Hollywood: Croft Alley at The Standard Hotel

  I checked out a popup within a popup, Croft Alley at the Standard hotel. Croft Alley took up the restaurant residency at the Standard after Ari Taymor took his popular Alma popup… Continue reading

DTLA: Here and Now Bar is Now Open

  Here and Now is now open. It takes over the old Westbound space at One Santa Fe in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Va’LA Hospitality will now operate the bar… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Longo Seafood in Rosemead

  Every few months there’s a new “best dim sum in Los Angeles” post. Per usual, I peruse it thinking about how I’d rank the restaurants. This particular list included two restaurants I… Continue reading

DTLA: Lucky Bird Now Open at Grand Central Market

  Lucky Bird at Grand Central Market is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. The DTLA fried chicken joint immediately became popular as it nabbed a prime spot at GCM. It’s across from… Continue reading

DTLA: Introducing New Executive Chef Phillip Martin at Cafe Pinot

  Cafe Pinot has appointed a new Executive Chef, Phillip Martin, to run the kitchen. It’s been a little bit since I was last there so I checked it out one early evening… Continue reading

SGV: Cantonese Breakfast at Mr. Champion

  One day I was looking for Chinese breakfast that wasn’t dim sum. I came across Mr. Champion in Arcadia which is located in the San Gabriel Valley. With six or seven options… Continue reading

Culver City: Checking Out the Sake and Japanese Food at Harajuku Taproom

  I came across Harajuku Taproom a few months ago but finally had a chance to visit recently. I got a sake sampler. I had the house select my three as I’m always… Continue reading

SGV: Korean BBQ at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Temple City

The first Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong I went to is the location in Koreatown. Then suddenly there were a ton of locations and I hoped that meant the wait in Ktown wouldn’t be… Continue reading

Culver City: Ms. Chi Cafe is Now Open

  Ms. Chi Cafe in Culver City is now open. Opened by chef Shirley Chung who was on Top Chef, season 11, this casual spot took over the old Hanjip space. I was… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Smooth Ambler and Old Scout

    Sadly, this The Minty’s Whiskey Week is now drawing to a close. But never fear, there will be other Spirits Weeks on the Minty and perhaps another week dedicated to my… Continue reading