Category Archive: foodie alert

Leimert Park: Seafood Feast at Fisherman’s Island

  I hooked up with my favorite seafood buddy for a night of crab (and more!). I wanted to tell her about my Alaska adventures and I was already missing the King crab… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Aloha Cafe

  We’ve ordered from Aloha Cafe for years but I finally had a chance to check out the restaurant recently. Aloha Cafe is in the same shopping center as Mermaid bar, Sushi Gen… 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

SGV: Chinese Rice Rolls at Yin Ji Chang Fun

  Over the summer, I visited ShanDong dumplings and spotted a new rice rolls restaurant opening in the same plaza. I headed back recently to check it out. Chinese rice rolls or cheung… Continue reading

SGV: Checking Out Bhanu Indian Grocery

    I met up with a vegan friend. I usually pick all-Vegan/ Vegetarian restaurants when I visit with her. Generally we like Indian or Ethiopian food for our meet ups. I was… Continue reading

Chinatown: Steep Teahouse is Now Open

  The teahouse, Steep, soft opened over the summer in Chinatown and made its official debut this past Mid-Autumn Festival which happened to be a Friday this year. Steep was quite busy which… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Tacos 1986

  Tacos 1986 has been getting a lot of buzz lately for their Tijuana-style tacos. I finally made my way over to the Spring Street spot to find a very quaint set up.… Continue reading

SGV: Noodles and Dumplings at Qing Dao Bread Food

  Periodically, I search for new dumplings spots in the San Gabriel Valley. Invariably I’ll come across one I always meant to try. And this time it was Qing Dao Bread Food. Qing… 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