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…

Yama Seafood

Thursday, June 30th, lunch 911 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA Part 1 in a two-part series on seafood markets In this and the next post, we’re going to be highlighting two seafood markets whose bounties we’ve had the pleasure of sampling this past week. This first entry is on Yama Seafood, a small…

O’seyo Shabu Shabu

Thursday, June 23rd, Lunch 2879 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 Warning: snobbery ahead. Sean and I headed to O’seyo Shabu Shabu after a friend of ours mentioned the place to us. It has the same rating on Yelp as Osawa. As such, we went with high expectations, only to find that we had actually eaten here…

Tsujita Ramen

June 10th, Dinner 2057 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles Sean: Since I started my new job, life has become more hectic and stressful. This job puts me under a lot more pressure than my last one did, though to be honest, it has more to do with the fact that my last job was actually just…

Matsuri

  Often, for dinner Pasadena has a plethora of sushi options. Downtown Pasadena alone has Osawa, O2 Sushi, SushiStop, A’Float Sushi, as well as various poke houses. Lake Street boasts Sugarfish and Noda Sushi. As you head east along Green Street, you’ll run into Sushi of Naples, Maison Akira and the subject of today’s post:…

Osawa

Often – Dinner 77 N Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 Mengsha: It’s been so hot in LA recently, I haven’t felt like eating proper meals. Burning calories? No thanks. So when we were too lazy to cook and Sean suggested hot pot, I was reluctant. Hot pot is winter food. I couldn’t come up with anything better…

n/naka

1/15/2016 Friday 5:50PM – Dinner 3455 S. Overland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034 Like so many others, we heard about n/naka through Chef’s Table, the Netflix food documentary series. If you haven’t watched it yet, stop reading right now and go watch it. Of all of the restaurants they profiled, this was the closest to us,…

Ramen Tatsunoya

Tuesday 1/5/16 – Dinner 16 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 The first thing you notice about Ramen Tatsunoya is the line out the door on a Tuesday night. The place doesn’t take reservations and no, you can’t leave your name. To be fair, the place had only been open for two weeks, and there…