Category Archive: restaurant reviews

West Hollywood: Cocktails and Dinner at The Nice Guy

  The Nice Guy on La Cienega opened a few months ago. The reservations only ┬árestaurant and lounge is serving up tasty cocktails and really good food. It’s terrible to think you either… Continue reading

DTLA: Sixth Street Tavern Drinks and Bar Snacks

  I recently checked out Sixth Street Tavern, part of the Acme bar group, in Downtown Los Angeles. I knew it was a sister bar to Beelman’s Pub and they share the same… Continue reading

Westwood: Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop

  Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop has opened its first store in the US in Westwood. I was invited to check out the space and sample a couple of pies. First, a brief background… Continue reading

Vernon: Gyros at Alexander’s Greek Kitchen

  Alexander’s Greek Kitchen in Vernon has been getting a lot of buzz lately. The small shop located at a strip mall in the industrial part of town, just a few miles from… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

    Kaiten sushi or conveyor belt sushi restaurants are popular because the sushi is generally cheaper. It’s also novel to get your sushi by plucking dishes off a conveyor belt (or boat… Continue reading

Pasadena: 800 Degrees Pizza Now Open

800 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria is now open in Pasadena. The Neopolitan style pizza joint allows you to customize to your heart’s content or you can go with their specialties. Let’s say you want… Continue reading

Koreatown: Dinner at Commissary

    Commissary is the latest to open at the Line Hotel. Like POT, the Cafe and room service, the food is by Roy Choi. The beautiful restaurant is on the second floor┬ánext… Continue reading

The Little Jewel of New Orleans, er, Chinatown

    It’s been interesting to watch the revitalization of Chinatown. I was born in Chinatown and grew up on the Eastside. When the Chinese found their way to the San Gabriel Valley,… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Omakase at Mako Sushi

  A friend offered to take me out for my birthday recently and I gave him a choice of sushi, meat, Ethiopian or meat. We narrowed it down to sushi and I picked… Continue reading

Children’s Cooking and Etiquette Class at Culina

  The Four Seasons Los Angeles of Beverly Hills is offering a children’s cooking and etiquette class this Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class will be held in… Continue reading