Category Archive: food

Pasadena: Cocktails and Bar Bites at Magnolia House

  After a failed dinner at an undisclosed location, we headed to Magnolia House to soothe our food beasts. It was  my first time checking it out. We meant to get a couple… Continue reading

Brunching on a Friday at Terrine

  When Terrine opened in December last year, it was an instant hit. And now they’ve got the brunch game in mid-city wrapped up because they serve brunch Friday-Sunday. Yes, indeed, you can… Continue reading

Mid-City: Stew at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  I recently checked out the putxero Valencia at Smoke.Oil.Salt. The Valencia-style stew is served on divided trays just like how Chef Perfecto Rocher would have it in school growing up in Spain.… Continue reading

DTLA: Classic Seafood and Gin Martinis at Water Grill

  Recently I checked out Water Grill. I hadn’t been in many years and was delighted to see the renovated room. Water Grill is one of Los Angeles’ best seafood restaurants and I’m… Continue reading

New Dates for The Coconut Club Tiki Popup in March

  The Coconut Club kicks off another month with their tiki popup on March 6-8 at a new location, the classic Vagabond’s House in Westlake. The $170 ticket includes food, drinks, taxes, fees… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Curry Karaage at Ramen Manichi

  Ever since I saw the signage of a new ramen shop opening next to Daikokuya last summer, I’ve been wondering what this Ramen Manichi was like. While walking down First Street the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Brunch at The Eveleigh with Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey Recap

  Late last year I got to try the Hudson Maple Cask Rye at a fabulous brunch at the Eveleigh.  Hudson produces some of my favorite whiskeys and who can resist those adorable… Continue reading

Koreatown: Burgers at Cassell’s

  Cassell’s Hamburgers re-opened under new owners and management at Hotel Normandie recently. The classic burger stand has retained its original crossfire broiler, grinder, patty press and recipes and philosophy of founder Al Cassell. Chef Christian… Continue reading

SGV: Old School Dim Sum at Top Island Seafood

  I get asked all the time what’s my favorite dim sum spot in the San Gabriel Valley. Lately it’s been Shanghai No. 1 Seafood but I’m always interested in trying a new… Continue reading

Reseda: Getting Sri Lakan Food at Curry Leaf

  Recently I found a small buffet called Curry Leaf in Reseda. I really enjoy Sri Lankan food and have done a crawl before in the Valley. I’m glad to have found another… Continue reading