Cha-Bones Steakhouse & Tapas Bar in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Cha-Bones Steakhouse & Tapas Bar in Lake Havasu City, AZ Popular eatery that serves up refreshing blended margaritas, steaks and array of small plates that allows for one to be able to enjoy a variety of food with friends, rather than to be limited to just one entree.  Another great thing about this place is…

Another Sichuan Feast at Hop Woo 合和 in West LA

Another Sichuan Feast at Hop Woo 合和 in West LA Came back for a hedonistic feast with a group of about 22.  This time, we wanted to sample more dishes on their Sichuan menu, as well as offering a couple of familiar Cantonese dishes to give our palates a rest from the barrage of spicy,…

The Ultimate in Small Plates: Rock House Sliders in West Hollywood, CA

The Ultimate in Small Plates: Rock House Sliders in West Hollywood, CA Learned about this place on Facebook and decided to check them out last night after dinner at The Counter nearby was kiboshed when the kitchen staff accidentally killed off the pilot light to the grills, and they weren’t able to restore it, forcing…

DineLA Restaurant Week Dinner at Farsi Cafe in Westwood

DineLA Restaurant Week Dinner at Farsi Cafe in Westwood Farsi Cafe sits in the location where the original and famous Shamshiri Restaurant (not to be confused with Shamshiri Grille up the street) operated for years before the original owner closed the restaurant in the mid-1990’s. Farsi Cafe is participating in DineLA Restaurant Week, which runs…

Beijing Duck Lunch at Duck House 鹿鼎記 in Monterey Park, CA

Beijing Duck Lunch at Duck House 鹿鼎記 in Monterey Park, CA For me, there are only a handful of places in the Greater Los Angeles Area that serves up really good Beijing Duck (aka Peking Duck), and Duck House is one of them.  They have been a staple here for over 15 years, and the…

Old School Steak Dinner at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach, CA

Old School Steak Dinner at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach, CA Had a lovely dinner here with former co-workers.  The food was good, the service excellent.  All dinners include soup or salad and a side.  I love the added touch of preparing dinner salads tableside and dressing them with a housemade salad dressing.  Dining…

Terra at Eataly LA in Century City

Terra at Eataly LA in Century City Not much I can say about this place.  Beautiful space.  Our server was good.  The food, for the most part, was solid.  Tableside presentation of the gelato dessert was a nice tough, but not sure it’s worth the $8 supplement price if you order it with the Menu…

Dinner at Rappahannock Oyster Bar at The Row in DTLA

Dinner at Rappahannock Oyster Bar at The Row in DTLA Loaded inside The Row DTLA, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is the lone dining option here for dinner for the time being, and it’s quite an unusual dining experience, especially if you sit out in their outdoor patio as the rest of the complex is close for…