Archive for 03/31/2011




Echo Park has a new resident. Yogala (1840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles; 646.489.3422) just opened! (See the teaching schedule here.) Last week was the studio’s first Vinyasa & Vino class, which will be held on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. After an hour of class, you can stick around for organic vino from Silver Lake Wine and gourmet snacks, like popcorn with truffle salt and artisanal cheese....

Mother Dough

Mother dough

Mother Dough (4648 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027; 323.644.2885) is a new Neapolitan pizzeria in Los Feliz. This industrial-looking neighborhood spot is brought to you by a passionate pizzaiolo/carpenter, who built the oak table you’re sitting at by hand. He’s also the only man at the 6,000 lb. oven, which cranks out pizzas at 850 degrees in 60 seconds. The buffalo mozzarella on your Margherita or Zucchini Pizza is flown over weekly, hows that for freshness. The name comes from how dough is made…today’s batch of dough has...



Sotto (9575 W Pico; West LA; 310.277.0133) is opening tomorrow in the former Test Kitchen space in West LA. Sotto’s an upscale dimly lit Italian spot with wood common tables and an open kitchen containing a 7 ft tall, hand built pizza oven. The menu has the staples, like a margharita and one with sausage, chilies, broccoli rabe & cow’s milk mozzarella. More creative pies include, fennel pollen & cured pork cheek, their Italian awesomeness including braised goat ragu with egg and pecorino, grilled...

Go Bottomless


One thing I love about the weekend in LA is brunch and with brunch comes bottomless bloody marys, mimosas, budmosas…yes, budmosas. What better way to start the day then with a lil buzz and some eggs. Here are some spots that have the best bottomless drinks around town: Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake Bar 501 W Olympic Blvd., Ste 102, Los Angeles, 90015; 213.988.8808 Smoke House Restaurant 4420 W Lakeside Dr., Burbank, 91505; 323.849.3641 Rockwell VT 1714 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027; 323.669.1550 Rive...