Category Archives for Californian

Brunch at Estrella on Sunset

Estrella is the new restaurant by chef/partner Dakota Weiss, a Top Chef alum who also helms the back-of-counter at Sweetfin Poke.  It’s no secret that Sweetfin is one of my favorite new places to eat on the Westside—check out my … Continue reading

29. October 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Bacon, Breakfast, Brunch, Californian | Leave a comment

Maré at Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese

In the back of chef Eric Greenspan‘s eponymous Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese shop, through a freezer door—complete with a horizontal latch handle on one side, and an inside release button on the other—is Maré, an al fresco-only restaurant-within-a-restaurant.  Less exclusive-supper-club and … Continue reading

16. July 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Californian, European, Italian, Seafood | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Superba Food + Bread

Venice’s Superba Food + Bread has had an interesting year so far, shuffling nearly all key back-of-house staff in the last couple of months–check Eater LA for the blow-by-blow details.  Having an unexpected Saturday evening free a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

19. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Baked Goods, Californian | 1 comment

Michael’s Santa Monica

One of the mainstays of fine dining in Los Angeles, Michael’s in Santa Monica is a 36-year-old institution.  Through the years, its kitchen has been the training ground for some of the best chefs in the city, and the country. … Continue reading

05. April 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Californian, Happy Hour, Seafood, Small Plates | Leave a comment