The Top 8 Pizzas in Los Angeles

  Years ago when I did monthly food crawls highlighting some of LA’s best offerings, my Eastside pizza crawl nearly did me in. It was one of the most memorable and favorite crawls… Continue reading

DTLA: Meet Your Neighborhood Bar, the Golden Gopher

    The Golden Gopher like many long-time Los Angeles watering holes claims to have one of the oldest liquor licenses in the city. The difference though is Golden Gopher can sell booze… Continue reading

Culver City: Getting the Siete Mares Soup at Gloria’s Cafe

  Gloria’s Cafe is technically located in Palms but everyone thinks of as Culver City. The family-owned and run business is a neighborhood gem. Popular dishes include the carne adobada and pupusas. I… Continue reading

Hancock Park: Dinner at Vim Thai

  I love when friends move so we get to try new neighborhood spots. I’ve eyed Vim Thai plenty of times while driving down Melrose to and from Pour Vous. We felt like… Continue reading

Canoga Park: Lunch at Oi Asian Fusion

  Oi Asian Fusion just moved to Canoga Park from Reseda. I had been intrigued by reports the Asian comfort food spot was being called the “Chego of the Valley.” We ordered egg… Continue reading

SGV: Hands On at Beijing Restaurant

  I recently checked out Beijing Restaurant as part of the Chinese Cuisine Festival or unofficially the “San Gabriel Valley Restaurant Week.” Beijing is in the same plaza as Shanghai Seafood No. 1… Continue reading

Chinatown: In Search of XLBs at Mandarin Chateau

  Located in a lonely plaza in Chinatown, Mandarin Chateau could be called a hidden gem. It’s open late night(ish) and is relatively different enough to seek out in Chinatown. Most of the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Return to Connie & Ted’s

  My friend and I were jonesing for a seafood fest so we headed to Connie & Ted’s. I had not been since they opened. I’m glad to see it’s still going strong.… Continue reading

Pasadena: Cocktails and Burgers at La Grande Orange

I recently went to La Grande Orange for a friend’s birthday. I hadn’t been in years but she loves their kale salad. We ate in the bar so I had a chance to… Continue reading

DTLA: The Reuben at Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s in Downtown Los Angeles is probably best known for their St. Patrick’s day activities but it’s also a good place to go for classic pub grub like fish and chips. I also… Continue reading