Tres at the SLS Hotel: Learning To Trust

By Tsz on September 24, 2009

Tres at SLS Hotel

After a horrendous drink experience at Menage in Pasadena two years ago—I called it the ‘Midori Sour Gone Wrong’ as it almost cost me my dinner and pass out—I’ve been avoiding surprises and Midori ever since. Whether I’m at a bar or lounge, I would always order my signature Mojito or Stella so as to ...

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How to Eat Well at the San Pedro Lobster Festival Sans Lobster

By Tsz on September 24, 2009

Lobster Fest

This year, prompted by the current recession, the San Pedro Lobster Festival offered their Lobsters at bargain prices circa 2007′s $17 for 1.25 pounds of genuine Maine goodness. This promotion worked well… so well then by the time my friends and I arrived on Sunday, they ran out of the festival’s namesake. My fellow foodies and ...

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The Hulk (of the Cooking Variety)

By Tsz on September 8, 2009

Leftovers from Trader Joe’s

“You’re making me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” Whenever I’m having a particularly stressful day, the hulk inside of me wakes up. No, not the green, smash-happy one a la Bruce Banner, but rather of the mellower, cook-happy variety. Perhaps it’s my natural defense. Whatever it is, I would go into my kitchen ...

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The Notebook Dilemma at Jar

By Tsz on September 5, 2009

Jar

My experience with Jar can be best liken to Allie’s relationship with Lon from The Notebook. For those who haven’t watch or read the quintessential romance, the story is about a young woman’s struggle to choose between her heart vs. her head. Set in the 50s, when it was unheard of for a woman to ...

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Church & State, a Food Oasis in Downtown

By Tsz on September 5, 2009

Church and State

Located in the heart of industrial (ie. ghetto) downtown LA is Church & State, a quaint French bistro. This unassuming restaurant inhabits the first floor of a biscuit-factory-turned-luxury-lofts-building—a welcome sight for two ravenous foodies. Walking inside the airy space reminds oneself of a lively New York eatery, sans the communal tables. Before we had even ...

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