Category Archive: late night

Las Vegas: Blue Ribbon Sushi

Although I stayed at the Cosmopolitan in January, I felt I didn’t get to try all the restaurants there as we ate the Henry every day of my stay there (not by my… Continue reading

UMAMIcatessen: Gimme All Your PIGG

UMAMIcatessen opened earlier this month to much fanfare. Anticipation was high for the Umami in Downtown which features Chris Cosentino‘s PIGG, Spring for Coffee, The Cure (deli fare), a full bar,  doughnuts and… Continue reading

Scottsdale: Cafe ZuZu

After my linner (lunch + dinner) at Big Earl’s BBQ, I headed over to the Hotel Valley Ho to get ready for Arizona Cocktail Week. I was a bit early so I decided… Continue reading

DTLA: Mexicali Has a New Home

  When I first encountered Mexicali on the street years ago, I must have arrived after a big rush. I had heard about these “great tacos” and something curiously named a vampiro. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Traktir

I’ve driven by Traktir in West Hollywood for years and have always been curious about this Ukranian-Russian joint. I finally had a chance to go a couple of weeks ago. It is apparent… Continue reading

West LA: Freddy Smalls

  “Hey, Freddy Smalls is open. You wanna go?” “Sure! Let’s invite so and so.” A week or so goes by. “Hey, we’re going to Freddy Smalls. You wanna come?” By the end… Continue reading

Chaya Brasserie October Industry Night Recap

  With the next Chaya Brasserie Industry Night coming up on Monday, November 7th, I thought I should recap this past month’s event. The first couple of events featured roast pig tacos and… Continue reading

SF: Lion Pub, Swank & Solstice

  Back in August, Carina and I were driving around and she pointed out Lion Pub to me. Well, she pointed at the building hidden behind climbing plants. She wondered what it was.… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Late Night Happy Hour at Charlie Palmer

Following a stellar performance of Sarah Chang with the Pacific Symphony, I headed across the street to check out late night at Charlie Palmer. I’ve had lunch and dinner there before and was… Continue reading

DTLA Dive Bar Crawl Recap

  Last Friday, I made my way over to King Eddy’s Saloon, one of Los Angeles’ oldest bars. It was started before Prohibition and has been serving wizened livers for decades. I walked… Continue reading