Café Med

City: Los Angeles, California Address: 8615 W Sunset Blvd Date: July 21, 2015 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: I had a very good day finding the stars of my favorite (and not so favorite) celebrities on Hollywood Boulevard. We covered the Walk of Fame in its entirety even though I at first thought we weren’t going to. Then we drove to Sunset Boulevard. We … Continue reading Café Med

Restaurant-Bar 1800

City: Oia, Greece Address: Central pedestrian street Date: August 3, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We spent a magnificent, relaxing day, walking around the city, stopping at the artisan shops and enjoying the magnificent views. If there’s one bad thing about Santorini it’s the people. It has become such a popular tourist attraction that it is sometimes quite frustrating. This proved especially true as … Continue reading Restaurant-Bar 1800

Lotza Restaurant

City: Oia, Greece Address: Nomikou pedestrian Date: August 3, 2013 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: I pressed my nose against the the ferry’s window, impatiently waiting to arrive to Santorini, the place I had been dreaming about for so long. Once we got off, we found a driver to take us to downtown Oia. His nickname was “Canada” and he made great suggestions of … Continue reading Lotza Restaurant

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

City: Los Angeles, California Address: 6201 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 120 Date: July 21, 2015 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: Finally, after hours of heavy city traffic we made it to Hollywood Boulevard. We left the car in a public parking and had lunch at a cute sandwich shop that was right by the parking. It is apparently a chain and have several locations in … Continue reading Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Veneto

City: Heraklion, Greece Address: 9 Epimenidou St Date: August 2, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: Another wonderful and final day in Crete. We first drove all the way up to Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete, and hiked up to Cave Idaion Antron, the supposed birthplace of Zeus. As mythology tells it, Rhea hid her son Zeus from his father Kronos in … Continue reading Veneto

Aloha Steakhouse

City: Ventura, California Address: 364 S California St Date: July 20, 2015 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: After promenading through the delightful city of Santa Barbara and its wharf, we climbed back into the car and headed over to Ventura. After checking in at the hotel, my mom and  I went out to do the laundry (so much fun!) and returned for dinner. We … Continue reading Aloha Steakhouse

Herbs’ Garden

City: Heraklion, Greece Address: 15 Epimenidou St Date: August 1, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We spend a lovely day visiting the ancient port of Heraklion and later walked to the Archaeological Museum downtown. We later drove out of the city to visit Knossos Palace. Though a great part of it has been rebuilt, it was amazing to imagine how the people must have … Continue reading Herbs’ Garden

Zaytoon

City: Santa Barbara, California Address: 209 E Canon Perdido Date: July 20, 2015 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: And so we arrived to the charming city of Santa Barbara. It was nothing like what I expected it to be. There was definitely a strong European influence and yet not European; it was unique in its own, indescribable way. I chose this restaurant, which boasted Lebanese … Continue reading Zaytoon