LA Fried Chicken Fest Recap

A few months ago, someone asked me why comfort food was such a big thing in the States right now. I have a theory that with the bad economy, people were less focused… Continue reading

Culver City: Drinks at the Blind Barber

I’ve been meaning to check out the Blind Barber, a new bar in Culver City, for a while now. And when I tasted the drinks from their booth at the Angeleno Live &… Continue reading

Northridge: Dumplings and Noodles at Mandarin Deli

  Mandarin Deli is a local Southern California chain specializing in noodle soups and dumplings. A couple of years ago, I discovered they also did beef rolls very well. Growing up, my parents’… Continue reading

DTLA: All Night Happy Hour at Nick & Stef’s

  After my guest bartending stint at Nick + Stef’s, I sat down to enjoy all night happy hour. Many Downtown office workers will tell you they love happy hour and to find… Continue reading

Pasadena: Sashimi Plate at Sushi Ichi

  A couple of months ago, I was researching sushi restaurants in Pasadena. It’s a bit of a mystery why there are so few great restaurants in Pasadena. And in the case of… Continue reading

Newport Beach: Pig Out 1.0 Recap

Recently Bobby Navarro of 100Eats100Days and Chef Amar Santa of Broadway Restaurant collaborated on Pig Out, the first pork fest of Orange County. They invited 15 of the top Orange County chefs to… Continue reading

LA Lady Bartenders Do Brunch at Eveleigh

A couple weeks after Tales of the Cocktail, I joined a gathering of LA lady bartenders for brunch at Eveleigh. It was an informal gathering, nothing like our LUPEC meetings. Just a gathering… Continue reading

Culver City: The Corner Door

I recently checked out The Corner Door in Culver City. Washington Boulevard in Culver City is rapidly becoming the next Restaurant Row with nearby Waterloo & City and A-Frame.  The cozy space is… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Return to Honda-Ya

I recently went back to local favorite Honda-Ya. Although it was just the two of us, we ended up getting a bunch of dishes. Or more specifically, I ordered way too many dishes.… Continue reading

Event Recap: Angeleno Magazine’s Live & Dine in LA

  Recently Angeleno Magazine celebrated their Annual Restaurant Awards with Live & Dine LA, a party at the Fairmont Miramar. Some of the award winners brought their best dishes including Plan Check‘s fried… Continue reading