Category Archive: foodie alert

DTLA: Checking Out Faith and Flower

  Faith and Flower opened a couple of months ago in Downtown Los Angeles. I’ve now been several times but still need to go back for lunch and brunch. Until then, let’s check… Continue reading

DTLA: Have You Checked Out Grand Central Market Lately?

  Have you been to the Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles lately? A slew of new food vendors are up and running including the much anticipated Wexler’s Deli from Chef Micah… Continue reading

Koreatown: Colombian Food and Drinks at Escala

Escala in Koreatown is now open. The Colombian restaurant also features an interesting beverage program run by Aaron Melendrez (formerly of Pot Bar, Cole’s, Ebanos Crossing, Neat).   We started out with something… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Fifty Seven

  Fifty Seven opened in Downtown Los Angeles in the Arts District a few months ago. The concept will rotate different chefsĀ and the opening chef is David Nayfeld (formerly New York’s acclaimed Eleven… Continue reading

New Burgers at Umami

  Umami has launched new seasonal menu items including a turkey burger with kale called the Springbird and a delicious avocado and egg toast. And as part of their Artist Series, Umami is… Continue reading

Drinks at the Melrose Umbrella Company

  I finally had a chance to check out the new Melrose Umbrella Company a couple of weeks ago. I had gone right before they opened for a bartending competitionĀ but wanted to come… Continue reading

Pasadena: Fried Chicken at Picnik

  Picnik in Pasadena is quite interesting. It shares space with KTCHEN on one side. Zona Rosa and gelato carts can also be found there. Plus, there’s a Punch bar on Thursdays and… Continue reading

Chinatown: Lobster at Fortune Gourmet Kitchen

  In my quest to eat at every restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, I came across Fortune Gourmet Kitchen in the same plaza as Chego. Fortune Gourmet Kitchen is Cantonese and features seafood… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Seasonal Dining at Maude

  Internationally famous chef Curtis Stone has opened Maude, a small restaurant in Beverly Hills. The tasting-menu only restaurant focuses on one ingredient a month. I went a couple of months ago for… Continue reading

DTLA: Late Nights at The Original Pantry

  What would the world do without late-night eats at the Original Pantry in Downtown Los Angeles after a night of bar hopping? Most nights a few tacos will do but sometimes a… Continue reading