Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Koreatown: Noodles and Dumplings at Myung Dong Kyoja

  Myung Dong Kyoja has been on my Koreatown list forever. I finally made it one Saturday evening to check out their hand-cut noodles and dumplings. MDK is also really well known for… Continue reading

West LA: Getting Kosher at Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails

  Ditmas Kitchen and Cocktails has now been open on Pico for a little over a year now. Chef Alex Reznik (Top Chef, La Seine) wanted to open a high end kosher restaurant… Continue reading

North Hollywood: Getting Drinks by the Barrel at Idle Hour

  Idle Hour opened in North Hollywood about a month ago. The barrel-shaped building was first built in 1941 during a time where there were many interesting shaped buildings around town. This style… Continue reading

West LA: Ramen at Tatsu

Tatsu Ramen on Sawtelle has been opened since 2012 but I finally made it over there just recently. There are just so many ramen options in Los Angeles! Tatsu made headlines by offering… Continue reading

Pico-Union: Getting Cuban at El Colmao

  It’s been a bit since I’ve been to El Colmao, a Cuban restaurant in the Pico-Union district, just a bit outside of Downtown Los Angeles. I wanted to revisit since I’m on… Continue reading

DTLA: Getting New Orleans Style at Preux & Proper

  Preux and Proper opened late December in Downtown Los Angeles. Taking over the old Parish space, Preux and Proper has transformed it into a New Orleans paradise. The two-story restaurant┬áhas Preux downstairs… Continue reading

Hollywood: Tanmen and Fried Rice at Atch-Kotch

  Recently I’ve been exploring the strip mall next to Sassafras Saloon. I hit up Pita on Vine and had great falafel. Now I’ve tried Atch-Kotch, a homey Japanese restaurant. The original owners… Continue reading

Pasadena: Cocktails and Bar Bites at Magnolia House

  After a failed dinner at an undisclosed location, we headed to Magnolia House to soothe our food beasts. It was ┬ámy first time checking it out. We meant to get a couple… Continue reading

Brunching on a Friday at Terrine

  When Terrine opened in December last year, it was an instant hit. And now they’ve got the brunch game in mid-city wrapped up because they serve brunch Friday-Sunday. Yes, indeed, you can… Continue reading

Mid-City: Stew at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  I recently checked out the putxero Valencia at Smoke.Oil.Salt. The Valencia-style stew is served on divided trays just like how Chef Perfecto Rocher would have it in school growing up in Spain.… Continue reading