Category Archive: food

SGV: Vietnamese Goat Ribs and Baby Clams at Quan De 7 Mon

It was one of those random mornings scrolling through Instagram when I saw “goat” and SGV (San Gabriel Valley). I have had 7 courses of beef at Vietnamese restaurants (and still hunting for… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out Yuko’s Soup Bar

The concept at Yuko’s Soup Bar is very straightforward. They serve soup. But not just soup as you can also order salad or rice to go with your warm comforting bowl. Yuko has… Continue reading

Pasadena: Tacos at Trejo’s Cantina

  After checking out the nearby Pasadena Museum of California Art, we wandered over to Trejo’s Cantina for a snack. It was a Sunday afternoon and I thought a shot and a beer… Continue reading

DTLA: The NoMad Hotel Is Now Open

  The NoMad Hotel in Los Angeles is now officially open. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago during a friends and family preview. We shared some drinks and food and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Israeli Restaurant Jaffa.LA Opens Today, January 31

  Modern Israeli food restaurant Jaffa.LA officially opens today, January 31, on West Third in the heart of Los Angeles. I was invited to check it out a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a… Continue reading

DTLA: Japanese Robata INKO NITO Now Open in the Arts District

  Inko Nito, the latest restaurant to open in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, is serving up really delicious Japanese robata and other standout Asian dishes like kimchi rice. At a… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Fundamental LA

Fundamental in Downtown Los Angeles has been open since about October of 2017. So I finally made it three months in for dineLA which is pretty good since I have never been to the… Continue reading

Chinatown: Drinks at Apotheke LA

  I’ve been anticipating Apotheke opening in LA since I heard about it in late 2013. After some time had passed, I had forgotten it was opening. Then I started hearing buzz about… Continue reading

DTLA: Cocktails at Manuela

  I dropped by Manuela for drinks after dinner one night last week. We wanted a night cap and were in the Arts District. I had never been for drinks before (however, I’ve… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Blacksmiths

  I recently checked out happy hour at Blacksmiths which had taken over the old The Must space. I had attended a fundraiser for California wildfire victims at Blacksmiths a few weeks ago and… Continue reading