Category Archive: cocktalian

Pasadena: Happy Hour at Foothill

While I was looking for a spot to meet a friend in Pasadena, I discovered Twohey’s turned into Foothill. We sat at the bar and you should specify you’re here for happy hour.… Continue reading

West Hollywood: The All New Formosa

    The Formosa reopened last year with new ownership. It’s now part of the 1933 Group which also has Sassafras Saloon, Highland Park Bowl among others. Each of their bars are very… Continue reading

DTLA: Omakase at Inko Nito

  I recently checked out the omakase menu at Inko Nito. It’s a really great deal with a lot of food! So come hungry! My favorite was the sashimi moriawase which featured so… Continue reading

Hollywood: Cocktails and Tacos at H Club

  H Club opened last year. It is a private club located in the heart of Hollywood. Geared towards creative types, there’s a recording studio for rental. There’s also restaurant by the rooftop… Continue reading

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading

Culver City: Steak at Dear John’s

I love old school steak houses. Dear John’s in Culver City may be renovated but it’s all for the better. It still has a charm that only comes from serving good steaks for… Continue reading

Westwood: Ten Days Away to LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Food Festival

  We are now 10 days away from one of my favorite food festivals, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade.  The food festival at UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 14 will feature an all-star… Continue reading

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Check Out Los Angeles’ Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 1

  I always look forward to Labor Day Weekend because it’s around my birthday. And it feels like the Los Angeles Times is throwing me a personal party when they bring their food… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food and Wine Begins This Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25

    Los Angeles Food and Wine returns this Thursday, August 22 and runs through Sunday, August 25. The four-day food festival begins with several collaborative dinners on Thursday all over the city.… Continue reading