West Hollywood: Lunch at Fig & Olive

Fig & Olive opened for lunch on the first day of Spring.¬† When we arrived, the restaurant was buzzing with most of the tables occupied. Natural light streamed all around the dining room.… Continue reading

DTLA: Toshi Sushi

I’ve been hearing about Toshi Sushi‘s chirashi bowls as a great value for some time now. I finally¬† made it over there a couple of weeks ago. We grabbed a table but there… Continue reading

Hollywood: Public Kitchen & Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel

I was invited to the new Public Kitchen and Bar at the Roosevelt for dinner last week. We started with some cocktails at the bar. It’s rare to find a cocktail in Hollywood… Continue reading

The Grilled Cheese Invitational: Calling All Cheeseheads

The Grilled Cheese Invitational is a week away now! But they are still accepting applications for competitors. Do you think your grilled cheese is the best? Then enter now. You have a choice… Continue reading

Pho Fight! Pho 89 VS Pho Saigon

The night I got in from London to LA was a miserable one. It was raining and it took a couple of hours to get through customs. By the time my brother picked… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Harvard & Stone

We celebrated Gastronomnom‘s birthday at a new bar in East Hollywood called Harvard & Stone. It’s been open for less than two months and is from the same folks as La Descarga. I… Continue reading

SD: SonyFoodie Dinner with the WX9

  Two weeks ago, I was in San Diego testing out Sony’s new Cyber-shot WX9 which will be available later this month. I began my day at the Oceanside Farmers’ Market and had… Continue reading

OC: Vietnamese Wedding Reception at Grand Garden

When I told a friend of mine I was going to London in March, he panicked and said “but not during my wedding, right?” As it turned out, I actually had scheduled my… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Bouchon

In the buzz for newish restaurants, Bouchon certainly loomed in my mind. For years, I’ve wanted to go to the French Laundry and the closest I came to Thomas Keller’s food was the… Continue reading

UK: Sherlock Holmes Museum & Bar Linda

  After lunch at Bar Linda across the street, I headed over to the Sherlock Holmes Museum much to my Brit pal’s dismay. I know I had no reasonable explanation of why I… Continue reading