Category Archive: late night

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

NYC: Exploring Shilla & Woorijip

One of the things I miss the most about LA when I travel is the wide variety of Asian food. Although I could not say any of the places I went to in… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Return to D.O.C.G.

My last Las Vegas trip involved some pretty great eats. After stopping by the Malibu Red party, we went to D.O.C.G. which I had been to before. We had reservations but got seats… Continue reading

SGV: JR Cafe

  A few weeks ago, I had the whim to try one of my old late night haunts, JR Cafe in San Gabriel. Back in the early to mid- 90s, Hong Kong style… Continue reading

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