Category Archive: tasting menu

LQ Foodings at Vertical Wine Bistro in May and June

One of my favorite chefs is Chef Laurent Quenioux. I’m always up for trying his latest pop-up. And interestingly enough, he’s been doing them on his home turf. He’s the Executive Chef at… Continue reading

Echo Park: Cocktails and Bites at Allumette

I was invited to the new Allumette in Echo Park recently.¬† This space has gone through a series of concepts including the most recent the Vagrancy Project, a pop-up with Chef Miles Thompson.… Continue reading

Glendale: Getting Dinner at Peking China

When the wait for Damon’s became unbearable, we peered at the restaurants around Brand Boulevard. We decided on Peking China because it was busier than its neighbors but not too busy. I probably… Continue reading

Bar Menu Is High End at Providence

I was discussing with a friend about going to bars alone. I don’t go very often to bars by myself¬† but I do like it at times. I particularly like going to restaurant… Continue reading

Chicago: Blackbird Has The Best Lunch Deal

Before I got to Chicago, I had researched a number of restaurants and Blackbird was recommended for lunch. They do three courses for $22 which is a steal. After a bit of a… Continue reading

Recap: Heaven Hill Bourbon Dinner at Areal + Upcoming Dinner at Cafe del Rey

As it gets a bit chillier in the evenings, a whiskey dinner sounds pretty amazing. I was invited to Areal in Santa Monica in December to check out the whiskeys of Heaven Hill.… Continue reading

My Week with Acura’s ILX #weekwithILX

Last week, Acura gave me their ILX hybrid for a week to test-drive. I thought it was pretty fun to drive it around to some of my favorite spots and also on a… Continue reading

Long Beach: Food Crawling All Over the Queen Mary

My parents were the sort of people that loved going to events, attractions, street festivals and the like. I remember every summer, we’d make a pilgrimage from Valencia (Magic Mountain) to San Diego… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Birthday Dinner at Mercato di Vetro

After drinks at Playa, I headed over to Mercato di Vetro for an impromptu birthday dinner. After my SF Labor Day weekend trip, I really didn’t want to do anything for my birthday.… Continue reading

Oakland: Dinner at Camino

On my last trip to SF, I decided to fly into Oakland and check out the scene there. After having drinks at Boot & Shoe Service, we headed to Camino for dinner. I… Continue reading