• Los Angeles Local,  Restaurants

    Date Night – AOC – First Date Redo

    On our official first date i took Joy to AOC in  Mid-City West Los Angeles. Coincidentally thinking back it may have been the beginning of both of our culinary adventure together, as it was the first time either of us had been to a restaurant in that stature. The bacon-wrapped dates was the most memorable dish and thankfully its a menu staple that can get it every time we go back. For our maternity date night last week we went back to AOC in their new location near Cedar Sinai which is a much bigger space from their original location that includes a large patio where the main dining area is now.…

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    Visiting the Endeavour

    Sunday morning i usually like to get out and go for a run, but after running 3 days last week, plus basketball practice it was a good day to take a rest. Joy decided it would be a good day to go to the California Science Center and check out the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The Science Center is a donation base entrance, but to see the actual shuttle is $2/person for a reserved time to enter the pavilion. We got there about two hours before our scheduled time (when we got there, they were letting in anyone with a ticket) and explored the museum fully before going to see the shuttle.…

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    Bargain Hunting at the PCC Flea Market

    I watch a lot of HGTV and watch occasional show of Flea Market Flip, where they basically pit two teams of two to take some flea market items, fix/clean/change them up and upcycle them at another flea market. This always gets my mind racing on ideas on what i could do to the house or to build myself. I always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl flea market, but reading a few reviews people find that its too big, can get too hot, too expensive, and have to pay to get in. So instead we tried out the Pasadena City College. The good thing about the PCC flea market is that its…

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    Afternoon in Little Tokyo

    For lunch on Wednesday Jonathan had to drop off some stuff for creativity heals so we headed to LIttle Tokyo to meet up with Jenny at Spitz. After eating, chatting, and dropping off stuff we went to visit Roy at his Japangeles pod. Its pretty cool to see our one time business banker make it as a small business owner.  Last on our agenda was to stop by the Spice Table before dinner service to say hi to Bryant. Seems like he’s a super busy guy beyond just running his restaurant, now that he’s part of a new The Inaugural World Street Food Congress. He’ll be travelling to Singapore this summer to…