• Chapters,  Los Angeles Local,  Restaurants

    Night on the Town

    Saturday marked the first day of summer, and it just so happened to be Joy and my first real date night since Alice came into our lives. My mother was kind enough to spend the night at our house to watch over little Alice while we got to head out sans diaper bag. A month ago Jonathan Gold released his 101 Best Restaurants of LA and had Providence as its #1 restaurant. A few weeks later Providence announced the reopening  and a special nine year anniversary four course dinner special for the month of June so i jumped online and made RSVP for the 21st. We got up to LA with a…

  • Dude you're a dad.

    First Father’s Day

    My father’s day started off early when my mom accidentally informed me in a group text that my gift had arrived on Friday, which made my day for the rest of the day. That evening i got to open my present to find my very own GoPro Camera. Of course i spent the next few hours on amazon looking at all the different things i could buy for it. Sunday morning we went to go see the fish at the California Science Center since its cheaper than the Aquarium of the Pacific. The difference between paying $20-30 per adult vs. any donation amount is a no brainer. Now that she…

  • Chef'ing

    Chef’ing around

    I still try to get my hands dirty when ever i have a little extra time on my hands and wanted to share some of the recipes that i’ve tried and have been happy with. Most of these recipe i halved because i’m not looking to feed an entire family. Braised Short Ribs and Mashed Potatoes   Short ribs are a pretty easy dish to do as long as you have a dutch oven and time. This short rib recipe works pretty well even if you don’t use pancetta, or thyme. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/11/braised-short-ribs-heaven-on-a-plate/ Canned Apricots I’m always bugging friends with backyard gardens for any excess fruits or vegetables. This year Robin’s…

  • Golf

    Charity Scramble

    Monday afternoon i participated in my first charity golf scramble event for the New Hope Grief Charity group. On of our business partners John Matlock is a board member and invited me to come out for a good cause (and to do a little networking). The event was held at the Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach, a course i’m quite familiar with. This was the first time that i played in a scramble format which is a best ball format. Our team was comprised of myself, Matlock and two of his friends with a range of skills that worked out quite well in this format. I was a little…

  • Los Angeles Local

    Fleas and Friends

    Saturday afternoon we went out to La Palma to celebrate Dani’s 1st birthday. It was a nice day to be outside and enjoy some tacos and cake. We got to meet Jacob for the first time after being born just two month ago. Sunday we woke up early and headed out to do some shopping at the Pasadena City College Flea Market (every 1st Sunday of the month). I got to meet up with my old Disneyland co-worker Esme as she shopped for her Etsy store. Shopping under the shade of the parking structure is a luxury you can’t understand until you’ve walked up and down endless rows of hot…