Monthly Archives for May 2015

Belcampo Santa Monica

Belcampo Meat Co. in Santa Monica finally (re)opened last month, a year after its “pop-up” last May.  The butcher shop, selling products from their organic farm up in Larkspur, CA, takes up a small portion of their store front, while … Continue reading

31. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Beef, Heart, Organic | 1 comment

Superba Food + Bread

Venice’s Superba Food + Bread has had an interesting year so far, shuffling nearly all key back-of-house staff in the last couple of months–check Eater LA for the blow-by-blow details.  Having an unexpected Saturday evening free a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

19. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Baked Goods, Californian | 1 comment

Umami Burger’s Tasting Menu

Last month, I was invited to try Umami Burger‘s 9-Course Tasting Menu challenge!  I gathered up three poker buddies and descended on Umami’s Hollywood location on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.  Two and a half hours later, we had worked our … Continue reading

12. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Cocktails, Events and Festivals, Gastropub, Hamburger | Leave a comment

Jinya Ramen Bar (Santa Monica)

I’ve never been to Ramen Jinya in Studio City, the first U.S. location of Jinya ramen bars that was lauded in 2010 by both Rickmond Wong, the Rameniac, and by Jonathan Gold, then of L.A. Weekly.  I hadn’t gotten to … Continue reading

04. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Japanese, Ramen | Leave a comment