Bottle Share Nights: Introduction

  I’ve done a lot of things in my years writing about food and drinks but up until last summer, I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon known as “bottle shares.” I had heard… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Tri-tip Sandwiches at Cold Spring Tavern

  I recently took a day trip up to Santa Barbara and we headed straight to Cold Spring Tavern. On my last trip to Santa Barbara over Labor Day Weekend last year, there… Continue reading

SGV: Shaanxi Chinese Food at Xi An Tasty

  About a year ago, I saw some interesting Chinese food on instagram. Turns out it was Shaanxi Chinese food. This region of China is probably most famous for terracotta warriors and also… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Curated Cocktail Flights at The Bazaar

  The Bazaar has launched Bazaar Bar Flights, a night of curated cocktails that’s just an amazing deal. For $55 a person, you get a cocktail “omakase” of sorts. The flight includes six… Continue reading

DTLA: Pearl’s BBQ Arts District

  I recently checked out Pearl’s BBQ over in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s named after owner Dana Blanchard’s grandmother Pearl who had Scottish and Texan roots. She arrived in… Continue reading

LA Underground BBQ Festival Recap

On June 2, I went to the LA Underground BBQ Festival held at Los Angeles Ale Works in Hawthorne. It was billed as six of LA’s best BBQ popups together including Bartz BBQ,… Continue reading

DTLA: Offal Dinner at Hock and Hoof

  As I was driving around Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) one day, I noticed Hock and Hoof. It opened about a couple of months ago. So I checked it out for dinner within… Continue reading

West Hollywood: La Fete Is Now Open Next to Norah

  Norah has a little sister! La Fete opened next door to the restaurant a few weeks ago. La Fete’s space was Norah’s private room but now it has its own separate entrance… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Checking Out Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

  Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen opened about three months ago in Santa Monica. I was happy to learn they are related to India’s Oven which is where I had my college graduation dinner… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Hachioji Craft Ramen

  Hachioji Craft Ramen recently opened a few doors down from Daikokuya. But don’t worry, they’re not in direct competition as they’re the same restaurant group. And Hachioji serves ramen with a chicken… Continue reading