Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Chinatown: Duck Noodle Soup at J & K Hong Kong Cuisine

  I’ve had a loose plan in my head I’m going to try all the restaurants at East West Plaza in Chinatown. Yes, I’ve eaten at almost all the newcomers (Baohaus, you’re next!)… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Gwang Yang KBBQ

  After learning of the crazy wait times at nearby Kang Hodong Baekjeong and Quarters BBQ, we decided to head over to Gwang Yang. I had never been and I do like trying… Continue reading

SGV: Solo Lunch at Noodle King

  One day I found myself at a strip mall in the San Gabriel Valley for lunch. Almost all the eateries featured noodles; Chinese noodles of every stripe and this newfangled stuff called… Continue reading

DTLA: Late Night Sushi at Izakaya Gazen

  After wandering from the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles over to Little Tokyo, we decided to get some sushi after a beer flight at nearby Mumford Brewing. We landed at Izakaya… Continue reading

SGV: Would You Care for a Noodle Dance at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot?

  After what seems like a zillion years, I finally checked out Hai Di Lao at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. It is the San Gabriel Valley branch of the hot… Continue reading

Hollywood: All Your Tiki Dreams Come True at Lono

  From the group that runs Melrose Umbrella Company, comes Lono, a lush new tiki bar in the heart of Hollywood. I’ve now been a couple of times and it’s a huge lovely… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Chef Ricardo Zarate is Back with Rosaline Restaurant

  I have been following the career of Chef Ricardo Zarate since his days at Mochica at the Mercado La Paloma. I was super bummed when he left Picca and have been anticipating… Continue reading

Brentwood: Tavern Presents a Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25

  Tavern presents their annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25. The multi-course seafood boil includes a Southern potluck board, radish and corn salad, Carolina seafood boil (crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, corn)… Continue reading

DTLA: Pupusas at Sarita’s at Grand Central Market

  I love pupusas. Recently I had a craving for them and headed over to Sarita’s at Grand Central Market. I hadn’t been there in a while. There are always so many new… Continue reading

Pasadena: Modern Mexican Food and Drinks at Maestro

  I recently checked out Maestro in Pasadena. It opened a few months ago to much acclaim. I was already familiar with Chef Danny Godinez’s food from his Orange County restaurant, Anepalco so… Continue reading