Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste Chengdu Taste has been one of the buzziest new restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley since its opening, with lines out the door at all hours. It got even more popular after being reviewed by Jonathan Gold. After seeing my brother’s photos from his visit to Chengdu this summer and recommendations from friends, […]

Baskin Robbins New Online Ordering

Baskin Robbins New Online Ordering

Baskin Robbins New Online Ordering Baskin Robbins recently launched an online cake ordering system. It allows you to customize and order a cake from your computer, picking and choosing from a variety of cake styles, ice cream flavors, etc. I was sent a small gift card to try it out. The online system is pretty […]

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion This is the conclusion of the Indian wedding extravaganza I attended over Memorial weekend. If you haven’t already, you can read about parts 1 and 2. The final event I attended was the reception. The pre-wedding event and the ceremony each had about 150 people in attendance.  The reception was much grander. […]

US Open 2013

US Open 2013

US Open 2013 Next to eating, one of my favorite activities is watching tennis and it’s always been my dream to attend the US Open at Flushing Meadows. When I lived in Long Island as a child, every summer the newspapers would be filled with information about the US Open. It was only a short […]

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target This post is sponsored by Target, but the writing, ideas and opinions are all my own. Target recently launched a Wedding Program, asking bloggers to give ideas on ways you can give a unique wedding gift while still sticking to the couple’s registry. The central theme of this program […]

Lil’ Orbits

Lil’ Orbits

Lil’ Orbits Mr. K and I recently went to check out Lil’ Orbits, a small donut shop that makes mini made-to-order doughnuts. Lil Orbits is actually the name of a brand of portable mini doughnut machines which can be used for food vendors, though here it is an actual storefront. A dozen small donuts are […]

Salju Dessert

Salju Dessert

Salju Dessert On a recent trip to LA, my brother requested snow ice for dessert. He was visiting from the Bay Area, which surprisingly hasn’t developed as many snow ice places. Of course I’m always game for snow ice. We were hoping to visit the new branch of Blockheads Shavery, my second favorite snow ice […]

Sucré Chocolates Giveaway

Sucré Chocolates Giveaway

Sucré Chocolates Giveaway Please note, this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to entry #90! Remember my Sucré macarons giveaway? Well the wonderful boutique from New Orleans recently offered another giveaway to my readers, a set of their beautiful artisan chocolate bars. The Seven Bar Chocolate Collection includes seven chocolate bars, with unique flavors including Pistachio […]

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle One of the spots I’ve been most looking forward to check out in Los Angeles is Tsujita, a branch from a Tokyo restaurant which is well known for their tsukemen (aka dipping noodles). Located in Little Osaka of West Los Angeles, Tsujita only offers tsukemen and ramen during lunch, making this […]

Phil’s BBQ (San Marcos)

Phil’s BBQ (San Marcos)

Phil’s BBQ (San Marcos) We don’t make our way over to San Marcos often, so when we were in the area last time, I tried to maximize our visit by stopping by the Phil’s BBQ location in San Marcos. This was our first time visiting this location, and I was surprised to find that the […]