Category Archive: food

Kentucky Derby Events on Saturday, May 2 in Los Angeles

  I love the Kentucky Derby and the parties! Swanning around in a big hat, sipping mint juleps while betting on funny names for horses is just a perfect day. This year, I’m… Continue reading

SGV: Sushi and More at Izakaya Akatora

  I’ve been a long time fan of the restaurants from Michael Cardenas and when I found myself in downtown Alhambra, I decided to seek out Izakaya Akatora. We went true izakaya style… Continue reading

DTLA: Fried Chicken and Waffles at Mabel’s

Mabel’s has finally opened in Downtown Los Angeles. I’ve been waiting for it to open since I first heard about it in the fall of 2013. Every so often I would walk or drive… Continue reading

DTLA: Hanging Out Eating Tacos at Mercado Olympic and the Pinata District

  Every now and then I would drive past the Pinata District in Downtown Los Angeles never imagining the bounty of street food there. I knew about Mercado Olympic but hadn’t realized it… Continue reading

SGV: Pleasant Spice Levels at Szechuan Impression

  Szechuan Impression opened last summer in Alhambra. I finally tried a bite from the recent LA Weekly Essentials Food Festival. After chatting with friends, we gathered up a group of 6 to… Continue reading

Win Tickets to Movable Feast This Sunday, April 26

  The 5th Annual Movable Feast returns to Park Plaza Hotel this Sunday, April 26th. The food festival benefits St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and access to healthy eats across South Los… Continue reading

Santa Monica: All Aboard The Independence

  The Independence just opened in Santa Monica in the space of a former Buddah’s Belly. It’s named after the old railway line that wended its way from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Happy Hour at the Wyndham Hotel’s Silver Trumpet

I was down in Orange County for a show and stopped by The Silver Trumpet at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa for happy hour. The drinks are reduced down to $8 which is… Continue reading

Koreatown: KBBQ at Jjukku Jjukku

  Jjukku Jjukku is one of the latest Korean BBQ restaurants to hit Koreatown. The Ktown joint was initially not all-you-can-eat but quickly found people love bargains. They have three options; $12.99, $19.99… Continue reading

Koreatown: Army Stew at Chunju Han-il Kwan

  Chunju Han-il Kwan has been open for many years and is known for a solid Korean menu. They have a number of stews meant for two or more as well as individual… Continue reading