About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.

E.A.K Ramen: It’s All About More than the Noodles

At E.A.K. Ramen, the noodles are the centerpiece, but the succulent broth and a choice of meat-centric and healthy vegetarian ingredients are certainly crowd pleasers too. Along with ekei-style ramen, gyoza, and other appetizers, there’s a full cocktail menu, buns, and desserts, too. But still – it all starts with the noodle. The cozy restaurant […]

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Umeda on Melrose: Perfection in Flavor and Design

Umeda just opened on Melrose Ave. in March, but it’s already a buzzy spot, sleek and modern, offering an awe-inspiring selection of perfectly presented and richly flavorful Japanese cuisine. Chef Takuya Umeda may be known for his prowess at sushi creations, but he shapes a wide range of other stellar dishes from his open kitchen […]

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Brooklyn Projects: It’s an L.A. Thing

Although it originated in Flatbush, Brooklyn back in 1993, Brooklyn Projects is a cool part of the Los Angeles skateboard scene now. The shop, which offers a wide variety of skateboards, trendy streetwear, and hip accessories has been filling its comfortable, sleek space with everything skateboard-related since 2002, right on Melrose Ave. According to social […]

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Cooper9: Sleek Streetwear For Men

There’s a back to school sale going on this fall at Cooper 9, but the premium urban clothier doesn’t need to rely on great deals to draw in shoppers seeking a hip look in streetwear. From satin baseball caps in a muted rainbow of shades to long T-shirts and sweaters, the look here is sophisticated […]

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ALTA Nordic Kitchen: Scandinavian Cuisine Comes To Melrose Ave.

Chef and owner Christer Larsson has just opened ALTA Nordic Kitchen, a bastion of Scandinavian cuisine on Melrose Ave. The innovative chef is also the owner of the renowned Aquavit and Alta in New York, and his modern, fresh translation of Scandinavian home cooking is a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles restaurant […]

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Clickety Clack – Your Train Is Waiting At Melrose Station

All aboard for a great evening of cocktails and conversation. From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night, if you look behind a bookcase – but not just any bookcase – you can find yourself, Harry Potter-like, inside a rather magical train station. That would be the entrance to Melrose Station, a nicely secret speakeasy […]

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All About The Bread and Other Delicious Things

At All About The Bread, the comfortable and casual deli in the heart of Melrose Ave., the bread is delicious and fresh, but so are the many other homemade ingredients in the eatery’s sandwiches. Manager Rafael Mendez describes his shop’s delicious approach to dining. “The first thing that is unique about our shop is the […]

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Summer Buzz: Best Coffee on Melrose Ave.

Need a little caffeine infusion to get through the next heatwave? The coffee shops on Melrose Ave. have you covered, with everything from lattes to – yes, coffee purists – teas. La Crème Café At La Crème Café, there are a whopping 29 different organic coffee drinks on the menu. Hailing from Bulgaria, owner Stoian […]

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