Little Tokyo: Chinese Food at Tangerine

  I may have finally forgiven Chin Ma Ya for closing its ramen shop in Little Tokyo. I made it to Tangerine, the Chinese restaurant that has taken over the space. There were… Continue reading

DTLA: Sandwiches at The Hero Shop

  From the team that brought you Black Hogg in Silver Lake comes Hero Shop. The new sandwich shop in Downtown Los Angeles is a clean, tidy shop just a few doors down… Continue reading

Happy Hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills

  I recently checked out happy hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills. I had been years ago, long before I ever became a craft cocktails enthusiast.  The bar is busy with locals and those… Continue reading

Bartending Classes at Elemental Mixology

I came across Andrew “the Alchemist” Willett years ago when I conducted a pupusa crawl down Beverly Boulevard. Jaragua was our last stop. I was ready for a beer after all the cheesy… Continue reading

Guest Bartenders at Belcampo Santa Monica

  The new Belcampo Meat Company in Santa Monica will open later this Fall but are doing special previews during the month of May. They are  also kicking off a guest bartenders series beginning with… Continue reading

Cochon 555 LA Recap, Coming to SF 4/27

  Earlier this year the traveling food festival, Cochon 555, swept into LA (well, Santa Monica) and left a trail of porky goodness. It heads up to San Francisco this Saturday, April 27. Cochon 555 focuses… Continue reading

Koreatown: Going for it at Pot Restaurant

  Pot Restaurant is now open! After Pot Bar and Pot Cafe opened, all the pressure mounted up for Pot Restaurant. I was invited to check it out. The two of us were… Continue reading

Manhattan Beach: Chicken Pot Pie and Other Favorites at MB Post

  If there was ever a restaurant I’d like to be closer to or can move it say, Downtown… it would be MB Post. I may have talked about this a time or… Continue reading

Santa Ana: Cocktails and Bites at the Playground

  Occasionally I make it down past the Orange County and usually I hang around the same couple of spots around the performing arts center in Costa Mesa. One evening after a show,… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Spring Cocktails at Roger Room

  Roger Room has introduced 5 new Spring cocktails that will be available through the summer. Each play off the theme of “smoke and fire.” One of my favorite type of drinks is… Continue reading