The Cuisine Scene


Name jazz music fills the cover charged air at Catalina’s Bar and Grill inHollywood where delicious American cuisine fulfills gourmet appetites at a premium price….

If one of your recording favorites is appearing it’s well worth the investment in time and dining dollars as the spacious and smartly designed club presents artists at their performing peak.

Appetizers range from $13.50 for Mozzarella and Tomato to $17.50 for a Beef and Mushroom Quesadilla. Basic salads range from $15 to $21 plus choices of Chicken, $6, or Shrimp, $8.

Pastas are priced from $22 to $26.There’s an array of main courses from Cajun Catfish, $25, and a juicy New York Steak cooked to order, $35. The Palate approved the Rack of Lamb served with mashed potatoes and al dente summer veggies, $34.

There are light bites under $15 for snacking and of course the full bar and wine cellar are open for libations.

The servers are swift and friendly and parking in the underground adjoining garage is convenient and safe for $6 self-park.

In case you’re not yet aware of four time Grammy nominatedConcordlabel songstress and keyboard wizard Karrin Allyson, you must watch for her next nearby gig as she is a consummate artist with a winning personality.

In this era of bizarre costumes, outrageous coifs, and shrieking renditions, her lack of artifice is refreshing as an autumn breeze. Karrin Allyson is like the girl you wish lived next door. Her repertoire includes a range of tunes from her 13 CDs plus a generous portion of sparkling original material. Ms. Allyson’s veteran instrumental back-up trio is top notch and earned spontaneous bursts of audience approval.  Hurry back to Catalina’s, Karrin!

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