smorgasburg launches in LA.
brooklyn's popular weekly smorgasburg market opened in LA at the alameda produce market! the weather was over 100 degrees, but there were still lots of people out to get their bagels, lobsters, pizza, ramen burgers, coffee, noodle bowls, tacos, banh mi, hot dogs, poke, popsicles, etc!
howlin' rays goes brick and mortar!
i was quickly enamored with howlin' rays when they first started serving nashville-style hot chicken out of a food truck last year. now BACK with their own storefront in chinatown's far east plaza!
dinner and a show at Q sushi.
as a treat to myself, i booked dinner for us at Q sushi in downtown LA. it's omakase only, and a set price of $165 per person. it's unique as one of the very, very few places outside of japan serving edo-style sushi.
pok pok LA.
portland's famous pok pok came to LA before i could get to portland, and i'm A-OK with that. and pok pok LA is most certainly part of the amazing chinatown resurgence that is happening right now.
valentine's day winemaker dinner with roomforty.
wanting to try something a little different for valentine's day this year, we bought tickets for roomforty's annual valentine's day winemaker dinner.
amazing dinner with friends at belcampo santa monica.
we recently made the trek out to santa monica to finally eat at belcampo meat co's restaurant with some friends. i already have much love for belcampo as they are my favorite butcher shop; i was very excited to see what they could do with a full bar and kitchen!
baby, it's cold outside. eat some ramen!
this cold, drizzly LA weather is wondrous. and you know what pairs wonderfully with it? a delicious bowl of ramen, and ramen champ in chinatown is a damn good choice.
civil coffee opens in highland park.
the beautiful new civil coffee opened in highland park a couple weekends ago and we went on opening day to check it out!
jgold 101 at union station
jonathan gold's list of 101 best restaurants in LA was released by the LA times last week, and they threw a launch party at union station to celebrate.
love is a yakitoriya in little tokyo.
kokekokko is a yakitoriya in little tokyo that came highly recommended, and there honestly aren't many good strictly yakitori houses in LA.
noodles and dumpling heaven at JTYH.
there are several restaurants that i frequent a lot, because they are cheap and delicious and comforting and easy, but i never think to bring my camera. but since these places are some of my favorites, i am really going to try and make an effort to share them here as well. first up is JTYH restaurant, a chinese restaurant located in the san gabriel valley
while i'm not a burger person, i occasionally crave one. when that craving hits, it's almost always for a simple, classic burger a la in'n'out, or as i recently discovered, cassell's hamburgers!
ohana means family at ohana poke co.
while i was sad to see black hogg go, i'm so so so excited for ohana poke co, which just took over half the space. why? i'm currently obsessed with poke.
blue bottle and blue skies in echo park.
we needed a pick-me-up on a hot saturday afternoon, so we ventured over to the newly opened location of blue bottle coffee in echo park. the space in the historic jensen recreation building and is a bright, clean, industrial space filled with natural light and lots of seating options.