Category Archive: foodie alert

PDX: Happy Hour at Lechon

  When I was off to Portland, one of my good friends practically ordered me to Lechon. She said the octopus was the best she ever had. I had just landed and eaten… Continue reading

PDX: Quick Lunch from Food Cart Thai Champa

  I was staying at the Jupiter Hotel (one of my favorite hotels in Portland) when I walked by Thai Champa. I got so much food, I asked if they thought I could… Continue reading

PDX: Happy Hour at Revelry

  While in Portland, I got a tip to check out Revelry. I happened upon it after my tour at Westward Whiskey so I decided to stop in for happy hour. When I… Continue reading

PDX: Ramen and Dumplings at Afuri

  Afuri opened in Portland because of their water supply. It’s their first US branch. When I checked out Portland, I knew this was the first stop during my nearly week-long vacation. They… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Tang Gong

  Tang Gong recently opened in Monterey Park, taking over an old dim sum palace space that had been closed for less than a year. The renovations include a rather gaudy looking dining… Continue reading

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

SGV: Chinese Comfort Food at Alice’s Kitchen

    Alice’s Kitchen opened last year in Monterey Park. The story goes the owners were the original owners of Delicious Food Corner but decided to get out of the rapid expansion of… Continue reading

DTLA: Yummy Salad and Sandwiches at E. Stretto

  E. Stretto is located just inside of Bar Clacson and the Slipper Clutch, two of my favorite bars in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s a few doors down from Grand Central Market. I… Continue reading

DTLA: Hot Soup On a Cold Night at Marugame Udon

  As a long time fan of Marugame Monzo, I was excited by the mini chain Marugame Udon opening all over Los Angeles. I can get great udon everywhere! Then I found out… Continue reading