SGV: Cantonese Food at Happy Garden

  For Lunar New Year/ Chinese New Year, my family and I went to Happy Garden for dinner. There were a few dishes we had to get; chicken and noodles but otherwise, we… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Cochon 555 Returns to the Viceroy on March 11

  Cochon 555 returns to Los Angeles on March 11. The heritage pork fest lands at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. This year the five chefs competing for the title of the… Continue reading

SGV: Sichuan Hot Pot at YuTianXia

  For Lunar New Year this year, I tried a newish hot pot place in the San Gabriel Valley with friends. The following photos is only a small sampling of what we ate.… Continue reading

San Diego: Late Night at Juniper and Ivy

  After bouncing around from Born and Raised to False Idol in San Diego’s Little Italy district, we made it over to Juniper and Ivy. Funny enough, every drink I ordered that night… Continue reading

San Diego: Tiki Drinks at False Idol

  Hidden behind Craft & Commerce, False Idol is a fun tiki bar. It wasn’t open the last time I was in San Diego a few years ago for Bartenders Weekend but heard… Continue reading

San Diego: At the Bar at Born and Raised

  We stopped into Born and Raised during our San Diego road trip. It’s been on my list since last Fall when I heard about its opening. Born and Raised is beautiful. I… Continue reading

San Diego: Lunch at Mirarmar Fish Tacos

  We stopped at Miramar Fish Tacos and Beer on our way to San Diego for a snack/ lunch a couple of weeks ago. We shared a seafood ceviche tostada and tacos.  … Continue reading

DTLA: Seoul Chicken Company Popup at Seoul Sausage Little Tokyo

  I checked out the Seoul Chicken Company popup at Seoul SausageĀ Little Tokyo the other night. It’s going on until at least March 15. It’ll be more bento box style during lunch so… Continue reading

The Minty Mixes: Rainbow Sherbet Punch

  A couple of weeks ago, I made a punch for a kids’ party. I channeled my childhood and decided on rainbow sherbet punch. This was a fixture at every party and I… Continue reading

Koreatown: Lunch at BongChu Chicken

  I recently tried the jjimdak (Korean braised chicken stew) at BongChu in Koreatown. Talk about simplicity at its best. This is the only dish BongChu serves and they do it very, very… Continue reading