Category Archive: food

Costa Mesa: Clam Chowder at Shuck Oyster Bar

  I’m in Costa Mesa and Orange County every so often and when I’m at the SoCo Collection, I tend to plop myself down at ARC for a burger or other hearty bar… Continue reading

Three New Coffee Shops You Should Know About: Philz, Endorffeine, Melrose Umbrella Company

So I don’t drink coffee. At least, not daily and more often than not, I’ll get an iced tea — though for taste and not for caffeine. But I do love the smell… Continue reading

Going for Steak at San Manuel Casino’s The Pines Steakhouse

  Where to go when you want that casino steakhouse experience without having to go all the way to Las Vegas? Why, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in San Bernandino County, of… Continue reading

Chinatown: Ramen Champ, Under New Ownership, Re-opens Friday, October 2

When Ramen Champ opened in Chinatown earlier this year, it was quickly lauded to be the hottest ramen joint in town. I went and loved it. Then I started taking people there and… Continue reading

Taste of Italy Returns Saturday, October 10

  The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles returns with their Taste of Italy Saturday, October 10. Held in the courtyard of the beautiful Pico House in Downtown Los Angeles, Taste of Italy… Continue reading

Glendale: Birdbath Sized Bowls at Kanpai Ramen

  I’ve been hearing about Kanpai Ramen in Glendale for a while now. Perhaps best known for their tomato ramen, they also feature a bowl with American cheese. I wasn’t quite brave enough… Continue reading

DTLA: Introducing New Chef Karo Patpatyan at Artisan House

  Artisan House in Downtown Los Angeles welcomes new chef Karo Patpatyan to its kitchens. Coming from a fine dining background with many years with Wolfgang Puck, Chef Karo brings a certain sensibility… Continue reading

DTLA: Clifton’s Cafeteria Opens Tuesday, September 22

  Clifton’s Cafeteria opens on Tuesday, September 22 after being closed for a number of years. I was invited to the ribbon cutting and was able to get a sneak peek at all… Continue reading

Pasadena: Spam Fried Rice Bigger Than Your Head at Guppy House

Guppy House is a local chain of modern Asian tea houses. Guppy House opened a location in Old Town Pasadena recently joining the ranks of other Asian foodie favorites like Little Sheep Hot… Continue reading

Century City: Angel’s Envy Bourbon at the InterContinental Los Angeles Hotel

  The InterContinental¬†hotel in Century City is celebrating with Angel’s Envy this month which has pledged to plant an American white oak tree for every hashtag #ae4thetrees used this month. To help, the… Continue reading