Category Archive: restaurant reviews

SGV: Creative Flavors at Big Softee Ice Cream

  I checked out Big Softee this week and was enchanted. I loved the signage and all the cool retro nods. I even saved my red spoon and will put it in my… Continue reading

DTLA: DineLA Dinner at Rossoblu Recap

  I recently checked out Rossoblu for dinner during dineLA last month. I started out with a stiff gin drink. It’s a spin on my usual brown, bitter and stirred. I loved both… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch Specials at Jin China Bistro

  Jin China Bistro opened last year but it took me months to go over there as I hadn’t entirely forgiven them for taking over the old Hotpot Galaxy space. I was at… Continue reading

Tiki Tuesday: Stowaway at Tustin’s Union Market

  Stowaway Tiki took over the former Hatch space at Union Market. Hatch had a successful Tiki Tuesday program and it expanded to full on tiki bar a couple months ago. The food… Continue reading

Orange County: Lunch at Utopia European Caffe

  I was in Orange County last week and stopped into the new Utopia European Caffe in Tustin. It’s located at the District at Tustin Legacy, a large shopping mall anchored by Whole… Continue reading

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Mid-City: Return to Republique

  I loved Republique when I first went when it opened six years ago. I’ve been terribly remiss in returning. I have always enjoyed Chef Walter Manzke’s food. I am a regular at… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: New Drinks at Genever LA

  After dinner at Porridge & Puffs, we went a couple blocks over to Genever for a nightcap. It’s the perfect one-two punch. It’s been a minute since I was at Genever and… Continue reading

Sherman Oaks: DineLA Dinner at Wood & Water Recap

  We checked out Wood and Water a few weeks ago for dineLA. My friends and I decided to also get the oysters with our set meals. I tend to like smaller oysters… Continue reading

Mid-City: Calling All Galentines, it’s Time to go to the Breakup Bar!

  Severance Wine Bar’s popup bar, Breakup Bar is now open until February 14. Gather your friends, galentines and possibly your exes because it’s time to check out Breakup Bar! There’s a huge… Continue reading