Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Miami: Sra. Martinez Pop Up at the Thompson Miami Hotel

  One of the trends on the upswing right now is offering small plates but let’s go back to the original– tapas. When I was in Miami, I hit up Chef Michelle Bernstein’s… Continue reading

Thaitown: Late Night Eats at Red Corner Asia

  In Thaitown, my preferred late night eats spot is Ruen Pair but I thought, hey, I haven’t been to Red Corner Asia in years. Let’s go check it out. My friend got… Continue reading

SGV: 626 Night Market Returns This Weekend

  626 Night Market returns this weekend to Santa Anita Park starting today at 4 p.m. I checked it out last month and found the atmosphere quite lively with foodies waiting for a… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Checking Out the Romantic Esterel

  The Sofitel has relaunched the Esterel Restaurant with all-new decor. Le Jardin (The Garden) is an oasis with colorful patterns, gorgeous foliage and the perfect nook for a first date or the… Continue reading

DTLA: The Foie Gras and Unagi Bun at Chaya DTLA

    Recently Chaya in Downtown Los Angeles welcomed new chef, Joji Inoue. They’re enjoying their summer beer garden and some new box sushi from Chef Joji but it’s the foie gras bun… Continue reading

Mid-City: Checking Out The District by Hannah An

  Recently I was invited to check out The District by Hannah An. I’ve always been intrigued by the An family and this is Hannah An’s project away from the strong family empire… Continue reading

Miami: Dim Sum and Chinese Food at Blackbrick

  One morning we woke up with brunch on our minds. Initially we tried to go somewhere on the Beach but the restaurant ended up stopping brunch service on Saturdays… forever. Eventually the… Continue reading

DTLA: Throwback Thursday – DineLA at Redbird

  Since Redbird opened, I’ve been meaning to check it out for lunch. DineLA was the perfect opportunity. The $25 lunch included an appetizer and entree. Desserts were supplemental. I opted for the… Continue reading

DTLA: Rice Bar Now Open

  Rice Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is now open. The Filipino rice bowl concept from restauranteur Santos Uy (Papilles, Mignon) and Chef Charles Olalia (formerly Patina, mar’sel) opened a few weeks ago.… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in Miami: Michael’s Genuine, Dolce Italian, Drawing Room and Rum Line

Following dinner at The Cypress Room, it seemed natural to go to Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink. I’d been there once before a couple of years ago. We stopped in for dessert and… Continue reading