one discount coupons which you can use every time you go.  It makes … [Read more...]

Great Chinese Restaurants in West Los Angeles

West Los Angeles Chinese Restaurants, Where to Eat Chinese in West Los Angeles,

My favorite West Los Angeles Chinese restaurant is Hop Li. They have four locations, but the one I frequent is their Westwood location. Hop Li has consistently good food, is always packed - a good sign - and provides excellent service. Hop Woo's food  is among the best Chinese I have had.  It is moderately priced. Hop Woo is in a strip mall where parking is a problem and the waiters are surly to put it mildly.  But if you can overlook that the food is worth it. Jin Jiang is … [Read more...]