The Impossible Burger

Today, I tried the Impossible BurgerTM for the first time. I’d seen this all over the internet – on social media, in the news – but this was the first time I’d seen it on a menu. It was at The Counter in Pasadena, CA. If you haven’t heard of this product before, The Impossible…

Guerilla Cafe

1620 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94709 Guerilla Cafe is one of our all time favorite restaurants. It hits that sweet spot of being affordable enough to go every week or two, unassuming enough that it’s not overrun with customers, and simply delicious. When we were living in Berkeley, it was our go-to brunch spot, and…

Bone Kettle

Downtown Pasadena has been seeing a lot of turnover in recent months. A bunch of new shops and restaurants have been springing up. It seems like every time we go there, there’s a new dive or eatery that we haven’t noticed before. Such change brings about mixed feelings, but thankfully none of our favorite downtown…

Recipe First Impressions: Golden Beets with Fava Beans and Mint

We’ve been trying to cook more lately, partly to save money, and partly to just improve our skills. We make a lot of Asian staples at home – noodle soups, tamago gohan (egg rice), and fried rice being mainstays in our household. However, there are many ingredients and cuisines we’ve only seen at restaurants and…

Recipe First Impressions: Wild Mushroom and Farro Soup

This week I take you with me as I fumble through a recipe for Wild Mushroom and Farro Soup that actually turned out quite well. This recipe made enough for 2.5 meals for Sean and I, and was a slam dunk. Follow along here. 1. Wash and peel the produce. I have to say, I’m not…

Horse’s Mouth

Saturday, October 29th. Dinner. 528 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90020 We kept driving past this place on our way to dance practice. It looked super nice from the outside, all modern decor and clean lines. Plus, the building had the words “Oyster Bar” in big letters. So when we were free one night…

Brü Grill & Bar

Thursday, October 13th, dinner 336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena CA Here in our little corner of Pasadena, Lake Avenue stands as the main thoroughfare through this part of town. People who come from out of town most likely think of Colorado Street, where the fancier businesses and restaurants are located, but for us, Lake is…

Travel Log: Swiss Adventures

Back in May, we took a trip to Switzerland, spending a week in Zurich, Bern, and Lucerne. We wandered around the cities, hiked, and of course, explored the food culture there. Switzerland is an amazing place. Snow-capped mountains aside, the cities also have so much to offer. Every city we visited was on a body of…

Restoration Hardware: 3 Arts Club Cafe

1300 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60610 Sean C: Mengsha and I took a trip to Chicago a few weeks ago to visit her family and hang out with friends of ours who live in the area. Our dinners during our stay alternated between being fed delicious home cooking courtesy of Mengsha’s parents and going…

Burger Royale

Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out – it’s the classic conundrum. It’s also totally overused as an article topic. So of course, we had to get in on the action. We recognize that we’re not burger experts by any means. (Have you even read our other posts? They’re pretty much all about Japanese food.) On top of…

Float

Often for lunch 380 S Lake Ave, Ste 106 Pasadena, CA 91101 Sean: A review of Float has been long overdue on the blog. It’s a joint we frequent at least once a week for their sandwiches, root beer floats (which can pretty much be enjoyed all year round here in SoCal), and aesthetically pleasing…

Guest Post: Kameya

806 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 There are the places that you see featured in prominent magazines or talked about in reverent tones on TV programs, but it’s a happy discovery that the places that create the happiest memories are often tucked away in some little-known side street that few frequent. I stumbled across…