OC Restaurant Week at The Ranch

OC Restaurant week is from February 26- March 3.  Last week, Anita Lau, aka @MadHungryWoman  kicked off Restaurant Week by doing a write up on “the Ranch Restaurant and Saloon”. The pre-fixed menu (and Anita’s description of the food) sounded delicious, it prompted me to try The Ranch with my […]

Leap Day 2012 at Disneyland

Leap day occurs every 4 years, so Disneyland thought it would be “cool” to open the park for 24 hours from 6:00am to 6:00am. Twitter friend Shelly and her family were going to stay the entire 24 hours and convinced me to join them after the Ducks hockey […]

Lunch at the PlaygroundDTSA

The menu from last Sunday…Take a look at Death Row Meal 5 Its not a secret I am a fan of Jason Quinn… and his food is pretty darn good too! I had not been to the Playground in two weeks (maybe longer?) and I was craving food for […]

Road trip: Ducks beat Columbus

 When I told people I was going to Columbus, Ohio to watch the Ducks play the Blue Jackets, the first thing they said was “why?” and “do you know how cold it is?”  Last week, they were having a relatively mild winter of 46 degrees.  As my weekend was […]

fRESHSTREET at the Double Happiness in Columbus

fRESHSTREET is a food vendor in Columbus, who does Japanese takoyaki (octopus skewers) and Japanese crepes in the daytime from Wednesday to Sunday, and then Yakitori (skewers) at a different venue location on Thursday to Saturday nights inside a bar called Double Happiness. I wanted to try this place, and made it a point to squeeze […]

Break of Dawn, Laguna Niguel

  The menu: one night only…   The restaurant, Break of Dawn is located in Laguna Niguel and has a special dinner menu on the first of every month. Last month was the first “pop up dinner” restaurant, and many of my foodie friends posted amazing pictures […]

Disneyland celebrates Lunar New Year

  I have an annual pass to Disneyland and I went with my friend Roger to just hang out. As we wandered toward the Small World/ Fantasyland area, we noticed that the area had a Chinese theme, with lunar new year banners and lanterns decorations. The trees had lanterns, and the […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

Last year was the Year of the Rabbit.  For me, that was a horrid year, and I am so happy to see it go.  Today marks a new Lunar New Year… the year of the Dragon.  Year of the Dragon: This year’s Lunar New Year begins on January […]

Shin sen gumi, Gardena

    On a cold evening, having something hot and brothy will hit the spot. It’s been a while since I’ve had shabu shabu with Karen, and we went with Roger to the Shin sen gumi in Gardena. Most of the shabu places have a small variety of […]

Coming to Santa Monica… OVO!

I’ve always been a fan of Cirque du Soleil, and have seen many shows. Currently Los Angeles has 2 shows:Iris, a permanent fixture at the Kodak Theatre, and Ovo, which was opening in January at Santa Monica Pier. I was debating which show to get tickets for.  Ultimately, I decided on […]

Counting down for the Lunar New Year…

We may have just finished celebrating the welcoming of the New Year, but in a few weeks many people from all over the world will be welcoming in the start of the Lunar New Year.  The most common celebrants are the Chinese (ie: Chinese New Year) and the Vietnamese (Tet […]

Happy New Year.

It’s funny how life can change without warning. Last year my life was pretty vanilla.  It was predictable (well, to a point) and I was content being a wife in a 20 year relationship. We were foodies chasing gourmet trucks, going to hockey games, and planning that next […]