Culver City: Burgers and Cocktails at Father’s Office

There are some who would say Father’s Office has the best burger in Los Angeles. It’s definitely one of my favorite burgers. It has a colorful past where lines were drawn over the… Continue reading

DTLA: On the Dance Floor at Honeycut

Lounges are taking a back seat to the newest craze to hit the LA drinking scene– clubs. Say what? After years of hearing how people prefer to chill over dancing, I’m so happy… Continue reading

Chinatown: Build Your Own Manhattan or Martini at 643 North

The new gastropub 643 North has opened in Chinatown. Located across the street from Spring Street BBQ, 643 North has locked in the corner with craft beer, cocktails and a full menu of… Continue reading

Glendale: Truffle Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

The newest Din Tai Fung has now opened at the Americana in Glendale. This one differs from the two in Arcadia with two additional dishes including the truffle xiao long bao (juicy soup… Continue reading

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