Category Archive: foodie alert

Culver City: Italian Favorites at AR Cucina

    AR Cucina took the place of Sambar, Chef Akasha Richmond’s Indian inspired restaurant.  She’s now turned her focus to Italian cuisine. I love that there’s an entire Negroni menu. You could… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Small Plates at Chang’an

  One of the things I’ve been looking for in the San Gabriel Valley is a spot to gather with friends for snacks and booze. Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of Chinese restaurants… Continue reading

Culver City: Dinner at Cannibal

I finally got to Cannibal recently and had a great time at dinner. While perusing the drinks menu, the A.C.C. caught my eye. I had to ask what it meant and it stands… Continue reading

Hollywood: Andare by Cento Pasta Bar

  Jonesing for some pasta in Hollywood? Check out Andare by Cento Pasta Bar, a popup at Birch weekdays for lunch. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the menu… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Noodles at Mian

  For those on the Sichuan food hunt, Mian is a worthy stop. Its sister restaurant Chengdu Taste is widely regarded as one of the best Sichuan restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley.… Continue reading

Little Ethiopia: Dinner at Lalibella

  On my quest to find a new favorite Ethiopian place, I came across Lalibella this summer at the Los Angeles Times’ The Taste. They served an elegant portion of injera and a… Continue reading

Pasadena: Salvadoran Food at Melys Pupuseria

  I checked out Melys Pupuseria one night after the gym. We were starving and pupusas sounded like a good idea. Once I got there, I saw they had Siete Mares, one of… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out Yuko Kitchen

  I always love finding new spots for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. Yuko Kitchen opened up about a month and half ago on the corner of 5th and Main Streets. I figure… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Getting Spicy at Szechuan Chef

  Like  many people these days, I’m addicted to spicy Sichuan food. There’s something about that numbing mala spice that fascinates me. I got together with friends before Thanksgiving to check out the… Continue reading

Solvang: Dinner at Root 246

  I was in Solvang for a day trip and we had hit up some of the wine rooms in the deliberately quaint town. I was perhaps a little over the kitsch when… Continue reading