Costa Mesa: Pizza and Pasta at Ortica

In an attempt to diversify what I eat before a show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, I checked out Pizzaria Ortica. The only thing I knew about it was from David… Continue reading

MCC: Bon Vivants’ Pork Out Punch Party With Recipes!

  I love the Bon Vivants. When I heard they were throwing a shindig for Manhattan Cocktail Classic entitled Pork Out Punch Party at Union Pool, I marked POPP down my calendar and… Continue reading

Brooklyn: The Bar at El Moderno

I should have probably been warned off by the awning boldly proclaiming “Mexican style food” as I am from LA and why would I try Mexican food in New York? As it happens,… Continue reading

NYC: Ramen at Ronin Bar & Grill

While I was in New York, I had a ramen craving. Did I go to the ones I had mentally placed on my NYC eats list? No! I found the nearest Japanese restaurant… Continue reading

Brooklyn: M Shanghai Bistro & Garden

As mentioned, I had quite a bit of Asian food during my recent trip to New York. After sushi the first night and Korean a few times, I wanted Chinese food. I knew… Continue reading

NYC: Exploring Shilla & Woorijip

One of the things I miss the most about LA when I travel is the wide variety of Asian food. Although I could not say any of the places I went to in… Continue reading

Brooklyn: Buff Patty & WTF Coffee

I was staying in Fort Greene in Brooklyn and on my first day back in New York after 8 years, I set about exploring the neighborhood. I wandered down Myrtle considering all the… Continue reading

NYC: Sashimi at Mishima

  On my first night in New York City, we had dinner at Mishima. I had been up practically all night  and day and it had been a long travel day. While sushi… Continue reading

The New Mo-Chica in Downtown

  Mo-Chica from Chef Ricardo Zarate opened yesterday in Downtown Los Angeles. The Peruvian restaurant moved from its previous digs by USC to the new “Restaurant Row” on 7th Street. It’s exciting they’re… Continue reading

Eat.Drink.Americano Now Open in Downtown LA

Eat.Drink.Americano opened last week in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles in the former Cafe Metropol space. It’s in the same building as R23 Sushi. Having not been to Cafe Metropol before,… Continue reading