Playa Launches a Mexi-Chinese Menu

When Test Kitchen came back for Round Two at Bestia, I hadn’t paid much attention until I saw Chef John Sedlar was introducing his Mexi-Chinese menu which is now currently available at Playa.… Continue reading

Mark Bittman Or Eating Less Meat in 2013

I have long settled my demons about being overweight. Last month, I attended Mark Bittman’s lecture at the California Endowment for Center Scene. He talked about a lot of stuff. Mostly don’t drink… Continue reading

Dinner at The Hart and The Hunter

With new restaurants opening every day, it’s hard to get really that excited about all of them. But one I had been wanting to check out was The Hart and the Hunter. Dishes… Continue reading

Los Feliz Hot Bartender Crawl Recap

  Last month, I organized a bar crawl in Los Feliz as one of the events leading up to my 3rd Anniversary party (coming up next Wednesday, 12/12/12, are you going?). One of… Continue reading

SGV: Boat Noodles at Hoy-Ka

A couple weeks back, I checked out Hoy-Ka Thai Noodle in Monterey Park for lunch. After all the name changes and moving around, I’m not actually sure I’ve been to any of their… Continue reading

Cake Decorating at Duff’s Cakemix

The day before Thanksgiving, I was at Duff’s Cakemix. It’s basically a fun way to get a group together for an activity that isn’t the usual bowling or mini golf. Think of it… Continue reading

What Not to Name Your Restaurant in 2013

Back in August, my pal Allan Katz over at Cana Rum Bar and I came up with a list of names not to name your restaurant and/or bar in 2013. This post is… Continue reading

SGV: Fortune Dumpling

I spotted Fortune Dumpling a few months and put it on my list of dumplings places to try. Perhaps one of these days I’ll find my favorite xiao long bao (juicy soup dumplings)… Continue reading

Recap: Hudson Whiskey Dinner at Big Bar

I was invited to a special dinner for Hudson Whiskey at Big Bar and Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz a couple weeks back. The dinner included a tasting of the Hudson whiskey line… Continue reading

Ray’s & Stark Bar: Kubrick Dinner at LACMA

  LACMA‘s latest exhibit highlighting Stanley Kubrick’s life and works opened last month. It’ll be exhibited until next June. I went to LACMA’s MUSE party on Halloween and enjoyed a meal at Ray’s… Continue reading