Friday, July 8, 2011

OlivA Trattoria

Family Night! We went out to dinner to our favorite little Italian restaurant nearby. They have the best tomato soup ever! This place is great for family outings or a romantic dinner for 2. Everything is pretty Italian, including the waiters. They're friendly, knowledgable and fast! That's what I look for in a restaurant. Good service! Check this place out!
Mom had the tomato soup
Dad had the salmon
Chyna had the lobster pasta special
I think I had the pappardelle special with sausage...I think..
(sorry about the bad photo!)

OlivA Trattoria
4449 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 789-4490

Fig & Olive

Words to describe Fig & Olive: cool, crisp, clean, fresh, airy, bright, light, relaxing. The high ceilings, white walls and an abundance of rosemary plants create an atmosphere unlike any other restaurant I've been to. I felt like I was on vacation. A small hustle and bustle and a 50 ft bar make it a place to have fun too. We went for brunch, but I'll definitely go back to try some other menu items.

8490 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100

Hostaria del Piccolo

This place is adorable inside. Everything looks as if it's made with recycled driftwood. The walls, the tables, the ceilings... it's awesome. The food was good too. My friend Vanessa and I went there to grab lunch and ordered their two gluten free pizzas. They were super healthy, covered in veggies, but also delicious. We ate every crumb. I'd love to go back here to have dinner on their back patio. It looks relaxed and fun out there :)

Hostaria del Piccolo
606 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Best BBQ I've Ever Had!

birthday party bus!
birthday boy
we ate too much!

I've never been to a restaurant where every thing I tried blew me away, until I went to Porky's. This is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had. My friend Brenden tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and decided he wanted to go back for his birthday and have all his friends try it too. There were 16 of us who shared a value platter which has pretty much everything on the menu...and then we ordered a few other things! Be warned, it was a lot of food and we had tons leftover. Everything from the dirty rice, to the greens, to the pulled pork was fantastic. I can't wait to go back!!!!

Porky's BBQ
362 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 521-9999