Category Archive: foodie alert

A St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl with Jameson Irish Whiskey: Melrose Umbrella Company, EP & LP and The Nice Guy

  If your idea of St. Patrick’s Day involves green beer, it might be time to rethink it with this easy bar crawl Jameson Irish Whiskey put together in Hollywood. Let’s start out… Continue reading

Northridge: Noodles at Pho 22

  After a late show, we headed over to Pho 22 for a quick dinner. I was glad the restaurant has later hours. Sometimes it’s hard to find something that stays open past… Continue reading

Brentwood: Small Bites and Cocktails at Bar Toscana

  I recently checked out Bar Toscana for the Martin Miller’s Gin competition (congratulations to Chris Day at General Lee’s for his win). I had a couple of bites and a drink but… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Favorite Drinks at The Spare Room

  The Spare Room has launched a new menu that’s all snow bunnies and skiing themed with So Cal flair (tiki!!). There are three categories including “Easiest Way Down,” “Cruisers,” and “Black Diamonds.” As… Continue reading

Dining as LA Restaurant Critics: Side by Side Reviews of Otium

  Today LA Weekly’s restaurant critic Besha Rodell posted her review of Otium. Although she gives the new restaurant 2 stars, it’s a very biting (a pun, haha!) review. She makes complaints of… Continue reading

SGV: Yes, There’s Vegetarian Dim Sum at Fine Garden

  Yes, there’s vegetarian dim sum in the San Gabriel Valley! I checked out Fine Garden Vegetarian restaurant with my veggie BFF last weekend. Keep in mind everything is vegetarian and don’t get… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Comfort Food at 208 Rodeo

  The iconic 208 Rodeo restaurant has been serving up delicious food on Rodeo Drive since the 1990s. You can’t miss the restaurant just up the stairs on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard… Continue reading

City of Gold Documentary In Theaters March 11 + Recap of Lunch at Guelaguetza

  City of Gold, the documentary about Los Angeles restaurant critic Jonathan Gold will open in theaters on March 11. It has been making the film festival rounds the last year or so… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Small Japanese Plates at Aburiya Raku

  I’ve always meant to check out Aburiya Raku in Las Vegas. Sadly for a number of reasons, I have missed out on this hot izakaya. So when I heard they recently opened a… Continue reading

West LA: Bun Bo Hue at Nong La

  It’s been a few years since I last visited Nong La. With all the new restaurants popping up on on Sawtelle Boulevard* in West Los Angeles, it’s hard to revisit favorites especially… Continue reading