Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA

Second Visit to Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, www.nightshadela.com. Only a month since my last visit, there were already changes to the menu. Gone was the Green Jade Tomatoes appetizer, and new was the Squid Ink Bucatini. Modified was the…

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia

Uyghur Lunch at Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食 in Artesia Omar’s Kitchen 新疆美食, 11740 Artesia Boulevard, Artesia, CA 90701, Telephone: (562) 809-3887, Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm Daily, Website: https://omars-restaurant.business.site/ Munire Omar (originally from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China) opened Omar’s Restaurant in San Gabriel back in 2010, and her brother, Urkesh, soon joined her at Omar’s, which received positive…

JTYH Restaurant 鼎泰美食 in Rosemead for Northern Chinese Noodles and Dumplings

JTYH Restaurant 鼎泰美食 in Rosemead for Northern Chinese Noodles and Dumplings JTYH Heavy Noodle II, 9425 Valley Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770, Telephone: (626) 442-8999, Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm, and 5:00p,-9:00pm (Closed Tuesdays). Over a decade ago, this place was written up by Jonathan Gold for their hand-pulled and knife-cut noodles, as well as a variety of house…

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA

Mei Lin’s Nightshade at Arts District in DTLA Nightshade, 923 East 3rd Street. Unit 109. Los Angeles, California 90013, $12 Valet Parking, http://www.nightshadela.com. Much highly anticipated restaurant opening by Mei Lin, ever since she became the winner of BravoTV’s Top Chef, Season 12. Lin followed in the footsteps of her former boss, Michael Voltaggio, who…

Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine 阿凡提美食 in Alhambra

Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine 阿凡提美食 in Alhambra One of the co-owners, Bughra Arkin, works throughout the day and is very friendly towards customers, as are the rest of the service staff. They have opened for not more than a week when word got out about them on Food Talk Central and on EaterLA. We my SGV…

E.S.T. Prime Steakhouse at Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles San Gabriel

E.S.T. Prime Steakhouse at Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles San Gabriel It’s hard to believe that this upscale/fine dining steakhouse is celebrating its 1 year anniversary this month. It seemed like it was only yesterday when we were talking about the opening of this steakhouse, as well as the much anticipated Sichuanese restaurant, Ba Shu Feng,…

Last Meal at Embassy Kitchen 彌敦閣 in San Gabriel, CA

Last Meal at Embassy Kitchen 彌敦閣 in San Gabriel, CA Today will mark the final day of service for this very popular Cantonese restaurant, as the owner has decided to retire and not seek a new location for the restaurant after it was announced that the entire block where Embassy Kitchen sits has been sold…

Dinner at 重庆特色小面 Chong Qing Special Noodles in San Gabriel

Dinner at 重庆特色小面 Chong Qing Special Noodles in San Gabriel One of the last places Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold reviewed before he passed this summer.   Apparently, one of Best Noodle House’s chefs left to open up his own place, and with good reason too.  The food here is really good, with healthy…