Savor Los Angeles 2011 Recap

  I was invited to Savor Los Angeles, a food fest that benefited CoachArt. Participating vendors brought special sample bites for the theme “BFFs”- Best Food Friends. The Pairings ranged from Cast Iron… Continue reading

City of Angels Wine Fest Recap

On Memorial Day, I went to the City of Angels Wine Fest presented by the Rotary Club of Los Angeles to benefit Volunteers of America and their commitment to helping the homeless transition… Continue reading

Chichen Itza at the Mercado La Paloma

  When my office was across the DMV by USC, there weren’t too many places in the immediate 5-minute walking vicinity for lunch. We would have to take the USC tram or drive… Continue reading

SGV: Lucky Noodle King

  When I heard Chaun Yu Noodle Town had closed, my heart hurt a little bit. Partly because I really enjoyed my experiences there and also from the remembered spicy food, in particular… Continue reading

Fiddlehead Cellars at Corkbar

  I was invited to check out Fiddlehead Cellars at Corkbar last week. Winemaker Kathy Joseph was in town from Lompoc to talk about her Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. I found Fiddlehead… Continue reading

Last Night of Quartier Pop-up with Gary Menes

  A couple of weeks ago, I attend Gary Menes’ Quartier pop-up for a Celebration of Vegetables. Chef Gary’s partner Francois hinted I should come back the following weekend, the last weekend, for… Continue reading

DTLA: Drinks at Cana Rum Bar

  I became a member of Cana, a private cocktail bar part of the 213 Group a few months ago. But it’s taken me a while to get back to it. I finally… Continue reading

West LA: Sotto

After drinks at the Misfit, we headed over to Sotto for dinner. I had heard they made major changes to the former Test Kitchen space and I was excited to see. Although I… Continue reading

Thaitown: Ruen Pair

  After spending a lot of time in East Hollywood lately, it’s natural to look towards Thaitown for some late-night grub after a stop at Harvard & Stone. We had checked out Brian… Continue reading

More Mixology from Davidson Fernie

  Following dinner at Rosewood Tavern, we headed over to Playa for a nightcap. Luckily for us, bartender Davidson Fernie was on hand to make me forget the funny Old Fashioned I had… Continue reading