Noods Noods Noods Returns to Santa Ana January 27

  Noods Noods Noods returns to Santa Ana on Saturday, January 27. If you love noodles as much as I do, you know this is the place to be. Tickets are on pre-sale… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at The Hon Shabu Shabu

    I checked out The Hon Shabu Shabu this week for lunch. I have walked by it numerous times on my way to Grand Central Market but this particular chilly day, I… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at the Exchange, Freehand Hotel

  One of my favorite restaurants this year was The Exchange Restaurant at the Freehand Hotel. I’ve been several times for both lunch and dinner. Here are some recent favorites including the chicken… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Capital Seafood Arcadia

I checked out Capital Seafood in Arcadia for dim sum last month. It was a Saturday and not much of a wait. Capital doesn’t have dim sum carts but there are a few people… Continue reading

Koreatown: Porridge and Chicken Soup at Mountain

  It was a cold and rainy night in Los Angeles and we headed to Mountain Cafe in Koreatown for dinner. It’s in a crazy strip mall with two other popular restaurants that… Continue reading

DTLA: Algerian Cous Cous Bowls

I recently checked out Palikao in Downtown Los Angeles. They took over the old sandwich/poke space and they are on the same block as Cole’s French Dip. We started with the baba ganoush which was… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Dinner and Drinks at The Lark

  We went to the Lark for my birthday dinner in Santa Barbara. It’s in the busy Funk Zone area of Santa Barbara. I loved that they offered us popcorn while we perused… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Apple Pie Liqueur at Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

  While walking around the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, I came across Cutler’s Artisan Spirits. It was a tiny tasting room where you can view the distillery via a window off to… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Ascendant Spirits in Buellton

  I’m quite familiar with Ascendant Spirits from their whiskey to their vodka in cocktails at bars across Los Angeles. My favorite is the Semper Fi corn whiskey. I was then quite excited… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Brunch at Loquita

  I was recently in Santa Barbara for my birthday and checked out Loquita for brunch. I had heard great things about this Spanish-style restaurant for their gin and tonics and tapas. One… Continue reading