Category Archive: food

SGV: The Red Grain Pork at Monja Taiker

The Noodles Partner and I tackled another noodle shop in the San Gabriel Valley. We braved the horrible SGV traffic and nightmarish parking lot to hit up Monja Taiker, a Taiwanese restaurant known… Continue reading

Koreatown: Soon Dobu at Mapo

One night we headed to Koreatown and randomly decided on Mapo. It’s located in a strip mall anchored by a doughnut shop on one end and a KBBQ place at the other. We… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Star BBQ

  When friends come to visit LA, I think there are a few quintessential LA experiences. After doing all the touristy stuff, there’s always time for dinner. And one of the fun things… Continue reading

SGV: Getting A Bowl of Love at Pho Hai

  It seems everyone I know has been sick or is sick. I had what I was calling my Christmas cough for well over a month. I was fighting it naturally with lots… Continue reading

DTLA: The Oyster Gourmet at Grand Central Market

  Grand Central Market welcomed a new stand to its midst late last year. The Oyster Gourmet “bloomed” near the Hill Street entrance with its round stand. When the awnings are up, everyone… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Ramen at Maruya

  We are in the middle of some heavy ramen wars in Los Angeles. Maruya opened last summer and has kept up a busy lunch crowd with their affordable ramen combinations. I checked it… Continue reading

Los Feliz: Promicon at Big Bar on Valentine’s Day

  For the last few years, Big Bar in Los Feliz has hosted a free Valentine’s Day prom. Every year the theme is fantastic but they may have outdone themselves this time. For… Continue reading

Hollywood: Cocktails Found at Lost Property Bar

  Lost Property Bar in Hollywood opened just three months ago and has already racked up an air of mystery. Currently open only 3 nights a week, Thursday-Saturday, the best night to check… Continue reading

Speed Rack Returns to Los Angeles January 25 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

  The female bartending competition, Speed Rack, returns to Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. The competition which starts at 3 p.m. is at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Your $20 ticket includes lots of… Continue reading

DineLA Returns January 19 – February 1

  DineLA returns for two weeks from January 19 through February 1. This is a great time to check out new restaurants such as Izakaya Akatora in Alhambra where lunch is only $15 and… Continue reading