Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur

Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur Los Angeles Times is keeping up the annual food event created by Jonathan Gold, which celebrated the announcement of Gold’s annual 101 Best Restaurants List.  This year, food writers Jean Harris, Amy Scattergood and Andrea Chang dined at as many of the restaurants that were…

Xian Kitchen 西安食府 in City of Industry, CA

Xian Kitchen 西安食府 in City of Industry, CA Small restaurant that opened back in 2014, serving up regional cuisine from Shaanxi Province (陝西) in North Central China, where hand-pulled noodles are popular, as well as flavor-forward dishes incorporating the use of ingredients such as cumin, garlic, green onions, dried red chiles, and vinegar.  Bordering the…

Celebrating My 50th at 3 Michelin Starred “Quince”

Celebrating My 50th at 3 Michelin Starred “Quince” I discovered Quince a few years back when I was doing research, planning for a wine trip with a few friends.  Quince never made it to the final itinerary, so I bookmarked them for a future trip. Cut to October 2016, when the new Michelin ratings were…

3-Course Dinner at 71 Above, atop the U.S. Bank Tower, August 28, 2016

The highly anticipated 71 Above opened at the end of July, and back in late August, my friends and I were able to enjoy dinner with amazing views and wonderful ambiance.  Chef Vartan Abgaryan helmed the kitchen, after having left Cliff’s Edge several months ago. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable dinners…