The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles #DTLA part 1 @Vault29

Buzz Wine and Beer Shop is adjacent to one of DTLA’s premier spots: The Last Bookstore on Spring Street. This wine/beer shop, and all things in between, boosts unique and organic wines from Santa Barbara all the way to the Loire Valley region in France. If you are looking for an organic wine or something from a vineyard on a smaller producing scale, stop in, talk to the owner and let him choose the right one just for you. Or stop in for happy hour at the wine counter and ask the owner to choose a brand of wine to your liking. I highly recommend the reasonably priced Hidden Gem Flight for happy hour. Take flight with a beautiful glass of 2013 Compte Leloup, Melon de Bourgogne. This crisp French wine is layered with the most delightful citrus and floral notes. The owner and head buyer are 2 of the nicest guys on all of Spring Street. Best $8 flight I’ve ever taken!

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Wine Wednesday: @dvineDTLA

D'Vine Wine Cellar

821 S Flower St LA, CA 90017


In honor of @RidingShotgunLA's premiere of Street Food

Grand Central Market in #DTLA #whatsyourstreetfood


OPERATION: Get Me To The Donuts

My mission is to take one for the team (I'm such a team player) and find the best donuts Southern California has to offer!  Your mission is to (Yes, I'm talking to you my donut aficionados) is to send me your favorite donut spot so we as a team can show our favorite pastime some love. 

Ok...sooooooo...I've given you donut lovers a head start. Yesterday I had the pleasure of feasting on some delectables from Fantastic Donuts in Koreatown.  WARNING: Photos may cause inability to glaze at screen for long periods of time.

Rule # 1: Only eat cereal with your donuts. It's just the right thing to do
Rule #2: Order from each case, starting with the muffins, twists, bars and jellied filled first
CHECKPOINT: Are you guys still with me? If so, place tongue back in mouth and back slowly away from screen.

Rule #3: Move slightly to the left and sneak in a few bear claws, apple fritters, jam filled croissants into that beautiful pink box.  If there's room, add 2-3 donuts holes to balance the weight of the box.
Rule #4: Shift to your right ...order a dozen and just let loose--  by ordering another dozen,YES ANOTHER DOZEN of donuts with toppings (i.e., cereal, marshmallows, almonds, cinnamon and yummy good crumbly stuff)
Rule #5: DRIVE AWAY AND SNARF LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW. (Yep, just yelled out everything you just read in caps).

Now if you're anything like me, you'll casually drive back (in a different outfit with sunglasses) and order an iced coffee and 2 fruit loop topped donuts.

NOTICE: This has been a public service announcement for 
Fantastic Donuts at 1101 S. Vermont Street, Los Angeles, CA  90006   Instagram: @FantasticDonuts



A Flute's Eye View @CafeDelRey

Psssst, the muffins are stuffed with chocolate :)
Baby arugula with burrata and beet salad...I know!  But they give you this when you finish your veggies...
Yep and it's bottomless there too! Mimosas...we are talking mimosas.  Focus, because this then happened...
OOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMG! Pan seared salmon with yellow waxed beans, french green beens and fingerling potatoes in...bacon fat!
#dineLa #EverythingTasteBetterInBaconFat


Sweet, Yummie Justice @JusticeTavern

Man oh man, did this place do its justice last night! People of Los Angeles, this tavern is amazing! Just a few feet away from Little Tokyo is this amazing tavern with great food and some amazing craft beers on tap. Of course I can never go in to a place and order just one thing from each section of the menu, it's important to me to take one for the team and try both.
When in Rome order the Deviled Eggs with crispy pork belly.  The kimchee also gives it a nice kick ;)

Of course, I just ordered a light Barrister Burger on brioche, with cheese, butter lettuce and twice cooked fries. I'd like to thank the chef for the side of housemade pickles, kimchee and cole slow.
It was good...IT IS LAW! #EatingAdjourned