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Glendale: Armenian Flatbread Takeout from Zhengyalov Hatz

Zhengyalov Hatz opened last year in Glendale and I immediately had to go try it because I miss all the good food I had in Armenia. One of the particular things I missed… Continue reading

Armenia Adventures: Lunch at Lavash Hovo

    Lavash Hovo was a perfect introduction to Armenian food. When we arrived in Armenia after a long day of travel, it was about 8 p.m. but felt much later as it… Continue reading

Armenia Adventures: Making Brandy with Ararat

  In late September, I traveled to Armenia. I was immersed in a rich history and culture for about a week. We flew from Los Angeles to Yerevan, Armenia. We had a stop… Continue reading

Armex: Armenian & Mexican Mash-up

  When I read about Armex, a taco and kabob shack across the street from Lincoln High, my old high school in Lincoln Heights, I was so excited, I fired off an email… Continue reading

Glendale: Georgian Dumplings and More at Khinkali House

  While I was in Armenia, I saw restaurants specializing in khinkali. They’re stuffed dumplings and is not Armenian food but rather, Georgian. One of Armenia’s neighbors is Georgia. I did have some… Continue reading

Glendale: Everyone Loves Dumplings at Monta Factory

When I was in Armenia, I didn’t try any monta (also spelled mantuh, manti, mante). I first tried them when I went to a local popup in Los Angeles. I love all things… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Getting Out of the City to Yuen Long and Lau Fau Shan

  One day I went to Yuen Long. It’s where my mom grew up in the New Territories in Hong Kong. I still have family there and I followed my aunts and uncles… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to PDT, The Wilshire, The Pontiac, Employees Only

  On my first night in Hong Kong, I had a drink at PDT located in the Mezzanine above the MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. I actually have never been to… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: What’s the Deal with the Private Events

  In my introduction to bottle share nights, I mentioned the massive bottle share events… these are private events that are more than just a bunch of friends sharing their favorite bottles outside… Continue reading