Category Archive: late night

Chicago: Beer & Mussels at Hopleaf

Following Pops for Champagne, we headed to Hopleaf. We had heard about these great mussels from the bartender at Blackbird. But when we got there, the dining room was already closed and the… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hopping in the Ukrainian Village

Before we started our Chicago bar crawl in the Ukrainian Village, we had dinner at Phil’s Last Stand. We had been eating fairly high end on our trip and I was ready for… Continue reading

My Week with Acura’s ILX #weekwithILX

Last week, Acura gave me their ILX hybrid for a week to test-drive. I thought it was pretty fun to drive it around to some of my favorite spots and also on a… Continue reading

Boston: Late Night Eats & Drinks at Citizen Public House

  I went to Citizen Public House a couple of times while in Boston last month. Citizen is a relatively new bar but to me it felt like it’s been a neighborhood staple… Continue reading

Boston: Lunch at Eastern Standard Kitchen

  After my “Making Your Own Vermouth” seminar at Boston Cocktail Summit, we headed next door to Eastern Standard Kitchen for a late lunch. I hadn’t eaten all day and it was nearly… Continue reading

Thai Town: Issan Sausage at Ruen Pair

It seems every time I’m at Ruen Pair, it’s because I was either going or just went to Harvard & Stone. In the midst of so many great Thai restaurants, I opt to… Continue reading

Tasting My Way Through New Orleans or the Search for the Best Gumbo

My first meal in New Orleans was at Royal House. I had a relatively clear agenda on food- eat everything. But namely the things NOLA is known for. Perhaps a bit touristy but… Continue reading

DTLA: The Parish is Now Open

I had been anticipating the opening of the Parish for months. I would drive by it almost every day and checked the progress. And then one day it opened. I was out of… Continue reading

Koreatown: Black Goat Stew at Chin Go Gae

  A couple of weeks ago, we had some strange weather in LA. It had been hot and muggy for a few days and then we had seemingly random thunderstorms. One such storm… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Japanese Bento Box at Oomasa

  There is no shortage of good Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo but while I’ve been off trying the latest and greatest, I had forgotten about the charming restaurants that have been in… Continue reading