Dallas: Barhopping to Industry Alley Bar, Midnight Rambler and The Mitchell

  The first bar I checked out in Dallas was Industry Alley Bar owned by my buddy Charlie Papaceno. I met Charlie back in 2011 when I first went to Portland Cocktail Week… Continue reading

Dallas: Dinner at Small Brewpub

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Texas and I hadn’t been to Dallas before. I love being out of Los Angeles during Independence Day and feel particularly patriotic… Continue reading

Hollywood: Tasting at Sushi of Gari

  Sushi of Gari opened about three months ago in Hollywood. It’s the first Los Angeles location for the local chain based in New York. Unlike most “traditional” Japanese restaurants, Gari serves very… Continue reading

Koreatown: First Look at Here’s Looking at You

  Here’s Looking at You recently opened in Koreatown by Chef Jonathan Whitener and business partner Lien Ta whom he met at Animal. I was excited to see the bar program was put… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Curry and Fried Chicken at Torigoya

  I’ve been stalking Torigoya ever since I heard it was opening. They’ve been open for dinner for months now but only recently opened for lunch. One day I walked by and saw… Continue reading

SGV: Eating Hot Pot at Jiouding

  I’ve been sick a lot lately this summer and all I want is soup. Despite being in the high 80s and often 90s, soup is my comfort food. And getting spicy hot… Continue reading

Hollywood: Progressive Dinner at PokiNometry, Jinya Ramen Express, Cre8 Crepe and Mama Shelter

  I did a progress dinner a couple of weeks back in Hollywood. Let’s start with poke at PokiNometry where you can build your own bowl of fabulous fish. PokiNometry is at the… Continue reading

Silver Lake: That Soft Shell Crab Sandwich at Sawyer

  New seafood restaurant Sawyer opened in Silver Lake a few months ago. I checked it out one late night and called my snack a second dinner. I was going in for drinks… Continue reading

Calendar: Upcoming Food Festivals including Los Angeles Food and Wine, The Taste, Alex’s Lemonade

    Food festival season is upon us! The big one in a couple of weeks is Los Angeles Food and Wine taking over the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. Beginning Thursday, August… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner and Cocktails at Miro

  I recently checked out Miro, a new restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. We started with a couple of cocktails as we perused the dinner menu that covered all the basics and then… Continue reading