Tag Archive: asian fusion

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

PDX: Going Far East with Expatriate

Expatriate is quite the sexy restaurant. The newish Expatriate serves what I’m calling neo-Asian fusion. The cocktails however aren’t terribly themed out.   I picked out something with happy ingredients and then made quick… Continue reading

Pasadena: Going for the Pho at Abricott Cafe

While looking for a lunch spot in Pasadena a couple of weeks ago, I came across Abricott Cafe, a cafe with a mixture of Asian and American comfort food dishes. I couldn’t decide… Continue reading

Century City: Happy Hour at Rock Sugar

After a long day of shopping, we popped into Rock Sugar for happy hour. I was delighted to find happy hour is available every day at this exotically decorated restaurant. There’s a decided… Continue reading

Century City: Trying out Hinoki & The Bird

When Hinoki & The Bird opened recently, I was pretty excited. Like many new restaurants, I started seeing pictures on Instagram and fell in love with the carefully plated plates and wonderful-looking cocktails.… Continue reading

Get Your El Frosty and Other Winter Cocktails at 1886

1886 Bar at the Raymond is rocking a new winters cocktails list. I had a chance to try some cocktails a few weeks back. Former 1886 bartender Lacey Murillo may have left the… Continue reading

dineLA Returns January 21 – February 1 / A Look Back at a dineLA Meal at Lukshon

  Restaurant Week dineLA returns January 21 to February 1. I’m excited one of my favorite dineLA meals from last year, Lukshon, will be participating again. This year, the choices are: Cantonese chicken… Continue reading

SF: Checking out Betelnut

When I was last in San Francisco, I wanted to do a little get together with everyone there and Tracy from Dishcrawl suggested Betelnut. I was looking for something casual, fun and with… Continue reading

Starry Kitchen Now at Tiara Cafe

  Wha? What happened to one of my DTLA lunch staples, Starry Kitchen? Well, they’re heading into a new adventure. Recently they closed their location at California Plaza and are planning to move… Continue reading

DTLA: Noodles at Sai Sai

  A few weeks ago, I was invited to check out the  new Sai Sai Noodle Bar at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Formerly a sushi bar, Sai Sai is now helmed by Executive… Continue reading