Showing posts from August, 2008


IMAI 8300 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (323) 655-2253 Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM Dinner 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM IMAI is a sushi and kushi spot in Beverly Hills at the corner of San Vicente and Wilshire in a strip mall that does a mean business in manicures, pedicures and Coffee Bean & Teal Leaf guzzling. It's been there quietly for years and isn't cheap for dinner, but that doesn't concern me because I only eat there for lunch. They have a wait staff that moves to their own rhythm which doesn't entail rushing to refill your iced tea or asking how your meal is generally. So I sit at the sushi bar where the sushi and kushi chefs are pleasant and efficient. I look forward to the seemingly random presentation of a rectangular plate that is placed in front of me when I order my sushi. It contains an unfathomable amount of pickled ginger slices and a mass of wasabi that can only be described as um, massive. It bears no relation to my order which will be accompani


COMME CA BRASSERIE 631 N. La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 782-7104 Chef/Owner David Myers Executive Chef Michael David I looked forward to enjoying an evening meal at Comme Ca Brasserie in West Hollywood recently, and although it had some highlights, it was a disappointment overall. Quelle Domage. The attentive hostess greeted Hudson and I warmly - nodding happily when we requested a drink at the bar before being seated at our table. We enjoyed chatting with Eugene who is far more than a bartender or mere mixologist -- more of a true chemist would be an appropriate job title for Eugene. He consulted on our tastes, personality and even tried to approximate a drink I'd enjoyed at an Italian restaurant. My drink was nothing close to what we were attempting, but Eugene is all about experimentation, and I ended up sipping a yummy concoction of frothy egg white and fortified spirits. Tiny, tasty, unique and festive to be sure. Hudson was served a gin Mojito that was l

Ivy Eats Everything

Yes, it's true, I'm an omnivore. I love food. I love all food. I love to prepare food and eat food and order food and smell food and talk about food and watch food-related TV shows and if a movie is in any way related to food, I will buy a ticket. Here is my inagural blog where I'll share my passion with you. Now I must run down to the deli in my building and get a snack before I begin. Ivy All Red Ivy compositions, posts and blog content Copyright protected.