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The Albright Restaurant Review

clam chowder with bacon on top at the Albright Santa Monica

My family and I had a terrific dinner at the Albright restaurant recently, which is located right on the Santa Monica Pier, so the meal comes with entertainment built right in. They specialize in seafood, and have been family-owned for two generations. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, which is perfect for families or anyone just looking for a fun meal in a great spot, and the food is very good. ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Burgers in Los Angeles

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles

We Los Angeles natives certainly love our food and nothing is better than a good ol’ juicy hamburger. But any ordinary drive-thru fast food burger won’t do. When you’re in the mood for an out-of-this-world burger check out our list of best burgers in Los Angeles for a killer meal. LocoL Watts 1950 East 103rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90002 More Info  LocoL, the brain child of master chefs Roy Choi ... Read More »

10 Easy Football Party Snacks to Make with Kids

Easy Football Party Snacks to Make With Kids

It’s the day of the big game. You’ve got hungry mouths to feed and young ones to entertain. Here’s a way to combine the two. Let the kids play chef, and have them create these easy, kid-friendly snacks for the Super Bowl. If the kids arrive early, they can decorate plain fabric aprons with fabric paint. Then they’ll be ready to “cook” in style! (And don’t forget to check places ... Read More »

Salt & Straw Now Open on Abbot Kinney

salt and straw featured

Salt & Straw, the Portland-based ice cream maker, is now open on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, and is taking the Westside by storm. With a prime location on a very walkable street, the family-run company will offer artisanal, chef-driven flavors of ice cream, featuring not only their signature flavors like Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet and Salted, Malted, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but monthly seasonal offerings created by head ice ... Read More »

10 Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes


Valentine’s Day recipes don’t have to be complicated. In fact, some of the most charming ideas below may be some of the simplest ones. It’s all about adding some love throughout our meals in some unexpected ways. Sandwiches, Toast, and More Put those heart-shaped cookie cutters to good use. You can make these treats as easy or as complicated as you’d like, depending on your time, energy, and your child’s ... Read More »

Elvia’s Easy Albóndigas Soup Recipe

Elvia's Easy (and gluten free) albondigas soup recipe

Everyone says this, but I truly believe that my mom, Elvia, is the best cook in the world. Her posole, beans, enchiladas and chile relleno are better than any restaurant and definitely better than anything I make. Trying to recreate her recipes is not easy because, like many great cooks, she doesn’t write anything down. She puts together ingredients and whatever dish she’s making comes out great every time. I talked to her ... Read More »

Holiday Ice Cream Pairings with Three Twins Ice Cream


The holidays are a great time for indulging your sweet tooth, and I happen to know a bunch of people whose teeth are all sweet: my kids and their friends. (And their Moms.) So Three Twins Ice Cream sent us some samples we could try to see which went best with what. We tried pairing our ice cream with a couple of different baked goods (a French Apple Pie and ... Read More »

Duff Goldman’s Steel Kitten Dessert Wine

Duff Goldman Holding Tart

It’s not easy to find a port wine that I really like. Some are too sweet while others too overpowering. I went to an event last month at Duff’s Cake Mix in West Hollywood with high hopes for his new wine, Steel Kitten. He does such a nice job of creating perfect flavors of cake and frosting, I figured he’d do well with dessert wine. Steel Kitten was delightful. It had just ... Read More »

Johnnie’s Pastrami: A Classic Sandwich Joint in West LA

pastrami sandwich and fries at Johnnie's Pastrami

If you haven’t eaten at Johnnie’s Pastrami, it’s about time to get yourself over there. This classic diner has a vintage feel, long-time employees and some of the best Pastrami you’ll ever eat. Located on a busy corner in between Mar Vista and Culver City, Johnnie’s was founded in 1952 by two brothers, and has been a popular hangout practically ever since. They claim the table-top jukeboxes are original! And ... Read More »

New Fall Cuisine at Jenny Craig #JennyCraigFood 

Jenny Craig Turkey and Wild Rice - MomsLA

Jenny Craig has just launched a lineup of new foods and seasonal goodies just in time for Fall. The new foods include Loaded Baked Potato, Italian Style Pasta Bake, Classic Waffles, Chocolate Peppermint Cake (seasonal), Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Pumpkin Loaf (seasonal), Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Seasonal), Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Turkey & Wild Rice, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Lava Cake and the Strawberry Yogurt Anytime Bar. We were fortunate ... Read More »