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Lucques – Pretty Good!

November 12, 2011 Dinner, Gourmet No Comments

Made a new friend at an art opening; went to dinner after…..

for drinks, we had whisk(e)y! i had a dram of my current favorite, Lagavulin 16. she had Basil Haydens.

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Gaja Japanese Restaurant – Okonomiyaki

November 6, 2011 Gourmet 1 Comment

Up until now, AH has only had okonomiyaki in Japan, so had to take her to a legit place…

… and let her do the cooking….=X.. hahaha..

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Michael Voltaggio’s Ink. – Pretty Good.

November 3, 2011 Gourmet No Comments

Checked out Top Chef winner, Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant, Ink.

This place has been hyped up quite a bit, and you know what, it lived up to it. The food was unique and pretty damn tasty. I’ll be back…

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Lexington Social House – it was okay

October 22, 2011 Dinner, Drink, Gourmet, Living, Snack No Comments

met up with FC, a food blogger friend, for snacks and drinks at a place we’ve both been meaning to try… i’ve heard mixed reviews of the place, but was still curious to give it a whirl…

i started the night with one of their newest drinks, The Spanish Harlem – tanteo cocoa infused tequila, maraschino liqueur, agave nectar, chocolate-chili bitters.. though a bit too sweet for my tastes, it was still refreshing…


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Furaibo – Tebasaki (Nagoya style chicken wings)

October 22, 2011 Dinner, Gourmet, Japan 1 Comment

Surprisingly, AH, who is Japanese, has never had Japanese fried chicken.

So, I took it upon myself to introduce her to some of her people’s deliciousness, and also to satisfy a craving =)

Link: Furaibo

Din Tai Fung – Xiaolongbao (Soup Dumplings) Yum

October 3, 2011 China, Dinner, Gourmet, Living No Comments

Had a quiet dinner of xiaolongbao to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

Famous steamed pork dumplings

Fact: The Hong Kong branch of this place was awarded 1 Michelin star in 2009.

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Rivera – Modern Latin Cuisine

September 4, 2011 Dinner, Gourmet, Leisure, Living, Mexico No Comments

It’s been about 2 years since the last time we were here.

Perused the special StEstèphe menu, that chef John Sendler resurrected for the month of September, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birthplace of modern Southwest cuisine. Despite even the prices being the same as in 1981, we passed. We, or rather I and I dragged her along, intended to eat the pibil!

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Drago Centro – Tomato Tasting Menu

August 11, 2011 Dinner, Gourmet No Comments

Went to Drago Centro and was pleasantly surprised to find a new tasting menu.


This particular Tuesday night, the theme was tomato…

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Wurstküche To Go

August 11, 2011 Gourmet No Comments

At friend’s birthday bbq. Among the items served were gourmet sausages!


Link: Wurstküche

Zankou – Shawerma Plate

July 31, 2011 Gourmet, Lunch No Comments

One of these days, I’m going to order something different.

Stopped by the West Los Angeles location.

Link: Zankou Chicken

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