I grew up in Long Island,NY where my family would make weekly trips to Manhattan and Queens. It was there that I got my first exposure to eclectic styles of cooking. My family & I moved to FL where I finished high school & college. It was in college that I first learned to cook, watching the Food Network on a frequent basis. Upon graduation, I moved to Orlando. Since I was new in town I made it a point to try a lot of restaurants in the area, just to see what was out there. That was when I first started to review restaurants. I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 and have done what I did previously in Orlando, getting to know the area through food. Combining my first passion, writing as well as my love of food, I’ve embarked on a journey where I not only get to know the streets of LA but the eats as well. Being in the South Bay, the majority of the restaurants that review will focus on this area. However, I always have my camera & notepad with me for those spontaneous dinners with friends in LA, so those will be included but I’ll try my best to keep the majority of the restaurant reviews from the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beach, and Torrance.

This site is mainly a restaurant review site but I will include a quick and easy recipe a week. The reason that I started doing this is because I recall being in college & not having enough time or money to eat. Hence these recipes won’t be that costly or time consuming. Remember, I’m a writer first & a cook second!  

Lastly, I’ll write commentaries and profiles of restaurants and events in the area.

That’s all I’ve got, thank you for stopping by & happy reading!


Questions or comments? You can reach me at Bianca.Avelino@gmail.com

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