Category Archive: restaurant reviews

DTLA: Checking out Pez Cantina

  I’m always on the hunt for dinner options before shows at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Pez Cantina opened late last year and I’ve been meaning to check it out.… Continue reading

Tequila Ocho’s Viva Sangrita LA Regional Competition This Sunday, May 10 at El Carmen

  The Fourth Annual Viva Sangrita competition with Tequila Ocho returns to El Carmen this Sunday, May 10. The sangrita competition starts at 3 p.m. and features 7 talented LA bartenders. The winner… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out (Almost) All the Drinks and Tacos at B.S. Taqueria

  B.S. Taqueria is now open in the old Mo-Chica space in Downtown Los Angeles. The taqueria opened by Chef Ray Garcia, formerly of Fig in Santa Monica, gives us a hint of… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Steak and Seafood at Mon Ami Gabi

  Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas is a staple on the Vegas Strip. Yet I’ve never been. A friend suggested it was a great place to grab a… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Getting Down with The Aria Buffet

What’s a trip to Las Vegas without a turn at the buffet? For this trip, we tried the Buffet at Aria. We opted for the boozy meal which for brunch meat Bloody Marys,… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Snacks and Drinks at Flour and Barley

Flour and Barley at the new Linq Hotel in Las Vegas is a perfect spot to grab a snack before or after checking out the High Roller for a ride on the observation… Continue reading

West LA: Omakase at Hiko Sushi

  I’ve declared it’s the Year of Omakase**. Every couple of months, I will be exploring a different sushi omakase. I started a few months ago at Mako in Little Tokyo then I visited Shunji… Continue reading

DTLA: I Ate Vegetarian at Zinc and I Didn’t Even Know It

  Zinc Cafe and Market doesn’t call itself a vegetarian restaurant but it is… and you won’t miss the meat here. I ate a whole dinner completely baffled I didn’t want a “real”… 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