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

Decades Launch Parties at Formosa Cafe

Remember Formosa Cafe? Old Hollywood and glitzy celeb hangout were words that came to mind but in the last few years, it’s turned into a bit of a dive bar. But you could… Continue reading

Venice: Sunny Spot Introduces Brunch

Sunny Spot is now serving brunch on weekends. Chef Roy Choi has introduced a menu of breakfast and lunch items with an island flair. There are also some day-drinking worthy cocktails like a… Continue reading

Mid-City: 3rd Street Station

3rd Street Station opened recently in Mid-City. Within a stone’s throwing distance from the Beverly Center, 3rd Street Station commands the corner of La Cienega and 3rd Street. The Station part comes from… Continue reading

Nolet’s Gin Dinner at FIG

I was invited to a spirits dinner with Nolet’s Gin at FIG a few weeks back. We first mingled sipping on Nolet’s Dry Silver Gin martinis and Raspberry Collinses while enjoying heavy appetizers… Continue reading

Chinatown Crawl Recap

Last month, I led a crawl through Chinatown. It will be one of a few tours I’ll be taking through as I explore LA’s Chinatown.   We met up at Long’s Family Pastry… Continue reading