ElectionsVote This is my second year to get my fill of fine food via LA Weekly’s annual The Essentials grand foodie event. (See the event in less than two minutes in this YouTube slideshow if you can’t (more..)


ElectionsVote Last week my Beacon column ran a wee bit long sharing all of your stories from your childhood dining hits and misses – at the hands of our mothers. This week we pick right back up with a few mor(more..)


ElectionsVote After reading and reviewing Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl, a memoir that spelled out how Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, food critic and author of many food-related books, got hooked on the fo(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) After reading and reviewing Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl, a memoir that spelled out how Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, food critic and author of many food-related books, got(more..)


ElectionsVote Ian Blackburn of WineLA (formerly Learn About Wine) has done it again - rallied a stellar list of wineries to offer samples of their latest vintages at this year’s Stars of Santa Barbara event, (more..)


ElectionsVote Sitting in the surgical waiting room at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (long story, but all is well now) I had finally moved from scrolling through Facebook to leafing through magazines when a d(more..)


ElectionsVote Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything. Yes, that’s right, so not like me. But when my brother couldn’t keep up with his daily dram intake – from the Master of Malts Drinks by th(more..)


ElectionsVote About a month ago I attended an all Rose sparkling and Champagne tasting courtesy of the Tasting Panel Magazine, an annual event held just before the new year. This past year’s event was held at(more..)


ElectionsVote Whoa, what a fun event! Saturday night in downtown LA, The Reef on Broadway to be exact, surrounded by foodies and cocktail aficionados all getting the best of the best offered in LA. I can’t s(more..)


ElectionsVote My only opportunity in the past to taste Hearthstone Estate Wines from Paso Robles was during a very brief visit at the LA Epicurean Fest 2012. But their lineup had made an impression, so I was thrill(more..)