Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Highland Park: New Chef and Tiki Tuesdays at Sonny’s Hideaway

  Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park just started doing Tiki Tuesdays. And they have a new chef Alexander Abdel-Monem. He was promoted from within when their former chef left so you’ll still see… Continue reading

DTLA: The Beer Garden Returns and New Kaisen Menu at Chaya

  Chaya Downtown’s annual summer beer garden is back! From now until August 29, the popular series features skewers grilled on an imported Japanese hibachi grill and boozy sno-cones. Mix and match from… Continue reading

Chinatown: Adventure and Chinese Food at Foo Chow

  Foo Chow in Chinatown isn’t shy about self-promotion. For years, they boasted of being the location of the Jackie Chan adventure movie Rush Hour. It was a huge sign taking up most… Continue reading

Lunch with Seoul Sausage Food Truck

  Every now and then I catch lunch from a food truck. I recently had a sausage from Seoul Sausage Company. I’ve wanted to check out their Sawtelle location for a while now… Continue reading

Pasadena: All the Pastas and More at Union Restaurant

  Union┬árestaurant in Pasadena sits on Union, a quiet street behind the all the going ons of Old Town Pasadena. Chef Bruce Kalman is a partner in the restaurant and his menu is… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Brunch at the Church Key

  The Church Key recently introduced brunch which seems to be a national pastime of Angelenos on the weekends. Brunch is currently available only Sundays at Church Key from 10 a.m. to 3… Continue reading

Tapas at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  The new Smoke.Oil.Salt aims to fill a culinary void in Los Angeles with Spanish tapas and paella. Helmed by Chef Perfect Rocher who is a third generation paella maker, the restaurant occupies… Continue reading

Hollywood: Pastrami at The Oinkster

  Continuing my exploration of Hancock Park/ Hollywood, I checked out the newest location of the Oinkster.   While I wanted the pastrami, my friend ordered it so I couldn’t order the same… Continue reading

Pasadena: Drinks at Punch

  A party happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Pasadena. Located around the back and upstairs from the new Picnik is Punch.┬áThe not-so-secret but reservations-recommended bar features boozy punches. Robin and Darwin… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Tapas and Paella at Julian Serrano

  It was easily the quickest decision a group of five people made for dinner. We wanted to get out of our hotel and see what else was out there. We ended up… Continue reading