Dinner at Bestia

I was out all day cruising around Los Angeles and after relaxing at the apartment for a bit, it was time to get ready for my final night in LA. I decided to head to Bestia for an Italian dinner. The trendy restaurant located in an industrial space in the Arts District from a husband…

The Los Angeles Highlights Tour

It was my final day in Los Angeles and I spent most of my time eating, drinking, and watching hockey. I still wanted to see more of LA and what better way to see such a vast city than a tour! There were a ton of them, but I decided to book The Los Angeles…

Breakfast at Blu Jam Cafe

Another day in LA, but today we were heading to Anaheim to see the Devils play at the Honda Center, arena 3 of 4 for our trip! I heard Blu Jam Cafe was a solid spot for all-day breakfast and the downtown location inside the Spring Arcade Building was nearby. When we arrived, there were…

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…

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…