Category Archives: Restaurants

Inaba: Japanese Oysters in Torrance

Inaba is noted for its handmade Soba which is difficult to make.  Buckwheat has very little gluten so that it doesn’t “stick” together easily.  Therefore, in order to facilate the making of Soba, about 20% is wheat flour to create … Continue reading

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SIP LBC September 21-27 Will Be a Week of Great Cocktails, Wine, Beer and Delicious Food

Long Beach has always been a great place to go and enjoy a good cocktail and dinner. This coming week there is even more reason to take a trip to Long Beach. September 21 through 27, Long Beach will be … Continue reading

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The Slidebar Rock and Roll Kitchen in Fullerton: Great Rock and Delicious Food

As Neil Young said about the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, “Hey, Hey, my my, rock and roll will never die”. Well, for any one who wants to see that local rock in Orange County is not dead, the place to … Continue reading

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LA Rose Café: Pilipino on the Eastside

I remember coming to the LA Rose Café during the first wave of Nouvelle California Cuisine which started sometime in the mid 1970′s in Los Angeles and incorporated mainly French cooking technique with Japanese aesthetics.  Around 1982, we stepped into … Continue reading

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It’s Time for the Chinatown Moon Festival!

Saturday night Chinatown will celebrate the 74th annual Moon Festival. The Autumn Moon Festival takes place in the Central Plaza beginning at 5pm. It is believed that this is the time of the year when the moon is at its fullest and … Continue reading

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Quenelle Keeps Burbank Cool

Burbank is home to some of the best sweets in the LA area — donuts from Donut Hut, guava pastries from Porto’s, and tea cakes from Martinello’s. A little over a year ago, Quenelle opened up in a little storefront on Magnolia … Continue reading

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Ventura’s Upcoming Blues and Brews Festival Promises a Weekend of Stellar Blues Music, Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ

The weekend of September 20 and 21, a short drive up to Ventura will yield a great weekend of beer, BBQ and music. In conjunction with Ventura Beer Week, September 14 to 21, the California Beer Festival starts off Saturday … Continue reading

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Yummy Bites: Carvery Kitchen Hosts Fun Tasting Event!

I was invited to be a part of a special tasting at Carvery Kitchen deep on the westside in Santa Monica featuring some of this establishment’s sandwiches, meats and dishes to experience the “Art of Deli” as the press release … Continue reading

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“Flavors of LA” at The Taste 2014

Sunday night’s “Flavors of LA” was the grand finale of The Taste and everyone was ready to let their hair down and party. A bartender said, “I have to stop pouring. This is my jam,” then he and everyone else in … Continue reading

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Charm City Cakes West Says “Let Them Make Cake!” with Upcoming Cake Decorating Classes

 Charm City Cakes West, the Los Angles outpost of Chef Duff Goldman’s well known cake decorating bakery, will be running cake decorating classes in September and October. Classes will be open to anyone who wishes to learn to re-create some … Continue reading

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