Dallas: Cocktails at Black Swan Saloon and Armoury D.E.

  With only 3 nights in Dallas, I wondered how many bars could I get to? I had a very long list but most decisions were made for me as it was a… Continue reading

Dallas: Lunch at CBD Provisions

On our last day in Dallas, we had lunch at CBD Provisions at the Joule Hotel. The couple we had met at the Midnight Rambler, the bar downstairs at the Joule Hotel, couldn’t… Continue reading

Dallas: Fried Chicken Cobb Salad at The Porch

  We were on our way to Sissy’s for fried chicken when we discovered it was closed during the recent Independence Day weekend. Our uber driver was concerned and wanted to keep driving… Continue reading

Dallas: Lunch at Chino Chinatown and Drinking Craft Beer at Four Corners Brewing

  We were exploring all parts of Dallas and decided to head over to Trinity Groves. We ended up at Chino Chinatown which fuses both Latin and Chinese food into one interesting mix.… Continue reading

Dallas: BBQ at Pecan Lodge and Lockhart Smokehouse

      I had one mission while I was in Dallas. Eat barbecue. Whenever anyone asked me what I was doing in Dallas, I would just say I was going to eat… Continue reading

Dallas: Barhopping to Nickle and Rye, Bowen House and Standard Pour

  On our second night in Dallas, we did a mini bar crawl in Uptown starting with Nickle and Rye. On initial inspection, it looked like a sports bar with a trivia game… Continue reading

Dallas: Barhopping to Industry Alley Bar, Midnight Rambler and The Mitchell

  The first bar I checked out in Dallas was Industry Alley Bar owned by my buddy Charlie Papaceno. I met Charlie back in 2011 when I first went to Portland Cocktail Week… Continue reading

Dallas: Dinner at Small Brewpub

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Texas and I hadn’t been to Dallas before. I love being out of Los Angeles during Independence Day and feel particularly patriotic… Continue reading

Hollywood: Tasting at Sushi of Gari

  Sushi of Gari opened about three months ago in Hollywood. It’s the first Los Angeles location for the local chain based in New York. Unlike most “traditional” Japanese restaurants, Gari serves very… Continue reading

Koreatown: First Look at Here’s Looking at You

  Here’s Looking at You recently opened in Koreatown by Chef Jonathan Whitener and business partner Lien Ta whom he met at Animal. I was excited to see the bar program was put… Continue reading