Category Archive: food

DTLA: Ramen at Old School Orochon

  Old school ramenya, Orochon Ramen, is still plenty popular with long lines at night. It’s in the same plaza as Curry House, Mako Sushi, Tangerine, Yakitori Koshiji and the new location of Kokekokko. The anchor grocery… Continue reading

DTLA: Pasta at Maccheroni Republic

  Macherroni Republic gets warm support from the Downtown Los Angeles community. DTLA residents and office workers alike flock to this slightly hidden gem located across the street from Grand Central Market. I’ve… Continue reading

DTLA: Ramen and Chirashi at 3rd Generation Sake Bar

  Ramen is slowly taking over my life. My latest adventure was at 3rd Generation Sake Bar which opened about two months ago in Downtown Los Angeles. Their menu is fairly simple. Do you… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Belcampo Meat Company Is Now Open

Belcampo Meat Company, Santa Monica is now open. I got to check it out during a limited-run preview last year with guest bartenders. The Downtown Los Angeles location at Grand Central Market is… Continue reading

Have You Checked Out the San Antonio Winery Lately?

Have you visited the San Antonio Winery lately? Surprisingly being a native, I had never visited the Los Angeles winery that’s been open since 1917. At one time, Los Angeles was a bustling… Continue reading

Little El Salvador: Drinks and That Turkey Sandwich at The Copper Still

  The bar at Jaragua transformed itself to a separate bar called The Copper Still about three years ago. I ran into bar director Nancy Kwon at Tales of the Cocktail in 2012… Continue reading

Koreatown: Break Room 86 Is Now Open for Cocktails, Video Games and Karaoke

  The hotly anticipated 80s club Break Room 86 is now open at the Line Hotel in Koreatown. The entrance is located on Ardmore, just look for the neon sign– and the line… Continue reading

NELA Tour: Sinaloa Express, Mama Churro y Mas, El Naranja and the Lincoln Heights Corn Man

  Recently I did a Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) tour. I grew up in Lincoln Heights and have always proudly told people I’m from Northeast LA. We started at Sinaloa Express, next to… Continue reading

DTLA: Fogo de Chao Is Now Open

Fogo de Chao is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. The DTLA outpost of the popular Brazilian steakhouse brings an exciting meat parade to both denizens and office workers alike. Plus I’m pretty… Continue reading

San Diego: Sandwiches at Rare Form

  The opening event for this last Bartenders Weekend in San Diego was held at Rare Form, a studious looking bar with actual reading lamps on the communal tables. We decided to get… Continue reading