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  • December 11, 2015

    Woke up. Felt slightly chirpy, until I realized I’m a has-been writer whose blog attracts only a fraction of its once-sizable audience. It’s a good thing there’s more than enough food in this city to sustain me, because with out it I fear my sanity would be compromised. What’s more, I have DINNER CLUB to look forward to every month. If you’ve not read one of these […]

  • October 20, 2015

    The 2015 incarnation of Dinner Club (neè Dinner Club For Day People) is currently 2-for-2 when it comes to planning and executing club meetings. If we can successful complete November’s planned meal I think that will tie our longest streak since the club started back in 2011. We did not come out in full force last week, as both Maryn and Louise were tied […]

  • August 19, 2015

    Shortly after I moved to Los Angeles my roommates birthed the idea of a monthly dinner club. It was 2007, and I think it was Sari who suggested the name “Dinner Club For Day People.” The idea was that once a month a group of friends would go out to eat, and at each meal one member of the group was allowed to invite a “Day Person” […]

  • January 11, 2015

    My first Grilled Cheese and Beer Night at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica was a little over a year ago, in October of 2013. It was a little overwhelming at the time because I’d never been to one before, it was hyped up a lot, and I experienced a kind of sensation overload that prevented me from taking good-enough notes to blog about it. […]

  • December 20, 2014

    When it comes to LA, there are plenty of resources one might consult when deciding where to eat a particular meal. Kevin Eats is a must-read. EaterLA regularly updates their “heatmap,” which provides a list of the 18 hottest restaurants in the city at a given time. They also offer a list of the 38 best restaurants in the city at a given time. There […]

  • November 29, 2014

    Who goes out for a 3-michelin-star dinner the night after Thanksgiving? I’ll tell you exactly what kind of reckless eater makes such a foolhardy decision: Me. The same kind of “gourmand” who started this website by reviewing Qdoba burritos and chicken finger sandwiches. Now look at me. No. Don’t look at me. I’m hideous. I guess it’s pretty hard to get reservations at fancy […]