Taste of Home: Mercado Hollywood

A very long time ago, when Magneto was still living in the Hollywood Hills, he took me to his favorite Mexican restaurant. We feasted and drank with abandon. One of my favorite dishes from the night was the Dos Gringas, bringing back memories of grabbing a quick bite with my parents at the local taco […]

Neighborhood Eats: Chinese Takeout

There are some nights when Magneto and I simply cannot. Long work days, politics both in the office and in the world, friends and family things…I think everyone deserves a break from the kitchen every now and then. Enter: Chinese takeout. Considering that we live in Los Angeles, it’s a little bizarre that there aren’t […]

Neighborhood Eats: South Bay Lunching

My office is across the street from that of one of my closest lady friends, but we hadn’t had lunch together until today. When we finally got together, neither of us wanted to go too far from our offices, so we ended up at the outdoor patio nearby. Instead of waiting in line at Bristol […]

Special Event: Rooftop Cinema Club

Los Angeles is a city for cinephiles. Almost any given night of the week, you’ll find a theater showing a classic film, and last night was no exception – only this time, instead of a theater, it was the Montalban on Vine. This event run by Rooftop Cinema Club is unsurpassed for its comfortable lounge […]

Special Event: We’re Engaged!!

I’m going to make this a quick one, because the only thing about last night that was food-related was the above cupcakes from Sweet E’s in West Adams (I think I could’ve eaten three, though, so they’re crazy legit and post-worthy). After a super fun and challenging escape room in which Magneto and I were […]

Neighborhood Eats: Stark Bar @ LACMA

Magneto gave me one of the best birthday presents last year: membership at LACMA. While we don’t take as much advantage of it as we ought, we finally made it out there for a current exhibit and ended up lunching there. The Stark Bar and Ray’s are perfectly situated just outside the Ahmanson Building, in […]

Recreating the Restaurant: Nutella Banana French Toast

A few weeks ago, we ordered breakfast at the office, and while everyone else got savory dishes, I decided it was a #treatyoself kind of morning. Obviously, that meant Nutella-stuffed banana French toast from Two Guns Espresso. Heaven. Recently, I had a craving for more French toast, the last bits of hazelnut chocolate spread, and […]

Traveling Circus: Convention Food

Today marks the start of one of the biggest pop culture events of the year, San Diego Comic Con. While many of my fellow nerds will be experiencing the sights and sounds of the San Diego Convention Center and its surrounding restaurants, I’ll be in Anaheim for SPOCOM, a giant car show featuring incredible imports, […]

Taste of Home: Burger Day

Magneto texted me one day, suggesting he make burgers for dinner because it was Friday and we’d had a pretty stressful week. I enthusiastically agreed, pleased that I wouldn’t have to make any more decisions once I got home from work. And then I had to make a decision. My coworkers were having some serious […]

Neighborhood Eats: Animal, pt 2

This is a continuation of brunch with Magneto and my parents last weekend. Read part 1 here. I last visited Animal years and years ago, when they’d only been open for about 18 months. It was dinner, the place was crowded, and the lights were too dim for photos. We ordered quail, something with vegetables, […]