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Girard Red Wine

When your friends invite you over for a drink…and you get your very own favorite bottle of wine with a straw! πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜˜πŸ˜‰



To Kapilio Tou Markou (Syros, Greece)

Our last night in Syros Island, Greece enjoying Greek food & wine at To Kapilio Tou Markou while listening to Greek live music!!!


N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Celebrated my birthday (Feb. 25th) in Las Vegas!

It’s a friends birthday on the same day. He had his bash in Vegas for the weekend. We were staying at Palm Resort Casino, had dinner at N9NE Steakhouse, went dancing at Ghost Bar and enjoyed the rest of the time in the Hardwood Suite where they were staying. Full bar, more food and shooting hoops on the basketball court (in the suite). It was AWESOME!!!


N9ne Rock Shrimp
crispy, spicy sriracha sauce, lemon aioli

Point Judith Calamari
fried, cherry peppers, lemon, spicy marinara

Sashimi N9ne
market fresh fish, shrimp, tobiko caviar, fresno chili, jalapeΓ±o, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger

Lobster Tail

12oz. Filet Mignon

Red Wine


Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills

Amazing food and live music in Beverly Hills!

Brunch, Dinner & Social Hour
Check schedule for live music performances.

Italian-inspired California food with the finest available local and seasonal ingredients.
184 N. Canon Beverly Hills, California 90210
Tel: 310.424.4600

strawberry jam – miso – mizuna – yuzu – toast aged balsami

avacado – ponzu – scallion

mushrooms – madeira – parmigiano-reggiano – chives

saffron – dungeness crab – shrimp – fennel pollen

balsamic glaze – salsify puree – baby turnips – baby carrots

Marrakech Moroccan Las Vegas

As soon as I walked into Marrakech Moroccan restaurant we were greeted by the owner Tariq and the environment and mood made me feel alive! The belly dancer was working her way through the tables of patrons, the music was captivating and I was ready to eat, enjoy the show and dance!

We had the Prix Fixe 6 course menu. Every dish was tasty! Loved the shrimp with lemon/garlic sauce, beef & chicken was so moist and dessert was divine!

Just when I thought I couldn’t eat anymore the next dish would come out. I ate EVERY last bite. It was too good to pass up! I didn’t care how full I was…and that’s where the belly dancing came in!!!!β€Ž

Prix Fixe 6 Course Moroccan at $45 per person

Moroccan Style Shrimp Scampi
Sauteed in lemon, wine and garlic

Harira Soup
Lentil, rice, lemon an spices

Marrakech Sampler
Hummus (garbanzo/tahini dip), Taktooka (Moroccan green pepper, tomato appetizer) Moroccan olives, cucumbers, beets & carrots

Beef & Chicken Brochette (Kabob)
Tender beef marinated & grilled to perfection

Royal Moroccan Couscous Platter with Djaj (Chicken)
Served the traditional way, with heaps of assorted vegetables including butternut squash

Our version of the classic Moroccan pastry stuffed with bananas, nuts & chocolate. Topped with heaps of powdered sugar, cinnamon and served with traditional mint tea


Ouled Thaleb Syrah (red)
Wild berry, blackberry. Fruit & smokey spice. Medium body with lively finish.

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Vito’s Pizza with Cheri Oteri

Dinner with Cheri Oteri at her favorite pizza joint Vito’s Pizza in West Hollywood on LaCienega!

Vito is the man! Everybody knows him and everybody loves him! People go there just to see him. Vito walks his pizza dough and talks to it. He is a legend! He has been asked to be on shows on numerous occasions and he always turns it down. He says that’s not for him, he is a pizza maker. Can you believe it? someone who can care less about being on TV. Its all about his pizza!!!

We started out with Greek Salad, Baked Ziti, Bread Sticks and Wine. Yes, we started out with all that before even diggin’ in to our pizza!

The Garibaldi
Start with a basic margherita, add meatball fresh tomatoes and jalapenos. named after the man who liberated Mexico

Cheri O “Chi Chi”
Cheri left the neighborhood and came back talking crazy ideas about pizza. Vito fought her on it evidently she won. This one’s for her fresh arugula, thinly sliced prosciutto, gorgonzola and toasted pine nuts on top of a white pie.

And Cannoli for desert!

All are must haves! They do have pizza by the slice as well as beer and wine!
846 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-6859

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Ipic Theater in Pasadena

Lunch at IPic Theater Pasadena with my fellow Tastemade friends! Great for date night or events. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, movie….take your pick! You can dine in, take it to go or even call ahead to place your order! My preference is to dine while I watch a movie and yes the seats do recline. That’s why they call it The Ultimate Movie Experience!!! Oh and i almost forgot to mention the flat screen TV’s in the main dining room!

Our menu included:

Tater Tots, fries, spring rolls, spinach salad with strawberries,

Caesar Romaine Spears -Romaine lettuce hearts, parmesan cheese, caesar dressing

Turkey Burger Trio – Balsamic onions, sun-dried tomato aioli, romaine lettuce on a garlic-toasted brioche roll

Angus Burger Trio – Applewood smoked bacon, crisp shredded romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, sharp cheddar cheese on a garlic-buttered & lightly toasted brioche bun

Fajita Quesadilla – Choice of chicken or steak, caramelized onions, sliced bell peppers, jack cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, & guacamole

Grilled Lemon Chicken Satay – Grilledβ€Ž citrus marinated chicken skewers w/ garlic aioli

Peppercorn Crusted Beef Satays -Grilledβ€Ž peppercorn seasoned filet beef skewers, asparagus & housemade peanut sauce
42 Miller Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 639-2260

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