For Halloween this year, I decided to ditch the knives and try something new. So instead of a pumpkin carving party, I invited everyone over for a pumpkin decorating party! It allows for more creativity and less potential for injury (I've had a few close calls with those carving knives)! First, I gathered supplies from Michael's and Daiso and set everything up on the dining table. Once everyone arrived, we got to work.
I must have done something deserving, for I had the good fortune of landing a reservation at the famous Nozawa Bar in Beverly Hills. Nozawa Bar is a small sushi bar that seats only a lucky 10, tucked away in the back of Sugarfish. With only 2 seatings a night, and only open on certain days, I had to make a (...)
Ellen and I went to Sonoritas Prime Tacos on Sawtelle during my trip to LA. Although we love the down and dirty places like King Taco, we were in the mood to enjoy some gourmet Mexican on the patio. Sonoritas prides itself on quality cuts of steak (cooked in a charcoal grill, no less), along with seasonal and local ingredients made from (...)
It's not an understatement to say that I don't cook. My friends actually make fun of me for not knowing how to scramble eggs (hey, it's hard to get them just right!) But recently, I've been following Buzzfeed's Tasty page and it has actually inspired me to try to make something in the kitchen! I picked their One-Pot Cajun (...)
Finding good, authentic Vietnamese pho has been surprisingly challenging in Shanghai, a city full of amazing food from seemingly all other parts of the world. When L.A Pho opened up in Star Live Mall in Hongqiao and I heard whispers of the best pho in Shanghai, I had to see for myself. I jumped on the train and trekked out to the Hongqiao area. While there are (...)
Hey Sesames! This is Amy, posting together with Ellen from LA for the first time!!! Cheers!!!!! Patios and Brunch go hand in hand. My first day back in LA after a year was no exception. After flying from SFO to LAX, Ellen picked me up and off to brunch we went in West Hollywood, to meet all of my best friends that I haven't seen since (...)