Girona, Spain / 04.23.2015

El Celler de Can Roca – Part 1

Part 1: Appetizers | Part 2: Main Courses Like a bunch of other recent posts, this review is from four years ago and will mostly be me trying to remember what I ate. Pictures help, but they can only do so much. Also, I’ll be splitting this post up into... Continue

Cupertino, CA / 04.19.2015

Ike’s Lair

I had to make a stop at Marukai in Cupertino to buy some random Japanese goodies (read: snacks) so I figured I would hit up Ike’s Lair since I was in the area. Ike’s Lair is one of the many locations of the popular San Francisco sandwich shop Ike’s Place,... Continue

Newport Coast, CA / 04.16.2015

Afternoon Tea at The Resort at Pelican Hill

I don’t care what anybody says, afternoon tea is awesome. When else can you drink unhealthy amounts of tea while downing little finger foods and sandwiches with the crust cut off? Tuesday, that’s when. Because that’s what I do every Tuesday in my living room. By myself. But this time... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 04.14.2015

Bäco Mercat

I’m a bit late to the Bäco Mercat train, but better late than never, right? Wrong! What if you’re tied to the train tracks? Then better never than late, am I right? Of course I’m right. I’m always right. Anyway, Baco Mercat is located in the historic Old Bank district... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 04.12.2015

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep is a gastropub in downtown Los Angeles focusing on burgers and beer and other things gastropubs focus on. Like Father’s Office, you order at the counter and then fight people for a seat. They’re listed as Asian fusion, though I’m not really sure why. I guess they’ve... Continue

Anaheim, CA / 04.09.2015

The Kroft

The Kroft is located on the bottom floor of the Anaheim Packing District and their slogan is “comfort food reinvented.” I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’ve reinvented anything (because they haven’t), but they do make good food. Their most popular items are their poutine and porchetta sandwich,... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 04.06.2015

Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters is a trendy coffee shop located in downtown Los Angeles. Parking is horrible, but that can be said about everywhere in Los Angeles. What can’t be said about everywhere in Los Angeles is that they’ve got a magnificent space. And that’s where Verve stands out. It has... Continue

Irvine, CA / 04.02.2015


BurntZilla is the brick and mortar store for two popular Orange County food trucks: The Burnt Truck which focuses on sliders and comfort food, and Dogzilla which does an Asian inspired hot dog. The first thing we have to address (as every review will address) is the portion size. For... Continue

Seattle, WA / 03.31.2015


The New York Times calls Canlis Seattle’s fanciest and most expensive restaurant. That sounds pretty accurate and is one of the primary reasons I made a reservation. Because I’m fancy, see? And rich. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with architecture combining modern and natural elements, and a hilltop view overlooking... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 03.26.2015


I recently found out that Hatfield’s in Los Angeles had closed down, so I figured I’d stop procrastinating and get my (now posthumous) review from 2014 up. Located on Melrose down the street from the Mozza restaurants, Hatfield’s had been a staple of the Los Angeles fine dining scene for... Continue