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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern arrives in Santa Monica!

Imagine this, you are relaxing by the beach in Santa Monica listening to the waves crashing, when your stomach starts growling. What are you going to do? Where will you eat? Everyone in your group wants a different type of food and no one wants to compromise. The solution to your problem is within an arm’s reach from your spot on the sand – Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. The large menu caters to a variety of tastes and cuisines. JFAT...

Hot Hot Hot

If you’re like me, you like some spice in your life. I came across a delicious hot sauce that can take any bland meal to the next level of flavor – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce. Started over a decade ago by The Offspring’s singer , Dexter Holland, Gringo Bandito has been gaining praise as being a favorite by many. I tried three flavors: Original,  Green and Super Hot. I gotta give it to Dexter because the sauces unleash an explosion...

The Art-is-in the Food

It’s been a week since I’ve eaten at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (3325 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92823; 714.733.1310) in Brea. My mouth can’t stop watering as I think about my time there. This restaurant specializes in taking American regional comfort food and putting an ‘Artisanal’ spin on it. Let’s be honest, I’ve heard this before. I was expecting to get some regular dishes with a few extra spices added to them and voilà – my meal was now classified as ‘Artisan.’...

Atticus Creamery and Pies Does it Again!

Have you heard? Atticus Creamery and Pies (Grove – Fairfax, 6015 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.934.7890) has opened a second location! Set in the heart of Central LA, on 3rd St, this sweet treat spot is only a short walk from the Grove and Museum Row. Whether you want your morning cup of Joe on ice, opt for a chilled Atticus Cold Brew to start your day, or you have a taste for a dessert after a day of shopping, Atticus has something for everyone....

Orangetheory Fitness

I’ll be honest, when I first heard of Orangetheory Fitness (1431 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA; 310.730.1399), I figured it would be no different from any other fitness class I’ve taken. I mean what could this class offer me that the tons of others that I’ve tried haven’t? I had no idea just how wrong I was. Orangetheory Fitness focuses on the science behind exercise. Before the class begins, each person is given a heart rate monitor to track their progress. The heart...