Category Archive: foodie alert

Santa Monica: Sexy Atmosphere at Belcampo

    Belcampo Santa Monica officially opened its doors in April this year. I finally got over to the Westside this past weekend to check it out. I was expecting it to generally… Continue reading

DTLA: Beer Hall Barrel Down Is Now Open

A new beer hall, Barrel Down, has opened in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s right in the 7th Street Corridor along with Seven Grand, Bottega Louie, B.S. Taqueria and Sugarfish. We ordered a bunch… Continue reading

A’postrophe: A Modern Filipino Supper Club with Chef Charles Olalia

  In the past few years, the modern Filipino food movement has really taken off in cities like New York. I touched on it briefly when the New York basedĀ Maharlika popped up last… Continue reading

DTLA: Friends with Benefits at the Ace Hotel

  The Ace in Downtown Los Angeles has been doing a fun series on Tuesday nights called, “Friends with Benefits.” Guest bartenders began invading the Rooftop in April and I’ve made it to… Continue reading

Las Vegas: 3535, The Lobby Bar at the Linq Hotel

Bar 3535, the lobby bar at the Linq HotelĀ in Las Vegas, is quite stunning. The back bar slowly turns various gem-hued shades. Like any good lobby bar, it attracts all sorts of moving… Continue reading

Studio City: BBQ Lunch at Barrel and Ashes

  I recently checked out Barrel and Ashes for lunch. I rarely make it to the 818 so it was a nice treat to get away for barbeque. Led by French Laundry alums,… Continue reading

DTLA: Avery.Sing in Little Tokyo is Now Open

  Avery.Sing in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles is now open. Touted as “Cal-Asian” eats, the cafe features everything from burritos to kimchi fried rice. Located in the former Green Bamboo space, the… Continue reading

DTLA: Going Big at Grand Central Market’s Madcapra

  Madcapra opened at Grand Central Market about six weeks ago and it’s already the talk of Downtown Los Angeles for their falafel.   If you go with a friend and can’t decide… Continue reading

Orange County: Mexican Food with French Technique at Anepalco’s

  While I was in Orange County visiting Anepalco’s and others for a Tour de Negroni (Negroni Week research), I couldn’t help but try the food as well. Anepalco’s likes to say it’s… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Highball and Harvest at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes

  One of the best meals I had at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes was at Highball and Harvest for the Tasting Panel Magazine judges who were judging wine and spirits at Wine… Continue reading