Category Archive: foodie alert

Cochon 555 LA Recap, Coming to SF 4/27

  Earlier this year the traveling food festival, Cochon 555, swept into LA (well, Santa Monica) and left a trail of porky goodness. It heads up to San Francisco this Saturday, April 27. Cochon 555 focuses… Continue reading

Koreatown: Going for it at Pot Restaurant

  Pot Restaurant is now open! After Pot Bar and Pot Cafe opened, all the pressure mounted up for Pot Restaurant. I was invited to check it out. The two of us were… Continue reading

Manhattan Beach: Chicken Pot Pie and Other Favorites at MB Post

  If there was ever a restaurant I’d like to be closer to or can move it say, Downtown… it would be MB Post. I may have talked about this a time or… Continue reading

Santa Ana: Cocktails and Bites at the Playground

  Occasionally I make it down past the Orange County and usually I hang around the same couple of spots around the performing arts center in Costa Mesa. One evening after a show,… Continue reading

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

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