Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Ugly Drum’s Pastrami Project Tour at Mendocino Farms

      Last month I had a chance to try the Ugly Drum pastrami as part of their pop-up at Mendocino Farms. Now everyone will have a chance at this fantastic pastrami.… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Beefy with Piedmontese Beef at Star King BBQ

  Korean BBQ in LA just went next level. Star King BBQ introduced Piedmontese beef about a year ago but only recently brought in the tomahawk cut. The huge steak feeds four or… Continue reading

DTLA: City Tavern at 7th & Figueroa Now Open

City Tavern located at 7th + Fig in Downtown Los Angeles is now open. Much like its Culver City sibling, City Tavern serves up a menu of gastropub nosh, craft beer and cocktails… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Dinner at Fickle

Little Tokyo is not too far from the Music Center campus which includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and the Dorothy Chandler. I’m frequently over there and am… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Herringbone Opens at the Mondrian

The Los Angeles outpost of Herringbone recently opened at the Mondrian a couple months ago. The original location in San Diego is known for seafood and the LA one carries on this tradition. Herringbone is such… Continue reading

Costa Mesa – How to Create a $12 Bowl of Ramen at Santouka

Step 0 – Go to Santouka Ramen. Step 1- order the shio (salt) ramen Step 2- get it large (not small, not medium) Step 3- add an egg Step 4 – get extra… Continue reading

DTLA: The Nest Opens at WP24

WP24 has converted their lounge into The Nest serving small plates and cocktails. The idea came about when WP24 wanted to offer guests a place to grab a quick bite before the game… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Italian Cooking Classes at Al Bacio

Recently I attended a cooking class at the new Italian restaurant Al Bacio on Sunset in West Hollywood. It’s across the street from The Eveleigh and Church Key. The next class is this… Continue reading

SGV: Mexican American Breakfast at Flo’s Coffee Shop

  I must be on a breakfast kick lately with my recent meals at Jist and Kings Road Cafe. My fine dining partner and I hit up a hole-in-the-wall spot in El Monte in… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch at Kings Road Cafe

Kings Road Cafe is super popular with the locals for location, food and the patio for people watching. It can get very busy but our wait was relatively short at 30 minutes on… Continue reading