Month: June 2013

  • Tacolandia 2013

    Tacolandia 2013

    LA Weekly‘s inaugural Tacolandia food festival took place on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium.  Anticipation had been building, with curator Bill “Street Gourmet LA” Esparza giving tours to the foodielites of the various participating taquerias, cocinas, trucks, etc., in the weeks leading up to the event. Tickets had […]

  • Manhattan Beach Post

    Manhattan Beach Post

    Chef David LeFevre‘s Manhattan Beach Post has been on my radar for the past year or so, and last month I finally got to go for dinner with my family after a long day at Disneyland (it’s kinda on the way back to the Westside from Anaheim), after failing to get in at its newly […]

  • Two Afternoons at Paiche

    Two Afternoons at Paiche

    Paiche, the self-described Peruvian Izakaya by Ricardo Zarate of Mo-Chica/Picca fame, opened in mid-April.  Having never tried either of Zarate’s other two very well regarded restaurants, I was very excited that one of his restaurants was opening in MDR, close to my neck of the woods. On two separate sleepy Saturday afternoons in April I […]

  • Early Summer Omakase at Shunji

    Early Summer Omakase at Shunji

    Last night, I went back to Shunji after just a one week break.  This is NOT something that I can afford to do all the time (or even some of the time), but the timing worked out for me to go two weeks in a row, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  And Chris […]

  • Late Spring Omakase at Shunji

    Late Spring Omakase at Shunji

    As some of you know, Shunji Japanese Cuisine recently debuted at #10 on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants list (may require L.A. Times subscription; free preview here).  I’ve been needing an excuse to go back, so when Chris Hei told me the week before that he had planned on taking a friend to Shunji last […]