Orange County: Lunch at OC & LAU

  After getting nem nuong (pork spring rolls) at Brodard as an appetizer, we jetted over to OC & LAU for a Vietnamese seafood feast. OC & LAU is also known for hot… Continue reading

Orange County: Nem Nuong Rolls at Brodard

While on the way back from San Diego, we stopped at Brodard for pork spring rolls (nem nuong). I’ve heard about these rolls at Brodard for years and always wanted to try them.… Continue reading

Echo Park: Lunch at Freedman’s

I checked out Freedman’s in Echo Park recently for lunch. I had been waiting to hear about their opening ever since I read a new kind of Jewish deli was opening. I’m a… Continue reading

Westchester: Dinner at Ayara Luk Thai

I was in Westchester last week and stopped by the Thai popup, Ayara Luk. The children of the owners of Ayara Thai have adopted the recipes and also expanded the repertoire of the… Continue reading

Boyle Heights: Mexican and Mediterranean Mashup at Xtiosu Kitchen

  Calling themselves an Oaxacan Arabesque eatery, X’tiosu Kitchen in Boyle Heights is serving up a mashup of Mexican (Oaxacan) and Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern (Arabesque) food. I dropped by this week with a… Continue reading

Recap of Woon Kitchen Popup at ETA Bar in Highland Park

  I recently checked out the Woon Kitchen popup at ETA bar, one of my favorite bars in Highland Park. The menu is short and sweet. We had a choice of noodles either… Continue reading

SGV: Vietnamese Goat Ribs and Baby Clams at Quan De 7 Mon

It was one of those random mornings scrolling through Instagram when I saw “goat” and SGV (San Gabriel Valley). I have had 7 courses of beef at Vietnamese restaurants (and still hunting for… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out Yuko’s Soup Bar

The concept at Yuko’s Soup Bar is very straightforward. They serve soup. But not just soup as you can also order salad or rice to go with your warm comforting bowl. Yuko has… Continue reading

Pasadena: Tacos at Trejo’s Cantina

  After checking out the nearby Pasadena Museum of California Art, we wandered over to Trejo’s Cantina for a snack. It was a Sunday afternoon and I thought a shot and a beer… Continue reading

DTLA: The NoMad Hotel Is Now Open

  The NoMad Hotel in Los Angeles is now officially open. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago during a friends and family preview. We shared some drinks and food and… Continue reading