Category Archive: foodie alert

SGV: Burritos La Palma in El Monte

  I must have driven by Burritos La Palma a zillion times but it took a few friends checking out the place to motivate me to try it out. Located on Peck Road… Continue reading

Koreatown: Late Night Happy Hour at the Backhouse

  I love finding a good late night happy hour. The Backhouse in Koreatown serves up $1 oysters, cheap yakitori and sushi including hand rolls. We were in between hunger and “not eating… Continue reading

SGV: Sichuan Hot Pot at Chengdu Pot

  Sichuan-style hot pot is trending heavily in the San Gabriel Valley these days. I hit up Chengdu Pot recently to explore all the delightful broths and filled up on lots of veggies… Continue reading

Watts: LocoL Opens Monday, January 18

  LocoL opens in Watts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. I attended a soft opening for friends and family today. And as the bold sign says, “We are… Continue reading

2016 Golden State of Cocktails Return January 23-26

  Golden State of Cocktails returns in a couple of weeks to Downtown Los Angeles. This time it comes to The Majestic where the space will be transformed for seminars and tastings. There… Continue reading

DTLA: Tan Tan Men at Anzutei Ramen

  Anzutei opened a few months ago but I finally had a chance to check it out this week. With the deluge of rain, El Nino has me craving noodle soups. Well, I… Continue reading

Northridge: Indian Food at Village Tandoor

  I had been craving Indian food for weeks and came across Village Tandoor in Northridge for dinner. After looking over the menu, we found it was a better value to get a… Continue reading

Granada Hills: Bulgogi and Stew at O. Tofu House

  When I found myself in the Valley recently, I had a craving for soon dobu, the Korean tofu soup. I checked out O. Tofu House which I found out later is related… Continue reading

Melrose: Chirashi Bowls at Murakami Sushi

  Recently I was looking for a sushi spot near Hancock Park and came across¬†Murakami Sushi. They’re¬†best known for their build-your-own-chirashi bowls. Or they have a list of their favorite combinations. I opted… Continue reading

DTLA: Cento Pasta Bar Takes Up Residency at Mignon Wine

  Cento Pasta Bar has taken up lunch residency at Mignon Wine Bar. Don’t call it a pop-up because it’s an indefinite residency until they find their brick and mortar space. Chef Avner… Continue reading