Fave local restaurant: Hatchet Hall

I have a history and a lot of love for this restaurant. Hatchet Hall is the replacement of what used to be Waterloo & City, which was also one of my favorite restaurants in Culver City. Waterloo & City opened in 2010 and was a tavern-style restaurant serving British pub fare. One of my favorite…

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The Most Decadent Ramen in Santa Barbara

During our mini moon in Santa Barbara, we basically just posted up at the Ritz Carlton for most of the time. Resorts like the Ritz or the Fairmont are pretty much made for that purpose: you don’t need to leave the grounds. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you want. We did sneak out one night…

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Dine LA: Something Old, Something New

Two more days of Dine LA, guys. If there’s somewhere you’ve been wanting to try, get on it. I decided to go to two restaurants this time around. One tried and true, and one I’ve been wanting to try. Tried & True: Lawry’s  I eat prime rib probably 1x a year. So if I’m going…

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Kinjiro Little Tokyo

I recently celebrated a friend’s birthday at Kinjiro – and it was one of the best meals I’ve had this year. The restaurant is small and modest, in the same plaza as other gems in Little Tokyo like Sushi Gen (get their weekday lunch special) and KaGaYa (AMAZING shabu shabu). We ordered 6 dishes +…

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Noe at the Omni

Last night the fiancé and I celebrated another anniversary. Dinner at the Omni Hotel. Ice skating at Pershing Square. Dancing at Pattern Bar.  As for the tasting menu at Noe, it was simple, straightforward and solid. Starter: Sashimi Entrees: Bouillabaisse and Ribeye Dessert: Lemon Olive Oil Cake The bouillabaisse was comforting, with a good amount…

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