DTLA: Ramen Hood to the Rescue at Grand Central Market

  Ramen Hood opened a couple of weeks ago at the Grand Central Market. It’s Chef Ilan Hall’s vegan ramen joint. I was super bummed out when Gorbals closed (in Los Angeles) and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch by Chef Ricardo Zarate at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  Recently Smoke.Oil.Salt‘s opening chef left and now Chef Ricardo Zarate (formerly Picca, Mo-Chica, Paiche) is consulting on the menu. SOS just launched Sunday brunch and I headed over to check it out.… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Checking Out Chef Dakota Weiss at Estrella

  Estrella is the newest restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Helmed by Chef Dakota Weiss of Top Chef fame, the sparkling restaurant brings real flavor to Hollywood. We started with… Continue reading

DTLA: Luxury in a Caviar and Lox Bagel at Wexler’s Deli

  Recently I got delivery from Wexler’s Deli. I’ve gone to Grand Central Market plenty of times for their pastrami and always wondered about their breakfast. I’m really glad I got the KGB,… Continue reading

Boyle Heights: Pozole at Puertos del Pacifico

  I recently read an article about Puertos del Pacifico in Boyle Heights so I decided to check it out. I grabbed an old high school buddy who has a nose for neighborhood… Continue reading

Culver City: Hanjip Korean BBQ Now Open

  Hanjip Korean BBQ is now open in Culver City. The stylish restaurant features modern decor and fancy gold grills. The menu from Chef Chris Oh from Seoul Sausage has turned grilling upscale… Continue reading

DTLA: Chego Now Open at Whole Foods

  The new Whole Foods market opening was hotly anticipated in Downtown Los Angeles for months, if not more than a year. I went to a market research meeting with Whole Foods executives… Continue reading

Hollywood: Green Papaya Salad Battle at Tid Lom and Sunshine Thai

  In my exploration of the Thai spots in the Hancock Park/ East Hollywood area, I recently hit up Tid Lom and Sunshine Thai restaurants. We ordered some standards like green papaya salad… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Small Plates at Izakaya Musha

    I’ve been to the Musha in Pasadena that is now sadly closed and the one in Santa Monica a few times. I’ve never written about the Santa Monica location because I… Continue reading

Kansas City: Drinks at Julep

  After wandering around the Westport Art Fair, we stopped into Julep for a drink or two.   After tooling around the Westport Art Fair, we stopped into Julep in Kansas City. I… Continue reading