Tag Archive: small plates

Santa Monica: Small Plates at Izakaya Musha

    I’ve been to the Musha in Pasadena that is now sadly closed and the one in Santa Monica a few times. I’ve never written about the Santa Monica location because I… Continue reading

Denver: Modern Scandinavian at Trillium

  In the touristy area of Five Points in Denver, we stumbled across Trillium, a modern Scandinavian restaurant across the street from Star Bar. The menu was divided into a smorgasbord section, small… Continue reading

Tapas at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  The new Smoke.Oil.Salt aims to fill a culinary void in Los Angeles with Spanish tapas and paella. Helmed by Chef Perfect Rocher who is a third generation paella maker, the restaurant occupies… Continue reading

DTLA: The Nest Opens at WP24

WP24 has converted their lounge into The Nest serving small plates and cocktails. The idea came about when WP24 wanted to offer guests a place to grab a quick bite before the game… Continue reading

West Hollywood: American Dim Sum at The Church Key

The Church Key opened in West Hollywood less than two months ago and it’s already a smash hit. Taking inspiration from San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions and the Chinese tradition of dim sum,… 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

Pasadena: Checking out The Vol. 94

It started with as simple picture. Congee. Uni. Boom. The Vol. 94 stayed on my brain until I got to it. That happens sometimes. I didn’t care what else we ordered but I… Continue reading

Get Your El Frosty and Other Winter Cocktails at 1886

1886 Bar at the Raymond is rocking a new winters cocktails list. I had a chance to try some cocktails a few weeks back. Former 1886 bartender Lacey Murillo may have left the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Birthday Dinner at Mercato di Vetro

After drinks at Playa, I headed over to Mercato di Vetro for an impromptu birthday dinner. After my SF Labor Day weekend trip, I really didn’t want to do anything for my birthday.… Continue reading

Pasadena: Checking out Small Plates at Racion

Racion has been very well received in Pasadena. I checked it out a few weeks ago, intrigued by their small plates menu which was billed as Spanish and Basque. The intimate restaurant on… Continue reading