Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Armenia Adventures: Lunch at Lavash Hovo

    Lavash Hovo was a perfect introduction to Armenian food. When we arrived in Armenia after a long day of travel, it was about 8 p.m. but felt much later as it… Continue reading

SGV: Late Night Chinese Food at Sam Woo

  After watching Blade Runner 2049, I really wanted some late night noodles. I somehow didn’t get that but I still had a good time at the ever solid Sam Woo. This location… Continue reading

West LA: Dan Dan Noodles at Beni Tora

  After failing to try the new dan dan noodle shop just down the street, we headed up Sawtelle to Beni Tora. I am always going to be a noodles fiend and I… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch at COD

  COD or Catch of the Day restaurant brings fresh seafood and colorful drinks to West Third. The newish Mid-city restaurant has an upstairs patio, something its neighbors lack. You’ll find lively evening… Continue reading

SF: Snacks and Drinks at Lazy Bear

  On my last trip to San Francisco, I visited a truly fun place called Lazy Bear. It’s a tasting menu sort of restaurant but if you know the right people, you can… Continue reading

SF: Dinner at Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown

    Although it’s fairly common now to see people take pictures of their food and drinks, it’s somewhat unusual when people want you to take pictures of their food and drinks. So… Continue reading

SF: All the Gin at Whitechapel

  Another bar high on my list to check out in San Francisco was Whitechapel SF. I had heard a talk from Keli Rivers on Bols Genever in Hollywood a few months before… Continue reading

SF: Snacks and Drinks at ABV

  After lunch at Miss Saigon, I headed over to ABV. This was high on my list of bars I wanted to visit in San Francisco. I got there in the early afternoon… Continue reading

SF: Pho and Cha Gio at Miss Saigon

  One late morning in San Francisco, I started walking around the neighborhood. I went past Market Street in search of something to eat. I had a vague notion I wanted noodles (though… Continue reading

SF: Dinner at Liholiho Yacht Club

  I had such a fun weekend in San Francisco a few months ago. I ran into LA friends all over town. And when I walked up to the bar at Liholiho Yacht… Continue reading