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  • March 24, 2017

    The newest chapter in the history of Dinner Club For Day People is written. This month we dine at Here’s Looking At You, a progressive SoCal restaurant in Koreatown.

  • December 19, 2016

    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 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 are […]

  • December 12, 2016

    Last Thursday marked the final Dinner Club For Day People (aka Dinner Club, aka #DTE) of 2016. At times this year we were very productive! We dined at Nest @ WP24, Toca Madera (which I neglected to write about) and Odys + Penelope. I guess in hindsight maybe we weren’t productive. Three meetings in twelve months? Yuck. It certainly feels like I’ve eaten well this year. […]

  • December 2, 2016

    Radio silence – at least in Swan Fungus lore – is typically a sign of bad news. Lucky for you (and me!) this most recent stretch of noiselessness was due to my traveling back East for Thanksgiving. I was able to take a nice long break from life in LA before a new work gig starts up on Monday to spend time with family and friends. […]

  • April 28, 2016

    I survived my trip to Vegas last week. Barely. I had hoped to spend a day relaxing in my king-sized bed overlooking the Strip, blogging about my (mis)adventures while snacking on some room service. Such is Vegas. One day’s pipe dream is the next day’s “Oh my God I’m still drunk and I have all these obligations, oh well no sleep!” I might have […]

  • March 20, 2016

    When last we checked in with Dinner Club For Day People, the seven of us were dining downtown at Otium. Remember that whole diatribe I wrote about Nate discarding his gum on a communal plate? Classic Dinner Club moment! Since then we’ve been to Toca Madera (which…I don’t know… I don’t really think I want to review that place) and we’ve struggled to get everyone […]

  • 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. […]