Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

CELEBRATE ST. PATTY’S DAY WITH ONE OF L.A.’S BIGGEST PARTIES AT TAM O’SHANTER! Legendary Restaurant Starts Full Day of Special Events at 11:00am!   Can’t make it out for the festivities? See EncinoMom’s recipes to make at home, below! Tam O’Shanter, a … continue reading . . .

Santa Monica Gets a Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory review by Mike Anderson for EncinoMom Magazine.

I’m a die-hard foodie. I hunt out every local cart, truck, farmer’s market, pop-up, and Mom-and-Pop-hole-in-the-wall to sample their kimchi-marinated, locally-foraged truffle tacos with charred shiitake ash. So it is with some trepidation I admit my guilty pleasure… I love … continue reading . . .

CPK’s New Menu Will Keep You Coming Back

Get your taste buds ready! California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has a new menu that is sure to keep you coming back for more. The new cocktails, lunch, and dinner options are both tasty and affordable. The only hard part will be choosing … continue reading . . .

Estérel Unveils Makeover At The Sofitel

A corner of Le Jardin at the Estérel inside the Hotel Sofitel in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Melissa Lambarena for EncinoMom.com

Estérel Makeover The Estérel restaurant unveiled its makeover including two unique and colorful new spaces, “Le Jardin” and “The Aviary”. It showcased the new design and decor at its opening in July where many Angelinos showed up to take in the … continue reading . . .

Mixology Class at the Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café Mixology Class.

Do you know the origin of Vodka? How to make the perfect Martini? I don’t — nor do I care to take a look behind the scenes at the world of mixology, unless you’re talking about my beloved Gin, then … continue reading . . .

Carmel-by-the-Sea Family Road Trip

Meet Toby Toby is the mystery Terrier mix puppy we rescued from Best Friends Animal Shelter a few months back. You may be wondering why I’m starting my story about Carmel-by-the-Sea with an introduction to our dog. There are two … continue reading . . .

Hard Rock Hollywood

Photo of the Tango Burger at Hard Rock Hollywood.

Head over to the Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. to try their Salted Caramel Café. It’s a fun twist on their good old cup of Joe combining Tia Maria, Bailey’s Irish Cream, salted caramel syrup, half and half, whipped cream, caramel corn, caramel … continue reading . . .

All Things Coffee!

Coffee Con - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Your coffee connection for National Coffee Day! The most important day of the year is rapidly approaching! Monday, Sept. 29th is National Coffee Day! This wildly popular beverage is believed to have originated in Ethiopia, and by the 1500’s was … continue reading . . .

Hard Rock Café Gets A New Menu

Hard Rock Cafe New Menu.

Hard Rock Café’s New Menu Review There were so many new menu items to taste, try, sample and savor, I wondered if I would ever be hungry again! The evening started with passed hors d’oeuvres and a new Mojito made … continue reading . . .

Riviera 31

Dessert trio at Riviera 31.

For a swanky night on the town, head over to Riviera 31 located inside of the Los Angeles, Sofitel Hotel. The feel is decidedly French with live entertainment, signature cocktails, lush decor, soft lights and small plates. Order the cheese … continue reading . . .

Bonefish Grill Review

Bonefish Grill Logo -

In a coup for San Fernando Valley, Bonefish Grill has opened their first location in Los Angeles at the Northridge Fashion Center, and EncinoMom was there! At last there is an upscale seafood restaurant in the valley! Now in 34 … continue reading . . .

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Sunglasses on the table at The Beachcomber Café in Crystal Cove.

Looking for a perfect day? Make the trek to Crystal Cove and sample the offerings from the Beachcomber for Newport Beach’s Restaurant Week. You’ll find fun, relaxation, a sense of timelessness and great food, too. Park in the Los Trancos … continue reading . . .

California LYFEstyle Recipes & Interview

Still image of video from LYFE Kitchen interview featuring the Kale Smoothie.

Meet Chef Jeremy Bringardner of LYFE Kitchen Step inside the kitchen with me at LYFE in Culver City, California. My crew and I caught up with Chef Jeremy Bringardner for some cooking tips, recipes and the scoop on what’s cookin’ … continue reading . . .

California Pizza Kitchen’s New Flagship Store

EncinoMom at the Reimagined California Pizza Kitchen. Photo of Fresh Berry Dessert.

California Pizza Kitchen Opens New Flagship Store At Westfield Topanga California Pizza Kitchen is nearing its 30th Birthday. Like others born in Beverly Hills in 1985, CPK has discovered it’s a good time to consider how to approach the next … continue reading . . .

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim

Video still from the Sidecar Restaurant as Chef Tim Kilcoyne demonstrates his Beet Salad Recipe on EncinoMom.TV

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim In this easy Beet Salad Recipe from Chef Tim Kilcoyne, owner of the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura, California, you’ll pick up a great tip for beet handling. Sit down with host … continue reading . . .

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