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soft serve | mb post, manhattan beach

 Black sesame soft serve with mochi cakes and puffed rice from MB Post Sometimes, all you need is a little soft serve.

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tres | lilly’s taqueria, santa barbara

Asada – Adobada – Lengua

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tonkotsu ramen | ikemen, hollywood

I feel like I spent most of January sick, bedridden with the flu, then mopey and miserable with a lingering head cold (which I’m finally starting to come out of).  Last week, all I wanted was a hot bowl of … Continue reading

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mackerel tartine | gorge charcuterie & wine bar, weho

EVOO poached wild French mackerel, Arugula, Parmesano reggiano, Rustic baguette I really wanted to like Gorge Charcuterie & Wine Bar, but my $22 weiner with limp, heavily salted, oil-drenched veggies (aka the Gorge sausage entrée) left little to be desired. … Continue reading

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starters | stonehill tavern, dana point

Canapés Shellfish My brother recently bought his first (way beyond starter) home in San Clemente, so I’ve been trekking down to South Orange County a lot more these days.  When he received the keys, we celebrated at Michael Mina’s Stonehill … Continue reading

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paella night | chez amina

Paella & salad Goat cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms Gianduja (hazelnut chocolate) budino Week night dinner sesh with my old college roomies.  A couple weeks ago, Amina invited Dani and me over for paella night.  Amina’s an ah-maaaazing cook.  Those fried zucchini … Continue reading

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pre-t lunch | gjelina, venice

 Smashed English peas on toast with burrata & mint pesto Stinky and Tim were passing through town over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I got to catch up with them over lunch at Gjelina.  It was the day before Turkey Day, … Continue reading

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oooohmakaze | shunji, los angeles

 (Top to bottom, left to right) Sweet potato-stuffed shrimp, prosciutto roll, creamy sesame tofu with tofu skin ribbon, a piquant cherry tomato, purple yam-blue cheese marble with dried persimmon, ankimo (monk fish liver) with caviar, octopus. Squid in squid ink, … Continue reading

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bitty bites

Heading to dinner at Dunsmuir Flats.  I’m bringing these bite-sized chocolate truffle and shortbread squares that I made today for dessert!

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ganjang gaejang | soban, los angeles

Lila was in town last weekend, visiting from SF, so I took her to Soban for some of the best ganjang gaejang (soy-marinated raw blue crab) in town.  I love this place but, man, the no-alcohol policy sucks big time.  This, … Continue reading

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