Category Archive: late night

Santa Ana: Cocktails and Bites at the Playground

  Occasionally I make it down past the Orange County and usually I hang around the same couple of spots around the performing arts center in Costa Mesa. One evening after a show,… Continue reading

Chinatown: In Search of XLBs at Mandarin Chateau

  Located in a lonely plaza in Chinatown, Mandarin Chateau could be called a hidden gem. It’s open late night(ish) and is relatively different enough to seek out in Chinatown. Most of the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Red Med at the Formosa

The Formosa, the classic Hollywood hangout, has invited Red Medicine into its kitchen. Red Med at the Formosa is being called a semi-permanent pop-up –defying the definition of a “pop up.” Red Med… Continue reading

DTLA: A Quickie at Tacos Mexico

After bar hopping through the new Ace Hotel, it seemed only natural to make a tacos stop at neighboring Tacos Mexico. ┬áThe three of us ordered a number of tacos and I wanted… Continue reading

San Francisco: Holding Up the Bar at Trick Dog

I made a short list of places I had to visit on my last trip to San Francisco and Trick Dog was number one on my list. It’s owned by the Bon Vivants;… Continue reading

PDX: Eating on the Go Go Go!

Portland is the land of good fast casual spots and it seems getting Voodoo Doughnuts a couple of different times in a week isn’t that unusual. They make a good breakfast, dessert and… Continue reading

DTLA: Hanging Out at Stocking Frame

It’s always exciting when I find a new viable lunch spot. I checked out Stocking Frame which opened less than 6 months ago in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s been serving dinner and cocktails… Continue reading

DTLA: Noodles & Cocktails at Peking Tavern

Peking Tavern quietly opened a month or so ago. Located in the basement of the same building as the new Terroni Downtown, it’s almost easy to miss if you weren’t looking for it.… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Craft Cocktails Including the Pickleback Sour at Pie Society

The term “speakeasy” gets tossed around these days and some misuse the term. However, Pie Society is a true speakeasy. Hidden behind Pitfire Pizza, the Costa Mesa bar is bringing craft cocktails to… Continue reading

DTLA: Absinthe Green Hour at Kendall’s

Kendall’s Brasserie just launched an absinthe Green Hour available Tuesday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Conceived by Patina Restaurant Group’s Paul Sanguinetti who was tapped to revamp the bar program at Kendall’s,… Continue reading