Tag Archive: asian fusion

Beverly Hills: Beautiful Meal with Cocktails at Crustacean

The first time I heard about Crustacean I was 18. One of my college roommates went with her boyfriend for Valentine’s day. I forever associated it with special occasions from that point forward.… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

DTLA: Noodles at Buddha Belly

  I recently checked out Buddha Belly at the new Corporation Food Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. I tried one of their specials, the seafood pad ke mao. The drunken noodles were just… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch at COD

  COD or Catch of the Day restaurant brings fresh seafood and colorful drinks to West Third. The newish Mid-city restaurant has an upstairs patio, something its neighbors lack. You’ll find lively evening… Continue reading

Seattle: Brunch at Stateside

  For brunch one day in Seattle, we checked out Stateside, a modern take on Vietnamese food. The bright space is next door to a great bar, Foreign Domestic and just up the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at EP & LP

  E.P. & L.P. opened earlier this year in West Hollywood. The restaurant E.P. celebrates Southeast Asian food while the rooftop L.P. inspires with cocktails. I knew we were going to a wine… Continue reading

Brooklyn: Filipino Food at Purple Yam

  On my first night in New York, I tried Purple Yam which was described to me as Filipino food. I found the menu to be mostly Pinoy but there were a couple… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Chinese Food at Tangerine

  I may have finally forgiven Chin Ma Ya for closing its ramen shop in Little Tokyo. I made it to Tangerine, the Chinese restaurant that has taken over the space. There were… Continue reading

DTLA: The Nest Opens at WP24

WP24 has converted their lounge into The Nest serving small plates and cocktails. The idea came about when WP24 wanted to offer guests a place to grab a quick bite before the game… Continue reading

West Hollywood: American Dim Sum at The Church Key

The Church Key opened in West Hollywood less than two months ago and it’s already a smash hit. Taking inspiration from San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions and the Chinese tradition of dim sum,… Continue reading