Los Angeles Snapshot: Huckleberry

I’d always read about this “Huckleberry” place in Santa Monica – perfect for brunch, people watching and celebrity spotting. But it’s in Santa Monica, and without a car, it’s a trek for me to head there just for brunch. Lucky for me, my friends arrived in LA equipped with a fancy convertible and off we…

The Weekly Digest: June 5 2017

Summer is surely here… And here are some links to help you start the season right. The Guardian: Whole Foods represents the failures of ‘conscious capitalism’ Article in Brief: An argument against capitalism and how Whole Foods hasn’t evolved into what it has promised over time Read it here Quartz: There’s a scientific reason why chocolate chip cookies…

The Weekly Digest: May 15 2017

As May arrives, the weather is curiously switching between warm and cold… I’m not sure where it wants to be. We’ll find out. This week, we’ll have video specials because you can’t be reading all the time right? National Geographic: A 750 Year Old Secret: See How Soy Sauce Is Still Made Today Video in Brief: Beautifully shot…

The Weekly Digest: May 1 2017

Oops, blogging has slipped through the cracks as life has taken over. But never fear, here I come with scrapings of the best of the internet! Happy May Day to anyone who celebrates it! Vice Munchies: Dividing and Conquering the Cuisines of China Article in Brief: To learn more about the great culinary traditions of China,…

San Francisco Snapshot: Craftsman & Wolves

On a rainy day in San Francisco, and after the rain had slowed to a drizzle, I walked over from my friend’s apartment into the Mission and went to Craftsman & Wolves. It was my breakfast indulgence and I wasn’t going to let any rain get in the way between me and delicious food. The…

The Weekly Digest: April 10 2017

Time flies but articles always remain. Here’s a scraping of the internet so you don’t need to do it yourself! NYTimes: To Become a Better Cook, Sharpen Your Senses Article in Brief: Sharpen your senses to really heighten all the skills you have in the kitchen My Thoughts: Absolutely! I rely on smell, sight, taste,…

The Weekly Digest: April 3 2017

Happy April! I think I missed a week, pretty sure you didn’t mind. Here are some delicious readings to start April off on a good note! Saveur: Blades of Glory Article in Brief: An introduction to pandan, the beloved herb used in many dishes in Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia My Thoughts: Pandan is literally my jam….

Los Angeles Snapshot: Sqirl

Sqirl. It’s only one of the most talked about and written about places in Los Angeles. In fact, it’s so insanely popular, I went there once at 10am and the wait was so long, I gave up. So I went again, at 830am this time, and waited 20 minutes. Was it worth it? Hell yes….

Los Angeles Snapshot: Banh Cuon Luu Luyen

While not strictly in Los Angeles, this place is so good, I’d recommend it to anyone in OC. Or you know, anyone driving there… from Los Angeles. Because why wouldn’t you travel for good food? So once again, Google and Yelp came to my rescue when I was searching for somewhere to get me some…

Top 10 Things to Do in New York

So you’re visiting New York for the first time. And the choices are overwhelming. And everyone’s telling you where to go and what to do and really, you just want to enjoy your holiday! New York can be exciting and huge and ripe for exploration, but if you really want to get the New York…

Palm Springs Snapshot: Bootlegger Tiki

One benefit of living in Los Angeles is its proximity to all things delicious and good – and having had the fun opportunity to drive over to Palm Springs twice, I’ve also been happy to report that I’ve verified the quality of Bootlegger Tiki! TL;DR? It’s awesome, you must visit. It’s also adjacent to Ernest…

The Weekly Digest: March 20 2017

Oops I missed a week, but that’s because I was traveling! I’ll use any excuse I can get to bring you more delicious posts, laid out nicely here in this blog. Well, let’s get on with it then, what’s new in March everyone? I’ve scoured the internet for all the news so you don’t have…