Category Archive: foodie alert

Westwood: Chinese Brunch at Northern Cafe

  When the San Gabriel Valley seems so far away, you start looking around your neighborhood for an equivalent. Friends suggested Northern Cafe in Westwood, citing they had outposts in the SGV. Checking… Continue reading

DTLA: Tacos and More at Mezcalero

  I’ve now checked out Mezcalero a couple times since they opened three months ago. The first time I only went for drinks and said I’d come back for the tacos which looked… Continue reading

SGV: Softserve at Matcha Matcha

  Matcha is all the rage these days and Matcha Matcha at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia is serving up softserve along with a variety of things green tea. That’s right,… Continue reading

DTLA: Sandwiches at Hero Shop 2.0

  Hero Shop’s back! The sandwich shop closed in favor of Ohana Poke a couple of years ago and it enjoyed a good run. Now you can hop over at Fig at 7th as… Continue reading

SGV: Shortribs Stew at Sun Nong Dan

  I love Korean food and I always welcome a chance to check out new spots. Sun Nong Dan has a very popular location in Koreatown in Los Angeles but the San Gabriel… Continue reading

Philly: Late Night Dinner at Morimoto

  On our last night in Philly, we decided to hit up Morimoto for dinner. We wanted to hit up a Stephen Starr restaurant and we decided on the trendy Morimoto after my… Continue reading

Philly: Dinner at Zahav

  While researching restaurants in Philadelphia, I got it in my head I had to try the Israeli restaurant, Zahav. It’s one of the best restaurants in Philly and it was impossible to get… Continue reading

Philly: Checking Out The Franklin Bar and More

  When we got to Philly, we had dinner at Vernick and then went over to The Franklin Bar for after dinner drinks. We were met by a door guy who asked if we… Continue reading

Philly: All the Good Stuff at Vernick

When we were heading out to Philadelphia, everyone told us we had to check out Vernick. It turned out it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel and I was able to… Continue reading

Philly: Sandwich Crawl Featuring Cheesesteaks and More

  Last year I did a speedy trip through Philadelphia. Whenever I check out a new city, I have to have all their favorite foods. And the last time I was in Philly,… Continue reading