Katie M.

Katie M.

Recent Activities

Feb 21, 2013
Review
New American Restaurant
Feb 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2012
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Asian Restaurant / Japanese Restaurant / Sushi Restaurant
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
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Flea Market / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
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American Restaurant / French Restaurant
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
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Mexican Restaurant / Tequila Bar
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
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Hotel Bar / Lounge
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
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Shopping Area
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
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Café / Restaurant
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 8, 2012
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Bar / Italian Restaurant
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 8, 2012
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Restaurant
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 8, 2012
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Diner / Restaurant
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 8, 2012
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Café / Restaurant
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
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French Restaurant
Nov 7, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
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AGO
Italian Restaurant
Nov 6, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
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French Restaurant
Nov 6, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
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Bar
Nov 5, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Review
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Nov 3, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Review
Karaoke Bar / Asian Restaurant
Nov 1, 2012

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Recent Reviews and Comments

  • South Beverly Grill

    Los Angeles
    New American Restaurant
    South Beverly Grill - New American Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Feb 21, 2013 Foodie Haven in Comfortable Setting "My Take: South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills is an upscale old-school style restaurant in a relaxed California-style setting. Perfect for a date, dinner with friends, or dinner with yourself at the bar, this is a fine dining experience in a very comfortable setting – rare for this part of town. The Scene: The crowd is mainly couples, dates, business dinners, tourists, with some families during the day. It’s definitely a fairly trendy upscale vibe but as mentioned above (and in keeping with the Hillstone Group) the vibe is pretty relaxed – especially considering the pricing. During the business week a lot of entertainment professionals (especially from Fox and the nearby agencies) meet here for lunch. Dinner is when you see more couples/groups of friends. There are huge circular booths in some parts of the restaurant, making this a good group spot. Cocktails & Cuisine: Definitely a cross between comfort food and new American food. Everything I’ve had here (veggie burger, omelette, salmon, scallops, steak) has been pretty perfect. Their wine list is pretty respectable but if you don’t mind mixing alcohols, I’d recommend getting one of their fun old-school cocktails to start and then getting wine with your meal. Prices: Food and cocktails are moderate to expensive, leading towards expensive. With validation, valet parking is free for 90 minutes. After that it gets pricey fairly quickly, so your best bet may be street parking or the public lot about one block south. What to Wear: Despite the “relaxed” setting described above, dress is trendy to upscale (it is Beverly Hills). Most men will be wearing designer jeans/button downs/blazers but if you do show up in jeans and a hoodie, you won’t get weird looks (it is LA after all). Women rock everything from trendy blouses, designer jeans, and heels, to something a bit more dressy. Insider Info/When to go: Any night will be good there but if you’re thinking about a Thurs/Fri/Sat, do yourself a favor and make sure you make a reservation. If you wing it and just show up, you can always get a drink at Honor Bar next door while you wait for your table. However, if you’re just there with one other person, I’d recommend eating at the bar. It’s a beautiful bar area – you’ll get really well attended to up there and when you’re not eyeing the beautiful liquor display, you can turn around and have amazing views of their open kitchen, or the rest of the restaurant. " hide
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  • Sushi Gen

    Los Angeles
    Asian Restaurant / Japanese Restaurant / Sushi Restaurant
    Sushi Gen - Asian Restaurant | Japanese Restaurant | Sushi Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Nov 21, 2012 Few Reasons To Go DTown - This Is One Of Them! "Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo! Muah! If I could throw out every positive adjective to describe Sushi Gen's sushi, I would. At a minimum we'll go with yum, delicious, amazing, stupendous, savory, delectable, scrumptious, etc. I never come downtown, but I was brought here on a date (with HIGH skepticism) as I'm a regular at Nobu and Katsuya. All he said was 'trust me'. Which of course I didn't, but I played along and was told not to dress up. I still rocked my skinnies and 5 inchers but, I did not feel overdressed. Sushi Gen is small, feels more like NY than LA with the way they pack everyone one. We even sat at the sushi bar (also skeptical), but that turned out to be the BEST choice. My date simply told the chef to start bringing us stuff - and I wish I could remember the names of everything we tried - but needless to say, there was no spicy tuna on this menu. It was all just fish on top of rice. Nothing fancy, nothing crazy. But I swear, on my future children, the sushi was better than anything I've ever had. No bells and whistles necessary. Just fish + rice. It was A-MAZING. So I don't come downtown a lot, but if I'm coming back, it's going to be for Sushi Gen - AND I'll be sitting at the bar :) " hide
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  • Melrose Trading Post

    Los Angeles
    Flea Market / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
    Melrose Trading Post - Flea Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Los Angeles.
    Nov 21, 2012 Last on my market list "In a city like Los Angeles, with hundreds, if not thousands of shopping options, one of the last places I'd come is this gross flea market the Melrose Trading Post on Melrose. First of all, if you're going to be selling other people's used junk, isn't it a little tacky to be charging a cover to buy the stuff? I mean, it's only like $2, but still, it's almost like paying $2 to hang out at the junk yard. Okay, so it's not THAT bad, but I'm just not into this whole vintage is cool thing. To me, used is used, and what you find here is mostly other people's used stuff. Now I'm not totally sure, but I think you can enter on either the Melrose side of the Fairfax side. I entered on the Fairfax side and waited in line while some guy took everyone's $2. Once inside, you're trapped in what could pass for an Arab Bazaar, but really it's just old hippies selling necklaces and beaten up furniture. As you can clearly see, I'm not a fan of the Melrose Trading Post. But if you love other people's used stuff, then this is probably the place for you! " hide
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