• Restaurants


    Saturday afternoon we took the kids to the California Science Center to visit the Kelp Forest. Since we were out in LA we figured we should just eat in the city and while browsing Open Table i didn’t see anything interesting and on a whim decided to check out Majordomo if there was ANY reservation and to my surprise there was one at 5:45 for a party of 4. I was shocked since i’ve been trying to get rsvp for months now without even a sniff. So we decided to have a super early Father’s Day dinner. Majordomo is David Chang’s first Los Angeles restaurant that i’ve been eagerly anticipating since…

  • Disneyland,  Restaurants

    Napa Rose

    For Joy’s birthday this year i booked a special dinner at the Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand California Hotel. This was our first dinner ever at this restaurant and why not go all out and eat at the Chef’s Counter. I booked them a little late so we had to sit at the Dessert Counter side but found it just as enjoyable.

  • Restaurants

    The OC Fair

    I am not a fan of the Fair. I am still not a fan of the Fair, but since Joy said she’s never been to one, i figured we could go if we can get in for cheap, which we did since admission is only $3 before 11am on Saturday and Sunday. If Las Vegas ever wanted to puke out a food court this is what i imagined it to look like. Lots of obnoxious signage with everything deep fried and wrapped with bacon. We started off with some deep fried oreos which were already prepared which made them not as fresh as i would’ve liked them. We opted for a…

  • 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…

  • Friends,  Restaurants

    Fourty for Nelfro

    Tuesday night i kissed Alice good night and headed out to celebrate Nelson’s 40th birthday. We all met up at BO-beau in Downtown Long Beach. I don’t even remember the last time i was out on a Tuesday night, but it was fun to get together to have some drinks and celebrate such a big event. I had dinner at home already so i didn’t try any of the French fare, but enjoyed a couple nice glasses of Hangar One Vodka Tonics. We enjoyed some cupcakes and some complimentary champagne which i thought was the end of the night, but we finished up the night on the rooftop bar. There…

  • Friends,  Restaurants

    Triple Time

    Sunday morning we drove out to Old Towne Orange to meet up with Jen, Andy, and Leilani for brunch at Bruxie, the modern day waffle house. Last month Andy called me and told me they were expecting again, but what was really surprising was that it was going to be triplets. Its a rare natural triplets with twin boys and a girl, and just like that they’re going from one kid to four. Bruxie has been on Joy and my eating list for a while and just never found a reason to go since they’re only in Orange County. Joy and I shared a sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich, and…

  • Disneyland,  Restaurants

    Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch @ PCH Grill

    To avoid dealing with Mother’s Day Brunch madness i booked a brunch at the PCH Grill at Paradise Pier at Disneyland. I invited Jonathan’s family along as well since they weren’t doing anything yet either. I’m a sucker for breakfast buffets and this was our first Character Dining experience which i thought it would be entertaining for the kids as well. Thankfully you can make Disney Dining RSVP online now instead of having to call in, which was necessary for a party of 11. There was even a long line just to check in. Some people looked very stressed of missing their RSVP time but the cast members seem to handle anything thrown…

  • Friends,  Los Angeles Local,  Restaurants

    Connie and Ted’s & Ben

    Saturday night we went out to celebrate Ben’s 35th birthday out in West Hollywood at Connie and Ted’s. We originally were going to drop off Alice at my parents house, but then decided just to bring her along. We’ve learned that we can basically eat anywhere as long as we eat before 6:30, and it seems other people share the same thoughts because there were a few other kids there as well. Connie and Ted’s The Connie and Ted’s is a New England style seafood shack. The spot is much larger than what i imagined it to be with lots of seating inside and out. There is a nice variety…