Thursday, August 30, 2007


Hello to my three readers! I have been on a short hiatus from the blog, and for that I apologize. However, now that I'm a freelance writer (aka: unemployed) I will be updating in the coming month.

Stay Tuned!!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Vinoteca Wine & Beer Bar

A plea to my friends for happy hour ideas led to this great one from Amy. I have visited the bar, but have not yet had the opportunity to appreciate their happy hour. Amy assures me she is up to the task and we will conquer it together next week...stay tuned for the review.

In the meantime, a quick call to the restaurant gave me the specifics: From 4:00pm to 7:00pm all appetizers and some entree's are 50% off. Also offered is a special wine selection, although I didn't get the prices.

If you beat me there, please send me a review!

Vinoteca Wine & Beer Bar 1968 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles

Marie Callender's Grill on Wilshire

For some reason when tourists come into L.A. one of the top attractions on their list is the La Brea Tar Pits. My cousin came down to visit from Seattle and unfortunately it was something he wanted to check out. We took the drive in, struggled with traffic, and almost sacrificed life and limb to find a parking spot...only to find a small oily pit off Wilshire filled with 4 plastic dinosaurs. Pathetic.

Disappointed and by this time totally starving, we wandered down the street and stumbled upon an L.A. icon that is vastly overlooked in the "what new restaurant opened this week" mentality of this town.

What Stasha, another chain restaurant? Oh yes, but not just any chain...the best darn pie chain ever! Marie Callender's. Their flagship store Marie Callender's Grill located on Wilshire in the Miracle Mile has a decor that takes you right back into old Hollywood and, if you sit in the bar or on the lovely patio during the right time, you will find some old Hollywood prices.

Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm. It includes: $2 OFF All Wine, Draft Beer & Cocktails and all appetizers are half price. With Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Mac and Cheese, plus a lovely grilled veggie plate drizzled with a balsamic reduction; you can't find a better place to meet up with friends before heading out to a free museum day!

Marie Callender's Grill 5773 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Would You Like Some Culture With Your Cocktail?

Who says that nothing is free? Well...ok...a lot of people do in Los Angeles. However I have made it my goal to find inexpensive and free things to do in this city and in the spirit of that I wanted to share this list of FREE DAYS at local museums!
I will keep the link in "my favorite things".

Heading to the Miracle Mile? Check out this happy hour before going to the museums.