Tag Archive: chinatown

Chinatown: Pok Pok LA is Now Open

Pok Pok LA is now open in Chinatown. The two-story restaurant with patio occupies a corner of the Mandarin Plaza, near the Mandarin Chateau. The more casual Pok Pok Phat Thai opened earlier… Continue reading

Chinatown: Crab Louie at the Lobsta Shack

  Recently I checked out the Lobsta Shack in Chinatown. It’s always good to see food trucks go brick and mortar. I was in a soup and salad type mood so I went… Continue reading

Chinatown: New Menu Launching at General Lee’s Soon

General Lee’s under the leadership of new bar manager, Chris Day, will be launching a new cocktail menu in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of Thunder which… Continue reading

Have You Checked Out the San Antonio Winery Lately?

Have you visited the San Antonio Winery lately? Surprisingly being a native, I had never visited the Los Angeles winery that’s been open since 1917. At one time, Los Angeles was a bustling… Continue reading

Chinatown: Getting Down with the Ramen Champ

  Eggslut‘s Alvin Cailan opened Ramen Champ with partners Johnny Lee (Eggslut) and Nathan Asamoto (formerly of Men Oh Ramen) a few weeks ago in Chinatown Los Angeles. At the Far East Plaza,… Continue reading

Chinatown: Late Night at Phoenix Inn

  When I was a kid growing up in LA, we would find ourselves at Phoenix Inn nearly weekly. And it was always a stop whenever we came ┬áhome from international flights from… Continue reading

The Little Jewel of New Orleans, er, Chinatown

    It’s been interesting to watch the revitalization of Chinatown. I was born in Chinatown and grew up on the Eastside. When the Chinese found their way to the San Gabriel Valley,… Continue reading

Chinatown: Adventure and Chinese Food at Foo Chow

  Foo Chow in Chinatown isn’t shy about self-promotion. For years, they boasted of being the location of the Jackie Chan adventure movie Rush Hour. It was a huge sign taking up most… Continue reading

Chinatown: Lobster at Fortune Gourmet Kitchen

  In my quest to eat at every restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, I came across Fortune Gourmet Kitchen in the same plaza as Chego. Fortune Gourmet Kitchen is Cantonese and features seafood… Continue reading

Chinatown: In Search of XLBs at Mandarin Chateau

  Located in a lonely plaza in Chinatown, Mandarin Chateau could be called a hidden gem. It’s open late night(ish) and is relatively different enough to seek out in Chinatown. Most of the… Continue reading