Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

Whittier: Original Pancake House 

Back from vacation, and it’s good to be back home.  For the most part, the UK has plenty of American comfort food, but there’s just some things I missed and American breakfast food is one of them. Being a bit jet-lagged, I was up early enough to beat […]

London: Nando’s peri-peri chicken (@NandosUK)

Nando’s is a worldwide Portuguese flamed grilled chicken restaurant chain founded in South Africa. Their chicken is seasoned and marinaded in a peri-peri sauce. It’s Portuguese in origin and made from crushed chilies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, pimiento, basil, oregano, and tarragon. […]

London: Sky Garden (@SG_SkyGarden)

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street (also nicknamed the “walkie talkie”) is a unique public space on the 35th floor, and offers a 360 degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. Best of all, you can visit for free, but you need to book your reservations […]

London: Koshari Street (@KoshariStreet)

When we were in Cairo, we went to a famous koshari restaurant called Abu Tarek.  Koshari is a popular, inexpensive Egyptian vegetarian dish made of rice, pasta, lentils and chickpeas topped with zesty tomato sauce, caramelised onions and doqqa… a crumbly spicy mix.  While walking toward Piccadilly’s Circus, […]

London: Toi and Moi cafe

Today is our day to visit the British Museum.  I yelped a place for breakfast, which was appropriately called “The Breakfast Club” but found out it was an extremely popular place.  There was a line out the door, and was estimated to be at least a half hour […]