Category Archive: restaurant reviews

DTLA: Modern Southeast Asian Food at Simbal

  Simbal Restaurant opened a few weeks ago in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. The gorgeous restaurant is modern and has a bit of the Hinoki and the Bird vibe though much… Continue reading

DTLA: Bar Snacks and Drinks at the JW Marriott, LA Live

  While I was at the JW Marriott at LA Live, I checked out the drinks and food at Mixing Room. It’s a comfortable spot to hang out after work or lounge if… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Dishes at Little Next Door

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Little Next Door. It’s one of those staples on West Third in Mid-City known for casual French fare. I was invited in to check out… Continue reading

Pasadena: Trendy Food Alert at Poke Salad Bar

  Poke Salad Bar in Old Town Pasadena happened to be open on July 4 while nearby Spinfish Poke House was closed. Otherwise I may have gone on a mini poke crawl. LA’s… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch Specials at The Briks

  The Briks in Downtown Los Angeles serves up a curious package of goodies called a brik. It’s a North African pastry stuffed with various fillings and deep fried. I checked out The Briks… Continue reading

DTLA: Patty Melt and Drinks at Osso

  Osso DTLA has one of those menus where everything looks good to me but I couldn’t order everything so we narrowed it down to a somewhat eclectic snacks for happy hour leading… Continue reading

DTLA: Chef Ray Garcia’s Broken Spanish is Now Open

Chef Ray Garcia‘s Broken Spanish restaurant is now open in Downtown Los Angeles, not too far from his more casual spot, B.S. Taqueria. Taking over the old Rivera space, I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Fritzi Dog at Vibiana

  Fritzi Dog is open for lunch Monday through Fridays in the courtyard of the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. There’s also another location at the Original Farmers Market. Chef Neal Fraser’s hot… Continue reading

Chaya DTLA Welcomes New Chef Joji Inoue

  Chaya in Downtown Los Angeles welcomes new Executive Chef Joji Inoue and he has introduced a new menu. The sushi bar has been replaced with a kaisen seafood.   Chef Joji and Chaya decided… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Sexy Atmosphere at Belcampo

    Belcampo Santa Monica officially opened its doors in April this year. I finally got over to the Westside this past weekend to check it out. I was expecting it to generally… Continue reading