Tag Archive: fusion

Pasadena: Dinner at Bistro Mon Cheri

  When one thinks about Pasadena, there hasn’t been too many thrilling eats to be found there. It’s getting better though. And chef Kimmy Tang has brought her fusion Vietnamese eats to Bistro… 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

Miami: Dim Sum and Chinese Food at Blackbrick

  One morning we woke up with brunch on our minds. Initially we tried to go somewhere on the Beach but the restaurant ended up stopping brunch service on Saturdays… forever. Eventually the… Continue reading

Koreatown: Army Stew at Chunju Han-il Kwan

  Chunju Han-il Kwan has been open for many years and is known for a solid Korean menu. They have a number of stews meant for two or more as well as individual… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Dinner at Brilliantshine

  Brilliantshine has been doing a great job with food and drinks since its opening in August. I’ve now been back several times for dinner and snacks at the bar. Recent favorites usually… Continue reading

Miami: Modern Bites at Pubbelly Sushi

On our last day in Miami, we decided to grab lunch at Pubbelly Sushi. We originally wanted to check out Pubbelly but Carina really wanted sushi and I was starting to miss Asian… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Italian Meets Japanese at Yojisan Sushi

Giacomino Drago recently opened Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills. Named for his business partner and chef, Yoji Tajima, the restaurant serves inventive Japanese with Italian touches. I asked Chef Giacomino about the concept… Continue reading

Studio City: Take a Bao

I was invited to check out Take a Bao in Studio City two weeks ago. Bao is a Chinese term for buns. Take a Bao has more than just buns though. We were… Continue reading

Culver City: MoKo with Chef Gary Robins

MoKo recently opened in Culver City and I was invited to check out the menu. I kicked off the evening with the Lavender Mojito (rum, lime, lavender, soda) and dived into a veritable… Continue reading

Pasadena: Lunch at Daisy Mint

I often get asked what is my favorite restaurant which is a very difficult question for me to answer. Not because there aren’t a lot of great restaurants, in fact it’s quite the… Continue reading