Philly: Dinner at Zahav

  While researching restaurants in Philadelphia, I got it in my head I had to try the Israeli restaurant, Zahav. It’s one of the best restaurants in Philly and it was impossible to get… Continue reading

Philly: Checking Out The Franklin Bar and More

  When we got to Philly, we had dinner at Vernick and then went over to The Franklin Bar for after dinner drinks. We were met by a door guy who asked if we… Continue reading

Philly: All the Good Stuff at Vernick

When we were heading out to Philadelphia, everyone told us we had to check out Vernick. It turned out it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel and I was able to… Continue reading

Philly: Sandwich Crawl Featuring Cheesesteaks and More

  Last year I did a speedy trip through Philadelphia. Whenever I check out a new city, I have to have all their favorite foods. And the last time I was in Philly,… Continue reading

Philly: Slurpin’ Noodles at Pho Nhan

  I recently did a weekender in Philadelphia. One morning we woke and craved soup noodles. We did a quick search for pho and found Pho Nhan not too far away from our… Continue reading

SGV: Dinner at Shaanxi Gourmet

  During Christmas, I had a lot of Chinese food. But I made it a point to try more than just dim sum (though I had that too). Shaanxi Gourmet has been on… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: dineLA Dinner Recap at Citizen Plus Cocktails

  Some friends and I gathered at Citizen to celebrate a birthday. Citizen was offering dineLA, the restaurant week that goes on until January 27 this year. Citizen’s $39 deal includes an appetizer,… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Crab Dinner at Oystars

  Cajun-style seafood became all the rage in Los Angeles almost ten years ago. Boiling Crab is still the premier Cajun-style seafood shack but the long lines have inspired competitors. I checked out… Continue reading

SGV: A Seafood Feast at 626 Lobster

  Over the holidays, I went to 626 Lobster for lunch on Christmas eve. I made a reservation though they weren’t terribly busy so we could have just walked in. This was a… Continue reading

Hollywood: Lunch at La Carmencita

  I checked out the new La Carmencita for lunch the other week. My friend asked if I had heard anything about this Baja-style restaurant across Salt’s Cure. I hadn’t so I suggested we… Continue reading