Westchester: Brunch at Cinco

We love brunch and Cinco in Westchester is perfect for a lazy day of cocktails and watching sports. The large 9-month old restaurant features a menu of Mexican specialties with an emphasis on… Continue reading

West LA: Seoul House of Tofu

Recently I checked out the Seoul House of Tofu in West LA. Little Osaka seems to be losing its Japanese flavor as other cuisines join the restaurant row. I prefer to just call… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Cold Weather Means Hot Soup at Kushi Shabu

  There’s a shabu shabu place in Little Tokyo that is always packed and I’ve never tried because I’ve never waited for one of the few seats in the small restaurant. Instead, I… Continue reading

Hollywood: Drinks at No Vacancy and Dirty Laundry

No Vacancy from the Houston Brothers has been open for a few months now but I finally had a chance to visit a couple of weeks ago. Like its sister bar La Descarga,… Continue reading

Salt and Straw Thanksgiving Ice Cream at Joan’s on Third

The Salt & Straw Thanksgiving 5-pack of ice cream is now available at Joan’s on Third. The 5 ice creams are Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans, Apple Cranberry Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey,… Continue reading

PDXCW: Ain’t No Party Like a Bartender’s Party- USBG Party at Portland Cocktail Week

For the closing party at Portland Cocktail Week, almost every chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild was represented. The party was held at the Jupiter Hotel. A tent was built in the… Continue reading

PDXCW: Bacardi Bar Challenge

As part of this year’s Portland Cocktail Week, Bacardi sponsored a bar challenge. There were four teams, “Where’s the Orgy At,” “Bar Belle,” “Passenger” and “Ramble House” and they had to build a… Continue reading

PDX: Lunch at Urban Farmer

On my last trip to Portland, I stayed at the Nines Hotel. The restaurant Urban Farmer is just off their lobby on the 8th floor. After a week of great meals at food… Continue reading

PDX: Best Onion Rings at Lincoln Restaurant

Unlike most trips where I research the hell out of the city for the best eats, I played it by ear with Portland. I was in town for Portland Cocktail Week and went… Continue reading

PDX: Going Far East with Expatriate

Expatriate is quite the sexy restaurant. The newish Expatriate serves what I’m calling neo-Asian fusion. The cocktails however aren’t terribly themed out.   I picked out something with happy ingredients and then made quick… Continue reading