DTLA: Hot Soup On a Cold Night at Marugame Udon

  As a long time fan of Marugame Monzo, I was excited by the mini chain Marugame Udon opening all over Los Angeles. I can get great udon everywhere! Then I found out… Continue reading

Pico-Union: Pozole Versus Birria at El Parian

  Years ago, I put El Parian on my list of restaurants to try. I love birria and particularly the soup made with goat. However, years passed until I saw a recent review… Continue reading

Koreatown: Soup at Yangji Gamjatang

  I can eat soup every day. And I love that I can find a late night spot in Koreatown pretty much any time of the day. One brisk night, I headed to… Continue reading

DTLA: Omakase at Inko Nito

  I recently checked out the omakase menu at Inko Nito. It’s a really great deal with a lot of food! So come hungry! My favorite was the sashimi moriawase which featured so… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Ramen Koo

  I’ve now gone to Ramen Koo a handful of times. It’s a newish spot on 7th in Downtown Los Angeles with an even newer location on Melrose. I find it perfect for… Continue reading

Hollywood: Cocktails and Tacos at H Club

  H Club opened last year. It is a private club located in the heart of Hollywood. Geared towards creative types, there’s a recording studio for rental. There’s also restaurant by the rooftop… Continue reading

DTLA: Aperitivo Life at Zinque

I spotted Zinque one day while walking by the Ace Hotel. It’s right next door and I thought it’d be a good place to check out with my fine dining partner. I had… Continue reading

Leimert Park: Seafood Feast at Fisherman’s Island

  I hooked up with my favorite seafood buddy for a night of crab (and more!). I wanted to tell her about my Alaska adventures and I was already missing the King crab… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Aloha Cafe

  We’ve ordered from Aloha Cafe for years but I finally had a chance to check out the restaurant recently. Aloha Cafe is in the same shopping center as Mermaid bar, Sushi Gen… Continue reading

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading