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SGV: Hakkaisan Sake Tasting on Monday, January 22

  I’m so excited to go to the Hakkaisan Sake tasting on Monday, January 22 at Wing Hop Fung (at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall). The $33 (includes eventbrite fees) tasting features 5… Continue reading

Koreatown: New Menu and Drinks at The Venue

  Recently The Venue switched things up by introducing food by Chef Nick Erven. I have always liked Chef Nick’s food from his time at the now-closed St. Martha. I haven’t made it… Continue reading

Koreatown: Bossam Lettuce Wraps at Jun Won

  Jun Won has been on my radar for years and I finally made it in the other night. They’ve been getting a lot of buzz and renewed interest lately so expect a… Continue reading

Chicago: Dim Sum at Imperial Lamian

  One morning, we woke up craving dim sum. We didn’t have time to go back to Chinatown so we headed to Imperial Lamian near our hotel in downtown. From the photos, Imperial… Continue reading

Mid-City: Steak and Chimichuri at Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

  I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse. It’s been open 20+ years and any restaurant that’s withstood the fickle LA restaurant scene deserves respect. The… Continue reading

San Jose: Dim Sum at Koi Palace Dublin

  During my San Jose trip, we headed down to Koi Palace in Dublin for dim sum. We went to that location because it was closer to Wente Winery and we were heading… Continue reading

Seattle: Brunch at Stateside

  For brunch one day in Seattle, we checked out Stateside, a modern take on Vietnamese food. The bright space is next door to a great bar, Foreign Domestic and just up the… Continue reading

DTLA: The Magical Lost Spirits Distillery Tour

  Lost Spirits Distillery in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles has one of the most magical tours I’ve ever been on. I’ve seen plenty of distilleries which usually includes some tremendous… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Italian Dinner at Kettle Black

  I finally made it over to Kettle Black, a popular Italian restaurant in Silver Lake. It’s right next door to Sawyer and near Pine and Crane. Los Angeles is having its love… Continue reading

DTLA: Rossoblu is an Italian Dream

  Rossoblu from Chef Steve Samson is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago and felt transported to Italy having nibbles and drinks at the… Continue reading