Lost Spirits Distillery Tour

After our wonderful Italian dinner, we walked around the block for our tour of Lost Spirits Distillery where they’re doing some very interesting things with rums and whiskies. Set deep within an LA warehouse jungle only accessible by river and equipped with a legendary lab, it may be the most unique distillery on the planet!…

Dinner at The Factory Kitchen

After enjoying a Devils win at Staples Center, we looked for a place for dinner. I briefly researched some places near our apartment and The Factory Kitchen looked really good, so off we went! The trattoria-style restaurant in a reclaimed factory space turns out traditional Italian fare and handmade pastas in the heart of Downtown…

Devils Hockey: Staples Center

We enjoyed a Filipino breakfast and now it was time to head to Staples Center to watch the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings! We met some fellow Devils fans outside the arena and took some photos! It was arena 2 of 4 of the trip! After walking around the arena for a bit,…

A Filipino Breakfast at Sari Sari Store

Once again, it was game day! The Devils were playing the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center, arena 2 of 4, for a St. Patrick’s Day game in a bit! We had to eat something before the game of course. My friend suggested checking out Grand Central Market to see what breakfast options we could…

Hidden Gems: Nozawa Bar

I had to experience at least one omakase while I was in Los Angeles! But where? LA’s sushi scene is abundant and I wanted to make sure I tried one of the best. I managed to find Nozawa Bar in Beverly Hills. The private 10-seat sushi bar is hidden away in the back of SUGARFISH…

Philippe’s French Dipped Sandwich

Since it was my first time in Los Angeles, I had to try some iconic eats! I stopped by Philippe The Original for their famous French Dipped Sandwich for lunch. The historic deli opened in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, who claimed the distinction of having created the “French Dipped Sandwich.” So how did the French…

A Modern Kaiseki at n/naka

For my first night in Los Angeles, I made sure to make a reservation (three months in advance) at n/naka. The upscale Japanese restaurant features a modern kaiseki experience prepared by chef Niki Nakayama who was featured on episode four of the first season of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Born and raised in Los Angeles, chef…

Off to LA: Downtown Tacos

As always, I had a fabulous time in Vegas! It was time to take the short flight to Los Angeles. It would actually be my first time in LA, so I was more than ready to finally check out its food scene! Before I headed to the airport, I was able to see my cousin…