Tag Archive: restaurant review

Little Tokyo: Pastries and More at Midori Matcha

  Midori Matcha recently opened in Little Tokyo. Matcha is whole young green tea leaves that are stone ground. It is often used for ceremonial purposes and Midori Matcha does offer it traditionally… Continue reading

SGV: Chinese Dinner at Mama’s Dumpling House

  There are a few dumpling masters in the San Gabriel Valley. One of them is Mama Lu. Although the latest restaurant doesn’t bear her name, Mama’s Dumpling House is most definitely of… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Going Vegetarian and Vegan at Pine and Crane

  I’ve been meaning to check out Pine and Crane in Silver Lake for a while now. Everyone I know loves this spot. But since I frequent the San Gabriel Valley a lot,… Continue reading

DTLA: Pasta Lunch at Officine Brera

I finally made it over to the Italian restaurant, Officine Brera, after it’s been open for about a year now. It’s right around the corner from their sister restaurant, Factory Kitchen in the Arts District… Continue reading

Westwood: Chinese Brunch at Northern Cafe

  When the San Gabriel Valley seems so far away, you start looking around your neighborhood for an equivalent. Friends suggested Northern Cafe in Westwood, citing they had outposts in the SGV. Checking… Continue reading

SGV: Softserve at Matcha Matcha

  Matcha is all the rage these days and Matcha Matcha at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia is serving up softserve along with a variety of things green tea. That’s right,… Continue reading

DTLA: DineLA Recap of Tabachines Cocina

  I checked out Tabachines Cocina about a week ago during dineLA. I’ve always wanted to try Tabachines as I pass it all the time. To start, my friend and I shared the… Continue reading

DTLA: Sandwiches at Hero Shop 2.0

  Hero Shop’s back! The sandwich shop closed in favor of Ohana Poke a couple of years ago and it enjoyed a good run. Now you can hop over at Fig at 7th as… Continue reading

SGV: Shortribs Stew at Sun Nong Dan

  I love Korean food and I always welcome a chance to check out new spots. Sun Nong Dan has a very popular location in Koreatown in Los Angeles but the San Gabriel… Continue reading

Philly: Late Night Dinner at Morimoto

  On our last night in Philly, we decided to hit up Morimoto for dinner. We wanted to hit up a Stephen Starr restaurant and we decided on the trendy Morimoto after my… Continue reading